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  • Tuesday November 17th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 17, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 17, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 17, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Trump is discussing options to attack Iranian nuclear sites with his senior advisers at the Oval Office, following a report that Iran is heavily stockpiling nuclear materials. Source: The New York Times
  2. U.S’s nacrojet and jungle airship were shot down by the Venezuelan national guard on the ground of repeatedly violating Venezuela’s airspace without proper authorization. Source: Sputnik
  3. The U.S. biopharmaceutical company Moderna reportedly revealed that their vaccine has proved 94.5% effective in treating COVID-19 in the third phase of the clinical trial. Source: KBS World Radio
WORLD
  1. The EU’s COVID-19 budget package that was worth $888 billion was vetoed by Hungary and Poland on the basis of jeopardizing trust and radical limitation of sovereignty. Source: BBC
  2. Peru’s congress has appointed Francisco Sagasti as an interim president, making him Peru’s 3rd head of state in just a week, who will serve until the election next year. Source: BBC
  3. The U.K has purchased 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc after the vaccine has reportedly reached 94.5% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. Taiwan is considering an alternate multilateral agreement, which is the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership after it was excluded from RCEP. Source: CNA
  2. Thai Parliament is expected to vote on a plan for constitutional amendments to meet with the core demand by the protestors, which is a new election under a new constitution. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. The South Korea government rolled out tighter social distancing policies in Seoul, limiting public gatherings of 100 people or more, religious services, and sport events. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. CDC approved five new investment projects worth a total of USD24 million, showing investors’ confidence in the Kingdom despite the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia’s rice exports to Australia were almost 26,000 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, an increase of 53 percent, compared to the same period last year. Source: AKP 
  3. The U.S. State Department and First Womentech Asia collaborated to train clinics and hospitals in PP, SR, and BTB to use the Peth Yoeung Hospital Operating System. Source: Khmer Times

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