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  • Thursday July 2nd, 2020



MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JULY 2, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. The Trump administration remained defensive over intelligence that Russia offered bounties to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, adding the President was not brief on the matter.  Source: Al Jazeera
  2. An Israeli government minister said the West Bank annexation plan might be weeks away, following the absence of a green light from the U.S. Source: Reuters
  3. Among the 87% of ballots counted, more than 77% of Russians voted to support the constitutional changes which would allow President Putin to be in office until 2036. Source: BBC
  1. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the EU over its travel restriction measures, claiming it expressed the EU’s political stance toward the country. Source: RT
  2. PM Boris Johnson offers up to 3 million Hong Kong residents the chance to settle in the UK and apply for citizenship as the new security law is violating Hong Kong’s freedom. Source: BBC
  3. Ethiopia deployed its military in the capital on Wednesday as the protests over the assassination of a popular musician caused more than 80 lives of the protesters. Source: Al Jazeera


  1. Hong Kong police arrested 300 people after thousands of protesters gathered for an annual rally marking the anniversary of British colony’s handover to China in 1997. Source: CNA
  2. Myanmar’s first democratic government in the last half a century will be tested through the parliamentary election which is set to be on November 8.  Source: SCMP
  3. The Japanese city of Yamato announced the new ban on using phones while walking around the neighbourhood’s public roads, squares, and parks. Source: Shanghai Daily



  1. Cambodia and Thailand are in discussion on the possibility of reopening the border gates to restore the economy, with the limitation of people crossing the gates each day. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. The government of Japan granted more than $3 millions through JICA to the human resource development scholarship, aiming to support young government officials. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. More than 150,000 workers in Cambodia were forced out of jobs as roughly 400 garments, footwear and travel goods factories have suspended their operations. Source: Xinhua Net