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  • Thursday April 16th, 2020

Morning News Brief [April 16, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 16, 2020]

Morning News Brief [April 16, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. WHO Director-General regrets Trump’s decision to pull funding as global coronavirus passed 2 million cases, and he said it is now time for the world unity to fight COVID-19.

Source: Reuters

  1. G20 will immediately suspend debt payment obligations for poorer countries in a bid to help them focus their spending on healthcare and assistance in the COVID-19 battle.

Source: RFI  

  1. The total infected cases exceeded 2 millions worldwide, while more than 100,000 people have died according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.  

Source: Aljazeera 

WORLD
  1. Pompeo called for cooperation with China on COVID-19 amid the tension, as the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to fight the virus and restore prosperous global health. 

Source: CNA 

  1. Turkey extends mandatory military services for its male citizens by at least one month, in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the discharge period.

Source: Al Jazeera 

  1. Trump said the U.S. has passed the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, and he will discuss the guidelines for reopening the country on Thursday. 

Source: CNBC

REGIONS
  1. IMF foresees that 2020 Asia’s economic growth will halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis has unprecedented impact on the region’s major services. 

Source: CNA

  1. South Korea’s ruling party wins parliamentary majority on Wednesday’s general elections, after the coronavirus pandemic turned political tide in Moon Jae-in’s favor. 

Source: Japan Times 

  1. The US is concerned that China may have secretly set off to operate its Lop Nur site that breach the “Zero Yield” standard of the international pact.  

Source: South China Morning Post 

CAMBODIA
  1. ASEAN needs to learn from China and South Korea strategy in combating COVID-19, said PM as he called on cooperation for mutual benefits in ASEAN amid the outbreak.

Source: Thmey Thmey

  1. In the first quarter of 2020, Cambodia’s exports through three different Special Economic Zones in Svay Rieng Province have gained a $237 million increase.

Source: Khmer Times

  1. The Senate’s Commission on Legislation and Justice finished the review on the State of Emergency draft, stating that it does not violate the Constitution.Source: Khmer Times

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