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  • Wednesday December 16th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 16, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 16, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 16, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Mexican lawmakers approved a legislation which will strictly limit the activities of foreign agents in Mexico and waive their diplomatic immunity. Source: The New York Times 
  2. The EU will evaluate the vaccines from Pfizer and German Biotech and set to approve the vaccines before 2021, following the U.S. and U.K vaccines campaigns. Source: Reuters
  3. Trump is reportedly planning to veto an annual major defense bill that hinders his authority to reduce the U.S. troops in South Korea from 28,500 troops. Source: KBS World
WORLD
  1. The UN’s senior official called for urgent financial support for Afghanistan, claiming that 5 million Afghans needed urgent assistance, as a result of the pandemic and conflict. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Putin congratulated the U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for his victory in the tough election that had caused considerable controversies, following the result of the electoral college. Source: BBC
  3. The U.S. FDA scientists said the Moderna vaccine is safe with 94% effectiveness, adding that it would be the second vaccine possibly to be approved for use in the U.S. Source: BBC
REGIONS
  1. President Xi announced that China is ready for bilateral relations with Tanzania in sharing development strategies and building a China-Africa community with a shared future. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Taiwanese President said the island may become a weapons supplier to the West, following the launch of an advanced missile-laden warship and minelayer. Source: CNA
  3. Malaysia Parliament has approved PM Muhyiddin’s first federal budget that is worth USD105 billion and the bill was sent to the Upper House for final ratification. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. The PM stated that Cambodia will not accept any coronavirus vaccines that have not been approved by the WHO, even if it is given for free, to protect the health of the people. Source: Khmer Times
  2. RGC signed an agreement with the U.S. for an additional USD66.2 million grant to Cambodia to assist public health, education, agriculture, and environment sectors. Source: AKP
  3. EIB will invest approximately USD97 million for the irrigated agriculture development project to provide water and irrigation networks across Cambodia. Source: AKP

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