Finance executives met with President Biden as an Oct. 18 debt-ceiling deadline inched closer, warning that a U.S. default would threaten the global economy. Senate Republicans have promised to filibuster a long-term suspension of the borrowing limit.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization's director general, said the long-awaited vaccine was a breakthrough for science and could save tens of thousands of young lives each year.
President Biden, at a union training center in Michigan, promoted his legislative agenda, which includes a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a social-policy package that is being negotiated among Democrats.
The British government deployed around 200 soldiers in the south of England where a shortage of truck drivers has led to fuel shortages. Around half of the soldiers were driving civilian vehicles and the others were providing logistical support.
Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, and Miguel Cardona, the U.S. education secretary, celebrated the high rates of inoculation against Covid-19 among education workers in the city on the first day that a new vaccination requirement went into effect.
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