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  • Friday May 15th, 2020

Morning News Brief [May 15, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 15, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 15, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. President Trump showed further relationship deterioration with China over COVID-19, which also has a spillover effect on the bilateral trade deal, threatening to cut ties. 

Source: CNA

  1. The U.S. republican-led senate on Thursday approved the bill to impose sanction on China over the human rights abuse on Uighurs muslim minority.

Source: Bloomberg

  1. The global coronavirus fatality rate surpassed 300,000, half of which have been reported by the U.S., UK and Italy, while the number of the infected cases is approaching 4.5 million.  

Source: Reuters

WORLD
  1. The U.S. considers putting Cuba back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism following its support for Maduro and the protection for leaders of Colombia’s ELN rebel group.

Source: Reuters

  1. Russian embassy in the U.S. sent a letter to the New York Times demanding for the renouncement of the headline that accused Moscow of fabricating the COVID-19 cases. 

Source: Sputnik 

  1. Two new studies showed that the Malaria drug that Donald Trump claimed to be a potential treatment for COVID-19 did not see significant improvement. 

Source: CNA

REGIONS
  1. Japanese PM Abe lifted a state of emergency in 39 of its 47 prefectures, excluding Tokyo and Osaka, while his government is working on a second package to help the economy. 

Source: CNA

  1. Wuhan said it has tested 3 million out of 11 million residents for COVID-19 after the new cluster of infections raised fears of a second wave in the city. 

Source: Reuters

  1. China said it will not give into the U.S. legislation bill that held China responsible for the COVID-19 outbreak, hinting that the country is working on counter-sanctions.

Source: RT

CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen will lead a cabinet meeting to discuss and rectify on draft laws on anti-money laundering, terrorism financing and counter-proliferation financing. 

Source: The Phnom Penh Post 

  1. The Interior Ministry issued a letter to provinces to tighten lockdown at their border checkpoint as migrant workers tried to cross the border to find jobs amid the pandemic.

Source: Khmer Times 

  1. The local firms conducted feasibility plans hoping to reopen a decades-long abandoned airport in Battambong to decide whether to expand or renovate the current airport. 

Source: AKP

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