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Stories with place: Phnom Penh
  • Defender of Cambodia's dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 12:44 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is "just a game" and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades helping poor villagers fight poaching of precious tropical forests.

  • Cambodian envoy to South Korea charged with corruption 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 10:23 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia's ambassador to South Korea was charged Thursday with corruption-related offenses, with investigators saying his assets increased by $3 million during his two years as envoy.

  • Group urges probe into attack on Cambodian forest activist 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 6:41 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A leading international environmental group has called on the Cambodian government to investigate an attack on a young forest activist who was slashed with a machete while she slept in a hammock after patrolling for illegal loggers.

  • Cambodia lawmakers pass proposed law making rules for unions 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 3:53 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian lawmakers have approved a proposed law setting rules for creating and running trade unions, which rights groups decried Tuesday as designed to curb workers' rights and limit their ability to stage strikes.

  • 7 dead as driver hits gas not brake, car plunges into river 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 3:00 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A driver trying to ease his car onto a river ferry in Cambodia stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake, plunging the vehicle into the water and killing seven passengers, an official said Monday.