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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 26, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The World Health Organization warned of the risk of the continuous transmission of COVID-19 in the foreseeable future despite large-scale vaccination programs. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. The U.S. House presented the impeachment article against Trump to the Senate on the charge of incitement of violence, making it the first impeachment trial of a former President. Source: TRT World
  3. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was confirmed by the U.S. scientists to work against the new virus strain in the U.K. and South Africa, but low in efficiency. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. U.S. President Biden signed an executive order called Buy American that places priority on America’s manufactures and products to enhance national production and investments. Source: CNA
  2. Italian PM Conte has announced his resignation from office during a political crisis and pandemic in the nation as he was unable to secure an absolute majority from senators. Source: Sputnik 
  3. The EU’s top health official said that the bloc is facing a slowdown in COVID-19 vaccine supplies, following a delay of vaccine supplies from AstraZeneca and Pfizer.  Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. President Xi warned President Biden of the possibility of a new Cold War during the virtual World Economic Forum if the U.S. continues to uphold protectionism policies. Source: The Guardian 
  2. The Japanese Government announced to start PCR testing in metropolitan areas like Tokyo and Osaka as early as March in an effort to contain the COVID-19 spread. Source: The Japan Times 
  3. Thailand announced their highest daily record of COVID-19 cases yet in Samut Sakhon where 914 cases were reported and 844 of which came from foreign migrant workers. Source: Bangkok Post
CAMBODIA
  1. India planned to invest more in Cambodian healthcare sector, including the possibility of building public and private hospitals, according to the MFAIC spokesman. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia reported positive progress in combating human trafficking during the past year, as the country hoped for favorable result in the new evaluation from the U.S. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  3. Two-way trade between Cambodia and Thailand accounted for only USD7.236 billion in 2020, reaching only half of the goal set by the two governments at USD15 billion. Source: Khmer Times

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