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Cambodia talks fail to end trade sanction threat, EU says

Cambodia failed on Friday to allay criticisms of authoritarianism and rights abuses that threaten the country’s duty-free trading access to the European Union, the EU’s top diplomat said after talks with its premier.

Cambodia Rice Exports Fell 8.4 Percent in Jan-Sept

Cambodia exported 389,264 tonnes of rice in the first nine months of the year, a fall of 8.4 percent compared with the same period last year, official data showed on Monday.

Cambodia H1 garment exports up 16.1 pct, economy to grow 7 pct – World...

Cambodia’s garment exports grew 16.1 percent in the first half of 2018 from the same period last year, the World Bank said on Thursday, boosted by a trade agreement that allows Cambodia to export travel goods to the United States duty free.

Cambodia economy to grow 7.25 pct this year, says IMF

Cambodia’s economic growth should stay at 7.25 percent this year and 7 percent next year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday.

Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

Winning Design for Phnom Penh Factory Worker Homes, a Model for Other Cities

An award-winning design for factory worker housing in Cambodia's capital will serve as a model for homes in other cities in the rapidly-urbanizing country, according to the charity that will build 3,000 units based on the blueprint next year.

EU lawmakers call for Cambodia to release opposition leader

The European Parliament urged Cambodia on Thursday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, deepening the international outcry over his detainment.

Cambodia’s parliament holds first session since July vote

Cambodia’s parliament on Wednesday held its first session since a July general election in which Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party claimed victory but which critics called a sham because of the lack of a viable opposition.

Cambodian government critic flees after receiving threats

A Cambodian political analyst said on Monday he has fled the country after receiving threats since his release from a 1-1/2 year sentence for accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party of orchestrating the 2016 murder of government critic Kem Ley.

Cambodia frees 14 government critics

Cambodia released 14 government critics on Tuesday, in a move by Prime Minister Hun Sen that some observers say is aimed at appeasing foreign criticism of a flawed general election last month.

Cambodia launches crackdown on Chinese prostitution rings

Up to 50 Chinese nationals have been detained in Cambodia as part of a crackdown on prostitution rings in Sihanoukville province, a Chinese investment hub, the provincial governor said on Tuesday.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen says will give speech to U.N. after ‘flawed election’

Phnom Penh - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday he will give a speech to the United Nations General Assembly after claiming victory in a much-criticized election last month.

Cambodia PM slams opposition vote boycott, challenges critics

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at an election boycott by the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Thursday, just days after his party claimed victory in what rights groups say was a flawed general election.

China says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia after election

Foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia’s internal affairs, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told his Cambodian counterpart, following an election in the Southeast Asian nation that critics said was neither free nor fair.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen takes selfies in first appearance since controversial election

Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, 65, whose party claimed victory in a general election that many have said was neither free nor fair, met with supporters for the first time since the vote on Wednesday.

Result of Cambodia vote must be ‘fully rejected’: opposition

The result of Cambodia’s general election, in which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) declared victory, must be fully rejected by the international community, the opposition said on Monday.

Cambodia wakes to another era of Hun Sen rule after ‘flawed’ election

Cambodia woke on Monday to another chapter of rule by strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, a day after a general election in which his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) declared victory but one which rights groups said was neither free nor fair.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen has an important election backer in China

China announced a major infrastructure project in Cambodia midway through its election campaign and denounced proposed economic sanctions by the European Union on the South-east Asian nation.

Cambodia sets up polling stations, officials expect 60 percent turnout

At the Toul Kork Primary School in Phnom Penh volunteers swept classrooms and laid out wooden desks on Saturday, transforming the rooms into polling stations a day ahead of a general election which Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to comfortably win.

Cambodia Blocks Some Independent News Media Sites: Rights Group

Reuters could not open the websites of Radio Free Asia Khmer, Voice of America Khmer and Voice of Democracy on Friday.