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  • Wednesday December 9th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 09, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 09, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 09, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UK will suspend the tariffs imposed on the U.S. goods in an attempt to ease the trade conflict over aircraft subsidies, which will come into effect starting from January 2021. Source: Reuters
  2. Boris Johnson will meet the European Commission President to continue finalizing the Partnership Agreement which specifies the trade EU-UK trade relations after Brexit. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. The House has approved the USD730 billion defence policy bill that will raise the salary of the U.S. troops by 3%, build new weapons systems and military readiness. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Canadian Minister said he was not surprised by the announcement of the U.S. government to nationalize the COVID-19 vaccines, but hoped the contractors abid their responsibility. Source: Sputnik
  2. Joe Biden introduced a health crisis team to contain the pandemic, highlighting the need for mass distribution of vaccines with a goal of 100 million shots within his 100 days in office. Source: CNA
  3. Iranian parliamentary speaker said they have identified and arrested some of the perpetrators involved in the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear physicist. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. Philippines has received military equipment worth USD29 million from the U.S., including sniper rifles and anti-improvised explosive gear to strengthen the nation’s defence. Source: CNA
  2. China summoned the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy, and condemned the U.S. for their sanctions on the members of the NPC Standing Committee. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. India has purchased 1.6 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines as the nation secured 500 million doses from AstraZeneca, 1 billion from Novavax and 100 million from Sputnik V. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia joined an international conference via video on the UN’s resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security in strengthening women’s roles in sustainable peace-building. Source: AKP
  2. The Ministry of Health called on people who had been to the two clothing stores that are currently the hotspots of the Nov. 28 community outbreak to seek self-quarantine. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Ministry of Information appealed to the journalists, especially online news journalists to act professionally and respect the law, as reporting fake news could face legal charges. Source: Khmer Times

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