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Thai court orders park chief arrested in activist's murder

Nov. 11, 2019 10:23 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday issued arrest warrants for the former head of a major national park and three park employees accused of killing an ethnic Karen environmental activist. The Department of Special Investigation announced that a special court for state officials approved the warrants in...

US envoy to Cambodia meets released opposition leader

Nov. 11, 2019 8:18 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia met Monday with opposition co-leader Kem Sokha following his release from house arrest and said further moves toward full democracy would improve relations with the United States. Kem Sokha of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party was freed...

China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks

Nov. 11, 2019 7:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on Friday dismissed...

Asian shares decline on renewed China-US trade worries

Nov. 11, 2019 12:09 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined Monday in Asia as investors watched for the latest developments in the China-U.S. trade war saga. Hong Kong led the retreat, with the Hang Seng falling 2.1% to 27,062.49 by mid-morning after a police officer wounded a protester in a shooting. Demonstrators blocked subway...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Nov. 10, 2019 11:20 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. US...

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader makes it part way home

Nov. 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia, making partial progress in his quest to return to his home country to try to oust long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen. Although he failed to make it to Cambodia on Saturday — the country's Independence...

The Latest: Cambodia official says Sam Rainsy free to return

Nov. 9, 2019 6:01 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy's effort to return to his home country (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Cambodia's government claims to have reversed its ban on allowing the return of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, with a top officials saying...

Thailand ready to impose curfew in areas of troubled south

Nov. 8, 2019 8:54 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Cabinet has authorized the imposition of a curfew in areas of the country's far south where Muslim separatist insurgents are active, just days after they staged a devastating attack. The authorization, signed by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and published Friday, came in the...

Cambodian rival stopped from going home to challenge Hun Sen

Nov. 7, 2019 7:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan. He and fellow leaders of the banned...

The Latest: Sam Rainsy affirms determination to return home

Nov. 7, 2019 8:51 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the attempted return of opposition politicians to Cambodia (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Exiled Cambodian opposition politician Sam Rainsy has made an online broadcast affirming his determination to return home to lead a movement to oust the long-serving leader,...