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Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unionsstands during a protest near the prime minister's residence in Phnom Penh, Cambodia July 29, 2020. Rong Chhun was arrested Friday, July 31 on a charge of inciting social unrest because of his comments about a politically sensitive matter concerning the country's borders. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian labor leader arrested for political comments

Aug. 1, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent Cambodian labor union leader who is a longtime government critic has been arrested on a charge of inciting social unrest because of his comments about a politically sensitive matter concerning the country’s borders. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian...

Plastic sheets on a traditional Jeepney bus separate passengers as part of health measures to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. The government is allowing some routes for Jeepneys to be opened to help public transportation as the government slowly eases the coronavirus lockdown (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Asia Today: Kim urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

Jul. 3, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state media said Friday. Despite the warning, Kim reaffirmed North Korea's claim to not have had a...

US to provide Cambodia with $56 million in development aid

Jun. 26, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United States has agreed to provide Cambodia with more than $56 million in development assistance, the two countries announced. The aid provides an opportunity to improve relations between the nations, which are strained because of Washington’s criticism of Prime...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency and taken on June 23, 2020, staff members work in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing. The lab provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics is capable of running 30,000 nucleic acid test daily. China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the virus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in 11 days. (Chen Zhonghao/Xinhua via AP)

Asia Today: Beijing's outbreak appears to be waning

Jun. 24, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases declined Wednesday in China and its capital, Beijing, where a roughly two-week spike appears to be firmly on the wane. A total of 12 cases were reported nationwide, compared to 22 the day before. Beijing had seven cases, down from 13. There were two cases in neighboring...

Cambodia to provide cash to poor hit by COVID-19 outbreak

Jun. 24, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has established a program to give cash handouts to the country’s poorest households to alleviate the financial burden caused by the coronavirus. Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Wednesday that the government will spend $25 million a month to provide money to...