Tag: Cambodia

The House Should Go Big in Framing Impeachment Articles Against Trump

For House Democrats, there is a powerful temptation to narrow the grounds for impeachment. By adhering to a simple narrative about President Trump’s criminal actions in relation to Ukraine, they hope it will be easier to mobilize public support than if they levied a more complex set of charges. In the impeachment of Richard Nixon, […]

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Antiquities Expert Charged With Trafficking in Cambodian Artifacts

Investigators have charged Douglas A. J. Latchford, a leading expert on Khmer antiquities, with smuggling looted Cambodian relics and helping to sell them on the international art market by concealing their tainted histories with falsified documentation. In a federal indictment unsealed on Wednesday, Mr. Latchford, 88, was accused of having served for decades as a […]

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With a Smile, Southeast Asian Nations Protect an Authoritarian

BANGKOK — ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is not an acronym that tends to excite. Founded on notions of consensus-building and noninterference, the 10-nation group issues pronouncements drowning in careful and bland language. This week, though, regional governments have banded together to use ASEAN’s principles to justify a startling act: blocking Cambodian […]

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Father of missing British backpacker fears she’s been kidnapped

The father of a 21-year-old British woman who disappeared after a beach party on a Cambodian island fears she has been kidnapped. Amelia Bambridge was last seen on Police Beach on Koh Rong island in the early hours of Thursday. An extensive search has been launched, with her family arriving in Cambodia to help with the investigation. “I don’t […]

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‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong

ON THE MEKONG RIVER — When the Chinese came to the village of Lat Thahae, perched on a muddy bend of a Mekong River tributary, they scrawled a Chinese character on the walls of homes, schools and Buddhist temples. No one in this isolated hamlet in northern Laos could read what it said. But the […]

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Iranian Women Allowed to Attend Soccer Game for First Time Since 1981

When Iran’s national soccer team takes the field on Thursday for an otherwise humdrum World Cup qualifier, there will be outsize interest not in the action on the field but in who is seated in the stands. For the first time in almost four decades, women will be allowed to buy tickets and attend a […]

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They Risked All for America. Don’t Betray Them.

David Petraeus, a retired general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and more than 25 American generals and admirals recently wrote to President Trump supporting a robust refugee resettlement program — especially for people who have served American military and intelligence agencies in their native countries. But the Trump administration has decided to […]

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At a Cambodian Lake, a Climate Crisis Unfolds

When I first met Ly Heng in May 2016, the forest behind his house was still smoldering — the remnants of the worst drought to hit Southeast Asia in decades. Heng lived along a small river at the top of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, in a protected area known for its rich biodiversity. At 45, […]

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Political Ad Attacking AOC: ‘Beyond the Pale’

To the Editor: Re “Elizabeth Heng Ad, Targeting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Draws a Backlash” (nytimes.com, Sept. 13): The burning of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s face as prelude to equating the Democratic Party with the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge is so far beyond the pale of what is acceptable to anyone, regardless of their political affiliation. I am […]

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Nuon Chea, Khmer Rouge’s Chief Ideologist, Dies at 93

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Nuon Chea, the most senior surviving member of the Khmer Rouge, who was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison, died on Sunday in Cambodia. He was 93. His death at Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, where he had been transferred for medical treatment on July […]

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