Biden Hopes Trump Attends Inauguration; France Warns of Brexit Veto; Olympic Promises: World Brief

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    President-elect Joe Biden said he hoped President Donald Trump would come to his inauguration in January because the peaceful transfer of power in the United States sends a message of strength and stability to the rest of the world. MORE: https://bloom.bg/36JCkK5

    In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Biden also said he would ask all Americans to wear a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus for the first 100 days of his administration as well as issue a “standing order” requiring face coverings in federal buildings and interstate transportation. MORE: https://bloom.bg/39F9LPw

    Brexit trade talks that were on the verge of a breakthrough descended into a fight between the U.K. and France on Thursday as the British government said prospects of an imminent deal had receded. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3gcUfM3

    France will veto any trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union that doesn’t respect its interests, French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune said on Friday. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3lCKKXD

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reimposed several curbs aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic in one of the nation’s biggest municipalities, which is battling a second wave of infections. MORE: https://bloom.bg/37y1cDI

    Japan’s prime minister has said he will spare no effort to bring about the delayed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in a safe and secure way. Suga said he hoped that hosting the Tokyo Games next year will serve as proof that humanity has defeated the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ugur Sahin just reached another milestone. The co-founder of BioNTech SE on Thursday joined the world’s 500 richest people after the U.K. this week approved use of a Covid-19 vaccine that the German firm created with Pfizer Inc. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3lzPflO

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