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Cambodia court charges 2 who protested gov't critic's murder

Jul. 11, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia on Thursday formally charged two men in connection with protests marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court brought charges of incitement to commit a felony against two of seven people...

Cambodian police arrest 7 marking death of government critic

Jul. 10, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Seven people in Cambodia have been detained in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic, police said Wednesday. Political analyst Kem Ley was shot dead at a convenience store in the capital, Phnom Penh, on July 10,...

37 Cambodians deported in US move decried as 2nd punishment

Jul. 5, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Thirty-seven people who migrated to the United States decades ago have been forcibly deported to Cambodia after committing felonies. The deportees, who arrived at Phnom Penh International Airport on Thursday, were the latest returned to Cambodia under a 2002 agreement. Cambodia...

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...

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

Jun. 21, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Millions of pigs have been culled in China and Vietnam as a U.N. food agency urges Asian governments to make containing virulent African swine fever their top priority. With an announcement by the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization that infections have spread to Laos, some...

Clarification: Obit-John Gunther Dean story

Jun. 12, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a June 11 obituary for U.S. diplomat John Gunther Dean, The Associated Press reported that Dean had been forced out of the State Department due to policy differences over Israel. Dean's granddaughter, Laura Dean, says he was forced out over differences about whether to investigate that...

Near-erasure of Cambodian opposition makes noodles a target

Jun. 9, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The bitter rivalry between Cambodian strongman Hun Sen and his self-exiled chief political rival Sam Rainsy has sometimes played out in deadly violence. But on Sunday, soup rather than blood was likely to be spilled. The two titans of Cambodian politics normally agree over...

Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killer

May. 24, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. The court rejected the appeal of Oeut Ang for a reduction in his sentence for shooting dead political analyst Kem Ley at a convenience store in the...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

May. 20, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but output is...