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  • Wednesday December 23rd, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 23, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The European Commission has pushed forward the non-binding recommendation that called for all EU countries to lift the travel ban against the U.K. Source: BBC
  2. President-elect Joe Biden said he will take action, following the recent cyber attack which harmed national security as he blamed Trump for mishandling this serious issue. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Antarctica is experiencing its first ever COVID-19 outbreak with 36 confirmed cases, as health authorities conducted quarantine and monitored the isolation. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Israel will reportedly hold a snap election after the political coalition of two party leaders is collapsing, leading to the dissolution of the parliament on 2020 and 2021 budget issues. Source: Sputnik
  2. President Putin has approved of the legislation that provides lifetime immunity to the former president and their family from the prosecution of crimes. Source: The Guardian
  3. Europe is now the only region that reached 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 with the recent discovery of the new variant of coronavirus. Source: Reuters

 

REGIONS
  1. China is ready to improve the relations with Laos to a new stage, write the new chapters between the two countries for the new era and push forward the China-Laos community. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. China released a new white paper on new energy security with four policy reforms, for a new approach to energy independence and to boost international cooperation. Source: Sputnik
  3. The President of Indonesia reshuffled his cabinet following months of speculation and criticism of their mishandling of COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and Vietnam reached a historic milestone as the two countries officially exchanged the document on the ratification of 84 percent of border demarcation. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The Post and Telecommunications Minister and experts held a virtual meeting with Facebook representatives to discuss digital tax and drafting of policy for digital services. Source: AKP
  3. Unicef offered to deliver up to 850 tonnes per month of COVID-19 vaccines that Cambodia will order from Covax as an assistance to low-and lower-middle-income countries. Source: Khmer Times

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