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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 14, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 14, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Norway named Russia as the one behind the cyber-attack on the Norwegian Parliament’s email system in August while Russia slammed the accusation as a serious provocation. Source: BBC
  2. The Pentagon, under the order from President Trump, is drafting the mechanism enabling more than 600 US military personnel to withdraw from Somalia. Source: Sputnik
  3. Saudi Arabia failed to become a member of UNHRC as the Human Rights Watch labeled Saudi Arabia as one of the world’s most abusive governments. Source: Al Jazeera
WORLD
  1. Russia warned the EU that it would halt the dialogue with the EU if the EU insisted on using the U.S. style of using sanctions as a threat and punishment. Source: Sputnik
  2. Humanitarian crisis came into picture as Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating the ceasefire terms on the Nagorno-Karabakh territorial dispute. Source: Reuters
  3. Czech Republican government imposed a three-week partial lockdown by closing down schools, bars and clubs as the infection case is hitting the region at its highest spike. Source: BBC
REGIONS
  1. China advised Asian nations to be vigilant on their foreign policy and to remove external intervention regarding the geopolitical competition with the U.S. in the SCS. Source: The Straits Times 
  2. Trilateral summit between Japan, South Korea, and China might not be hosted in 2020 as Japan demands concession from South Korea on the Wartime Labor. Source: The Japan Times 
  3. Malaysia has been successfully listed on China’s list of first-priority recipients for mass distribution on the COVID-19 vaccine after the vaccine is fully developed. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. As specified in the statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Cambodia-US bilateral trade was recorded at $4,294 million for the first eight months with an increase of 15.6 percent. Source: AKP  
  2. The FBI will set up an office in Phnom Penh after the National police of Cambodia and FBI joint task force was established to fight transnational crime between both countries. Source: Khmer Times 
  3. PM Hun Sen has called on all authorities and residents to always be vigilant and aware of disaster risk reduction amidst the hit of natural disasters that are occurring in the Kingdom. Source: Khmer Times

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