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  • Tuesday September 29th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 29, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 29, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [SEPTEMBER 29, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The EU threatened legal actions against the UK after the third round of the EU-UK Joint Committee did not end well, calling the UK’s position a violation of the withdrawal pact. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. China’s Foreign Ministry called on the U.S. to end what they claimed was an unreasonable action of bullying foreign enterprises, asking Washington to respect the market economy. Source: People’s Daily
  3. The Trump Administration ordered the military to produce an assessment on how quick military personnel can load nuclear weapons, as an insurance for nuclear talks with Russia. Source: Politico
WORLD
  1. Armenia warned of the use of Russian-made Iskander ballistic missiles if Turkey supported Azerbaijani to deploy American-built F-16 jets, in the latest Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Source: RT
  2. Three Bolivian Ministers have resigned from their posts after having differences with other officials in the current government, while one of them claimed he did it because of pressure. Source: teleSUR
  3. Trump announced that his administration will distribute COVID-19 rapid tests worth $150 million that guarantee results in 15 minutes, in order to protect vulnerable communities. Source: The Japan Times
REGIONS
  1. China is starting their military exercises in four seas, two in the SCS, two in the Yellow Sea, one in the ECS, and one in the Bohai Sea, responding to U.S. presence in the Pacific. Source: Sputnik
  2. Trade Unions in Indonesia warned of a national strike of approximately 5 million workers, following a historic move by the Parliamentary to pass the job creation bill. Source: The Straits Times 
  3. Duterte called on Facebook, asserting that it could not hinder him from advocating the objectives of his government, something that works for the interests of Filipinos. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The Mekong River Commission released  Hydropower Mitigation Guidelines to assess the risks of hydropower development which will optimise benefits and mitigate impacts. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. PM delivered a remark on the celebration of the World Tourism Day, assuring that COVID-19 has not done much damage to tourism and rural development in the country. Source: AKP
  3. Senior demining official Ly Thuch asked Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentain for more support to reach the goal of making Cambodia mine-free by 2025. Source: Khmer Times

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