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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 21, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 21, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 21, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S envoy to Russia offered a deal to extend the 2011 arms control between Russia-U.S. with no NATO scale back otherwise a nuclear arsenal will be deployed. Source: RT
  2. Iran and North Korea are reported to have resumed their cooperation on long-range missile projects which included the transferring of critical materials. Source: KBS World Radio 
  3. A U.S. judge has blocked the government’s attempt to ban downloads of WeChat by referring to the constitution’s first amendment, the freedom of speech. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. Mike Pompeo denounced the EU’s states for their lack of support toward the U.S. in reinforcing the sanctions on Iran, and for their membership in the Iran Nuclear Deal. Source: Sputnik
  2. The U.S. will impose sanctions on over two dozen individuals and entities with ties to Iran’s nuclear, missiles and conventional arms program despite disagreement from allies. Source: Reuters
  3. Honduras is expecting to open an embassy in Jerusalem by next year after the opening of a diplomatic trade mission with Israel in 2019, following in the footsteps of the U.S. Source: Sputnik
REGIONS
  1. China’s military aircraft reportedly breached the border line that divides Taiwan and the Mainland, in an attempt to justify the use of force toward Taiwanese personnel. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Thai anti-government protesters gathered in front of the Royal Palace as they continued their demands for monarch reforms in the biggest demonstration since the 2014 coup. Source: CNA
  3. India’s Parliament passed a controversial new farm law that allows farmers to sell their produce directly to the merchants, which would remove the middlemen from trade. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Prime Minister Hun Sen accused the powerful countries in the West of interfering in Cambodia’s internal affair in order to achieve their own political agendas. Source: Khmer Times  
  2. The CDC voiced disappointment following the decision made by the U.S. Department of The Treasury to impose sanctions on a company that invested in a resort in Koh Kong. Source: Fresh News 
  3. The Ministry of Health confirmed that at least 575 people across the eight provinces have been infected with Influenza A driven by large gatherings in pagodas and prisons. Source:Khmer Times

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