1. COVID-19: New Wave of Lockdowns Imposed in Europe As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Europe, several countries have reintroduced lockdown measures. Germany, France, and the UK are among the nations implementing new restrictions in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. Bars and restaurants have been ordered to close, Canadian News Today and groups have been limited to a maximum of six people in some areas. 2. US Presidential Election: Joe Biden Wins Joe Biden has defeated incumbent President Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States.
Biden secured over 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, ending a tense and divisive election campaign. Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, will become the first woman and the first person of color to be Vice President of the United States. 3. Climate Change: The UK Sets Ambitious Emissions Reduction Target The UK government has announced a new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.