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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 31, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 31, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 31, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Italian coastguard evacuated 49 people while nearly 400 refugees and migrants remained stranded in the central Mediterranean after an overcrowded rescue vessel. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. A UN agency warned that more than half of Lebanon’s populations were at risk of food shortages while the country experienced the economic collapse even before the blast. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Tens of thousands of people in Belarus continued protesting against President Alexander Lukashedo, and faced off with a huge riot police presence. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. The Israeli army confirmed its tanks have hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after a series of Palestinian balloon attacks across the border. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Numerous far-right sympathies demonstrators attempted to storm Germany’s parliament building during the protest against COVID-19 restrictions. Source: BBC
  3. A French senior military officer, who had also been working under a NATO command center, is under investigation over the accusation of treason and spying for Russia. Source: RT
REGIONS
  1. Chief Cabinet Secretary and Abe’s right-hand man, Yoshihide Suga, emerged as the top candidate to succeed and take over the role as the next Prime Minister. Source: Japan Times
  2. All schools and kindergartens in China’s Wuhan are set to reopen on September 1st,  after maintaining at zero reported cases since May. Source: The Straits Times
  3. China’s Commerce Ministry confirmed they had launched an anti-subsidy investigation on some containers of two liters of wine imports from Australia. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. The 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ meeting via teleconference focused on market reopening and eliminating trade barriers in the region to ease supply chain. Source: AKP
  2. Cooperation plans in trade, investment, human resources and post-pandemic economic recovery have been adopted by CLMV under the framework of AEM-52. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Health Ministry issued a letter mandating governors to strengthen the security and order in all quarantine facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times 

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