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  • Thursday December 31st, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 31, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 31, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [DECEMBER 31, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The Trump administration will declassify the intelligence information over China’s involvement in paying the non-state actors to attack the American troops in Afghanistan. Source: CNN
  2. China and the EU will carry out an early signing ceremony of the investment pact after the two sides announced the completion of negotiations. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. A nurse in California, tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving Pfizer’s vaccines, but the medical expert claimed that the body needs time to build up the protection. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. The UK’s parliament approved the trade deal with the EU by large majority, making way to  amend ties with the bloc after the UK’s long and divisive journey in Brexit. Source: AP
  2. The U.S. adjusted some of its tariffs on EU products in the dispute over aircraft subsidies, stating that the EU used a timeframe that affected more products than it should cover. Source: BNN Bloomberg
  3. The U.S. investigators said cyber attacks on government agencies this month may have started earlier than expected, as they suspected state-backed Russian hackers. Source: Metro US

 

REGIONS
  1. The U.S. Navy sailed their warships through the sensitive straits of Taiwan for the second time this month after the Chinese aircraft carrier sailed in the same waterways. Source: CNA 
  2. Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists, who are being detained for fleeing by boat to Taiwan, to be in prison for 7 months to 3 years for illegal border crossing. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Thailand imposed restrictions on large public gatherings for New Year celebrations across the country as an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Sam Rainsy in absentia to four years in prison for his insult of Minister Sar Kheng and calling people to stop paying debts. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Private educational institutions have been allowed to reopen starting from 29 December, while the 2020-2021 academic year for public schools will resume on January 11. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Cambodia reported two new cases of COVID-19, in which both patients are returning workers from Thailand where COVID-19 cases are rising. Source: Fresh News

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