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  • Wednesday March 3rd, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MARCH 03, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MARCH 03, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MARCH 03, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. and EU imposed sanctions on Russia over the poisoning and detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, calling Russia to release him immediately. Source: NBC News
  2. Russia denounced U.S. sanctions on the country as interference in internal affairs and promised to react on the principle of reciprocity but not necessarily symmetrically. Source: Sputnik
  3. The Pentagon expressed deep concern on a UN report that highlighted the possibility of nuclear activity by North Korea, indicating possible pressure on Biden’s administration. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. France and Western allies planned to initiate a protest in response to the recent nuclear tension after Iran decided not to cooperate with IAEA for the nuclear inspection. Source: Reuters 
  2. President Biden announced that vaccines would be enough for adults by the end of May and the plan will prioritize teachers in order to possibly bring children back to school. Source: CNN
  3. Croatian Health Minister confirmed his interest via phone call of purchasing Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines in accordance with the EU and Croatian laws. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. Chinese Foreign Minister expressed China’s commitment to strengthen the ironclad relation with Pakistan to build a closer community with shared future in the new era. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. ROK drafted an extra financial package of USD13 billion to support small businesses and minimize job loss as the driving forces to recover the country from COVID-19. Source: CNA
  3. Malaysia approved the use of UK’s AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines for its nationwide COVID-19 inoculation programme. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The bilateral trade relations between Cambodia and the EU worth USD3.8 billion in 2020, with the export of Cambodia’s goods to the EU’s market valued at USD3.2 billion. Source: AKP
  2. MoJ said the court’s decision to charge the former opposition leaders and senior officials for the attempt to overthrow the government was based on facts and legal aspects. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Phnom Penh, marking a fruitful international joint cooperation between Cambodia with WHO and UNICEF. Source: AKP

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