Myanmar opposition activist Aung San Suu Kyi collected the European Union democracy prize she was awarded more than two decades ago while under house arrest.
Myanmar's parliament has elected an ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as president. Htin Kyaw abruptly resigned as president last week.
Myanmar President Htin Kyaw has announced his surprise resignation following reports of ill health. He is a close ally of de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from the presidency.
Bill Richardson, an old friend of Myanmar's leader, has said he will not be a "cheerleader" for her government. Myanmar has hit back at what it called a "personal attack" on Aung San Suu Kyi.
Thousands of people have been displaced amid renewed clashes between Myanmar's army and a rebel group in the country's remote northeast. One militiaman said it was the worst violence the region had seen in five decades.
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