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  • Thursday January 28th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 28, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 28, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [JANUARY 28, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. President Putin called for a bilateral dialogue between Russia and the EU with a more positive agenda to strengthen the frail relations that prompted the trade ties to fall. Source: Reuters 
  2. The U.S. Homeland Security Dept. issued a national terrorism alert with a warning of the heightened threats from domestic violent extremists after the Capitol assault. Source: CGTN
  3. The UK will impose mandatory quarantine measures for the arrivals from the red list countries, requiring travelers to stay at the government-designated hotels for 10 days. Source: Xinhua Net
WORLD
  1. The U.S. State Department confirmed that President Biden has suspended the foreign arm sales for incoming leadership to review, especially on the Saudi Arabia arm sales. Source: Sputnik
  2. The EU demanded the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca to supply more COVID-19 vaccines from the UK plants after it failed to uphold the promise in the first quarter. Source: BBC
  3. Pfizer and Biotech have confirmed that their vaccines lose a bit of effectiveness against the new virus variant from South Africa, after the study conducted by U.S. drugmakers. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. Japanese PM said that he had agreed with the U.S. President via a phone conversation to strengthen their bilateral alliance amid China’s rising military and economic power. Source: CNA 
  2. President Xi said Hong Kong must always be governed by patriots, following the recent arrest of 50 opposition political figures and activists under the new national security law. Source: The Straits Times
  3. A North Korean’s former acting ambassador to Kuwait defected with his family to South Korea in September 2019, according to the South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. Source: AP

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia is expected to receive 20M doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 11M doses of which are donated, and the first 7M doses will arrive via the UN-backed COVAX facility. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. Indian Ambassador said that she has informed the Indian government to provide COVID-19 vaccines assistance to Cambodia upon PM Hun Sen’s request. Source: Fresh News 
  3. JICA provided a USD30 million fund for two pedagogical institute expansion in Phnom Penh and Battambang province to improve the quality of human resource development. Source: AKP

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