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Clinton: US will reward Burma for more reforms

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is promising increased US ties with Burma

Burma goes to great lengths to shake sanctions

The cease-fire with the Karen rebels is the latest in Burma's push to be rid of economic sanctions.
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Representative of the rebel Karen National Union (KNU) Saw Jawni - Johnny - (left) and a Burma government official (right) exchange documents following cease-fire talks in Hpa-an, the main city of the country's eastern Karen state on Jan. 12, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

An end to the world's longest running civil war — it certainly sounds big. 

And it could be, assuming the peace lasts and everyone's true to their word.

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Burma, Karen rebels sign cease-fire agreement

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Is China threatened by a more open Burma?

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