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U.S. imposes sanctions on Cambodian PM's associates over alleged corruption

10 Dec 2019

PHNOM PENH The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a businessman and a senior government official with close links to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accusing them of corruption.

Cambodian opposition leader to face trial

02 Dec 2019

PHNOM PENH Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha will face trial on treason charges after investigators found enough evidence to proceed with the case, a court said on Monday.

In reversal, Cambodia's Hun Sen offers U.S. new 'bond of friendship'

27 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's authoritarian leader Hun Sen has offered to renew friendship with the United States after receiving a letter from President Donald Trump, a turnaround in relations with the country he once accused of conspiring to overthrow him.

Trump urges Cambodia to return to 'democratic path' after crackdown

22 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China's closest regional allies.

Cambodian princess who rescued traditional ballet dies at age 76

18 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, a former minister of culture who helped revive traditional Apsara dance after the 1970s Khmer Rouge "killing fields" regime nearly wiped it out, has died at age 76, the royal palace said on Monday.

Cambodian judge ends investigation of opposition leader

15 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH A Cambodian judge has closed an investigation into treason charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, and he could now be brought to trial or the charges dropped, his daughter said on Friday.

Cambodia to free more than 70 opposition activists on bail

14 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the release on bail of more than 70 opposition activists arrested in recent weeks and accused of plotting to overthrow the government, he said on Thursday.

EU warns Cambodia on rights as it reviews trade benefits

12 Nov 2019

BRUSSELS/PHNOM PENH The European Union voiced concern at human rights in Cambodia on Tuesday as it gave a one-month deadline to authorities to respond to a report on its investigation before deciding whether to suspend trade benefits.

Cambodian opposition leader meets U.S., French envoys after house arrest lifted

11 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha met the French and U.S. ambassadors on Monday after his house arrest was lifted, although he remains charged with treason and is banned from politics and leaving the country.

Cambodia lifts opposition leader's house arrest before EU trade decision

10 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH Cambodia lifted house arrest restrictions on opposition leader Kem Sokha on Sunday, more than two years after he was charged with treason, but the charges remain and he is banned from politics and from leaving the country. | Video

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