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Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Around the world on 9 December 2020

The big story of the morning globally is the rollout of a covid-19 vaccine in the UK, as we note in What We’re Tracking Today, above. Otherwise, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in Brussels today for a final push on a possible Brexit agreement with the EU, the US Supreme Court rejected Agent Orange’s bid to throw out ballots in Pennsylvania.

IN DIPLOMACY: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi discussed regional affairs with French Prime Minister Jean Castex in a meeting at the French cabinet headquarters yesterday. The two also discussed cooperation on economic and developmental projects, as well as increasing French investments in Egypt. El Sisi also met with French Senate president Gérard Larcher, as well as with Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.

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