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Cambodia’s Kampot pepper wins coveted EU protection

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Cambodia’s Kampot pepper has joined an elite group of gourmet food items whose names are protected by the European Union.

The EU said Tuesday that Kampot pepper was officially registered as having Protected Geographical Indication status, or PGI, on Feb. 18, making it the first Cambodian product to receive the label.

North Korea gives media a look at detained American

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of North Korea presented a detained American student before the media on Monday in Pyongyang, where he tearfully apologized for attempting to steal a political banner at the behest, he said, of a member of a church back home who wanted it as a “trophy” from a staff-only section of the hotel where he had been staying.