World News Briefs — October 26, 2020 (Evening Edition)

 

MILAN/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The United States, Russia, France and many other countries are setting records for coronavirus infections as a tidal wave of cases washes over parts of the Northern Hemisphere, forcing some countries to impose new curbs. 
The gloom weighed on global financial markets on Monday as surging infections clouded the economic outlook. U.S. stocks had their worst day in four weeks over the double whammy of record coronavirus cases and political deadlock in negotiations to provide more economic aid. 
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 MIDDLE EAST 
Turkey’s Erdoğan calls for boycott of French goods after Macron defends Muhammad cartoons. 
ASIA 
 AFRICA 
Ethiopian foreign minister accuses Trump of ‘incitement to war’. 

 EUROPE 
U.S.-backed truce crumbles as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting resumes. 
Surrounded by rubble, Azerbaijanis mourn their losses. 
 AMERICAS 
US reports record 481,000 new coronavirus cases in a single week as hospitalizations spike by 14.5% – but average daily deaths remain 70% below April peak
TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR 
Guantanamo population isn’t growing, and prison shows no signs of closing. 
 ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS 

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