As Suu Kyi visits, US announces lifting of Myanmar sanctions

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they speak to media at the conclusion of a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar as he met with Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner who is now the nation’s de facto leader.

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