MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 19, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 19, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [March 19, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S-China frailed ties reappeared during their first high-level talks in Alaska, in which China was accused of grandstanding and violating the meeting’s protocol. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. House has passed two new immigration bills in response to the high number of migrant children in the U.S.-Mexico border enabling them a path for citizenship. Source: Sputnik
  3. The EU nations announced plans to resume the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines after the EU and the British health regulators said the benefits outweighed the risks. Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. Russia urged the U.S. and Taliban to remain committed to the peace agreement signed in Doha, that the U.S. and its allies will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan within 14 months. Source: TASS
  2. The U.S. will export four millions doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Canada and Mexico despite the ongoing controversy of the safety of the vaccines. Source: Sputnik
  3. Sweden will extend a pause on AstraZeneca vaccine for another week following the death of a healthy woman a week after being vaccinated, reportedly caused by blood clots. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. DPRK announced a total severance diplomatic tie with Malaysia after the court ruled and extradited a North Korean man to the U.S. on the charges of money laundering. Source: CNA
  2. Human rights groups said that the use of AI to track the movement of Myanmar’s civilians threaten liberty as they fear facial recognition technology and digital dictatorship. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Taiwan announced the list of nations for the travel bubble cooperation that would likely be Singapore, while South Korea, Japan and Vietnam are still under discussion. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. The export between Cambodia and South Korea has recovered for the first two months of 2021 that Cambodia’s exports to South Korea worth USD64 millions of goods. Source: AKP
  2. Five organizations in Cambodia have been selected by Japan to receive USD483,204 in grants that aim to assist development projects in Cambodia under the KUSANONE grant. Source: Khmer Times
  3. MoH and the WHO urged people to continue practicing the preventive measures following the reports of 5 positive cases of COVID-19, found after being vaccinated. Source: Khmer Times