By Tran Van Minh Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Workers at a major Vietnamese footwear factory for Nike and Adidas ended a weeklong strike last Thursday after the government agreed to their demands on retirement payouts. The stoppage by thousands of workers at the Taiwanese-owned Pou Yuen factory in southern Ho Chi Minh City […]
By Sopheng Cheang and Justine Dreannan The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s main opposition leader kicked off a new wave of demonstrations against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government Sept. 15, warning the protests would not stop until the nation’s post-election deadlock is resolved. The mass rally comes one day after Cambodia’s king […]
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The two rival parties claiming victory in Cambodia’s general election reached an agreement on August 3 with the state National Election Committee to investigate polling irregularities, a move that could pave the way to ending the country’s political deadlock. However, in the latest example […]
By Sopheng Cheang The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s National Assembly approved a bill on June 7 making it a crime to deny that atrocities were committed by the country’s genocidal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, a law that critics allege will be used as a weapon against the political opposition.
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker known for criticism of the Samsung conglomerate has forfeited his seat in parliament after the Supreme Court ruled he violated communications laws by publishing incriminating wiretaps of conversations between Samsung officials on the Internet.
BANGKOK (AP) — Laos held legislative elections Saturday that are expected to sweep in a younger generation of lawmakers, but preserve the political status quo
SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Dae-jung — who survived assassination attempts and a death sentence during his years as a dissident to become president of South Korea, and whose unflagging efforts to reconcile with communist North Korea earned him the Nobel Peace Prize — died Tuesday, Aug. 18, hospital officials said. He was 85.