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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 20, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 20, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 20, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. China rejected the Five Eyes Alliance claims on the dismissal of Hong Kong lawmakers, saying the constitutional order is legal, reasonable, and unchallengeable. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. The U.S has imposed sanctions on two enterprises, namely a Russian construction company and a Korean trading corporation, by citing forced labor from NK. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. WHO advised all doctors not to use the Remdesivir medication produced by Gilead Sciences to treat COVID-19 as it is reported to have no effective impact on patients. Source: Sputnik
WORLD
  1. Brexit’s high-level meeting was postponed after a member of the EU’s team had tested positive for COVID-19, making the UK and EU chief negotiators withdraw from the meeting. Source: BBC
  2. Italy’s Extraordinary Commissioner for the COVID-19 Emergency announced that 1.7 million Italians will receive the coronavirus vaccine by the end of January 2021. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. President Trump’s campaign lawyer Giuliani condemned the Democrats for conducting a coordinated voter fraud in big cities with the recognizable same pattern. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. Japanese PM Suga said he is considering expanding one of the world’s largest trade agreements CPTPP as China and Britain showed interest in becoming members. Source: Reuters
  2. China launched an emergency programme to provide around one million people an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group. Source: CNA
  3. Japan is on maximum alert as the nation is experiencing a high rate of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, Osaka and Hokkaido and PM Suga called for utmost vigilance from civilians. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. The Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok will establish a representative office for Cambodia Business Council to serve as a business and trade one-stop shop for both countries. Source: The Phnom Penh Post  
  2. Cambodia and Japanese Government, through JICA, signed an agreement on a loan of over USD200 million as an emergency support loan for COVID-19. Source: AKP
  3. Cambodia will export products and all goods, accepts arms and ammunition, to the UK with duty-free status from 01 Jan. 2021, given that the UK will have left the EU grouping by then. Source: AKP

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