Thursday News Roundup

From Reuters
World Bank Sees No Slowing in Cambodia’s Strong Growth
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s economy is forecast to grow 6.9 percent next year, compared with a projected 6.8 percent pace in 2017, despite risks including uncertainties over next year’s election, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

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From The Bangkok Post — Op-Ed
Sanctions against Hun Sen will fail
As a response to the dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party last week, the United States on Friday announced it was ending election funding and would impose other punitive measures against the against the country. But such sanction threats do not seem to be able to exert pressure on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Instead, the strongman who has ruled the nation for over three decades, has challenged the US to cut all its aid.

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From The Hollywood Reporter
How Angelina Jolie Battled Snakes and Land Mines to Depict War-Torn Cambodia in ‘First They Killed My Father’
“We needed a therapist on the set,” says the actress-director of the rough production as she opens up about son Maddox’s role, vomiting and fainting during filming, and why she ate bugs.

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