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June 13, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations warned the Phnom Penh regime Saturday against escalating an increasingly violent pressure campaign targeting U.N. peacekeeping officials. A U.N. spokesman said those involved in the campaign hope "to apply direct pressure" on U.N. peacekeepers in Cambodia. "This is not acceptable, and the international community is sure to react to further provocation," he said.
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December 20, 2009
If you go KOTO, 59 Van Mieu St. (opposite the Temple of Literature), Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam; www.koto.com.au. It serves western and Vietnamese fare. Entrees are about $5. Friends the Restaurant, No. 215 Street 13, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; www.mithsamlanh.org . It serves tapas-style international and Asian-western fusion cuisine. Tapas are $3 to $5. Romdeng Restaurant , No. 74 Street 174, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; www.mithsamlanh.org. Romdeng specializes in provincial Cambodian cuisine.
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January 27, 2008
Beto De Luna of Glendale was sitting at a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one morning in September when he "saw this monk walk up, and [two people] started praying to him. To me, it was a National Geographic moment" that captured the culture of the Southeast Asian nation. The two-week vacation was his first trip to Asia. "It was pretty amazing; it might as well be Mars," he said. He used a Canon A560.
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November 20, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA From LAX, Asiana, Korean, Thai, China Airlines, EVA and China Southern offer connecting service (change of plane) to Phnom Penh. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $950, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number. WHAT TO DO Le Tigre de Papier cooking school, Pub Street, Siem Reap; 011-855-122-6581, http://www.letigredepapier.com/en/cooking.php . Three-hour cooking classes are $12 and include preparation of an appetizer, main course and dessert plus a visit to the local market.
NEWS
January 5, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the past three decades, Cambodia has suffered just about every kind of conflict imaginable: civil wars, air wars and border wars. And now that a modicum of peace has been restored, the country is enjoying an old-fashioned newspaper circulation war. What's even more surprising is that the two principal adversaries are English-language newspapers in a country where English is not widely spoken. Both publications are owned by foreigners.
NEWS
June 3, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long-stalled negotiations aimed at ending Cambodia's civil war opened under an ominous cloud Sunday, with the Phnom Penh government presenting the three-faction opposition coalition with a call for a war crimes tribunal that threatened to derail the talks from the outset. The target of the call is one of the three factions in the opposition, the Communist Khmer Rouge, accused of "genocide" while it held power in Cambodia.
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September 29, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok denied Cambodia's assertion that Washington has not tried to contact Phnom Penh for help in retrieving remains of missing American servicemen. Washington officials have sought such assistance in the past without "substantive" response, embassy spokesman Ross Petzing said Monday. Disputing the statement of Cambodian Premier Hun Sen that "no one has gotten in touch with us," Petzing said U.S.
NEWS
June 5, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cambodian politics, full of blood and treachery, have always seemed reminiscent of a Shakespearean tragedy. But Friday, the collapse of efforts to form a coalition government was more suggestive of a television soap opera rich in family psychodrama.
NEWS
June 15, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year and a half after the signing of a peace agreement designed to end the civil war in Cambodia, the first freely elected Parliament in decades convened Monday, but the historic moment was overshadowed by threats of secession, political upheaval and renewed violence. In a simple concrete building topped by a slanting roof of saffron-colored tiles, members of the Constituent Assembly chosen in U.N.
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