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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 23, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [NOVEMBER 23, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. G-20 nations promised to work for the sustainable recovery from the pandemic and climate change, and reiterated their commitment for the multilateral system. Source: The Straits Times
  2. The U.S. has withdrawn from the Open Skies treaty, highlighting that Russia remained non-compliance toward the obligation and the U.S. will be more secure after withdrawing.  Source: Al Jazeera 
  3. President Putin announced that Russia will welcome cooperation with any U.S. leader who won with proper legal formalities of the presidential election. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. President-elect Joe Biden will announce his first Cabinet appointments on Tuesday with envisions of a scaled-down inauguration due to coronavirus pandemic. Source: Reuters
  2. Acting Health Minister of Belarus announced the country will produce the first batch of Sputnik V by the end of 2020, after it was tested on 100Belarusians in three phases. Source: Sputnik
  3. Germany extended the deadline for the nationwide lockdown until December 20th because the second wave that is happening throughout Europe has not died down. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. U.S. Rear Admiral Michael Studeman, who oversees intelligence in the Indo-Pacific region, was reported to have an unannounced visit to Taiwan which could vex China. Source: Reuters 
  2. A newly elected member of the parliament of Myanmar’s ruling party has been shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Northern Shan state, raising post-election political violence. Source: The Straits Times
  3. China is aiming to execute a new policy plan called the “five-year plan” that provides financial and policy support to motivate couples to have more children. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. The WHO Regional Director and WHO representative praised Cambodia for being ranked among the top countries for outstanding COVID-19 impact management. Source: AKP 
  2. Qatar has signed an MoU with MoEYS on its Phase II Development Project for Children, granting USD13.8 million to improve Cambodia’s primary school education. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. LOBA and EACHAM signed an MoU that aims to improve trade investment and facilitate logistics and transportation between Cambodia and China. Source: Khmer Times

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