MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 26, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Belarus announced that they will shut down their embassy in Canada after Trudueau stressed on the possibility of sanctions over the recent arrest of a dissident journalist. Source: Radio Free Europe
  2. The U.S. and Russian top leaders will hold a long-anticipated summit in Geneva in June to discuss a full range of issues as both sides seek to restore predictability and stability. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. The Peace court of Moscow fined Google at least USD27,270 for their refusal to remove information that was prohibited by Russian law, following the two other fined cases. Source: TASS
WORLD
  1. Blinken pledged to provide new assistance to help rebuild and reopen the consulate in Gaza as part of the efforts to reinforce the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Source: Reuters
  2. Russia reaffirmed its readiness to restore ties with the EU through dialogue on the basis of mutual respect and equality without enforcing any unilateral preconditions. Source: Sputnik
  3. The UNSC will convene an emergency meeting to discuss the Mali crisis after the country’s junta dismissed the transitional president and prime minister. Source: France 24
REGIONS
  1. Former Australian FM slammed the leader of the Scottish National party who said the UK-Australia post-Brexit deal would leave the farmer in Scotland out of business. Source: Sputnik
  2. A camera system that uses AI to detect the state of emotions has been tested on Uyghurs in Xinjiang region as the test subjects showed they have an anxious state of mind. Source: BBC
  3. The South Korean PM said that people who have been injected with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed in large gatherings without masks starting from July. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. 1.1 million doses of COVISHIELD vaccines, India-produced AstraZeneca vaccines will be delivered to Cambodia after India temporarily suspended exports due to supply restraints. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia exported some 4.1 million tons of agricultural products to the global market in the first five months of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 1.1 million tons. Source: AKP
  3. CRF and KE held a meeting as two sides are seeking collaboration in an effort to boost sales of Cambodian milled rice to a wider customer in the international market. Source: The Phnom Penh Post