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    Climbers return to Mount Everest, with social distancing and Covid-19 insurance.

    Local officials have instituted testing, mask and social-distancing requirements, stationed medical personnel at the Mount Everest Base Camp, and made plans to swoop in and pick up infected climbers.

    Return of Traffic Cops to Landmark Piazza Brings Unlikely Joy in Rome

    While motorists in Rome are known for their chaotic driving, the return of police officers directing traffic at the intersection was greeted by many as a sign of normality at a difficult time.

    Return Looted Art to Former Colonies, Dutch Committee Tells Government

    The Netherlands should show “a willingness to return” items taken without consent, and to do so without conditions, a report said.

    A ‘Significant Return to Normality’ by Christmas, U.K. Prime Minister Says

    “Hoping for the best but planning for the worst,” Boris Johnson said as he announced a road map for reopening England, and granted local authorities extended powers to tackle regional outbreaks.
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    Italy
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    Spain
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    Scenes of Scotland, as It Weighs Its Future Within Britain

    If the pro-independence vote surges in Thursday’s elections for the Scottish Parliament, momentum for an another referendum on independence may become unstoppable.

    Your Thursday Briefing

    A breakthrough announcement on vaccine patents.

    State Department approves voluntary departure of nonemergency personnel from India.

    The United States is also urging its citizens to leave the country.

    Colombia, Strained by Pandemic and Economic Hardship, Explodes in Protest

    The eruption of anger in Colombia, where at least 24 have died as the government cracks down on the protests, could spread to other...

    Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

    Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified...

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An unequal global recovery.