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Cambodian leader denies China's navy granted basing rights

Jun. 1, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s leader declared Monday that China has not been given exclusive rights to use a naval base on the country’s southern coast, and that warships from all nations, including the United States, are welcome to dock there. Prime Minister Hun Sen was responding...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, talks with dissolved main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha at the mourning ceremony of Sen's mother in-law, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Tuesday with an opposition leader whose political party was dissolved after he was charged with treason. (Pool via AP)

Cambodian leader meets rival who faces treason charges

May. 5, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Tuesday with an opposition leader whose political party was dissolved after he was charged with treason. They met when Kem Sokha, who led the Cambodia National Rescue Party, paid his respects at Hun Sen’s residence for the death of the...

People walk along the balconies of the S11@Punggol complex, a dormitory building for migrant workers in Singapore on Monday, April 20, 2020. Singapore announced their biggest single-day spike in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia. The city state reported a record 1,426 new coronavirus cases on Monday, mostly among foreign workers. The S11 Dormitory@Punggol is one of two foreign worker dormitories that have been announced as isolation areas, which means that foreign workers who stay there are under quarantine. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

Southeast Asian nations struggling against coronavirus

Apr. 21, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

Few Southeast Asian nations enacted serious measures to contain the coronavirus until their own number of cases starting climbing sharply. Indonesia, as the most populous country in the region, is the major concern, but all face challenges. Their limited capacity to do widespread testing means that official...

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, a Chinese woman uses a plastic bag to cover her head while waiting for her flight at the departure area of Manila's International Airport, Philippines. As governments across the world enact emergency measures to keep people at home and stave off the pandemic, some are unhappy about having their missteps publicized. Others are taking advantage of the crisis to silence critics and tighten control. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Some leaders use pandemic to sharpen tools against critics

Apr. 16, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Health concerns were on artist Danai Ussama’s mind when he returned to Thailand last month from a trip to Spain. He noticed that he and his fellow passengers did not go through medical checks after arriving at Bangkok’s airport, and thought it worth noting on his Facebook page....

Lighter than normal traffic flow in and out downtown Atlanta Monday, April 6, 2020. Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an order to shelter in place in hopes of slowing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Japan's Abe: Stay home, obey state of emergency

Apr. 8, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan PM Abe urges cooperation with state of emergency in...