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  • Friday August 14th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 14, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. A peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirate was forged with Trump’s help as their relation will normalize and potentially reshape middle east politics. Source: CNA
  2. France increased their military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea over concerns on Turkey’s unilateral exploration on oil and gas on the disputed water. Source: France 24
  3. France is removed from the United Kingdom’s travel corridor list and any travel will be put in the quarantine for 14 days as the Covid19 cases continue to increase. Source: The Guardian
WORLD
  1. The U.S. showed their satisfaction with  the progress made by China on the trade deal between the two countries that was signed  in January this year. Source: Sputnik
  2. Trump rejected Biden’s call for a nation-wide face-mask mandate, claimed that Americans must have their freedom and he trusts the ability of his governors to deal with COVID-19. Source: RT
  3. The number of threats against Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau  has risen compared to the same  period last year according  to the Canadian police. Source: BBC
REGIONS
  1. Thailand’s King sworn in the new cabinet and called for peace and order, yet remained silent about the anti-government protests that urged to reform the powerful monarchy. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Chinese enterprise ByteDance censored negative articles about chinese officials that were considered as anti china sentiments on Babe app in Indonesia from 2018 to 2020. Source: CNA
  3. Singapore and Japan to reopen the essential travel for business and provide special travel quota to business professionals, which is expected to be finalized by September. Source: The Straits Times 
CAMBODIA
  1. Japanese Foreign Minister will officially visit Cambodia next week over the discussion of the South China Sea conflict and the prospect of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Source: Cambodianess
  2. Government approved an official letter of cancellation of the three days Water Festival that will take place in late October in order to curb the transmission of COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Cambodia-Korea free trade agreements will be  expanding Cambodia’s rice  export potential and  reputation internationally  according to the Cambodia Rice Federation. Source: AKP

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