MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 11, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. French President and the U.S. VP held talks on defense cooperation to ease the diplomatic tension over the trilateral submarine deal that opposed the French submarine contract. Source: Deutsche Welle
  2. The Biden administration expressed grave concerns over Russian escalation of their military activity along its frontier with Ukraine as it undermined the integrity of Ukraine. Source: AP News
  3. CJEU dismissed Google’s appeal of USD 2.8 billion EU Commission fine over Google abusing their dominant position for suggesting comparison shopping service over competing. Source: VOA
WORLD
  1. Poland will respond with assertive moves to undermine Brussel’s efforts like the fit for 55 climate package if the bloc refuses to settle the recovery of the fund plan within this year. Source: Politico
  2. Putin and Germany’s out-going Chancellor held a telephone call to discuss the EU and Belarus refugees crisis and expressed concerns over humanitarian consequences. Source: China.org.cn
  3. The Ukraine National Security and Defense council has imposed sanctions targeting 4 Nicaraguans and 4 Russians for involvement in the diplomatic mission in Crimea. Source: TASS
REGIONS
  1. Chinese President Xi warned in a recorded video message on the sidelines of the APEC meeting that the Asia-Pacific region must not return to the tensions of the Cold War era. Source: Reuters
  2. The UN Security Council expressed grave concern over the increased violence across Myanmar and called for an immediate end to army attack. Source: U.S. News & World Report
  3. Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to launch a vaccinated travel lane between the two countries in stages, after its leaders met in Indonesia to discuss several other topics. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Minister of National Defence stressed on the significant roles of armed forces in maintaining peace and the emerging role of armed forces in combatting the pandemic. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Foreign Ministers of Cambodia and Australia launched the Cambodian component of the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) initiative with a grant of about USD 168 million. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The UK, during the sidelines of COP26, has praised Cambodia’s effort in addressing environmental issues and promoting development of the green economy. Source: AKP