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  • Friday October 16th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 16, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 16, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 16, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Director of the U.S. Army’s LRPF indicated the need for an intermediate-range missile capable of reaching 930 miles to drive Russia and China away from the U.S. in the future. Source: Sputnik
  2. China slammed the U.S. for threatening to sanctions international financial institutions linked to Chinese individuals whom the U.S. sanctioned for Hong Kong’s autonomy. Source: Xinhua Net
  3. Initial results from research showed that the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidate has produced a positive response but warned that those over 60 may show less effective results. Source: Telegraph
WORLD
  1. The Brexit negotiation of the future relation with the EU is heading toward a crisis as the EU leader demanded President Johnson to make concessions. Source: The Straits Times 
  2. The U.S. intelligence agencies warned Trump that the information collected by Giuliania to implicate Joe Biden might have been altered by Russia. Source: Independent
  3. Kyrgyz Prime Minister, who assumed power in a successful protest, has now claimed the presidential powers as the President turned in his resignation letter. Source: Anadolu Agency
REGIONS
  1. Chinese Ambassador to Canada called on Ottawa not to provide asylum status for Hong Kong protestors as he reminded them that some 3000,000 Canadians are in this SAR. Source: Sputnik
  2. Singapore and Hong Kong concluded their bilateral initiation on the air travel bubble that would exempt travelers from being put in quarantine and controlled itinerary. Source: CNA
  3. Thousands of pro-democracy Thai protesters gathered on the street as an act of anti-government after Thai government issued a measure banning large gatherings. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The Ministry of Tourism revealed that tourist arrivals to Cambodia have dropped remarkably and contracted 72 percent for the first 8 months compared to the previous year. Source: Khmer Times
  2. FAO, in cooperation with its partners, has pledged to support the Cambodian government in responding to COVID-19 and help secure the sustainable food systems. Source: Khmer Times
  3. According to PM Hun Sen, as of October 15th, the total fundraising to help the victims of the on-going flash floods has reached $5,963,000 and 204 million riel. Source: AKP

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