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  • Thursday June 4th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 04, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 04, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 04, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The World Health Organization said the hydroxychloroquine trials for the treatment of the new coronavirus will resume, after it was discontinued due to the side effects. Source: RT
  2. After visiting the White House on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper reversed his decision that was meant to deploy troops to Washington D.C. to cope with Floyd protests. Source: NBC
  3. Molotov cocktails were used in Athen protests against racism, which was joined by 3,000 people, as the riot police responded with tear gas near the U.S. Embassy in Greek. Source: CNA

 

WORLD
  1. The troop of the internationally recognized government of Libya, GNA, took control over the Tripoli international airport that has been closed since 2014. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Felicien Kabuga has ruled by a French court to be handed over to a United Nations tribunal as he is indicted of genocide and incitement to commit suicide, among other charges. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Three other policemen of Minneapolis were charged for their involvement in the killing of a handcuffed man George Floyd that triggered the nationwide protests. Source: CNA

 

REGIONS
  1. China told the UK not to interfere in Hong Kong’s internal affairs as they have no jurisdiction over the city, after the UK criticized the security law imposed by China. Source: CNA
  2. North Korea said the U.S. is in no position to criticize China over Hong Kong or human rights as Washington threatened to use dogs to restraint the anti-racism protests at home. Source: Reuters
  3. The Congress of the Philippines approved the proposed controversial anti-terrorism bill despite the concerns from legal experts that it might be used to justify the abuse of rights. Source: SC​MP

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia Border Affair Committee rejected the Vietnamese government’s claim that the tents set up within their own territory and did not violate the undemarcated border. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. Four more Cambodian peacekeepers stationed in Mali tested positive for the coronavirus, which brings the total infected cases to 10 and 1 death so far. Source: Thmey Thmey
  3. The representatives from the garment sectors filed a request to the European Commission to postpone the scheduled withdrawal of EBA trade preferences for 12 months. Source: AKP

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