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Kia aims for luxury crossover with Cross GT concept

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Kia Motors Corp <000270.KS> unveiled a concept version of a large, luxury crossover vehicle on Thursday that represents a crucial part of the South Korean automaker's effort to compete with more upscale brands in the U.S. auto market. Full story

Myanmar holds peace talks with Kachin leaders in China

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government held talks with top commanders of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebel group in China on Monday to try to rescue a faltering peace process and end one of the country's bloodiest ethnic conflicts. Full story

Myanmar to hold peace talks in China with Kachin rebels

YANGON (Reuters) - The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) said on Saturday it had agreed to hold talks with Myanmar's government in China next week, to try to end stubborn conflict with the military that has intensified in the past two months. Full story

Myanmar rebels say army ignoring president's ceasefire

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar troops attacked rebel positions in northeast Kachin on Sunday despite a ceasefire order from the president and an invitation to the rebels to take part in peace talks, a rebel spokesman and a local source said. Full story

Kia's rising star Schreyer to take charge of Hyundai group car design

SEOUL (Reuters) - German designer Peter Schreyer, known as the creative brain behind the Audi TT, will oversee both Kia <000270.KS> and Hyundai's <005380.KS> designs, the Hyundai automotive group said on Sunday, as the carmaker seeks to outdo German rivals Volkswagen and BMW. Full story

Analysis: Air assaults raise doubts about Myanmar's reformist rulers

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Unprecedented aerial attacks on ethnic Kachin rebels by Myanmar's military have raised doubts about whether the retired generals in a government hailed for its reforms have really changed their harsh old ways. Full story

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