Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - International



Turkey’s chair snub riles female EU chief

Publication date 08 April 2021 | 22:51 | ICT

The European Commission hit out on April 7 after its chief Ursula von der Leyen was left without a chair as Turkey’s president sat down for talks with her male counterpart.

Latest

[name_1]

  • Yangon painted red in army defiance

    Myanmar activists daubed roadways with red paint on April 6 to protest against the junta’s bloody crackdown on protests, as an online fundraising drive to support the movement neared the $10 million mark.

  • Close watch of entertainment venues after Bangkok cluster

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is ensuring that entertainment venues and restaurants in the Thai capital are strictly following regulations on opening and closing hours to curb Covid-19 from spreading further after a

  • Putin passes law allowing him to stay in office till 2036

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has given final approval to legislation allowing him to hold office for two additional six-year terms, opening the possibility for him to stay in power until 2036.

  • Several dozen jihadists, senior commander, ‘killed in Mali’

    More than 40 jihadists, including a senior commander, were killed last week after they attacked UN peacekeepers in northern Mali, the UN force MINUSMA said on April 5.

  • US to review nuke sanctions in indirect Iran talks

    The US on April 5 said it was ready to review key sanctions on Iran if it comes into compliance with a nuclear deal ahead of European-led indirect talks aimed at salvaging the accord.

  • EU chiefs make rare Turkey visit to refurbish relations

    The EU’s top two officials were due to pay a rare visit on April 6 to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at testing his avowed commitment to improve uneasy ties.

  • Indonesia, East Timor flood death toll surges past 150, officials say

    At least 157 people have been killed in Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor with dozens more still missing after a tropical cyclone battered the Southeast Asian nations, leaving thousands homeless, authorities said on April 6.

  • Vietnam’s NA elects prime minister

    Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) adopted a resolution on the election of Pham Minh Chinh as the prime minister for the 2016-2021 tenure on April 5 afternoon.

  • Malaysia’s Najib appeals 1MDB conviction

    Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak began an appeal on April 5 against his corruption conviction and 12-year jail term over a multibillion-dollar scandal that contributed to his government’s downfall in 2018.

  • More than 90 dead in Indonesia, E Timor floods, dozens missing

    Tropical cyclone Seroja pounded Indonesia and East Timor on April 5 after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides that have killed at least 91 people and left dozens missing.