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We cover a surge in coronavirus cases in Europe, a suggestion of trouble over the peaceful transfer of power in the US and a sudden resignation for an important cardinal

As the number of coronavirus cases rises, EU officials fear a repeat of the heartbreaking scenes of spring, when the virus swept into intensive care units in Italy and Spain

New restrictions have been imposed across the continent: In Munich, which would normally overflow with loud crowds for Oktoberfest this month, authorities have banned gatherings of more than five people In Marseille, France, all bars and restaurants will be closed next Monday And in London, where the government has spent weeks encouraging workers to return to the city’s deserted skyscrapers, it is now urging them to work from home

But how imminent is the peril? European leaders face a rapidly evolving situation, with conflicting evidence on how quickly new cases of the virus turn into hospital admissions Madrid hospitals are close to capacity, for example, but the number of hospital admissions and deaths in France increase more slowly

Hypotheses: Some experts say this shows that the virus has lost its potency since arriving in Europe, or that it now mainly infects younger people who are less likely to have severe symptoms Others say it’s a testament to social estrangement, widespread use of face masks, greater precautions for more vulnerable people, and better medical treatment

Vaccine maker Novavax said on Thursday it would begin the final stages of testing its coronavirus vaccine in the UK and another large trial is due to start next month in the US

Israel imposes second nationwide lockdown after infection rates soared this week to around 5,000 new cases a day The new measures, which go into effect on Friday, will remain in effect at least until mid-October

The UK government, grappling with a second wave of coronavirus cases, on Thursday announced a new wage support program – much less generous to workers and employers than the holiday program it replaces, which expires on next month

Speaking to reporters, President Trump maintained his extraordinary suggestion that he might not accept the election results if he loses « We want to make sure the elections are fair, and I am not sure that it can be, « he said, making the mail ballots » a very big scam « Just yesterday he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the 3 election. p>

Republican leaders insisted there would be a peaceful transition, but refrained from directly criticizing the president But Democrats sounded the alarm Rep. Adam Schiff of California, who led the campaign in the House to dismiss M Trump said categorically: « This is how democracy dies »

Mr. Trump was ridiculed by protesters as he paid tribute to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington

Opinion: Trump’s words are a bare statement of autocratic intent, writes columnist Michelle Goldberg But it’s important to remember that Trump and his campaign are trying to undermine the election because at the moment they seem to be the lose

In a cryptic late-night missive, the Vatican announced the resignation of one of the most powerful officials of the Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a group of church intrigue and games of internal power who also lost his rights as cardinal

Italian media reported that Pope Francis shocked Cardinal Becciu on Thursday by demanding his resignation A call to Cardinal Becciu’s residence was not answered Thursday evening, but Italian news agency AdnKronos said he had reached « I prefer silence », he quoted him saying

Go further: Cardinal Becciu is not your daily eminence Under Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, he oversaw Vatican ambassadors and played a major role in the management of the Curia, the bureaucracy that governs the Vatican, where he had unhindered access to the pontiff

Pro-democracy protests in Thailand in recent weeks have been dominated by an emerging political force: young women They were the first organizers of the protests and appeared to constitute the majority in recent protests Above, Sirin Mungcharoen, an activist, waving the provocative three-fingered salute from the series « Hunger Games »

Although the aim is to urge the Thai old guard to embrace new ideas, women are also speaking out against the patriarchy that controls the army, monarchy and Buddhist monarchy

Aleksei Navalny: Russian authorities froze the assets of the poisoned opposition leader last month, acting at the behest of a Kremlin-allied businessman known as « Putin’s leader, » Mr. Navalny spokeswoman said Thursday

North Korea: A South Korean official apparently trying to defect to North Korea was shot dead by soldiers in the north who set his body on fire for fear of carrying the coronavirus, southern officials said Thursday -koreans

Parental leave: paid paternity leave in France will be doubled from 14 to 28 days from next summer, and fathers will have to take at least a week of leave after the birth of their baby, in one of Europe’s most generous plans

BAFTA: The 6,700 voting members of the UK version of the Oscars will have to undergo unconscious bias training, and there will be a quota of women in the first ballot for best director

Snapshot: A protester, above, wrote a message to a memorial for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky on Thursday, a day after it was announced that a grand jury had not charged anyone over her death after protests in the city, the mayor of Louisville extended a nighttime curfew, originally scheduled to end on Saturday morning, throughout the weekend

Lives Have Lived: Harold Evans, the crusading journalist who helped redefine high-quality newspapers in his native Britain before reinventing himself in the United States as a leading publishing and publishing authority. literature, died at age 92 on Wednesday night in New York

What we’re reading: This Vogue article about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s husband Marty, who supported her career, dreams and ambitions “This equal partnership was a rarity for a woman of her generation,” writes Carole Landry from the Briefings team « This is something that many women aspire to today »

Cook: This vegetarian take on Taiwanese meefun takes its umami from dried shiitake mushrooms and gains some weight from eggs

To read: Among these 17 new books released in October, there are biographies that highlight Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath and the Beatles Martin Amis’s new novel, “Inside Story”, and “Earthlings” by Sayaka Murata have also made their debut in bookstores

Go (virtually): Your guide on this tour of Times Square, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is an expert from the Harvard Graduate School of Design who offers insight into the legal battles that shaped 42nd Street

Whether you’re a home chef or a wheelchair traveler, check out our full collection of At Home ideas on what to read, cook, watch and do

The pandemic has disrupted everything, including the friendships we usually hold dear Whether your relationships have been difficult in recent months or have completely frozen over, here are some ways to heal while also socially distancing yourself

Make a real connection If it is not possible or safe to get together, you can set up a video call However, a single video chat conversation is probably not enough to get the friendship back on track. in place of another call or recording at a later date will keep the momentum positive and help normalize the relationship

Extend as much grace as you can « We need to have compassion for the stress people go through, » said Lydia Denworth, author of « Friendship: Evolution, Biology and the Extraordinary Power of fundamental link of life « Some people are not affected by the pandemic; others have seen their lives come to an end Problems can arise between friends who do not recognize that different people experience this crisis in different ways

Try not to take a ‘no’ personally If friends say they can’t talk to you right now, don’t get caught up in negative questions and assumptions ‘Every time someone says’ no, « it’s basically about taking care of themselves, » said Ivy Kwong, licensed marriage and family therapist Respect their decision and let them know your door is always open to them

Express your gratitude Write a handwritten letter telling your friends how much they mean to you Expressing your deep appreciation could help strengthen your bond

Accept that you have moved beyond this friendship Just because a friendship has been around for a long time, doesn’t mean that it is able to provide you with what you need today Take this moment to identify weaker friendships : « Those who don’t support you, don’t make you feel good and who are out of balance, » Ms Denworth said

Thank you Théodore Kim and Jahaan Singh provided the news break You can join the team at briefing @ nytimescom

PS • We are listening to « The Daily » Our final episode is about the protests in Louisville, Ky, amid the disappointment of the verdict in the Breonna Taylor case • Here is today’s crossword puzzle mini-game and a hint: « Slowly but surely it grows on you » (four letters) You can find all of our puzzles here • The word « yaysayer » first appeared in The Times on Thursday, according to the Twitter bot @ NYT_first_said • Arthur O Sulzberger Jr will retire as President of The Times on December 31 and being replaced by his son, Ag Sulzberger, completes a generational change in a newspaper that has been in the same family for over 120 years

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