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  • Thursday December 24th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 24, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 24, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 24, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UK confirmed the second strain of the coronavirus, previously identified in South Africa, was detected in the country and it appears to be highly concerning. Source: CNBC
  2. China demanded the U.S. to stop abusing the state power to suppress Chinese companies, claiming that the act violated the principle of market economy and fair competition. Source: China.org
  3. President Trump vetoed the defense bill spending that is worth USD740 billion that limits his power to authorize troops withdrawal from Afghanistan and Europe. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. Prime Minister Johnson informed his cabinet that the post-Brexit trade deal will soon be finalized and the deal would end the EU and UK’s import tariffs starting from 01 January. Source: BBC
  2. A deadly attack took place in western Ethiopia and killed 100 people, after Ethiopian PM visited Benishangul-Gumuz region to promote the need for justice for recent attacks. Source: The Guardian
  3. The first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Mexico, becoming the first country in Latin America to approve and receive the vaccine. Source: Al Jazeera

 

REGIONS
  1. China is set on a major investment deal with the EU as China agreed to open the restricted market for the EU and the EU demanded China to end forced labor. Source: SCMP
  2. South Korea signed deals with Pfizer and Janssen to receive COVID-19 vaccines for 10 million and 6 million people respectively, which will be used for inoculation next year. Source: CNA
  3. Thailand’s cabinet sought to legalize the abortion bill that enable women up to 12 weeks pregnant to have abortion with qualified doctors. Source: Bangkok Post
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and Cuba celebrated the 60th years of their diplomatic ties and highlighted the friendly relations in bilateral and multilateral settings of the two countries. Source: AKP
  2. PM Hun Sen told the local authorities and all stakeholders to carry out the fourth round of the cash relief program in a transparent, precise and fair manner to the receivers. Source: AKP
  3. The commercial road connecting Cambodia and Thailand, which costs almost USD2 million, has been completed 90 percent and is expected to be ready ahead of the schedule. Source: Khmer Times

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