‘No Regret’ From Hong Kong’s Leader; Fauci Warns of Holiday Surge; Amazon Deforestation: World Brief

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    Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam stressed she had no regrets in restoring Hong Kong from the “chaos” of the 2019 protest movement through the implementation of the territory’s national security law. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3fUbCRA

    Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci says the U.S. is facing a continuing surge of coronavirus cases coming off the Thanksgiving holiday and into the approaching Christmas season.

    “When you look at the numbers, almost every day, either breaks a record or ties a record of cases. To have a baseline of between one or two hundred thousand cases a day is extraordinary.” Dr. Anthony Fauci said during an online interview Monday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

    The comment comes as Americans returning from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend. MORE: https://bloom.bg/2I02Y7Q

    Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE sought regulatory clearance for their Covid-19 vaccine in the European Union, putting the shot on track for potential approval there before the end of the year. MORE: https://bloom.bg/37p5KvV

    Politicians from the European Union and the U.K. say a post-Brexit trade deal could be struck this week, even as they put the onus on each other to make the final concessions. MORE: https://bloom.bg/2Vphjh0

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