MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 21, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Biden’s security advisor stated that the U.S. will continue to impose more sanctions on Russia in response to the case of Aleksei Navalny, Russian opposition leader. Source: The New York Times
  2. German Foreign Minister called for additional  economic sanctions on Belarus as part of more response measures against the regime of the authoritarian ruler. Source: Radio Free Europe
  3. President Biden and his Afghan counterpart will meet to discuss the withdrawal of the U.S. troops amid the surging of violence between Afghan forces and the Taliban. Source: Al Jazeera
WORLD
  1. EU officials revealed that the talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal are getting closer to conclusion after the parties to the deal have finished six rounds of negotiations so far. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Russia’s ambassador, who departed three months ago, has returned to the U.S. after the agreement was made between Biden and Putin during a face-to-face summit in Geneva. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. Israeli new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Hamas rulers that Israel will not tolerate any more violence and will have to use a tough approach against them. Source: China.org.cn
REGIONS
  1. Seven of the eight remaining personnel at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong returned home after being refused work visas for not signing ‘One-China policy’. Source: Taipei Times
  2. Myanmar’s General Min Aung Hlaing will attend Moscow Conference on International Security from June 22-24 in Moscow, making it his second trip abroad after the coup. Source: Reuters
  3. Thai government will lift COVID-19 restrictions and allow businesses to reopen in the capital although permission will be required if there is a gathering of more than 50 people. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. France has affirmed to further enhance its cooperation with Cambodia in a range of areas such as human resource development, health, culture and peacekeeping operation. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia is seeking more support for social protection development from Australia as the Kingdom vowed to further strengthen bilateral ties and develop social protection projects. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The garment and textile sector is expected to return to full operation starting from early next year if the government keeps up with the current momentum of vaccination campaign. Source: Khmer Times