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  • Thursday July 30th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 30, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 30, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 30, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard fired underground ballistic missiles for the first time during military training near the sensitive Gulf waters as the US condemned it as irresponsible. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. The U.S. will withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany, following Berlin’s failure to meet NATO’s military spending target, but nearly half of those forces will stay in Europe. Source: Reuters
  3. China slammed the EU’s decision to limit the exports of surveillance equipment to Hong Kong, citing violation of international relations norm of non-interference. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Syria by targeting groups that aided the government funds and warned anyone doing business with Syria of the consequences. Source: Reuters
  2. Belarus authorities detain more than 30 Russians who are members of a military company for allegedly destabilizing Belarus’s territory in the upcoming election. Source: RT
  3. Brazil reopened its international air travel to foeign tourists which had been closed since March, despite being the world’s second in terms of hardest hit country by      COVID-19. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. India has obtained five new Rafale fighter jets which are capable of long range missions in hope of modernizing its air force fleet amid the border tensions with China.  Source: BBC
  2. Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam warned that the city is on the verge of large-scale community outbreak and would lead to the collapse of the hospital system.      Source: BBC
  3. The Philippines has taken a major step toward developing nuclear power which is seen as a potential answer to precarious electricity supply and high cost. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and French discussed cooperation in combating falsified and substandard medical supplies and counterfeits which are harmful to the health and social safety.      Source: AKP 
  2. National total export values rose up to $5.9 billion, an 11.7 percent increase in the first five months of this year, while year-on-year total value of imports dropped by 1 percent. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The National Police Chief said the delayed celebration of Khmer New Year in the coming weeks will be carried out with tight security and strict medical guidelines.       Source: Khmer Times

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