- China denounced the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim about the manufacturing of coronavirus in a lab in Wuhan, adding that Pompeo does not have any evidence for that.
- Israel’s supreme court cleared the corruption charge on Prime Minister Netanyahu allowing this veteran leader to form a new government and remain in power.
- Trump said that coronavirus pandemic’s impacts on the U.S.’s economy are worse than the Pearl Harbor incident in World War II and the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center.
- Trump threatened to terminate the trade deal agreed in January with China after claiming that China did not live up to the promise to buy US$250B worth of products from the U.S.
- Trump said he had vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to limit his presidential power from issuing military action against Iran without the approval from the Congress.
Source: Jewish News Syndicate
- PM Boris Johnson has revealed that some of the UK’s restrictions could be eased on Monday, but warned of economic impacts if there is a spike in new cases later on.
- Health authorities in Myanmar struggled to trace down the origin of coronavirus on several patients that have no record of travel history or contact with previous patients.
Source: Radio Free Asia
- A commercial satellite shows that a facility near Pyongyang International Airport is certainly almost linked to continuous expansion of ballistic missile programme.
Source: The Straits Times
- Hundreds of Indian police out of 3 million, who were dispatched to enforce the lockdown, tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, raising a concern about over-stretched force.
- Data from the U.S. government reported a 35 percent increase of bilateral trade between Cambodia and the U.S. in the first quarter of the year, equivalent to USD$1.678 million.
- The Minister of MEF urged private sectors to work closely with the government in order to find measures to save the Kingdom’s economy as it was affected by the pandemic.
Source: The Phnom Penh Post
- The Council for the Development of Cambodia has greenlighted three new investment projects worth US$7.9 million that will create 2,100 jobs for local people.