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  • Wednesday June 17th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 17, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 17, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 17, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Trump signed an executive order on police reforms aiming to improve the practices while turning down the impulse to defund and dismantle the police. Source: BBC
  2. The North-South joint cooperation facility in Kaesong Industrial Zone was completely destroyed due to an explosion, after a week of communication cut between the two Koreas. Source: Shanghai Daily 
  3. WHO welcomes the clinical trials that show dexamethasone, a widely available type of corticosteroid medication that reduces the mortality of COVID-19 patients. Source: Sputnik

 

WORLD
  1. The European Union chief’s diplomat has called on EU member states to provide additional support to operation Irini aimed at halting arms embargo to Libya. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Turkey’s Defense Ministry confirmed that their warplanes have struck Kurdish targets in northern Iraq, the second air operation of Claw-Eagle in recent days. Source: Reuters
  3. Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank, which was green-lighted by Donald Trump’s peace plan, has been condemned by almost 50 UN human rights experts. Source: BBC
REGIONS
  1. North Korea said it had rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease the bilateral tensions and vowed to redeploy troops to demilitarised border. Source: Reuters
  2. Indian officials said at least 20 of their soldiers were killed in a clash with China following the rise of tensions in Ladakh, a disputed Himalyan border area. Source: BBC
  3. China reported another 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday that pushed 29 communities in the Chinese capital to impose another lockdown. Source: CBS News

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia co-chaired the intergovernmental coordinating committee with Chinese counterpart, sharing positive expectations on the finalization of bilateral FTA in near future. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. RGC planned to trim the 2021 state budget to $4 billion which accounts for about 50 percent drop from the initial plan of $8.2 billion of the 2020 state budget. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. MEF held a meeting with the SCCR to discuss the draft law on management and usage of state assets to reduce the risk of collusion and overlapping of ownership. Source: The Phnom Penh Post

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