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  • Friday June 12th, 2020



MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 12, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. Iraq and the U.S. have affirmed their commitment to withdraw the U.S. arm force from Iraq without giving a timeline, according to the State Media. Source: Reuters 
  2. Trump authorized the sanctions on economic and expansion of visa restrictions, against ICC personnel engaged in the investigation of war crimes of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Source: CGTN
  3. The EU mobilized a $1.1 billion financial and technical support for countries in the eastern partnership in combating the epidemic and economic impact of COVID-19. Source: Sputnik


  1. China said that the U.S. is using the case of a senior Chinese telecoms executive who was arrested in Vancouver through a U.S warrant to tackle China-Canada relationship. Source: CNA
  2. Hong kongers bought £20 million worth of London property in May as PM Johnson offered up to 3 million people from Hong Kong to live and work in Britain. Source: SCMP
  3. Trump finalized the executive order advising the police force to adopt the national standard for the use of force, representing his first law enforcement practice of police brutality. Source: Politico 
  1. Japan and France agreed that the foreign ministers of G7 should soon issue the statement, which stressed on the concern over the security law in Hong Kong. Source: The Straits Times
  2. DPRK’s FM criticized the U.S. policy toward Pyongyang, saying that the country is building a more reliable force to cope up with the long-term military threats from the U.S. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. Thai parliament approved three proposed financial schemes which are worth US$61.45 billion to steer the economy that was blown by the COVID-19 crisis. Source: CNA


  1. The EU announced that they will be working with Cambodia to provide any support the country needs for economic recovery, including $503 million grants and loans. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  2. PM Hun Sen had a phone call with H.E. Narendra Modi to discuss the joint effort in fighting COVID-19 and collaboration on bilateral and regional relations. Source: AKP
  3. MoEYS and ChildFund Cambodia signed an agreement to modernize the rural primary schools with a digital education system and access to technological studies. Source: AKP

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