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  • Friday May 8th, 2020

Morning News Brief [May 8, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 8, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 8, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. In a phone call with Putin, Trump emphasized the commitment to effective arms control with Russia and China to avoid a costly arms race in the future.

Source: Reuters

  1. DPRK argued that the recent ROK’s military drills violated the inter-Korean agreements and, at the same time, sent a congratulatory message to China in fight against pandemic.

Source: The Straits Times

  1. China said it supports the WHO investigation into the potential animal origins of the coronavirus but rejects any inquiries with “presumption of guilt”. 

Source: South China Morning Post

 

WORLD
  1. President Donald Trump launched a $10 million ad blitz for the re-election campaign against potential democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

Source: Reuters

  1. The U.S. Senate failed to override Trump’s veto of a measure aimed to limit presidential power to launch military strikes against Iran unless there is congressional approval.

Source: The Washington Post

  1. Sweden confirmed 99 new fatalities which brought COVID-19 death toll in the country to 3,040 cases, as the government decided not to shut down schools and businesses. 

Source: RT

REGIONS
  1. A South Korean spy said there was no sign of Kim Jung Un receiving heart surgery during his sudden absence but it was due to his concerns about the pandemic.

Source: The Japan Times 

  1. The former Malasian PM Mahathir attempted to raise a no-confidence against Mr.Tan Sri Muyiddin Yassin as a PM, claiming that his successor does not have majority support.

Source: The Straits Times 

  1. Australia will ease some of its restrictions in four-week stages, after the national Cabinet met on Friday as the number of new cases fell below 20 each day.

Source: The Straits Times

CAMBODIA
  1. Vietnam soldiers start removing their tents from the border at Koh Thom district next to An Giang province where Cambodia and Vietnam do not have border agreement yet. 

Source: Khmer Times

  1. A group of young innovators are set to launch a mobile application, with the support from MoH and MPTC, to assist people to monitor their health while in quarantine.

Source: Khmer Times 

  1. The Cambodia Embassy in Kuwait will send a Cambodian family of four back to their home country after being stuck in the UAE due to travel restriction.

Source: Khmer​​ Times

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