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  • Tuesday June 16th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 16, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 16, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 16, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The global infected cases of the novel coronavirus have topped 8 million with the U.S. and Europe accounted for more than half of the cases. Source: Gulf News
  2. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has planned to meet a Chinese delegation to talk about bilateral relations this week at a U.S. military base in Hawaii. Source: Reuters
  3. After nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd for several weeks, Trump will sign an executive order on police reform and hold a news conference this Tuesday. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Iran has warned the International Atomic Energy Agency to be neutral in discussion over the Israeli intelligence report on Iran’s violation of international nuclear deal. Source: RT
  2. Salah al-Bardawil, a senior Hamas official has called for Palestenian’s national unity and actions to resist Israel’s plan to annex the occupied West Bank. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Trump said he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, after accusing Germany of failing to reach NATO’s military spending target. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. DPRK said their army is fully ready to re-enter demilitarized zones and take actions against the propaganda leaflets sent into North Korea by defector-led groups. Source: Reuters
  2. Japan decided to cancel the deployment process of two costly land-based American missile defense systems due to safety of the host communities. Source: Shanghai Daily
  3. Singapore will move to its phase two of reopening on June 19, with a range of restrictions to be lifted to allow more businesses and social activities to resume. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. The MoH said it is compulsory for foreigners entering into Cambodia to deposit USD 3,000 as COVID-19 testing and quarantine fees, which is set to be effective from June 15. Source: Fresh News
  2. South Korean officials said the FTA with Cambodia may be signed next month to boost bilateral trade as part of the government’s New Southern Policy. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. The RGC reserved around USD1 billion for economic recovery in Cambodia driven by  the pandemic crisis, wherein the money will be allocated for workers and the vulnerable. Source: Fresh News 

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