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U.S. Imposes Visa Sanctions on Myanmar and Laos Over Their Refusal to Accept Deportees

The U.S. imposed visa sanctions on Myanmar and Laos Tuesday after the nations refused to take back immigrants Washington wants to deport. The two Southeast Asian nations join the running list of countries which have delayed or declined to accept nationals slated for expulsion from the U.S., and are among a growing number the Trump administration has retaliated against with visa restrictions.



Oswego Methodists to host Cambodia missionary July 17

Clara Biswas, a Methodist missionary serving street children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will detail her ministry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 5 W. Washington St. in Oswego. The public is invited.



As Vote Nears, Cambodia's Leader Has Opponents, but No Competition

Cambodians use that term - "ampil ampik," in the Khmer language - to refer to little-known political parties that flash onto the scene shortly before an election, then fade back into obscurity. Twenty parties, some just a few months old, will be on the ballot when national elections are held this month.



Australian filmmaker apologizes to Cambodia PM ahead of espionage trial

Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has apologized for disrespectful comments about Cambodia's long serving Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a trial in which he stands accused of espionage and faces 10 years in jail if convicted. FILE PHOTO - Australian filmmaker James Ricketson gestures inside a prison truck as he arrives at the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 15, 2018.



Australian Filmmaker Apologizes to Cambodia PM Ahead of Espionage Trial

Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has apologized for disrespectful comments about Cambodia's long serving Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a trial in which he stands accused of espionage and faces 10 years in jail if convicted. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested last June after he was photographed flying a drone above a political rally organized by the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party .



China Accused of Hacking Cambodian Government Institutions

Members of the National Election Committee count ballots during a Senate election in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 25, 2018. The committee was one of several organizations apparently caught up in a recent cyberattack engineered by the Chinese government, investigators allege.



Is another election being hacked? That's the claim against a Chinese group in Cambodia

Cambodian workers organize ballot papers at a printing house in Phnom Penh, the capital, on June 15, 2018. A Chinese espionage group with suspected government links targeted the computers of Cambodian government agencies and opposition figures in a hacking campaign ahead of elections this month, according to a U.S. cybersecurity firm.



Cambodia: Answer Demands for Justice in Kem Ley Murder

Cambodian authorities have yet to carry out a credible, impartial investigation into the murder of prominent political commentator Dr. Kem Ley two years ago, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should invite the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia to conduct an independent investigation and commit to act on its findings.



Behind the Bar, Mixing Drinks With Aid for a Faraway Home

Sambonn Lek, bartender at the St. Regis hotel near the White House, has shaken and stirred for movers and shakers since the Carter administration. At 66, he leads a disappearing fraternity: barkeeps who know their regulars' names and favorite cocktails, and when they drink so much of the latter that they forget the former, find them a ride home.



Bad Intel, A Samoan War Hero, and a Daring Marine Rescue Mission

After the Khmer Rouge captured an American merchant ship, Staff Sgt. Fofomaitulagi Tulifua Tuitele led his men on a mission to save the crew.



Cambodia claims its election will be fair. Civil society says otherwise

Supporters of the ruling Cambodian People's Party gather during an election campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 7, 2018. Source: Reuters/Samrang Pring These were the words used by a Cambodian state-affiliated press office to describe how the government will conduct the general election scheduled to take place on July 29, 2018.



Fashion reigns at this year's International Folk Art Market

Mike Mcgeary, in his fifth year of volunteering, helps secure ribbons Thursday on an art piece that will hang in the center of the Innovation Tent for the 15th anniversary of the International Folk Art Market. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican Andrea Soorikian, ambiance director, and her crew install an art piece Thursday resembling a chandelier made up of ribbons, flowers and butterflies in the center of the Innovation Tent for the 15th anniversary of the International Folk Art Museum.



Young Cambodian women on green mission to build roads with plastic waste

Two young Cambodian entrepreneurs show how plastic waste can be turned into roads in their hi-tech fight to save the environment at home. Sokanha Ly and Bunhourng Tan in Bhutan for the Mekong Business Challenge, where the pair clinched silver with their startup Eco-Plastic.



A Singaporean girl, a tuk-tuk driver from Cambodia and their unexpected friendship

When Sofia Goh made a friend on her trip, she began a journey she will never forget. The new series Across Asean explores these special bonds formed by ordinary individuals from the countries in this region.



Thai rail link complete

The railway linking Cambodia and Thailand will be inaugurated soon, with ministerial-level talks between the two nations set for Friday, Ministry of Public Works and Transportation spokesman Vasim Sorya said. He told The Post on Thursday that the two sides will discuss the reconstruction and expansion of joint train stations.



Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S. A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year. To be sure, retiring in a new country will require studying up on the tax implications along with pulling off some other logistical maneuvering.



Cambodia's ruler starts campaigning with opponents silenced

Campaigning officially began Saturday for Cambodia's July 29 general election, with Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party virtually assured victory because the only credible opposition party was dissolved last year. Hun Sen, who has led the country for more than three decades, launched his Cambodian People's Party's campaign for the polls at a rally in Phnom Penh.





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