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  • Wednesday November 18th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 18, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 18, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 18, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Germany denounced Russia and China for delaying the UNSC’s decision on whether North Korea has violated the UN cap on refined petroleum imports. Source: Reuters
  2. President Trump will issue an order to the Pentagon this week regarding American troops reduction in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2500 by January 15th. Source: Sputnik
  3. One child was killed and five other people were injured in at least four rocket attacks at Baghdad’s Green Zone, targeting the U.S. Embassy located inside that zone. Source: Independent
WORLD
  1. The U.S. dropped drug trafficking and money laundering charges against former Mexican Defence Secretary, calling the decision a sensitive foreign policy consideration. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Palestine agreed on resuming ties with Israel while they are anticipating that Joe Biden’s administration would be less unfavorable toward Israel than the previous administration. Source: Bloomberg
  3. President Trump fired the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, Christopher Krebs, after he dismissed claims of election fraud. Source: Bloomberg
REGIONS
  1. Japan and Australia have signed the defense pact, enabling the military training and cooperation between two nations concerning the South China Sea conflict. Source: CNA
  2. President Xi highlighted the importance of multilateralism and solidarity as one of the main solutions for the pandemic and world economy at the 12th BRICS summit. Source: Xinhua Net 
  3. Thai police injured 18 protesters when they used tear gas and water cannon to push back the demonstration that called for constitutional changes at the parliament. Source: CNA

 

CAMBODIA
  1. The Human Rights Committee of Cambodia said the UN Special Rapporteur does not provide comprehensive and sufficient information in their assessment. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. The Prime Minister advised the authorities who are in charge of combating drugs, NACD, and MoI to strengthen measures in combating illegal drug activities. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. MoEYS confirmed once again that the examinations of Grade 9 and 12 will continue as scheduled in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to monitor during the exam day. Source: Khmer Times

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