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  • Thursday October 1st, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 01, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 01, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 01, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency has inspected the second suspected Iranian former secret atomic site, after the visits had been held up by Tehran for several months. Source: RT 
  2. The U.S. pulled out a joint sanction with the UK and Canada on Belarus for alleged fraud in its August election, expressing hope that the EU could resolve the issue peacefully. Source: Reuters
  3. The UN Secretary-General called for world effort in putting an end to war against nature and the need to rebuild stable relationships, at the first UN’s summit on biodiversity. Source: Al Jazeera
WORLD
  1. Putin and Emmanuel Macron expressed their deep concern on the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute via phone call as they discussed future plans to de-escalate the conflict. Source: Sputnik
  2. Brazilian President angrily bashed Biden’s call for a world effort to provide $20 billion to stop Amazon deforestation or else Brazil will suffer economic consequences. Source: CNA
  3. Presidential candidate Joe Biden labeled Trump as “national embarrassment” for his failure to condemn white supremacist groups, during the presidential debate. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill requiring publicly listed firms in the U.S. with a linkage to China’s Xinjiang region to close down over forced labor concerns. Source: SCMP
  2. ROK’s Defense Ministry claimed that there are no such words as shoot to kill or fire in DPRK’s military’s initial intelligence, adding that the facts of the incident are still unknown. Source: The Korea Times 
  3. PM Yoshihide Suga is likely to drop the call for snap election off the table and hopes to focus on economic recovery instead as the pandemic continues to ravage the economy. Source: OGTN
CAMBODIA
  1. RGC and Germany held a political dialogue via video conference to discuss the progress and challenges of the projects funded by Germany and new projects worth 26M. Source: AKP 
  2. The Royal Government of Cambodia is in the process of doing the study over the possibility of engaging in the bilateral Free Trade Agreement with Mongolia.  Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  3. MOWRAM has called on people to take precaution and be vigilant as Cambodia will be hit by bad weather and flash floods this week due to a low pressure system. Source: Khmer Times

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