The coronavirus has crept back into parts of East Asia that had been widely regarded for handling the pandemic well. Thousands of truck drivers at the British port of Dover lashed out in an uproar over a shortage of COVID-19 tests. And, talks between the EU and China on how to roll back investment restrictions appear to have faltered.
After many months of fits and starts, the US Congress on Monday passed a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill that is being celebrated by both parties as a carefully negotiated agreement. Pfizer and Moderna are both testing their COVID-19 vaccines against the new faster-spreading mutated variant in the United Kingdom. And, on the 32nd anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland, the US has charged the bomber.
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