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  • Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 22, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 22, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 22, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. World leaders gathered virtually for the 75th anniversary of the UN amid the pandemic and intense tension between US and China that hinder solidarity of the193 UNGA members. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Mali has appointed an interim President who will oversee the country until the election is held in 2020, following a successful military coup that ousted the former President. Source: The New York Times
  3. An officer working in the New York Police Department, who was a Tibet-born, was arrested over the charge of  illegal spying and illegal access of intelligence for China. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. Iran Foreign Minister announced their readiness in trading prisoners with the United States as the U.S. has long demanded political prisoners from Iran. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. Secretary of State declared unilaterally a new sanction on the Venezuelan President Maduro, for the corruption and violations of the UN arms embargo. Source: Sputnik 
  3. The UK government rolled out a new COVID-19 restriction ordering all pubs, bars, and restaurants to close by 10:00 PM as it moves towards COVID-19 alert level 4. Source: BBC
REGIONS
  1. Top military chiefs of China and India met on Monday to ease their months-long stand-off, as India expected China to take the first step towards disengagement. Source: SCMP
  2. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed his confidence that a rule-based multilateral system can build a stable international environment, especially for small states. Source: CNA
  3. The Australian operation of Huawei technology continued to cut the number of staff members and investment amid growing tensions between Australia and China. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Discussion between General Tea Banh and the U.S. Amb. Patrick was carried out with the purpose of finding ways to expand bilateral military cooperation after COVID-19 subsides. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The Chinese Embassy issued a statement condemning the U.S. sanctions on a Chinese company that seeks to build a resort in Koh Kong, calling it a violation of sovereignty. Source: Fresh News
  3. Flash floods from typhoon Noul have caused 1,825 houses and 312 hectares of crops in Cambodia to be inundated, while 475 people have been evacuated to safe ground. Source: Khmer Times

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