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  • Friday May 22nd, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 22, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 22, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MAY 22, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Trump’s administration said it would withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty after raising continuous concerns regarding Russia’s non-compliance to the treaty. Source: Reuters
  2. Health Secretary of  U.K. announced the plans for the antibody certificates and testing to gather datas that suggested 5% of people in London tested positive for the Coronavirus. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Jordan’s Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz warned that he could reconsider relations with Israel over their plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank. Source: Sputnik

 

WORLD
  1. Russia announced a latest radar, which is a new edition to the Protivnik family, capable of tracking a wide range of flying objects and hypersonic weapons. Source: RT
  1. Job losses in the U.S. surpassed 38.6 million with 2.43 million layoffs last week while  officials are debating on an additional stimulus package to rescue the economy. Source: Channel NewsAsia
  1. Palestenian Authority has refused to accept medical aid shipment from Etihad’s cargo flight through Israel because the UAE has not coordinated with them. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. As China attempts to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, the activists call for a march against the plan, claiming that it would take away their autonomy and freedom. Source: Reuters
  2. Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President on her inauguration, by stating the strong support for Taiwan’s democracy amid the heavy tension with China. Source: VOA
  3. Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 95 people in India and Bangladesh, the fiercest one  since 1999 leaving a massive destruction cleanup. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. MoH reported that a Cambodian man returned  from the Philippines tested positive with COVID-19, urging other 62 passengers to stay quarantined for 14 days in a hotel. Source: Khmer Times 
  1. MFA.IC sent a diplomatic note to the Veitnamese embassy over the setting up of tents at 9 locations along the dispute locations in Koh Thom and Loeuk Dek districts. Source: Khmer Times
  1. ASEM13 is going to be held in Cambodia as scheduled, although there are concerns over the possible risk caused by COVID-19 on the organization of the summit. Source: AKP 

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