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  • Thursday January 14th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 14, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 14, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 14, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Canada and the UK proposed restricting measures aiming to prevent goods produced by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur from entering the global supply chain. Source: The Epoch Times
  2. Trump has become the first U.S. president to be impeached for the second time by the House of Representative in bipartisan vote over the incitement of insurrection. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Over 20,000 National Guard members are expected to be deployed in Washington D.C. to secure Joe Biden’s inauguration after experiencing violent riot at the capitol. Source: CNN
WORLD
  1. Israel conducted airstrike which was an overnight raid against arm depot and military position in east Syria, killing at least 14 syrian forces, 16 Iraqi fighters and 11 Afghans. Source: The Guardian
  2. Italy is facing political meltdown after the Prime Minister withdrew his Italia Viva party from the country’s ruling coalition, a move which could call for a snap election. Source: The Guardian 
  3. Belgian law enforcement officers detained over 70 people, following the social unrest between police and protesters in Brussel over the police brutality. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. China is seeking to deepen the mutual political trust and promote the bilateral exchange with Hungary over the issue of state governance and legislation. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. Japan will suspend the arrangement of business travelers from 11 Asian nations and ban the entry of non-resident travelers due to the spike of COVID-19 infection. Source: The Japan Times 
  3. President of Indonesia has received the first dose of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine which marked the launch of Indonesia’s mass vaccination programme. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. King Norodom Sihamoni issued a royal decree to reduce sentence and pardon inmates five times a year during the country’s public holidays. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia and the EU discussed the drafts of European Development Cooperation Strategy for Cambodia to align with the government’s development priorities. Source: Khmer Times
  3. National Bank of Cambodia governor, Chea Chanto, has been honoured as Asia-Pacific’s central banker of the year for his successful navigation during the hardship of pandemic. Source: Khmer Times

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