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  • Friday August 28th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 28, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 28, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 28, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. and China traded jibes in the Pacific as the military tensions increased between the two countries with each accusing the other of provocative behavior. Source: Reuters
  2. Putin warned Belarus protests not to be aggressive in their demand to topple down the government, as he has formed the security forces to maintain order. Source: The New York Times
  3. Israel’s supreme court has ordered the removal of Jewish settlers’ homes in the occupied West Bank which were built on privately-owned Palestenian land. Source: Al Jazeera
WORLD
  1. The Pentagon condemned China’s military actions of test-launching four ballistic missiles in the Paracel islands of South China Sea which further destabilized peace and security. Source: CNA 
  2. The UK added Switzerland, Jamaica, and Czech Republic into the quarantine-list for two-week isolation upon their arrival to slow down the spread of the infection. Source: BBC 
  3. European states released new tougher infection control measures like the expansion of mask wearing order and harsh fines as cases of COVID-19 increased. Source: The Strait Times
REGIONS
  1. A connection between DPRK and China was exposed through a U.S. forfeiture complaint that targeted 280 cryptocurrency accounts used by DPRK hackers to launder $250M. Source: Sputnik
  2. Chinese State Councillor mentioned at the conference in Norway that it is unsure whether the coronavirus originated in China as he doubts foreign health experts’ claims. Source: CNA
  3. DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un said the scale of damage and landfall from typhoon Bavi, the No. 8 storm, on Thursday was smaller than he expected. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia planned to submit the newly-drawn border topographic maps scaled at 1:25,000 between Cambodia and Vietnam to be kept at the UN for international acknowledgement. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The Vietnamese soldiers along the border, turned one of their built-tents into a concrete house in the disputed zone in order to prevent illegal border crossing. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  3. Singapore Airlines has secured approval for passengers to travel between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Phnom Penh with Singapore  as the transiting destination from September 1st. Source: Khmer Times

 

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