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  • Friday January 22nd, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 22, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 22, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 22, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. will extend a five-year term to the New START arm control treaty with Russia, ahead of its expiration, one  of the key foreign policy decisions under the new administration. Source: Nikkei Asia Review
  2. Albanian FM declared Russian Diplomat persona non grata due to the continuous violation of Coronavirus measures, and is obliged to leave the country within 72 hours. Source: Sputnik
  3. Republican lawmaker Marjoris Taylor Greene, a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist, filed articles to impeach incumbent President Joe Biden in his first day as the President. Source: The Independent
WORLD
  1. The Trump administration reportedly signed an agreement to sell F-35A stealth fighters to the UEA, just an hour before Biden was sworn into office. Source: Sputnik
  2. The European Commission suggested the EU leaders to identify coronavirus hot spots and to agree on common standards for vaccine certificates for medical purposes. Source: CNA
  3. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in Baghdad that had killed at least 32 people, signalling the possible sign of Islamic State reactivation. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. China Unicom, China Mobile and China Telecom sought reinstatement of business from the NYSE, claiming that they had complied with the laws and regulations. Source: BBC
  2. Thailand’s Food and Drug Department has authorized the emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca, applicable for a period of year, said 3 health officials. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Japanese government privately ruled out the decision to cancel the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has severely hit the country. Source: The Korea Herald
CAMBODIA
  1. His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni congratulated Joe Biden and expressed his confidence in strengthening diplomatic ties between both sides under the new administration. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia exported goods to Japan in the first eleven months of 2020 valued at USD1,486 million, a decrease of 14 percent compared to the same period last year. Source: AKP
  3. MPTC warned the public about the new phishing scams in which the hackers send messages and email with a fake bank domain aiming to steal the money from their account. Source: Khmer Times

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