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  • Thursday October 8th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 08, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 08, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 08, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Germany and France seek to impose EU sanctions on Russia’s direct involvement and responsibility in the poisoning of Kremlin critics, Alexei Navalny. Source: CNA
  2. Two IS terrorists brought to the U.S. faced federal charges over the accusation of gruesome, beheading, and other forms of violence against other detainees in Syria. Source: The Times of Israel
  3. President Trump said on Twitter that it was a blessing from God that he caught COVID-19 and promised to make his as-yet-unavailable treatments free to all Americans. Source: AlJazeera
WORLD
  1. The U.S. national security adviser warned China against any attempt to retake Taiwan by force, stressing that there was a lot of ambiguity of how the U.S. would respond. Source: CNA
  2. Democratic Vice President nominee Kamala Harris attacked her counterpart Mike Pence stating the flaws of the Trump administration in handling the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Reuters
  3. President Trump made an announcement that the small remaining number of forces deployed to Afghanistan should return home on Christmas Eve. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. Mike Pompeo criticized China during the Quad Meeting in Japan, accusing China’s ruling Communist Party of exploitation, corruption, and coercion. Source: BBC
  2. DPRK will hold a major event for the 75th Anniversary of the ruling party by showcasing its military powers and highlight political message amid the economic hardship. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. In Indonesia, nearly 400 protesters were detained and held for questioning after the second day of demonstration in demanding the government to revoke the new jobs law. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. SPM emphasized Cambodia’s commitment to fulfilling its obligations in addressing and dealing with climate change issues in spite of having limited resources and capabilities. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia Representative to the UN rejected the OHCHR’s report which criticized Cambodia’s COVID-19 response for causing shrinking civic space and political tension. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. SPM reaffirmed and refuted the allegation that Cambodia is a satellite country to China despite obtaining mammoth assistance from the Chinese government. Source: Khmer Times

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