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  • Thursday August 13th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 13, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 13, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 13, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Pompeo warned Russia that the U.S. will take actions if Russia offers bounties for the coalition forces in Afghanistan which include American and other Western troops. Source: Reuters
  2. South Korea released the updated design for the upcoming aircraft carrier, the LPX-II, which is far larger, making it comparable to the U.S. and Chinese warships. Source: Sputnik
  3. Belarusian police used live bullets in post-election protests hours after the new President was declared the winner of the vote which the EU viewed as neither free nor fair. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. Israel’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed they have successfully tested an anti-ballistic interceptor manufactured by Boeing and developed in cooperation with the U.S. Source: RT
  2. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris attacked Trump’s personality and his handling of the pandemic and economic downturn, in their first campaign together. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. New Zealand health officials still struggle to detect the origin of the coronavirus outbreak in Auckland as the country reverted back to level 2 restrictions. Source: CNA 
REGIONS
  1. Beijing signaled its displeasure and warned the U.S. not to play with fire after the U.S. cabinet member, Health Chief Alex Azar, wrapped up a three-day visit to Taiwan. Source: CNA
  2. Mahathir announced ‘Pejuang’ as the name of his newly created party, adding that it was formed out of a sense of awareness and the need to fight corruption. Source: CNA
  3. Taiwan is currently discussing with the U.S. to purchase mines and cruise missile systems following China’s recent aggressive military presence on the island. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. The European Union said intensive engagement with the Kingdom will be prioritized in order to put Cambodia back on full preferential trade activities. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. Cambodian’s government raised their financial allocation for the climate change resilience project to $900 million, four times higher than the previous year. Source: AKP 
  3. H.E. Chea Serey, a director general of the National Bank, has been nominated as one of 14 key judges in the G20 TechSprint initiative program hosted by Saudi Arabia. Source: Khmer Times

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