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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 18, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 18, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 18, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. French FM said the EU and the U.S. should find a common ground to suspend the trade disputes over price escalation and taxes on aircraft parts and wines. Source: Politico 
  2. Russian’s authorities have detained Kremlin critic Navalny on his arrival in Moscow from Germany, reigniting the political clashes in the West to impose sanctions on Russia. Source: Reuters 
  3. Joe Biden will deliver a message that calls for national unity once he starts his administration and promises to resolve the fragmentation during Trump’s administration. Source: The Guardian
WORLD
  1. Trump’s administration notified a number of Huawei Technology’s suppliers that they have  revoked their licenses to work with the Chinese company. Source: Bloomberg
  2. Portugal’s Health Minister mentioned that the nation’s healthcare system is under a situation of extreme pressure due to the ever increasing cases of COVID-19. Source: Reuters 
  3. Serbia has received a million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China as the President of Serbia praised the great friendship between China and Serbia. Source: Xinhua Net
REGIONS
  1. DPRK passed a decision made by the ruling party meeting where Kim Jong-un vowed to strengthen the nuclear deterrence and propose new plans to recover the economy. Source: CNA
  2. Indonesia’s terrorism cells actively continued their activities by seeking new recruits, radicalization and plotting the next attacks as the country struggle to fight with COVID-19. Source: CNA
  3. PM Narenda Modi of India launched the mass COVID-19 vaccination program to more than 1.3 billion people as front line workers will be the first group to receive the vaccine. Source: BBC
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and nine other ASEAN member states signed a protocol on Mutual Recognition Agreement in Thailand aiming to enhance tourism expertise in the region. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  2. Chinese government contributed 1 million doses of vaccines to the Royal Government of Cambodia to provide to 500,000 people to fight against COVID-19. Source: AKP
  3. PM Hun Sen will be the first-ever recipient in Cambodia to take the Sinopharm vaccine from China in order to build trust for the vaccine. Source: Khmer Times

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