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Hun Sen to sweep July 23 elections after Cambodia bans top rival party

Cambodians go to the polls July 23 to vote in the country’s seventh parliamentary elections since democracy was nominally restored in 1993. But, just like last time around, we already know who the winner will be: Prime Minister Hun Sen, who’s ruled this Southeast Asian autocracy of 17 million people for the last 38 years.

EU hosts second awards ceremony; UAE cleans up Rock Creek Park

On May 9, the European Union Delegation and Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis hosted the second annual Transatlantic Bridge Awards at the House of Sweden. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Rob Portman and journalist Judy Woodruff received awards for their efforts in fostering ties between the US and Europe. 

“Pour, Tear, Carve” exhibit at the Phillips Collection

In the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition, gold leather shoelaces burst out of a reimagined Statue of Liberty. The intoxicating scent of Stargazer lilies fills the next room. A dazzling display of seashells, bones and prosthetic glass eyes beckons visitors to stare in wonder.