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  • Friday December 4th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 04, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 04, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 04, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UN Secretary-General warned that COVID-19 pandemic’s aftershocks and damage will remain for decades to come although vaccines are quickly approved. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Trump’s senior intelligence warned that China is the greatest threat to the U.S. and democracy around the world since WWII, and urged for bipartisan action. Source: CNN
  3. The Trump administration added another four Chinese companies to the defense blacklist, including top chipmaker and oil company, making the total list to 35 companies. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. The UNGA President called upon all nations to come together, uphold multilateralism and undertake demonstrable actions in addressing the greatest crisis of the pandemic. Source: China.org.cn
  2. The EU and the UK are still struggling to conclude the Brexit trade agreement with less than four weeks before the deadline as both sides expect concessions from each other. Source: Reuters
  3. Israeli National Security Council warned its people who live in foreign countries of threat of terrorism, adding they should be extra careful during Christian holidays. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. HRW condemned the members of Phillippine army of committing war crime after they posted a photo of a suspected communist rebel fighter. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Thai Finance Minister Arkhom said the reform of tax structure for Thailand will be able to boost income, cope with the global trends and get ready for future challenges. Source: Bangkok Post 
  3. World’s largest coral reef ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is reported to be in a critical state and deteriorating due to the rise of global warming impacts on waters. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and Singapore will continue to enhance their relations in bilateral and multilateral platforms for the benefit of the two nations, the region and the world. Source: AKP
  2. A senior official of the MoC said that negotiations of Cambodia-South Korea FTA are getting close to the signing, as 90 percent of the issues were agreed last month. Source: Khmer Times
  3. MoH announced that a group of Clade 19B viruses, possibly entering Cambodia in October could be a source of community spread which currently infected 22 people. Source: Khmer Times

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