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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 21, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 21, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 21, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU began to impose stricter travel restrictions on the travelers from the UK, following the rapid increase cases of a new coronavirus strain in the UK. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Trump’s bid for Presidency is still underway as he raised the possibility of engaging the military through martial law at the White House meeting. Source: The Independent
  3. The UK government announced that they will impose emergency lockdown in London and Southern England, following the discovery of the new strain of COVID-19 cases. Source: The Dong-A Ilbo
WORLD
  1. Iraqi military mentioned that an outlawed group targeted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad with 8 rockets that activated the embassy’s defensive system to deflect the attack. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. President Putin ordered the country intelligence agencies to continue to provide their assistance and protect Russia’s national security from potential threats. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. The U.S. Congress approved a COVID-19 financial relief package, worth USD900 billion, to support businesses, individuals, and vaccines distribution support funds. Source: CNA

 

REGIONS
  1. Taiwan deployed ships and aircraft on to stand guard in response to the passing of Chinese aircraft carrier group through Taiwan Strait, after a U.S. warship sailed through. Source: CNA
  2. The UN human rights office urged Thailand to reform the Les Majeste law that imposed serious criminal charges against protesters as it violates freedom of expression. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. China approved 26 fixed-assets investment projects, centered around the transport, informatization and energy industries that are worth approximately USD57 billion in total. Source: Xinhua Net
CAMBODIA
  1. MISTI decided to adopt two more international standards for national implementation on information and household electrical security as a journey towards Industry 4.0. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia tightened its border after the Thai government reported the sudden rise of 500 COVID-19 cases, and instructed the people along the border to take preventive measures. Source: Khmer Times
  3. RGC announced to provide USD12,500 to each of the seven provinces bordering Thailand to fight against COVID-19, following the announcement of 500 cases in Thailand. Source: AKP

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