Real gross domestic product (GDP) is the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States minus the inflation. In the fourth quarter of 2011 U.S. real GDP increased 3.0 percent, and 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012. Duch Darin said the main contributor to the decline of the U.S. economic growth in 2012 is the reduction of the U.S. export to Europe. VOA Khmer's Yann Ker has the interview.
More than 20,000 health officials and activists from around the world are meeting in Washington for an international HIV and AIDS conference, including Cambodian officials who want to share their experience fighting the disease. Mean Chhivun, chairman of Cambodia’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, said Cambodia still needs to provide better access to treatment and prevention services, while people need to advise their sexual partners of their activities and encourage blood tests. “These are the two main points,” he told VOA Khmer. “We have to do more.” (Men Kimseng, Washington)
These empty pedestals at Koh Ker temple, in Siem Reap province, mark a battleground that has big implications for Western museums. That’s because the Cambodian government has filed suit in a US court to have a statue that was looted from this site seized from the giant auction house Sotheby’s. And now Cambodian officials say they are considering asking US museums for the return of their stolen objects. Jason Felch, an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times and an author on a book about the antiquities trade, says the case is drawing battle lines. VOA Khmer's Cheang Sophinarath, Long Beach.