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  • Friday October 2nd, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 02, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 02, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 02, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. EU leaders collectively agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus, after they refused to acknowledge Alexander Lukashenko as Belarus legitimate President. Source: Sputnik
  2. President Emmanuel Macron of France claimed that he has evidence of Jihadist groups in Syrian militant engaging in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. New mechanisms will be introduced for the upcoming presidential debate to ensure orderly discussion after widespread criticism on the first Trump-Biden debate. Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. Germany has finally revoked a world travel ban for countries outside of the EU as the country is ready to open carefully amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Reuters
  2. The UN’s Chief called for gender equality and women’s rights during the virtual UNGA’s meeting after the U.S. bashed China and the world body for “murders of million baby girls”. Source: CNA
  3. The Kremlin accused Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny of working with the CIA after Navalny claimed that he was poisoned by President Putin. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. China condemned the U.S. new navy force patch design of an MQ-9 drone with grim reaper figures on the wing over a map of China as “an extremely arrogant provocation”. Source: Sputnik
  2. Vietnam said that the military drills conducted by China in the South China Sea will ease the negotiations on the code of conduct (COC) for the disputed areas. Source: CNA 
  3. The Tokyo stock exchange suspended its trading of all listed stocks for a whole day as it experienced the biggest technical glitch in the computer system since 1999. Source: The Japan Times
CAMBODIA
  1. RGC slammed the UN in a response to the accusation of human rights abuses from the report presented to the Human Rights Council, asserting that the report is fabricated. Source: Cambodianess
  2. RGC is planning to send more trainees and skilled laborers to Japan once the agreement on means and procedures to ensure the prevention of COVID-19 is reached. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  3. As reported by the MPWT, Cambodia is now issuing international driving licenses to permit Cambodians who legally hold a license to drive abroad in 99 countries. Source: Khmer Times

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