MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 26, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Italy and France will sign a treaty to strengthen their bilateral relations as European diplomacy is put to the test amid the departure of German Chancellor Markel. Source: U.S. News
  2. The Chinese Vice Premier and his Russian counterpart co-chaired a regular meeting between heads of government of both countries, pledging to promote cooperation. Source: China.org.cn
  3. The British government has imposed travel bans from six African countries as a new procuration measure against the new COVID-19 variant called B.1.1.529. Source: UPI
WORLD
  1. Angela Markel stressed that Russian aggression prompted the EU to impose more sanctions on Russia if the situation at Ukrainian-Belarusian-Polish border escalates. Source: France 24
  2. The U.S. threatened to confront Iran at the IAEA if the Iran side fails to cooperate with the watchdog monitoring, which is the escalation that potentially undermines talks. Source: Reuters
  3. Solomon Prime Minister blamed foriegn interference over his government’s decision to turn from Taiwan to China and the anti-government protest across the country. Source: TRT World
REGIONS
  1. Chinese spokesperson said that China strongly opposed the U.S. blacklist on Chinese companies, emphasizing that the U.S. sanctions are groundless. Source: The Globe and Mail
  2. The U.S. lawmakers paid a second visit to Taiwan within a month, a move that came in light of China’s military and political pressure on the Island over its independence attempt. Source: CNA
  3. The Philippines rejected China’s demand to remove their dilapidated navy ship positioned on an atoll in the SCS after they blocked its mission to resupply the vessel’s crew. Source: Nikkei Asia Review
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia PM called on the leaders of Asia and Europe to further strengthen their partnership  to maintain a solid multilateralism for sustainable growth and sharing. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The Minister of Justice received Turkish and Singaporean Ambassadors to Cambodia as the Turkish Ambassador proposed to arrange an extradition agreement with Cambodia. Source: AKP
  3. National Assembly unanimously approved the budget bill for 2022 which will provide the government with the opportunity for socio- economic  recovery after the pandemic crisis. Source: AKP