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  • Tuesday December 8th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 08, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 08, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 08, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. WHO said mandatory COVID-19 vaccines should not be used in the vaccination campaign, as a few countries planned to conduct their mass vaccination program. Source: CNA
  2. U.S. continued to pressure China regarding the Hong Kong crisis by imposing sanctions on 14 Chinese individuals who are vice-chairs in the Committee of the NPC.  Source: CNA
  3. The UK and the EU negotiating team said the conditions to finalize the agreement are not met due to the differences on level playing field, governance, and fisheries. Source: Xinhua Net
WORLD
  1. The plan to pull out some of the U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan could give Iran an opportunity to carry out military strikes in the region, said a senior U.S. official. Source: Sputnik
  2. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed 67% of seats in congressional elections boycotted by opposition, with the results being widely rejected internationally. Source: NBC News
  3. Mexican President will replace the current economy minister, Graciela Marquez, with  Tatiana Clouthier who is also one of his campaign leaders. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. Chinese State Councilor called for joint efforts from the U.S. to resume a dialogue and bring back the mutual trust between the two nations for stable bilateral relations. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Singapore and China will meet at the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation under the agenda of public health and economic rejuvenation and push for further cooperation. Source: The Straits Times
  3. PM Suga will allocate a new economic stimulus financial package worth USD708 billion with fiscal measures at USD385 billion to stabilize the economy from the pandemic. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. The bilateral trade between Cambodia and the U.S. increased by 16 percent in the first ten months, bringing the total value to USD5.8 billion. Source: AKP
  2. PM Hun Sen instructed MEF to reserve the national budget to purchase one million doses of coronavirus vaccines for the first batch for high-risk and risk groups. Source: AKP
  3. Human Rights NGOs, CCHR, said the government’s decision in disclosing the identities of the infected patients has violated the rights to privacy of individuals. Source: Khmer Times

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