The government had eased its social distancing restrictions to the lowest tier in October despite experts warning about a viral surge during colder weather, when people spend longer hours indoors. Officials restored some restrictions in recent weeks, such as shutting nightclubs and allowing restaurants to provide only deliveries and takeouts after 9 p.m., and could be forced to clamp down on economic activity further.
Mr Trump lost the 3 November election to Joe Biden but is yet to concede. In Olympia on Saturday, demonstrations between supporters and opponents of Trump rapidly deteriorated into rioting and violence, moving between the sprawling State Capitol grounds and downtown streets, said Chris Loftis, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, which is investigating the shooting.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had filed the lawsuit on Tuesday before the Supreme Court against the states of Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where Biden was declared the victor, arguing that electors from those states should not cast their votes because the states unconstitutionally changed their voting processes to allow for mail-in voting.
A total of 10 journalists have been murdered in Afghanistan since January 2020, according to Mujeeb Khelvatgar, who works for an Afghan company that advocates for open media. Last month, on November 12, journalist Elyas Dayee, associated with RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan , was killed in an improvised bomb blast in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.
The EU emissions trading market already seeks to put a price on the carbon emissions that drive climate change . European Union leaders have now agreed that the rule-of-law conditionality will only apply to the seven-year budget starting next year and the recovery fund, not for payments made from the current budget.
According to the police, the protests were being sponsored by Black Lives Matter - the racial justice group. A vehicle has driven through a crowd of protesters in Manhattan , New York , with at least six injured and taken to local hospitals .