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Senator questions Leach trip to Cambodia

Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Kevin Ranker has questions for WSU about Coach Mike Leach’s trip to Cambodia.


With opposition silenced, Cambodia’s Hun Sen coasts to win

Cambodia’s ruling party has won Sunday’s general election, the chief government spokesman said, a widely expected outcome in an election slammed by rights groups as illegitimate, and which ensures that …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Cambodian elections a choice between strongman or boycott

Cambodians voting in Sunday’s general election will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power, …


Sen. Michael Baumgartner defends meeting with autocratic Cambodian leader Hun Sen

An exiled Cambodian leader criticized state legislators for meeting with sanctioned government. State Sen. Mike Baumgartner says it’s better to talk than be isolated.


Leach joins lawmakers on trip to Cambodia

Three legislators, Mike Leach met with Cambodian prime minister.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

U.S. cuts aid to Cambodia, citing ‘anti-democratic’ actions

The United States cut back aid to Cambodia Tuesday to protest shrinking democracy in the Southeast Asia nation, where the party of longtime ruler Hun Sen swept Senate elections after …


Cambodia charges foreigners after pornographic dance arrests

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners Sunday with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country’s famed Angkor …


Where Cambodian leader sees U.S. plots, others see U.S. inaction

Cambodia’s leader is destroying a political opposition movement that threatens his three-decade grip on power and he’s accusing America of plotting his downfall. An influential opposition figure is in Washington …


Spokane stylist heading to Cambodia to teach endangered youths a way out of servitude

A Spokane hair stylist is heading to Cambodia in hopes of teaching her trade to youths will give them an avenue out of the sex-slave industry.


Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends U.S. MIA searches

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending …


Cambodia suspending U.S. MIA searches over visa ban

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by …


Cambodia Daily to close in media crackdown

One of Cambodia’s main English-language newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, announced that it would close Monday after a dispute with the government over taxes.


Cambodian police arrest country’s main opposition leader

Officials say police in Cambodia have arrested the leader of the country’s main opposition party in a late night raid.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly

An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.


Cambodia opposition claims strong showing in local elections

Cambodia’s opposition claimed a strong showing in local elections Sunday that could shake Prime Minister Hun Sen’s longtime grip on power.


Cambodia halts export of human breast milk

Cambodia has suspended the export of human breast milk, a business pioneered last year by a former Mormon missionary.


Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film

Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed …


Vietnam War-era tear gas bombs found in Cambodian village

A village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated …


Cambodian court upholds life terms for two Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A top Cambodian court on Wednesday upheld the life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime, which is responsible for …


Cambodia honors Positive Life Radio

For 14 years, listeners of Positive Life Radio have supported the station’s Rice for Cambodia campaign. In May, that generosity was recognized by the Cambodian government. Program director Ernest Beck …


Khmer Rouge victims still await justice

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, the specter of the murderous regime still haunted Cambodia on Wednesday as victims remembered the countless dead …