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  • Friday July 24th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 24, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 24, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 24, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Putin and Trump discussed arms control and Iran’s nuclear program in a telephone call,  expressing their desire to improve trade and economic interaction. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. and U.K. have accused Russia of firing a satellite weapon in space that could be used to target satellites in orbit while wanting arms control to be  extended to space. Source: BBC
  3. Mike Pompeo called on the U.S.’s allies to conduct more assertive mechanisms to pressure the Chinese government to change their “Frankenstein” approaches. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. The Chairs of eight Parliamentary Foreign Affair Committees of the EU jointly reprimanded China for human right abuse regarding Hong Kong’s new security law. Source: The Guardian 
  2. The WHO Chief hit back at Mike Pompeo’s accusation that he has ties with China, as untrue and unacceptable, adding that the WHO will not be swayed by those comments. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. European countries finally stepped up their sustainable development game as the use of  renewable energy in Europe is reported to surpass fossil fuels for the first time ever. Source: The Japan Times
REGIONS
  1. Chinese FM said $1 billion financial assistance will be provided to countries in Latin America and Caribbean countries so they can access to COVID-19 vaccines. Source: The Japan Times
  2. Following the forced closure of Beijing’s consulate in Houstonby Washington, the FBI said China is harboring military-linked fugitive scientists at the San Francisco consulate. Source: CNN
  3. Hundreds of Thai students rallied in Bangkok by holding up messages and waving their cell phone torches to demand the government to resign and dissolve the Parliament. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Hor Nam Hong said that Cambodia and China will sign a FTA before 12 August in Beijing, ahead of the EU’s due partial withdrawal of EBA. Source: Khmer Times
  2. PM Hun Sen claimed that Cambodia’s gold reserve is even larger than last year, unlike some false rumors that said the government has taken advantage of it. Source: Cambodianess 
  3. A 21 years old man was found dead in his self-quarantine facility at home and the MoH’s medical professional said his death was due to the overdose of self-medicating tablets. Source: The Phnom Penh Post

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