As governments once again shut businesses across Europe to stop a surge in coronavirus infections, acceptance of restrictions is fading and some small businesses are refusing to cooperate.
Source: WSJ World News, Fury Over New Covid Lockdowns in Europe Threatens Compliance
Europe is once again at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with the continent now recording more and faster-rising deaths than the U.S. in an abrupt reversal of fortunes that is leading some governments to reimpose lockdowns they had hoped to avoid.
Source: WSJ World News, Europe’s Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Are Climbing, a Warning for the U.S.
Germany could be one of the first Western countries to start immunizing people against Covid-19 under a plan being rolled out by the government and a German company that is testing a vaccine, according to people with knowledge of the strategy.
Source: WSJ World News, Germany Aims to Start Coronavirus Vaccination This Year
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn after a U.K. watchdog found the party unlawfully discriminated against its Jewish members during his tenure.
Source: WSJ World News, Anti-Semitism Report Finds U.K.’s Labour Party Discriminated Against Jewish Members
The European Central Bank sent a strong signal that it could scale up its monetary stimulus in December, in a move aimed at cushioning the economic shock from a new series of lockdowns.
Source: WSJ World News, ECB Signals Further Stimulus Ahead
Demand for online study support is fueling business for Indian teachers, who are tutoring American children on everything from calculus to computer programming.
Source: WSJ World News, As Covid-19 Closes U.S. Classrooms, Families Turn to India for Homework Help
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Indonesians to take a firm stand against China’s treatment of its ethnic minority Muslims, seeking to rally support in a Muslim-majority country whose government has been wary of criticizing Beijing.
Source: WSJ World News, In Indonesia, Pompeo Urges Muslims to Challenge China’s Xinjiang Policies
Chinese leaders vowed Thursday to pull China’s per-capita output levels up to that of “the middle level of developed economies” within 15 years, a task economists say will require China to triple its current level by 2035, putting it roughly on a par with South Korea and Spain.
Source: WSJ World News, China Leadership Pledges Big Economic Rise in Next 15 Years
At least two people were killed in a knife attack at a church in the French rivera city of Nice, in an assault prosecutors are treating as an act of terrorism, the second such assault to hit the country in two weeks.
Source: WSJ World News, Knife Attack in Nice, France Leaves Multiple People Dead
High-level discussions between U.S., Greenlandic and Danish officials took place on Wednesday on issues ranging from new security and diplomatic cooperation to trade and investment initiatives.
Source: WSJ World News, U.S. Holds Talks Over Economic, Security Arrangements With Greenland