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  • Tuesday August 11th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 11, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 11, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 11, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China sanctioned 11 U.S. citizens, including the lawmakers, rights group, and other individuals in a response to the U.S. sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese officials. Source: Reuters
  2. Trump reportedly planned to postpone the G7 meeting until the election in November is done, making it a second postponement this year as the first one was due to COVID-19. Source: CNN
  3. Lebanese President accepted the resignation of PM Hassan Diab’s entire government amid heated protests, but asked Diab to stay until a new cabinet is formed. Source: Al Jazeera
WORLD
  1. Israel will shut down the commercial border crossing with Gaza’s Strip following the explosion attacks by the terrorist organization based in Gaza’s Strip into Israeli territory. Source: The Times of Israel
  2. Donald Trump was hurriedly escorted out during his coronavirus daily briefing as guns were firing near the White House but the situation was under control shortly after. Source: BBC
  3. The number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 20 millions globally, a number that was doubled in just 6 weeks, according to the statistics from 188 countries. Source: Global News
REGIONS
  1. Chinese fighter jets crossed the midline of the Taiwan Straits and were driven out by patrolling Taiwanese aircraft after the U.S. Health Secretary visited the island. Source: The Straits Times
  2. The Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore said total exports have plummeted in the 2nd quarter of 2020 and lowered down the economic forecast by 5-7 percent. Source: CNA
  3. South Korea declared the development of three 4000-ton nuclear submarines, which will cost 300 trillion won, in order to defend against the threats from the North. Source: The Dong-A Ilbo
CAMBODIA
  1. The representatives of Cambodian and Indian government signed an agreement that will see the Indian counterpart providing $1.5 million worth of demining equipment to the Kingdom. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. The Smart City project in Sihanoukville will be drafted by the end of 2020 as the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia met with the Provincial Governor to express support. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports will arrange the national high school exam in December this year and allow grade 9 and 12 classes to reopen in September. Source: AKP 

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