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  • Monday October 12th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 12, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 12, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 12, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. President Trump claimed he is healthy and ready to return to the presidential campaign trail, a day after White House doctor said he was no longer a transmission risk. Source: Independent
  2. Facebook’s new end-to-end message encryption plan was criticized by the UK and other governments that it only allows a safe haven for pedophiles and terrorists. Source: RT
  3. Millions of people in England are anxiously anticipating further restrictions from the government following the recently introduced three-tier lockdown system. Source: CBS News
WORLD
  1. The Iranian-backed Iraqi militia groups halted the rocket attacks on the U.S. forces on the condition that the Iraqi government presents the timeline of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Source: Reuters
  2. At least 9 people were killed in the alleged air raid by Armenian side within less than 24 hours after the ceasefire on the disputed area Nagorno-Karabakh was agreed. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Triller, a San Francisco-based rival to TikTok, attacked the Chinese ByteDance video app for bullying, calling TikTok an arm of the Chinese government. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. NK leader Kim Jong Un witnessed thousands of performers in a large-scale celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party. Source: Reuters
  2. New Zealand PM Jacinda Arden utilized her successful response to COVID-19 pandemic as her leadership credentials at a campaign rally, six days before the national election. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. South Korea said it will remove social distancing rules by allowing the reopening of entertainment facilities and sports fixtures, as the COVID-19 infection rate has been low. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. PM Hun Sen expressed his gratitude towards the authorities for their timely support to the flood-affected victims and advised them to keep taking necessary measures. Source: AKP
  2. According to an official announcement made on Saturday, Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement will be signed during a two-day state visit to Cambodia by H.E Wang Yi. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Four draft laws will be sent to the NA for approval, following the recent approval of the three-year National Action Plan for PVAW and Public Investment Programme draft laws. Source: The Phnom Penh Post

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