MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 07, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 07, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 07, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. G7 has reached a historic agreement to reform the global tax system to ensure that the giant tech companies namely Amazon, Facebook and others pay more tax. Source: Business Insider
  2. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly accused the newly formed coalition that is set to replace him as a new prime minister to be a result of the greatest election fraud. Source: Reuters
  3. A German researcher found that Chinese birth control policies could potentially reduce the population of Uighurs and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang between 2.6 to 4.5M. Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. German Counterintelligence Chief stressed that Russian intelligence service in Germany has become coarser and more brutal, adding that it has reached the Cold War era level. Source: TASS
  2. The UK pledged to end the pandemic and called on its G7 allies to help inoculate the world’s population by 2022, as the group will have a face-to-face meeting next week. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. The CDU fended off AfD in the state election as Merkel’s centre-right party was projected to win 36.6 percent of the vote, seeing it as the last test before the national election. Source: Euronews
REGIONS
  1. APEC ministers pledged to review trade barriers and expedite the transit of COVID-19 vaccines and related goods but stopped short of a broad commitment to remove tariffs. Source: Reuters
  2. Thailand expressed concern over the violence in many parts of Myanmar and urged the country to comply with the implementation of ASEAN’s five-point consensus. Source: CNA
  3. Taiwan will receive 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the U.S. after the Island accused China of blocking its effort to reach a deal with BioNTech. Source: France 24
CAMBODIA
  1. MFAIC announced that Cambodia and China will sign two MoUs on cooperation in the fields of telecommunication and ICT and cultural cooperation. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia and the U.S. vowed to foster military ties as both countries demonstrated strong cooperation in searching for missing U.S. soldiers, anti-terrorism and beyond. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Cambodia and India pledged to bolster mutual cooperation as India underlined on investment and trade, financing cooperation in digital and physical infrastructure and tackling pandemic. Source: AKP