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  • Thursday February 11th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [FEBRUARY 11, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Chinese critics criticized the WHO’s findings on the origins of COVID-19 as staged by the Chinese government that deflected them from being responsible for causing the global crisis. Source: The Epoch Times 
  2. U.S. President Biden signed an order to impose sanction on Myanmar’s military for the relinquishment of military power, after thousands of people protested for democracy. Source: CNA
  3. Biden launched the new task force of the Pentagon to assess the U.S. policy and provide recommendations on defence strategy in addressing the affairs with China. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. A Russian diplomat expected that the U.S. under Biden’s administration will shape their policy toward Russia within a month and will begin to implement them. Source: TASS
  2. The Bank of England Governor Bailey told the EU that it is not the time to have regional arguments with Britain over the financial service after Brexit. Source: Reuters 
  3. Germany Chancellor and 16 governors agreed to extend the current national lockdown until March 7th  over the concerns of a new virus variant. Source: Euronews
REGIONS
  1. Hundreds of Thai protesters took to the street to demand the release of 4 activists pending on trials for criticizing the King, a punishable crime that is up to 15 years in prison. Source: CNA
  2. Kim Jong-un called for active engagement of his ruling Party’s Worker in the new five-year economic plan and blamed the party for the country’s past failures of implementation. Source: Reuters 
  3. Brunei received the first batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines from China, and the Minister of Health said that it reflected the close bilateral relations between two nations. Source: Xinhua Net

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and the U.K. have convened a meeting via a video conference to discuss sustainable investment opportunities in Cambodia. Source: AKP
  2. Ministry of Environment launched a report to execute the UNFCCC that highlighted the government ambition to cut down 64.6 million tonnes of greenhouse emissions by 2030. Source: AKP
  3. The Ministry of Agriculture imposed a strict control over transport of live pigs in Banteay Meanchey province after African swine flu was detected in the province. Source: Khmer Times

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