MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 04, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 04, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 04, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 04, 2021]

HOT NEWS
  1. A report by the New York Times suggested that suspected Russia-backed hackers gained access to at least 250 U.S. federal agencies and top enterprises in the U.S. Source: The National Herald
  2. IAEA has confirmed that Iran has enhanced their nuclear plan by increasing the uranium purity to 20% at the Fordow facility amid the ongoing tension with the U.S. Source: The Guardian 
  3. Biden’s national security advisor demanded Iran to include the Tehran ballistic program on the agenda for the negotiation of theU.S. return to the Iran nuclear deal. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. New York Stock Exchange will delist three Chinese telecom firms linked to China’s military, prohibiting U.S. investors from buying or selling shares in these companies. Source: The Guardian
  2. Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have scheduled another talk in January to resolve the dispute on Addis Abada’s dam after the previous negotiation has failed. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. 2.7 millions Palestinian in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were excluded from the Israel’s mass vaccination program as human right watch groups are criticizing Israel’s action. Source: The Guardian
REGIONS
  1. China and the EU concluded the investment agreement which will project new vitality to enhance more investments and job opportunities for global economy’s recovery. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. India has approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and local company Bharat Biotech, but reserved for the emergency situation only. Source: CNA
  3. Indonesia has proceeded with the nationwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines after the state vaccine producer received a total of 3 millions doses from Sinovac Biotech. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia will donate 2 million facemasks and other necessary medical supplies to Pakistan as a contribution to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: AKP
  2. The Minister of Agriculture reported milled rice export to China increased 16.6 percent in 2020 from 248,105 tonnes in the previous year to 289,439 tonnes. Source: Cambodianess
  3. Angkor Enterprise revealed that the Archeological Park in Angkor had received some 400,000 foreign visitors for 2020, a contraction of 81.8% compared to 2019. Source: Cambodianess