MORNIGN NEWS BRIEF [ March 22, 2021]

MORNIGN NEWS BRIEF [ March 22, 2021]

MORNIGN NEWS BRIEF [ March 22, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Bulgarian government will declare Russian diplomats persona non gratae after the Defense military and intelligence detected the suspicions of spying for Russia. Source: TASS
  2. The EU rejected the UK’s calls to ship AstraZeneca’s vaccines produced in the factory in the Netherlands, despite it being the listed suppliers for both the EU and the UK. Source: Reuters
  3. President Biden and Vice President Harris condemned the rise of racism within the U.S after the deadly shooting of six Asian women in Atlanta last week. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Iranian Supreme Leader reiterated the possibility of Iran to rejoin the JCPOA by demanding the Biden administration to withdraw the sanction first. Source: Sputnik
  2. The EU Commission President has said that the European Union could not donate the COVID-19 vaccine with other countries as the bloc is struggling with its own supply. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. The EU and the U.S. denounced Turkey’s withdrawal from a convention that is designed to protect women’s rights and urged Turkish government to reconsider their decision. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. North Korea closed down their embassy in Malaysia after Pyongyang cut their diplomatic ties over extradition of a North Korean man to the U.S. to face money laundering charges. Source: CNA
  2. South Korea and Japan hinted their wills to strengthen defense ties as the two U.S. allies work to boost regional security, including the threats in the Korean Peninsula. Source: The Straits Times
  3. The Phillipines called on more than 200 vessels with the militias to leave the SCS reef claiming that their presence provoked actions to militarize the disputed maritime zone. Source: Nikkei Asia
CAMBODIA
  1. The government of Japan has provided UNICEF Cambodia with over USD3 million to launch a new project aimed to stop violence against children during COVID-19 crisis. Source: Khmer Times
  2. MCFA announced to temporarily close down cinemas, theaters, and museums nation-wide until further notice to slow down the spread of community transmission. Source: AKP
  3. BAKC and CNCW signed a MoU to provide the legal services to less fortunate women and girls who are prone to violence and provide training to the related authorities. Source: The Phnom Penh Post