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2008-07-29 09:00:29

On 29 July, Cambodian Government-run Phnom Penh Television Kampuchea in Cambodian at 0450 gmt carried, before its midday newscast, a one-minute video recorded news conference on the Preah Vihear Temple issue given by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to a crowd of reporters following a meeting with visiting Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Kimura Hitoshi in Phnom Penh on the morning of 29 July. Hun Sen speaks to the reporters as follows: "There should be patience and mutual understanding....

2008-07-22 09:00:26

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 22 July [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" section: "Cambodia calls for UN Security meeting on border dispute with Thailand"] Cambodia Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to urgently hold a meeting to mediate its border dispute with Thailand, it was reported. "In order to avoid armed confrontation" the country requests "an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to find a solution to the...

2008-07-13 03:00:13

By Anonymous PHNOM PENH Omnicom media network OMD has expanded its footprint into Cambodia and Laos through a joint venture with local full- service agency Red Dot. OMD launches to service key international clients with a presence in the fast-growing Southeast Asian economies, such as Visa International, which is also a Red Dot client. Omnicom Media Group's regional MD, Southeast Asia, Jim Goh, said: "Establishing our presence in new markets is very important from a global network...

2008-06-23 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi - Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni will pay an official visit to Vietnam from 24-26 June at the invitation of State President Nguyen Minh Triet. This is the Cambodian King's second visit to Vietnam. His first visit was in March 2006. The visit aims to consolidate the close relationship between the two countries' leaders, enhance and develop the traditional friendship, good neighbourliness and all-round cooperation...

2008-02-15 12:00:46

In the world of $90-a-barrel oil, oil companies have plenty of incentive to search in unusual places for the fossil fuel. One of the newest energy frontiers is in the clear blue waters off the coast of Cambodia. Here, where fishing sampans sail among scattered, picturesque islands in the Gulf of Thailand, U.S. oil giant Chevron (CVX) has drilled 15 exploratory wells 150 kilometers offshore from the tourist town of Sihanoukville. If all goes according to plan, Chevron will begin extracting oil...

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2007-08-15 21:05:00

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A new study of the demise of the ancient city of Angkor is a wake-up call for Cambodia to be more vigilant in its efforts to conserve the site, an official said Wednesday. The study in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that Angkor was far larger than previously thought, incorporating an elaborate water management network of nearly 400 square miles and rice paddies to feed more than 1 million people....

2006-08-23 00:50:00

HANOI -- A province in southern Vietnam has banned the import of cows, buffaloes and their manure from neighboring Cambodia to help stop the spread of foot-and-mouth disease, state media reported on Wednesday. The Long An provincial government also banned transportation of cattle from the border district of Duc Hue, 120 kilometers (75 miles) west of Ho Chi Minh City, after people sold fertilizer made from Cambodian cow dung to rubber plantations, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper said. Many...

2006-07-14 16:24:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cambodia signed an agreement on Friday to increase trade and investment flows as part of a broader American initiative in the region, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said. Washington already has "trade and investment framework agreements" (TIFAs) with several countries in Southeast Asia. The frameworks create a bilateral forum to work on trade issues and can be a stepping stone to free trade pacts. The United States also is...

2006-04-21 02:42:18

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia has turned down a U.S. approach on sending troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday. "We will not send our armed forces to Iraq because the issue there is not in the hands of the United Nations," Hun Sen told reporters. But even if the U.N. were in command, Cambodia would still not send troops to Iraq or Afghanistan, he said following a meeting last week with U.S. Ambassador Joseph A. Mussomeli, who asked him to consider...

2006-02-15 00:45:00

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The rare Asian dolphin has moved closer to extinction in Cambodia after a series of deaths in fishing nets over the past few weeks, officials said on Wednesday. Two baby dolphins were found dead in nets on Monday, taking the toll to 10 since early December, said Leang Seng of the fishery office in Kratie Province, 130 miles northeast of Phnom Penh where 90 of the mammals lived. "This is terrible news, making a serious situation even more critical," said Robert Mather of...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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