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Morning News Brief [May 18, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 18, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 18, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo warned that the interference of Chinese government with US journalists in Hong Kong could affect assessment of Hong Kong’s status. Source: Reuters
  1. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni said Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria, reaffirming demand for the U.S. to withdraw their troops from the Middle East. Source: Reuters
  1. The U.S. successfully launched its hi-tech drone back into the orbit for the sixth secretive mission in space where it will be remotely conducting a series of experiments. Source: SCMP
WORLD
  1. China’s Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead in his bed in the apartment in Herzliya, northern part of Israel, confirmed by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and police. Source: RT
  1. Rwadan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga, who has been living in incognito in a sub-urb of Paris, was arrested on Sunday, ending 26 years on the run. Source: Reuters
  1. Italy will reopen shops, restaurants and hair salons on Monday as the government further eased restrictions of one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. India extended lockdown measures to contain the spread of coronavirus until May 31 after the country reported a highest single-day spike in the number of infected cases. Source: SCMP
  1. Japan’s economy slid into recession as the GDP declined by 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, seeing the effects hit even before COVID-19’s economic shutdown. Source: AFP
  1. Hong Kong researchers revealed that the widespread use of face masks could reduce the rate of COVID-19 non-contact transmission by more than 60 percent. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen said the treason trial of former opposition leader Kem Sokha which is expected to be concluded in three months could be delayed until next year. Source: Khmer Times
  1. The government approved the request made by the GMAC to produce all kinds of masks, medical supplies and protective clothes in response to national demands and exporting. Source: Khmer Times
  1. During the past two weeks of the reinforcement of the revised traffic laws, more than 20,000 vehicles were fined which resulted in the decline of traffic accidents. Source: AKP

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