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  • Wednesday February 10th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 10, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 10, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 10, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU threatened to impose new sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Alexei Navalyn saying Putin is an authoritarian leader who afraids of democracy. Source: Reuters
  2. The UN has confirmed that DPRK and Iran resumed their collaboration on the development of long range missiles though Tehran denied the claims. Source: France24
  3. The WHO-led mission concluded their 28 days in Wuhan saying that it is unlikely that COVID-19 virus leaked from Wuhan lab and suggested a study on frozen animal products. Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. The U.S. senate voted 56-44 to resume the impeachment trial of Trump to debate on whether Trump’s action during office will be held with constitutional accountability or not. Source: The Straits Times
  2. The UK has approved arms exports worth nearly $1.9 billion to Saudi Arabia between July and September last year after the ban on weapons sales to the Gulf country was lifted. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Russian Navy missile cruiser has been deployed to the Barents Sea to complete comprehensive combat training tasks related to providing maritime security in the Artic. Source: TASS
REGIONS
  1. President Xi announced cooperation between Eastern European countries during the CEEC summit stressing on extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. The Myanmar military destroyed the NLD’s party headquarters as the U.S. and the UN strongly condemned the violence against the protestors and urged the return to democracy. Source: CNA
  3. Thailand’s parliament has issued an amendment on the national criminal code that legalises women to have the abortionin the first trimester of their pregnancy. Source: Al Jazeera

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat COVID-19 oversaw the logistic arrangement and the implementation of strategy and will begin the vaccination campaign from Feb 10. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  2. Cambodia’s export to the U.S. in 2020 increased by 22.8 percent compared to 2019 despite the COVID-19 crisis, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Source: AKP
  3. According to the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to combat climate change in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Source: Khmer Times

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