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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 14, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU and the U.K. will extend the negotiation deadline for the Brexit trade agreement, abandoning the Sunday deadline as both parties agreed to go extra miles. Source: CNA
  2. The U.S. Treasury and NTTIA were hacked with highly sophisticated methods by foreign government-backed hackers, stealing the information from both agencies. Source: Sputnik
  3. Germany will reimpose a tighter lockdown until 10th of January to slow down the busy Christmas shopping in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. The U.S. started delivering COVID-19 vaccine across the states with the initial delivery for 3 million people, and aimed to inoculate more than 100 million people by the first quarter. Source: BBC
  2. Brazilian President was criticized for his inability to prepare the vaccination program after he deliberately rejected the Chinese vaccine, which was politically motivated. Source: The Guardian 
  3. CDC Director announced that he has signed the recommendation to use the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer in partnership with the German Biotech company. Source: Xinhua Net
REGIONS
  1. Taiwan will submit a membership application to the CPTPP once the informal consultations with the existing 11 members are finished and consensus for application is reached. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Alliance of 11 opposition parties in Pakistan organized a protest with ten thousands of people as they demanded PM Imran Khan to step down from office for his military ruling. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Hong Kong announced that they had secured enough COVID-19 vaccine for the entire population but asked the people to remain vigilant since the pandemic is still on-going. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia is not on the list of visa exemptions extension policies that Thai government offered to 56 countries to boost tourism, despite having a bilateral visa exemption agreement.  Source: Khmer Times 
  2. MoH has not decided on which COVID-19 vaccine they will order for Cambodia, as they are keeping a close eye on the effectiveness of the available vaccines around the world. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. Cambodia aimed to fight against climate change with effective measures and called all countries to join hands and fulfill the obligations to achieve carbon neutrality. Source: AKP

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