MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 15, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 15, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 15, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Polish Premier called on NATO to take concrete steps in dealing with the standoffs with Belarus over the refugee crisis, stating that words alone are not enough. Source: RT
  2. U.S. Secretary of State discussed with French FM regarding Russian military activity in and near Ukraine, as Ukrainian President reported 100,000 Russian troops nearby. Source: U.S. News & World Report
  3. COP26’s conclusion failed to phase out the use of coal, as China and India made a last-minute intervention to downgrade the pledge to “phase down” instead. Source: SCMP
WORLD
  1. Belarusian FM discussed the border migration crisis with the EU foreign policy chief through a telephone call, addressing their commitment to prompt settlement of the migration crisis. Source: TASS
  2. Kenya’s President visited Ethiopia and urged for the cease fire and hostility in the country’s on-going conflict through dialogues and regional mediation efforts. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. FBI warned the U.S. companies of Iranian hackers as they searched for the data of the companies via cybercriminal websites to plot the U.S. corporate networks in the future. Source: CNN
REGIONS
  1. Chinese FM Wang Yi met with ASEAN diplomatic envoys and expressed hope that the two sides will advance their consultations on COC of the South China Sea next year. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Hundreds of Thai protests rallied again after the constitutional court ruled that three protest leaders’ speeches on monarchy reform amounted to a bid to overthrow the monarchy. Source: CNA
  3. DPRK will hold a conference on the country’s three revolutions to develop its ideology, technology, and culture as self-reliance amid the COVID-19 and global sanctions. Source: Yonhap News Agency
CAMBODIA
  1. The UN pledged to support Cambodia’s role as the chair of ASEAN in 2022 and anticipate its contributions within the ASEAN-UN comprehensive partnership framework. Source: AKP
  2. The GDT revealed that the department collected over USD 2.3 billion as tax revenue in the first ten months of 2021, a year-on-year decrease of 5 percent. Source: Khmer Times
  3. As of October this year, CDC has authorized 146 Japanese-qualified investment projects with a total investment capital of more than USD 2.8 billion. Source: Khmer Times