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  • Monday July 13th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 13, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 13, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 13, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. is reluctant to impose firm measures like sanctions on Hong Kong as any moves against Hong Kong’s financial system would be counter-productive. Source: CNA
  2. The UK is preparing £700m to build infrastructure, hire staff and develop technology for its border system to be fully operational after the Brexit transition period. Source: The Irish Times
  3. At least 21 people were sent to the local hospital after the fire explosion on Sunday of the USS Bonhomme  Richard at the naval base in San Diego took place. Source: RT
WORLD
  1. After remaining the hardest-hit country on the continent, South Africa has introduced a new restriction to help contain the spread of COVID-19 by banning alcohol sales. Source: BBC
  2. The Trump administration will go ahead with their plans to open schools fully in fall, despite the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 cases in the country. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Trump’s oldest son criticized the Democractic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, for his fiscal plans and approach to China, asserting that the U.S. shall remain tough. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. North Korea slammed the U.K. for imposing sanction against two ministries that were suspected for human rights abuses, accusing the U.K. of meddling in their domestic affairs. Source: Sputnik
  2. Around 500,000 Hong Kongers conducted massive protests in the name of democracy and freedom of Hong Kong as they expressed dissatisfaction against the security law crisis. Source: CNA 
  3. Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party won  another general election by 83 seats out of 93 seats in the Parliament even if its support slipped into a near record low. Source: CNN

 

CAMBODIA

  1. Cambodia and China will sign a free trade agreement on August 12, with high expectations to enhance Cambodia’s existing trade and economic cooperation with China. Source: VOA
  2. MoH confirmed that Siem Reap will have a laboratory for COVID-19 test by the first week of August to speed up the testing process beyond provincial boundaries. Source: AKP 
  3. Cambodian migrants who attempted to cross the border illegally to Thailand amid the COVID-19 outbreak were arrested by Thai authorities. Source: Khmer Times

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