MONRING NEWS BRIEF [September 20, 2021]

MONRING NEWS BRIEF [September 20, 2021]

MONRING NEWS BRIEF [September 20, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. France called off the upcoming defense meeting with Britain as Paris continued to fume over the U.S. nuclear-submarine deal with Australia that also includes the UK. Source: RT
  2. France’s Armed Forces Minister visited Mali to pressure the military junta to end talks on bringing Russian mercenaries into the country and return the country to constitutional order. Source: Reuters
  3. The annual UN General Assembly will take place physically in New York to discuss the expanding access of COVID-19 vaccine and the rising harms of the climate crisis. Source: The Japan Times
WORLD
  1. The UK Foreign Secretary will meet with Iranian counterpart to demand for the immediate release of the UK nationals who are detained in Iran. Source: Bloomberg
  2. Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports Putin, received a majority in the parliament despite the crackdown on critics and losing one fifth of its support. Source: The Guardian
  3. Trudeau took his final pitch before the election and vowed that his Liberal party could end COVID-19 pandemic and criticized his main rival for taking the wrong approach. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. North Korea signaled warning of nuclear arms races after the UK and the U.S. agreed to provide technological support to Australia in building nuclear-submarines. Source: BNN Bloomberg
  2. China has conducted military drills in the air and at the sea in the territory near theTaiwan straits, following the U.S. missile destroyers that involved aircraft and bombers. Source: TASS
  3. Indonesian forces killed the leader of the militant group, with linkage to the Islamic State, MIT, as the authorities believe they were behind the 2020 brutal murder. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia has launched the BEEP, aiming to provide opportunities for youth, garment workers, and out-of-school students to continue skill-learning. Source: AKP
  2. The MoC confirmed that Cambodia’s export of garment and accessories reached USD 5.021 billion in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 3.3 percent. Source: Khmer Times
  3. PM Hun Sen underlined that the booster dose campaign for the general public will kick off in October, emphasizing that the campaign will be based on a voluntary basis. Source: AKP