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  • Tuesday June 23rd, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 23, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. U.S. officials will meet this week to discuss whether to support Israeli’s plan to annex the occupied West Bank as the start date set by Prime Minister Netanyahu is approaching. Source: Reuters
  2. The Trump administration added four Chinese media outlets to foreign mission organizations list due to their relations to the government and the Communist Party. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Brazil’s death tolls have surpassed more than 50,000 cases, making it the second country after the U.S. that suffered most deaths by the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. French President Emmanuel Macron accuses Turkey of playing a dangerous game in meddling in Libya and called its targeting of a French ship as NATO brain death. Source: RT
  2. The Yemeni government backed by Saudi Arabia and the southern separatist forces have reached a ceasefire agreement and will meet for peace talks in Saudi Arabia. Source: Reuters
  3. Thousands of Palestinians have rallied on Monday against the Israeli’s annexation plan, with dozens of foreign diplomats attending the protest in Jericho. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. Japan’s Ishigaki City assembly has renamed an area covering a group of disputed islands, which China claimed the move to be a serious provocation to China’s sovereign territory. Source: SCMP
  2. Thai scientists have administered the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine trial on monkeys and are waiting for a positive response to move to human trials as early as october. Source: CNA
  3. RoK officials have confirmed that they believe the country is encountering the second wave of the coronavirus infections, despite reporting relatively low numbers. Source: BBC

 

 

CAMBODIA

  1. SPM Hun Sen said yesterday that the new international airport will employ 20,000 workers a day when the construction is at its full capacity. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. RGC lifted the ban on cross-border movement with Vietnam, while the prevention guidelines remain in place to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmission. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. SPM Hun Sen has confirmed that the RGC will spend over USD 25 million per month to support vulnerable families who are suffering from COVID-19 impacts. Source:AKP

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