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  • Thursday August 6th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 06, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 06, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 06, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. An official in the Obama administration said Trump’s former national security advisor assured Russia the neutralization of sanctions over the election interference. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. TikTok will open a $500 million data center in Ireland to store European users’ data which has been stored in the U.S. with a back-up in Singapore. Source: BBC
  3. Beirut’s warehouse blast death toll rose to at least 135 with more than 5,000 injured as the rescue teams pulled out bodies and searched for missing people from the wreckage. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Mike Pompeo shrugged off China’s objections to the U.S. Secretary of Health, who sought to visit Taiwan and unveiled a new plan under the “Clean Network Programme”. Source: The Straits Times 
  2. Facebook and Twitter reprimanded Trump’s post for his false and deadly information about COVID-19 as he said children are almost immune to the virus. Source: BBC
  3. A grenade was thrown into the rally marking the first year anniversary of India’s revocation of the semi-autonomy region of Kashmir, causing at least 30 people to be injured. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. Thailand’s army chief said the “hatred of the nation” is bigger than the threats of COVID-19 as the pro-democracy movement in the country becomes heated. Source: CNA
  2. For the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Hiroshima’s mayor highlighted the need for international cooperation and denounced the self-centered nationalism. Source: Washington Post
  3. South Korea is experiencing massive floods and devastating landslides after raining for 42 consecutive days while rescue efforts are difficult due to the COVID-19 restriction. Source: BBC
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and India are looking forward to studying the possibility of FTA talks as both countries expect that the FTA will boost two-way trading activities. Source: AKP 
  2. The Ministry of Health reported two new cases of COVID1-9 patients who entered Cambodia via South Korea on August 3rd and Pakistan via Malaysia last month. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Ministry of Tourism has predicted that in the worst-case scenario, the tourism sector in Cambodia could decrease up to 90 percent and take seven to recover to normal. Source: Khmer Times 

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