MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 01, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. In a report by the Financial Times, the U.S. and Japan have been planning for a possible conflict with Beijing over Taiwan by conducting top-secret tabletop war games. Source: Sputnik
  2. Russia accused the U.S. for their involvement in the provocative military accident carried out by the British’s destroyer HMS Defender near Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea. Source: teleRUR
  3. Jewish settlers have reached an agreement to quit putting the military camp at the flashpoint for clashes with the Palestinains who also claimed the area. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. The UN Chief called on the U.S. to waive all sanctions on Iran as Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear programme and seek to revive the deal in exchange for lifting sanctions. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. In the rift between the UK and Russia regarding the sailing of British destroyer in the Black Sea, the UK government said the HMS Defender did not violate international law. Source: TASS
  3. The European Union has reached an agreement on a landmark climate law, which will make the bloc’s goal to be climate neutral by 2050 legally binding. Source: China.org.cn
REGIONS
  1. Taiwan and the U.S. resumed their trade talks after five years, a move that would further stir up the tension with Beijing who claimed sovereignty over the liberal domcractic island. Source: The Epoch Times
  2. Myanmar’s military threatened to take legal actions against foreign news agencies that released articles about the military junta’s seizure control as a coup d’etat. Source: The Straits Times
  3. The Korean government will delay a week of relaxation of social distancing in the Seoul capital and neighboring regions due to the sudden increase of COVID-19 cases. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen recognized the significance of ASEAN-Russia relations in Asia-Pacific and warned of great power divide due to the rising of unilateralism, populism and protectionism. Source: he Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia joined World Economic Forum via videoconference as the Kingdom reaffirmed the commitment to promote digital systems to support economic and trade activities. Source: AKP
  3. The RGC issued the ninth round of economic relief measures for the private sector, aiming to keep businesses afloat in the third quarter of this year as the pandemic continues. Source: The Phnom Penh Post