MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 21, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. and Germany vowed to take actions against Russia if they use the Nord Storm 2 gas pipeline to cause harm to Ukraine or other Eastern European countries. Source: Reuters
  2. French President is believed to be the target for the cell phone spyware of the Israeli-based firm NSO group, prompting fear of widespread privacy and rights abuses. Source: BBC
  3. Ariel Henry has been appointed to be the new Prime Minister of Haiti as he pledged to strengthen national security and organize the long overdue elections. Source: France 24
WORLD
  1. The EU warned Poland with sanctions for not complying with the EU’s court to cease all activities of the disciplinary chamber that was not compatible with EU law. Source: The Singapore Time
  2. Turkey slammed the EU court’s decision that allowed companies to ban the wearing of headscarf, adding that it could increase prejudice against religious freedom in Europe. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. The Pentagon revealed that they had carried out their first air strike attacks on the forces of the radical group, Al-Shabaab, and had killed three of the extremist members. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. China denied Washington hacking claims and called it a fabricated allegation as Beijing raged at American allies for signing up to a rare joint statement of condemnation. Source: CNA
  2. Britain will permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters to cooperate with allies in SCS in response to China’s growing influence and territorial ambitions in the region. Source: Reuters
  3. Beijing claimed that it would strictly regulate the after-school tutoring sector to reduce the cost of having children in an effort to boost China’s birth rate. Source: The Strait Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia is eyeing to develop deeper trade ties with the UK as Britain launched new trading rules designed to stir commercial transactions with lower-income nations. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Chinese government will grant USD2.5 million for supporting landmine and ERW clearance activities in 2022 as the Kingdom has set to become a mine-free nation in 2025. Source: AKP
  3. The U.S. market topped export destinations for Cambodian products as the two countries committed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of trade. Source: Khmer Times