Biden’s European allies welcome a familiar face
Political leaders from across the continent bombard the presidential election With congratulations. Unlike President Trump, Joe Biden, Joe America’s 46th President elected On Saturday, his trans-Atlantic allies are well disposed and likely to restore citizenship to the affair, as well Concerned with Paris Climate Agreement And stay in the World Health Organization.
But still will War in europe What Mr. Biden might ask about the leaders of the continent, particularly in the knowledge that he could be a one-term president and the populist animated impulse Trumpism is hardly gone.
At home, the presidential election produced a transition of power and was Announce a Kovid-19 task force today Reached a new level as an outbreak of coronovirus in the US. Mr. Trump has not given up. Here are ours latest updates.
Biden speaks: “This demonetisation era in America is over and begins now,” Mr. Biden told a drive-in audience in Wilmington, Del. I pledge to be a president, who does not want to divide, but should unite. ” Read his full speech.
making history: Senator kamala harris Became the first woman – and woman of color – to be elected vice-president. Ms. Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, has grown more into the country’s leadership than any woman before her.
Silence from Russia: Unlike its Western European counterparts, Russian President Vladimir Putin Did not issue a statement In the presidential election by the end of Sunday, removing the tension of the coming four years.
Hometown boy: Resident in Ballina, Ireland, a town of 10,000 people, where Mr. Biden’s great-great-great-grandfather was born and raised Toasted their distant cousin – Also kept the bars closed as a stop.
10 million coronavirus cases in the US
United States reported It has 10 million coronovirus cases On Sunday, the latest million were added in just 10 days out of around 50 million cases worldwide.
As the country is struggling with its widest wave of infection yet, experts point to the upcoming holiday season in which many people may gather in situations where the risk of transmission of the virus is high. The seven-day average of new cases is now higher than any other country, exceeding 100,000 per day. There have also been hospitalizations and deaths.
in Europe, Hospital tightness has become worse. Adjusted for population, the number of people hospitalized with Kovid-19 is more than double that of the US, a threat to stretched facilities and exhausted medical staff.
According to a calculation by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the total cases in Europe exceeded 11.8 million.
In other events:
Tensions over fears of Islamic extremism in Europe
A month later, a teacher in France was beheaded for showing the caricature of Prophet Muhammad, feared Growing up in the Netherlands That the country may experience the effects of the attack.
An 18-year-old woman in Rotterdam was arrested last week on suspicion of making online threats against a teacher who displayed her in her class Cartoon supporting charlie hebdoThe French satire newspaper which originally published the Muhammad Caricature. Local news media reported that another teacher in Den Bosch was threatened with showing students a cartoon depicting Muhammad in a classroom during free speech.
And in France, Special features of three youths Behind the recent terrorist attacks – isolated rather than Islamist extremist networks, self-radicalized individuals – have raised strict questions about whether the government’s broad response is correct.
Quote: In an environment that emphasizes “cultural breakdown” – standing up a fundamentalist, Salafist Islam against the West, but also against the liberal brands of Islam – these young radicals become, Gilles Keppel, a The French political scientist said. “Without this environment, there would be no spark. Without the spark, there would be no attack.
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A challenging chapter for the Paris bouquet
In general, Parisians and tourists around the world About 230 open-air booksellers continuously Is known “Les bookinists, “Whose bauxite extends about four miles along the metal cellophane-wrapped classics or antique lithographs, from above to Bookstall, Seine.
But with the city’s foot traffic decreasing their earnings, many booksellers are now struggling for it. “Bouquets have been here since the Middle Ages,” one said. “I want to think that coronavirus will not end us.” (You can also read – and share – Story in french.)
What else is going on here
Nagorno-Karbakh War: The president of Azerbaijan claimed on Sunday that His forces occupied a strategically important mountainous region In the name of Shusha, from Shushi to Armenian. The city overlooks many mountain valleys and Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karbakh, is considered a lynchpin for military control of the region.
Affordable Care Act: The US Supreme Court will debate a case on Tuesday Wants to end Obama-era law. If it is struck, millions of Americans will lose health insurance and people with pre-existing conditions will struggle to buy insurance in the future.
Ethiopia Shuffle: Days after ordering a military strike in the Tigray region, Prime Minister Abi Ahmad served Big reshuffle in security services on Sunday. The moves put a multi-layered group of his closest allies in key positions, with observers saying he is strengthening his hand as he faces a conflict that could lead to a civil war.
Snapshot: Above, a fig tree, about a century old, in the commercial neighborhood of Westland in Nairobi. Government officials plan Take it down to make way for the four-lane highway But faces increasing public opposition. An environmental consultant said, “This particular tree is a symbol of Nairobi.”
Live life: Alex Trebek, who hosted the American television game show “Danger”! For a 37-year-old record-setting and who became a far more admired cultural icon, 80 died on sunday. Here is mentioned How was that really.
What are we watching: “Accidentally Wes Anderson” Instagram feed, Which our food editor, Sam Siphton, calls “very pleasing”.
Now, a break from news
the Cook: You can bake yotum otolengi Butternut Squash and Pickle Pie with Cayenne Serve prematurely or hot. Either way, it’s delicious – and seriously, intensely cheesy.
Read: Survived for another century. these three Historical novels Is your ticket
do: The paints we use to decorate our homes can help us overcome challenging times. Here are some tips to find the right shade for the moment.
There are many more in our search In the collection of ideas home What to read, cook, watch and do while remaining safe at home.
And now for the back story…
American hopes for the future
The results of the US elections led to deep divisions in the country – viruses, the economy, race issues and even considering how to count the vote properly. In the days leading up to the final day of voting, Americans waited in line in record numbers to cast a ballot. What did they want for America? Are here Some of their answers.
44 year old Kristin Haynes of Atlanta
“My hope is to find our humanity again, that we find a way to be kind to each other, and to be sympathetic in general. I am in a hopeless place in the context of what has happened to this country at this time, and it is coming from a black person. I have never seen a total lack of respect for differences.
19-year-old Jayri Tannan of San Francisco
“I don’t want America to see us as animals, you feel me? I want everyone, when they see me – I don’t want them to see me as just a black man. I want them to I want to be seen as a person. “
James Couch, 35, Wilmington, Del.
“I am tired of Kovid-19, so I hope the country can go back to the past. This has been the worst time for us in our lives, and I want to see it get better and the economy be better. “
Ferris Minsook, 82, and Les Minsuke, 85, of Maryvale, Eriez.
Phyllis: “I want peace inside and peace outside. I want the country to come back together as caring, loving and concerned citizens, where we really live in a way where we can support each other. “
Les: “I would like for us to be sensible again.”
It is for this briefing. Wishing you a great start to the week.
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