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Cambodia charges 7, including Chinese, in building collapse

Jun. 25, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia said Tuesday that seven people, including four Chinese nationals, have been charged with crimes related to a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing. The Preah Sihanouk...

Rescuers find 2 alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Rescuers on Monday found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing. A...

Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse

Jun. 23, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24. Hun Sen said he would oversee the rescue operation at the site in Sihanoukville,...

Building under construction topples in Cambodia, killing 17

Jun. 22, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian rescuers combing through the rubble of a collapsed seven-story building recovered the bodies of 17 construction workers and pulled out 24 injured, as authorities questioned four Chinese who were involved with the project. Construction workers said the unfinished...

Police say building under construction collapses in Cambodia's city of Sihanoukville, killing 3 and trapping dozens

Jun. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EDT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Police say building under construction collapses in Cambodia's city of Sihanoukville, killing 3 and trapping dozens.

US home construction slips 0.9% in May

Jun. 18, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped a bit in May as a sharp drop in single-family construction was only partially offset by a rise in apartment building. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction was started at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.27 million homes and...

AP Explains: Leaks challenge 'Car Wash' probe

Jun. 10, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

A new report has questioned the impartiality of the judge at the heart of a Brazilian anti-corruption drive that has put dozens of top politicians and businessmen behind bars, in Brazil and abroad. The online publication The Intercept says leaked documents show Judge Sergio Moro was improperly guiding prosecutors...

Spain: Unfinished Gaudí church gets permit after 137 years

Jun. 8, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Property owners have a new yardstick by way of Spain for measuring frustration over building permit requests they suspect got lost in a local government bureaucracy. Barcelona City Hall finally has issued a work permit for the unfinished church designed by architect Antoni...

Blaze engulfs upper floors of Warsaw high-rise; no one hurt

Jun. 8, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish firefighters have worked overnight to put out a huge blaze that broke out on the upper floors of a high-rise building under construction in downtown Warsaw. Nobody was hurt in the fire. The fire broke out late Friday on the upper floors of a tower at the Warsaw Hub, a new...

Group building privately funded border wall plans to expand

May. 30, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Organizers behind an online fundraising campaign to build privately funded barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border said Thursday that they cleared a construction hurdle with a city in southern New Mexico and that they have plans for 10 more projects. Workers poured concrete and a...