Press review from 2 to 8 November.
After a long wait of four days and eight years later, Joe Biden returns to the White House. No longer in the role of Obama's right hand man, but as a point of reference, an epochal turning point for the future of the country, as the 46th president of the United States of America.
Joining him for the first time will be a female African-American vice president, Kamala Harris. Former prosecutor of San Francisco first and then of California, she had already won a seat in the Senate in 2016, the year of Trump's victory, immediately deciding to declare war on him.
A pair, that of Kamala and Joe, formidable, the most voted in history.
"The work ahead of us will be difficult but I promise you this: I will be the president of all Americans. I am honored that the Americans have chosen me as their president”Tweeted Joe Biden.
"I will be a president who unites and not a president who divides. Let's listen to each other again, we are all Americans". These are Joe Biden's words of reconciliation in his address to the nation.
As Kamala Harris takes the stage dressed in white, greeted by stadium cheers, waving flags and crazy horns, she speaks to the nation "You have chosen hope, unity, science and above all truth".
The first commitments of this campaign go to the fight against the pandemic, health, migrants and the climate.
"There are no blue, red states. The United States exists. Let's give each other a chance by helping each other”Says Biden.
Trump meanwhile does not take the defeat very well and says his legal offensive against the election result will begin on Monday, to ensure that the electoral laws are respected and the legitimate winner is elected. "This election is far from over. Joe Biden's victory was not certified in all states".
Coronavirus, the 10 countries in the world with the most cases
- According to WHO data, cases worldwide amount to over 436 in 24 hours, with a daily maximum in the US alone of over 85, followed by India with more than 46. Then there are France, Italy, UK.
- The data from France show an increase in daily infections of 36, 354 in 24 hours, with about 1 million and 591 total cases and 39 thousand deaths.
- In fourth place, among the ten most infected nations in the world, appears Italy, with over 790 total cases and 40 deaths.
- In fifth place for daily increase of infections is the United Kingdom, with 20.018 cases in just 24 hours.
- The deaths are almost 48 thousand since the beginning of the pandemic, with a total of more than 1 million and 102 thousand infections.
- In sixth place appears Russia with 19.768 cases per day, with a total of 1.680.579 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and a total of 28.996 deaths.
- In seventh place is Poland with 19.364 cases per day, for a total of 439 cases and more than 6.400 deaths.
- Among the ten most infected nations in the world in 24 hours, the Czech Republic ranks eighth with 12.089 new cases, for a total of 378 infections and more than 4.100 deaths.
- In ninth place we see Colombia with 9.935 new cases per day, with a total of 1 million and 108 thousand since the beginning of the pandemic and with more than 32 thousand deaths.
- The tenth country that recorded the highest number of daily cases this week is Argentina, with 9.598 cases.
The total cases are more than 1 million and 205 thousand, with over 32 thousand deaths.
Continuous street demonstrations against Alexander Lukashenko's re-election have resulted in around 300 arrests by police. The processions are organized every week and the arrests are continuous and spare no one: journalists, Olympic athletes, local media.
The boss of Belarus is accused of electoral fraud that gave him the seat in the presidential elections on 9 August. Europe also rejected the legitimacy of the vote, imposing sanctions against the regime, but the Minsk authorities suppressed the protest with arrests and violence.
About 5.000 protesters tried to march from the historic Democracy Monument to the Royal Palace with the intention of delivering requests for the reform of the monarchy to King Maha Vajiralongkorn, but were intercepted and stopped by the police.
A pro-democracy demonstration that is not frowned upon by the authorities who had already declared an area within a radius of 150 meters from the Royal Palace off limits. For the second time, the police had to cool down the heat of the demonstrators with fire hydrants.
The Spanish emergency services reported the highest number of landings ever recorded in the last 10 years. Over 1600 African migrants have landed in the Canary Islands. Over 1.000 arrived on board around twenty boats in the islands of Gran Canarie, Tenerife and El Hierro, where a body was found.
A real surge in new arrivals has been registered in recent months after the border agreements reached between the European Union and Libya, Morocco and Turkey.
Disconcerted figures, as reported by the Spanish Minister of the Interior, with over 11 illegal migrants, over 7 times more than in the same period last year.
An article published by the British tabloid "The Sun", according to which Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to resign due to health problems, is causing a sensation.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied the article by assuring that the incumbent president has no such plan and that he is in excellent health.
To fuel the rumors of the tabloid would be the latest images of the president who see him with a strange face, who contracts in a grimace of pain, with legs always in constant motion and with the fingers of the hand that contract while clutching a cup that would contain painkillers .
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Queen Elizabeth II appeared in public wearing a mask.
As reported by the BBC, the Queen wore the mask at the memorial ceremony that took place in London at Westminster Abbey before Remembrance Day on 11 November, the day the UK pays tribute to those who have lost life in war. The commemorations this year will be reduced due to the Covid emergency.
The mask chosen by the Queen is of black fabric with white borders and should have been made by Angela Kelly, personal adviser and stylist of Elizabeth II.