Biden, Trump Battle for Georgia Voters; UK Enters Hard Lockdown with Vaccine Hopes: World Brief

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    Joe Biden and Donald Trump held dueling rallies Monday ahead of Georgia’s critical Senate runoff election, where the president-elect promised a Democratic Congress would pass more pandemic relief while the president revisited his claims that vote fraud robbed him of re-election.

    At a drive-in rally in Atlanta, Biden said the entire country is looking to Georgia to help him implement his agenda by electing Democrats to both of the state’s Senate seats. “The power, the power is literally in your hands,” he said. “Unlike any time in my career, one state — one state –can chart the course not just for the next four years but for the next generation.”

    Trump agreed, in a way, charging that if Democrats win the two seats on Tuesday, “the damage they do will be permanent and will be irreversible. Can’t let it happen. These Senate seats are truly the last line of defense.” FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/3ob4unn

    Boris Johnson pinned his hopes for a national recovery on a plan to deliver 2 million coronavirus vaccinations a week, as the U.K. went back into lockdown in an attempt to prevent hospitals being overwhelmed.

    Johnson warned of hard weeks ahead but announced a target to give shots to 13.9 million people at the highest risk from the disease by mid-February. Once they have all been vaccinated, the restrictions can begin to be eased, he said. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/38bwWzY

    Iran seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz hours before announcing it would increase its nuclear activities, as tensions in the region mount in the final days of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency.

    The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it detained the Hankuk Chemi vessel at 10 a.m. local time Monday “due to repeated violations of marine environmental laws.” It’s the latest in a series of shipping incidents in the Persian Gulf, where several vessels have been attacked or seized in recent years. FULL STORY: https://bloom.bg/2LhHlRE

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