Thursday, 19th November Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Trade minister Liz Truss said that Britain is determined to strike a trade deal with Canada before the end of the year. It was also added that after securing a continuity agreement the two countries could go much further.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to restore Britain’s navy to its position as Europe’s most powerful maritime force, highlighting that shipbuilding could also help heal divisions between the four nations of the United Kingdom.
Britain’s government has given banks guarantees on 65.48 billion pounds of lending to businesses hit by the coronavirus as of Nov. 15, up from 61.93 billion pounds a month earlier, finance ministry data showed on Thursday.
A key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election is expected to affirm Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, which would deal yet another setback to Trump’s scattershot efforts to hold on to power.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Jerusalem on Thursday that he intends to visit the Golan Heights, which was captured by Israel from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war. This comes as a break from the policy of the previous US administration.
Russia’s health minister urged regional leaders to take further steps to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, as the country’s COVID-19 case tally passed 2 million and the number of daily deaths and infections hit new highs.
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