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5 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

Krom protests end for now

Two days of roadblocks in front of the Vietnamese Embassy by Kampuchea Krom activists ended yesterday after intervention from the Phnom Penh municipality.

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20 hrs ago | Denver Post

Cambodian political rivals say agreement reached

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said Tuesday they agreed on a joint solution to end a political deadlock and the opposition's yearlong boycott of the national legislature.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Krom march on missions

Hundreds of monks, youths and other Kampuchea Krom activists beat a path around Phnom Penh yesterday, delivering to six foreign embassies - before finally being rebuffed by the Vietnamese - a petition calling for the recognition of the "true history" of Kampuchea Krom.

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Food Technology

ANZ Bank accused of abandoning farmers after splitting with sugar firm

Early this month, in what looks like a failed attempt to save its reputation, Australia's ANZ Bank severed its ties with Phnom Penh Sugar, a company accused of a range of human rights abuses linked to its plantations in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Cambodian political rivals to hold fresh talks

Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties said Monday their leaders will hold a fresh round of talks to end the yearlong political deadlock after last year's contentious election.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Deseret News

Want to join the Peace Corps? The application process just got a little easier

U.S. Peace Corps volunteer Jill Preston, second from right, from Florida, holds hands with a fellow volunteer during a ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.

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Pnompenh Post

ASEAN all at sea over China spats

Ever since Beijing lodged its nine-dash line with the United Nations five years ago, the countries that live around the South China Sea have been on a diplomatic roller-coaster, with the Philippines and Vietnam leading attempts to counter China's reassertion of ancient claims.

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Star Tribune

Orphaned in Cambodia, boy finds a family in Wanamingo

When Chung Eang Lip was 7, his father took him to the market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and abandoned him.

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Pnompenh Post

Threats of more political arrests

As threats of further arrests hang over the opposition party, two more politicians were sent to Prey Sar prison on Friday after being questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

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Pnompenh Post

Dutch physio in Phnom Penh mourns her brother

A well known Phnom Penh-based physiotherapist is in mourning today for her brother, one of 298 feared dead after the Malaysia Airlines crash.

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Bangkok Post

Cambodia's Rainsy returns amid tension

Thousands of cheering supporters on Saturday greeted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy on his return from a trip abroad, at a time when political tensions are high because of the arrests of eight of his party colleagues.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Cambodia opposition chief urges end to deadlock

Cambodia's opposition leader on Saturday called for an end to a year-long political crisis, after a slew of arrests of rivals of strongman premier Hun Sen triggered international alarm.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Cracks discovered in bridge

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation and the Phnom Penh municipality are preparing a ban on heavy trucks crossing the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge after cracks were discovered in a pillar on the bridge's eastern end, a City Hall official confirmed yesterday.

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Washington Examiner

US urges release of Cambodian opposition officials

The United States is calling for the release of Cambodian opposition officials held after a clash with security forces who prevented their followers from rallying in a public park.

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TrekEarth

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Close up of the front detail of Wat Ounalom, located on Sisowath Quay near the Royal Palace of Cambodia.

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Pnompenh Post

Taiwan set to open trade office

In a bid to increase trade and investment between Taiwan and Cambodia, the Taiwanese Business Center will officially open in Phnom Penh next month, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council has announced.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Daily Times

Cambodia opposition faces tightening clampdown

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian authorities on Thursday intensified a crackdown on rivals of strongman premier Hun Sen, arresting two more politicians and summoning the opposition deputy leader for questioning, their party said.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Lost In Translation

The Missing Picture

The Missing Picture , directed by Rithy Panh, is a powerful film that documents the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.

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United Nations

As violence flared, UN rights expert urges Cambodia to lift protest ban

"Yesterday, Freedom Park - a symbol of democracy in Phnom Penh - once again became a witness to violence and an antithesis to freedom," UN Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi told reporters in Geneva today.

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The Bennington Banner

Cambodian opposition MPs charged with insurrection

Six opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have been charged with leading an insurrection movement after security forces prevented their followers from rallying in a public park.

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