MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 30, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 30, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 30, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 30, 2020]

HOT NEWS
  1. Turkish opposition lawmakers pledged to block the ratification of the extradition agreement with China, citing the fear of Uyghurs facing political persecution by China. Source: RFA
  2. The European Council approved the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and its provisional application, and the agreement is expected to be signed on Wednesday. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. Mike Pompeo accused Chinese government of lying regarding the claims on COVID-19 origin that the U.S. military brought the virus to Wuhan or that it was lab-manufactured. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. Russia and Turkey’s Foreign Ministers discussed the development of bilateral relations and the creation of the joint peacekeeping center at Nagorno-Karabakh. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. The U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of helicopter and spare parts of missile systems to Kuwait in two seperate deals which could cost up to USD4.2 billion. Source: Metro US
  3. ESCWA reported that the Arab countries have lost USD140 billion, which translated to negative 3% growth for 2020, while it is expected to rebound up to 3.5% in 2021. Source: Xinhua Net

 

REGIONS
  1. DPRK’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un hosted a politburo meeting for the congress to establish new economic and political goals to combat the growing challenges. Source: CNA
  2. Indian PM planned to increase spending budget to invest on much-needed sectors that have been bit by the pandemic and to recover the economy. Source: BNN Bloomberg
  3. Indonesian new Health Minister said that the country is finalising the agreements to secure 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca and Pfizer. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia is set to provide humanitarian actions by donating face masks and medical supplies to Nepal as parts of the effort to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. KrisEnergy Ltd said that oil production has begun to flow from the Apsara oil field’s offshore Cambodia Block A concession, marking a historic day for Cambodia. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. Indian naval ship that carries 15 tonnes of humanitarian assistance and flood relief has arrived in Cambodia to provide support to the flood-affected citizens. Source: AKP