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  • Friday July 3rd, 2020



MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 3, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The U.S. Defense Department criticized China for conducting military drills in the disputed territory in the South China Sea which is claimed by both Vietnam and China. Source: Reuters
  2. CIA and NSA directors briefed the Congress on intelligence downplayed by Trump, which suggests Russia-Taliban collusion in killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. The US Congress passed the vote to put new sanctions on financial hubs over China’s violation of the security law of Hong Kong’s autonomy. Source: CNA
  1. U.S. prosecutors seek to seize Iranian tankers sailing toward Venezuela as a complaint was filed alleging them with ties to a US-designated foreign terrorist organization. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Turkey called on France to apologize for the naval dispute accusation which France has claimed that Turkey tried to escort a freighter  destined for Libya. Source: RT
  3. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said there was an incident at Natanz uranium enrichment facility while there were no deaths and concerns about contamination. Source: BBC
  1. China has committed to resume the negotiation on creating a legal binding COC for SCS, amid the controversial China’s naval drills near the area claimed by Vietnam. Source: Sputnik 
  2. DPRK’s leader Kim Jong Un said at the politburo meeting that the country has successfully prevented inroads of coronavirus and maintained a stable situation. Source: Reuters
  3. China has deepened a clash with the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, following with the potential help to safe havens extended to Hongkongers by the UK and Australia. Source: SCMP



  1. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Cambodia offers a model of success in  COVID-19 handling with no report of death cases, and no imposed lockdown. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. MPWT announced the extension of a special measure to September 30 which allows the transfer of ownership of secondhand vehicles whose original owners cannot be traced. Source: Khmer Times
  3. A Chinese firm branded Angkor Culture Investment and Development  Group eyed the opportunities to invest in cultural and tourism in Battambang province. Source: AKP

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