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November 15, 2021: Biden, Xi, Rittenhouse trial, Belarus border, COP26, Austria unvaccinated

Reuters, 15 Nov 2021
November 15, 2021: Biden and Xi, Rittenhouse trial closing arguments, Belarus border crisis, COP26, Austria unvaccinated lockdown

1. U.S. President Joe Biden will tell Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a virtual meeting meant toreduce the chances of a superpower conflict that China must "play by the rules of the road" like a responsible nation, a senior U.S. administration official said.

2. Prosecution and defense will deliver closing speeches in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, offering to the jury vastly different conclusions about why the U.S. teenager opened fire during protests in Wisconsin and whether it was justified.

3. The European Union will step up sanctions against Belarus, which on Monday denounced as "absurd" Western accusations that it was driving a migrant crisis that has left up to 4,000 people stranded in freezing forests on its border with Poland.

4. COP26 is finally over. Green lobbyists have already dismissed the global climate shindig organized by the United Nations as a dismal failure.

5. Austria slapped a lockdown on people unvaccinated against the coronavirus on Monday as winter approaches and infections rise across Europe, with Germany considering tighter curbs and Britain expanding its booster programme to younger adults.



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