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  • Tuesday June 30th, 2020



MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JUNE 30, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
  1. In response to Iran’s request to arrest Donald Trump for murdering General Qassem Soleimani, Interpol said its own rules would not allow such action. Source: RT
  2. The EU has named 14 safe countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the EU from July 1, despite the on-going pandemic, while the U.S., Brazil, and China are excluded. Source: BBC
  3. WHO is sending a team to China next week to investigate the origins of the COVID-19, saying that they can fight the virus better if they know everything about it. Source: CNA


  1. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expelled the EU ambassador to the country after the European Council decided to impose sanctions on his high-ranking officials. Source: RT
  2. French President Emmaunel Macron rejected national conclusions based on the results from local elections which his party, LaRem, has lost on Sunday. Source: Reuters
  3. At least 32 people have died, and another 20 people are reported missing in ferry crashes in Bangladesh near the capital Dhaka and close to the country’s largest river port. Source: BBC
  1. U.S. Navy joined the military drill off the Chinese coast in the Philippines sea, shortly after ASEAN sternly criticized China’s claims of hydrocarbons in the South China Sea. Source: Sputnik
  2. Japan has opposed the U.S. reform plan to include South Korea in the G7 meeting this year, arguing the differences of policy on China and North Korea. Source: SCMP
  3. India has banned 59 mobile applications which were mostly Chinese, targeting China in the online space weeks after the border clash between the two countries. Source: Al Jazeera



  1. Mr. Kem Sokha was accused of paying lip service by a spokesman for ruling CPP yesterday since his statement does not reflect the real situation in Cambodia. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The Minister of Tourism said that Cambodia’s target of hosting more than 7 million tourists in 2020 will be delayed to 2025 due to COVID-19 struggles. Source: Thmey Thmey
  3. A Cambodian returnee, who tested positive of COVID-19 in Cambodia, had actually been successfully treated in Malaysian hospital before they entered Cambodia. Source: Khmer Times