EU's Ashton in Myanmar as stalemate sours reform push

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YANGON (Reuters) - EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton was in Myanmar on Saturday to open a "new chapter" of relations following an easing of sanctions that could prompt a surge of investor interest in the long-isolated state. Her visit is the most high-profile by the European Union since the military's brutal five-decade rule of Myanmar came to an end last year, ushering in a quasi-civilian government with a reform agenda that has stunned the world and convinced the bloc to suspend most of its punitive measures. ...