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World leaders head to Paris for climate deal

Heads of state from nearly 80 countries are heading to Paris (November 30-December 11) to craft a global climate change agreement. The new accord will replace the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change that expired in 2012. ...

Rosanne Skirble
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/world-leaders-head-to-paris-for-climate-deal/3067067.html

Cambodian PM condemns Paris attacks, shares condolences with victims' families

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday strongly condemned a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday that killed at least 127 people and extended his deepest sympathy to the bereaved families. ...

Xinhua News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=309157

ASEAN urged to harmonise low carbon path to Paris

Environmental groups in Southeast Asia are urging governments of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to present a united and ambitious climate action plan for the upcoming climate conference in Paris this December. ...

Medilyn Manibo
http://www.eco-business.com/news/asean-urged-to-harmonise-low-carbon-path-to-paris/

Hor Namhong to attend centenary of WWI in Paris next week

Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will visit France to attend the celebration of the Centenary of the World War I (1914-1918) in Paris, according to a statement issued Thursday by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.   ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NjRlYTY0ODZiNzN

Thousands expected to visit Kep sea festival

At least 20,000 tourists and travellers will participate in the so-called “sea festival” at the end of this year, officials at the Kep province tourism department said. The two-day event, which started in 2011 as a tourism booster for the country’s coasts and beaches, was cancelled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thousands-expected-visit-kep-sea-festival

Cambodia Airports Comes Under Attack by a Former Executive

Philippe Laurent became secretary-general of Cambodia Airports in May 2008. He was one of six senior executives in charge of the country’s international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the little-used facility in Sihanoukville. Mr. Laurent is now carrying out a one-man campaign against ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/cambodia-airports-comes-under-attack-17727/

Investment Or Imperialism? Tracking China's Big Ambitions In Cambodia

A few years ago this scene would have played out in China. More specifically, it would have played out in a Chinese coastal region to which millions of rural folks had arrived looking for work. A huge hangar, piles of fabrics of all colors at both ...

http://www.worldcrunch.com/business-finance/investment-or-imperialism-tracking-china-039-s-big-ambitions-in-cambodia/cambodia-china-investment-corruption-development/c2s10857/#.URRx2PLEPXQ

Cambodia Angkor flies to Bangkok

Cambodia Angkor Air will start a daily service between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, 1 February [sic]. The airline launched its first service to Thailand, 30 November [sic] from Siem Reap and is scheduled to start a service to Hanoi 7 January [sic]. The Bangkok-bound flight will ...

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2013/01/cambodia-angkor-flies-to-bangkok/

Air France ceases direct Cambodia services

It was a major event for Cambodia. Some 35 years after flying for the last time with a Boeing 707 from Phnom Penh to Paris, French national carrier Air France-KLM was back to the Cambodian capital. The flight was first operated with an Airbus A340-300, ...

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/50995/air-france-ceases-direct-cambodia

Activists Stage Flash “Faint-Ins” at H&M, Gap to Protest Sweatshop Conditions

Dozens of human-rights activists are staging flash “faint-ins” at high-street retailers across Europe to illustrate the high incidence of mass fainting in Cambodia’s apparel factories. Protestors from the Clean Clothes Campaign, an alliance of organizations in 15 European countries dedicated to improving working conditions in ...

http://www.ecouterre.com/activists-stage-flash-faint-ins-at-hm-gap-to-protest-sweatshop-conditions/

Virtual Sam Rainsy Slapped With Actual Fine

The Provincial Election Committee (PEC) on Monday fined opposition leader Sam Rainsy $2,500 for verbally attacking Prime Minister Hun Sen from afar during a video-link speech beamed to supporters in Phnom Penh, officials said yesterday. Mr. Rainsy, who currently lives in self-imposed exile in Paris, was ...

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