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  • Monday October 5th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 05, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 05, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 05, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. After the announcement made by Trump in June 2017, the U.S. has formally left the Paris Climate Agreement on Wednesday, bidding farewell to the other 200 signatories. Source: China.org.cn
  2. The U.S. State Department is considering a $600 million worth drones sale with Taiwan, which includes MQ-9 Reaper drones, to support Taiwan’s defensive capability. Source: Al Jazeera 
  3. Austrian Interior Minister has come to conclude that the Vienna’s terror attack might be a lone execution with no accomplices, according to eyewitnesses and videos. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. The US, Japan, India and Australia engaged in the first phase of Malabar naval exercise in the bay of Bengal to balance Chinese military power and influence in the region. Source: The New Indian Express
  2. Trade settlements between China and Russia using yuan and ruble spike in the first quarter of 2020, showing a new trend of de-dollarization in bilateral trade. Source: Sputnik
  3. Italy has initiated a national curfew and lockdown on specific areas, after seeing neighboring European states introduced new means to cope with a new wave of COVID-19. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. President Xi has suggested that there should be an increase in exchange and dialogue between China and Italy to promote further cooperation. Source: Xinhua Net 
  2. Malaysian PM Muhyyiddin said the first focus of budget 2021 is the expansionary budget to fight that seeks to ensure business resilience and people’s prosperity in lieu of COVID-19. Source: CNA
  3. Australia signed two deals to purchase 40M doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Novavax and 10M from Pfizer and BioNTech even the country reported zero case 6 days in a row. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen has declared to undergo self-quarantine after meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister and Trade Péter Szijjártó tested positive for COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) planned to establish representative offices in Europe and the U.S. next year to boost trade and attract more investment. Source: The Phnom penh Post 
  3. Nearly 60 senior leaders and activities of former party CNRP were subpoenaed by the Phnom Penh Municipal court for their involvement in Sam Rainsy’s return. Source: Khmer Times

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