MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 28, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 28, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 28, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU paused their legal actions against the UK for the alleged breaching of the Northern Ireland protocols in order to consider the UK’s proposal on reforming the deals. Source: BBC
  2. Moroccan authorities arrested an Uyghur activist who lived in exile because of the Chinese terroism warrant distributed by the INTERPOL upon the request from China. Source: The Guardian
  3. The U.S. expressed concerns over the attacks by the military forces affiliated with the TPLF against the Eritrean refugees in the Tigray region and called for a halt to violence. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. The EU urged Tunisian President to restore  stability in the country as the U.S. affirmed to stay engaged with the situation and pushed to maintain dialogue with all political actors. Source: Deutsche Welle
  2. Russia took initiative to draft the UN convention on countering the use of information and communication technologies for criminal uses, including crypto currencies. Source: TASS
  3. The U.S. Capitol Police who faced off with rioters testified to a special committee of the  House of Representatives tasked with probing the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. North and South Korea have resumed the two countries’ hotline, the only cross-border communication hotline between them, which was cut off by Pyongyang in June last year. Source: The Korea Herald
  2. Blinken paid a visit to India to discuss the turmoil in Afghanistan and common worries over China’s growing assertiveness, and to discuss India’s human rights records. Source: CNA
  3. India decided not to attend the two-day ministerial meeting in person and caused the G20 to face another setback to achieve a global effort to tackle climate change. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia recently signed an MoU with China and Russia to set up nuclear power plants aiming to be used in priority sectors such as industry, agriculture, construction and beyond. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia has authorized the pharmaceutical companies to import COVID-19 vaccine and distribute rapid antigen test devices in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. The CDC has newly approved the registration certificates for six investment projects with a total value over USD 58 million, expecting to generate 8,535 new jobs. Source: The Phnom Penh Post