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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 11, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 11, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 11, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize their diplomatic relations by opening liaison offices in Rabat and Tel Aviv, after Trump recognized Morocco’s sovereignty in the Western Sahara. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Boris Johnson was reported to be instructing his government to prepare the procedures of leaving the EU’s single market after the dinner meeting ended with no desirable outcomes. Source: CNA
  3. Russian Ambassador to the U.S. said Washington’s new sanctions on two Russian and six other entities will further deteriorate the bilateral relation that is already in crisis. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. The EU leaders reached an agreement on a financial package, unblocking USD2.2 trillion in funds to crucial parts of the bloc’s with the weakest economies hit by the pandemic. Source: The New York Times
  2. The U.S. Department of Defense considered the possibility of halting the majority of Pentagon’s military support to the CIA’s counterterrorism missions by January 2021. Source: Sputnik
  3. The French Government announced a new COVID-19 curfew to replace the six-week long nationwide COVID-19 lockdown after witnessing the ever-increasing cases. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. Singapore and the UK signed a free trade deal that covered more than USD30 billion, enabling enterprises from both countries to have the same benefits as the EU nations. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Thai democracy activists gathered the rallies in front of the UN’s office in Bangkok to seek for their support in pressuring the country into repealing the les majeste laws. Source: CNA
  3. South Korea has established a container ward made from the shipping container in order to facilitate mass testing as the COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother have donated USD500,000 each to the Royal Government of Cambodia in purchasing the coronavirus vaccines for Cambodian people. Source: AKP
  2. WHO representative in Cambodia said they will provide vaccine support to the RGC which is approximately 20% of the population, and the vaccines are expected to arrive in 2021. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has announced the new date for Grade 12 examination which will fall on January 11, following the instruction by PM Hun Sen.  Source: Khmer Times

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