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  • Tuesday October 20th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 20, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 20, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 20, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. blacklisted two Chinese men and six entities over their relationship with an Iranian shipping company and their assistance to help Iran evade the U.S. sanctions. Source: Reuters
  2. Trump said he will remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list if Sudan pays compensation of $335M over al-Qaeda’s bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. Source: BBC
  3. After a history teacher was beheaded, French police have raided Islamic associations and individuals, arresting dozens of people suspected of religious extremism. Source: France24
WORLD
  1. Russia responded fiercely to the U.S. after seeing six new sanctions imposed on Chinese enterprises, saying the U.S. is not welcomed to play as a world policeman. Source: Sputnik
  2. Greece will expand an additional 26 km of wall along Turkey’s border to prevent illegal migrants crossing into the country and to provide a sense of security for the citizens. Source: RT
  3. European countries are enforcing new restrictions to cope with the second wave of COVID-19 as the WHO denounced their inability to quarantine people effectively. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. Xi foregrounded the great spirit of the CPV’s army as they marked the 70th anniversary of Chinese People’s Volunteers entering DPRK to counter the U.S. aggression. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Lee Hsein Loong highlighted the importance of vaccine multilateralism for small states at the global summit amid the rising vaccine nationalism. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. The command to inspect four media outlets by Thai police in an attempt to end the protests backfired as it was seen as the violation of freedom of press and information.  Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. The U.S. embassy rejected an amendment request by the Cambodian government regarding the MoU for repatriation of Cambodians who committed crimes in the U.S. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia Chamber of Commerce and Japanese counterpart in the private sector are going to hold talks on business cooperation for mutual opportunities and trade promotions. Source: The Phnom Penh Post 
  3. PM Hun Sen will be visiting 20,000 families of flash floods victims in the worst-affected Banteay Meanchey province for two days starting from 21st October. Source: AKP

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