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In this image made from video, Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha speaks to the media on steps of his home before leaving for his trial in Phnoem Penh, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The trial of the top Cambodian opposition leader charged with treason began Wednesday, more than two years after he was arrested in what is widely seen as a politically motivated prosecution. (APTN via AP)

Treason trial begins of Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha

Jan. 15, 2020 6:01 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The trial of a top Cambodian opposition leader charged with treason began Wednesday, more than two years after he was arrested in what is widely seen as a politically motivated prosecution. Kem Sokha was head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party when he was arrested in...

In this photo provided by the Kep Provincial Authority, emergency workers remove the body of a victim from a collapsed building in Kep province, southern Cambodia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. The seven-story building under construction collapsed Friday while around 20 workers were inside. (Kep Provincial Authority via AP)

Death toll surges as Cambodian building collapse search ends

Jan. 5, 2020 4:13 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a building under construction in Cambodia has surged to 36, even as an additional survivor was pulled from the rubble, officials said Sunday. At least a dozen bodies were found in overnight operations at the site in the coastal province of...

In this photo provided by the Kep Provincial Authority, emergency workers conduct a recovery operation inside a collapsed building in Kep province, southern Cambodia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. The seven-story building under construction collapsed Friday while around 20 workers were inside. (Kep Provincial Authority via AP)

7 dead as 2 more bodies found in Cambodia building collapse

Jan. 4, 2020 8:37 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Search and rescue teams in Cambodia found two more bodies Saturday in the rubble of a collapsed building in the coastal province of Kep, raising the death toll in the disaster to seven, officials said. By Saturday morning, 18 people had been rescued, injured but alive, and...

4 workers die, 20 hurt in Cambodian building collapse

Jan. 3, 2020 10:35 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A building under construction in southern Cambodia collapsed Friday, killing at least four workers and trapping others inside, police said. The seven-story building in the coastal province of Kep collapsed while around 20 workers were inside. By nightfall, 20 injured workers had...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen participates in ASEAN-U.N. summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand.  The Cambodian government has expressed “strong dismay

Cambodia dismayed over US sanctions for corruption, logging

Dec. 10, 2019 5:39 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government expressed “strong dismay" Tuesday over a U.S. Treasury decision to sanction two businessmen suspected of corruption and illegal logging. A Foreign Ministry statement said the sanctions were based on groundless accusations. “The Executive...

Trial of Cambodian opposition party chief set for next month

Dec. 9, 2019 8:53 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court announced Monday that the trial on treason charges of opposition leader Kem Sokha will begin next month, more than two years after he was arrested. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court said in a statement that the trial of Kem Sokha, president of the dissolved...

Temple collapses in Cambodia, killing 3 and injuring 13

Dec. 2, 2019 11:14 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Buddhist temple under construction in Siem Reap, home of Cambodia’s famed Angkor temples, collapsed Monday, killing at least three people and injuring 13 others, including two monks, police said. The deputy chief of Siem Reap Provincial Police, Pheung Chendareth, said...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reviews the honor guard as he arrives for a funeral ceremony of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi at a Buddhist pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Buppha Devi, eldest daughter of Cambodia's late King Norodom Sihanouk and a famed dancer, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at age 76. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodia’s leader relieved Trump doesn’t seek regime change

Nov. 27, 2019 7:27 PM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen responded positively to a letter from President Donald Trump that assured him the U.S. does not seek regime change and encouraged him to promote democracy and improve strained relations between the countries. A letter from Hun Sen, dated Tuesday...