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  • Wednesday May 13th, 2020

Morning News Brief [May 13, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 13, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 13, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The Senators have proposed a legislation that gives the President an authority to impose sanctions on China if they fail to cooperate with the investigation on COVID-19. Source: Sputnik
  1. The EU’s plans to boost defence cooperation have been threatened by the coronavirus economic recovery funding, risking military organization for at least three years. Source: Al Jazeera
  1. The UK’s death toll surpassed 40,000 which  is the worst record in Europe, raising questions to Prime Minister Jonhson’s management over his handling of the virus. Source: Reuters

 

WORLD
  1. Russia’s UN ambassador slammed the United States for arguing that it remains a party to the Iran nuclear deal even though it has quitted for two years. Source: Reuters
  1. Thousands of schools throughout France have reopened as the lockdowns aimed to curb the coronavirus were eased despite the concern over the second wave. Source: CNA
  1. Portugal will take in 500 children from Greek refugee camps as soon as the restrictions on movement aimed to contain the spread of the coronavirus are lifted. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. India unveiled a $270 billion stimulus package to help labor workers and small businesses as the country is struggling with the impacts of coronavirus and lockdown. Source: RFI
  1. South Korea is using mobile data and credit card records to trace people after the new clusters of coronavirus cases were found in clubs in Seoul’s nightlife district Itaewon. Source: The Straits Times
  1. Ten people were injured and approximately 330 shanties were destroyed in a fire in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Southern part Bangladesh. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. A finding by IMF revealed that according to the past experiences on pandemics and its subsequent economic shocks, low-skilled workers is the group that is the worst hit. Source: Khmer Times 
  1. The construction of a new airport in Siem Reap with an area of 700 hectares and total investment of $880 million is expected to be completed in March 2023. Source: AKP
  1. The Ministry of Planning ordered all provincial authorities to identify poor families so that the government can hand them supporting aid amid the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Khmer Times 

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