Cambodian senator faces treason charge
PHNOM PENH• Prominent Cambodian opposition senator Hong Sok Hour, who angered Prime Minister Hun Sen with a Facebook posting of a phoney pledge to dissolve the border with Vietnam, has been arrested and will be charged with treason, a government spokesman said. A lawmaker from Mr Sok Hour's Cambodia National Rescue Party said the posted treaty was a fake and that his arrest was "illegal" as senators have immunity from arrest or prosecution.
REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Food shortages 'to be three times more likely'
TORONTO • Global food shortages will become three times more likely as a result of climate change and the international community needs to be ready to respond to price shocks to prevent civil unrest, a joint American-British task force has warned. Rather than being a once-a-century event, severe production shocks are likely to occur every 30 years by 2040, it said.
US stock market plunge: British trader out on bail
LONDON • Navinder Singh Sarao, the British futures trader charged by the United States authorities with contributing to a sudden plunge in American stock markets five years ago, has been assigned a reduced bail at a court hearing, allowing him to be released from custody.
Sarao has been in jail since April after being accused of fraud and market manipulation.
NEW YORK TIMES, BLOOMBERG