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We’re covering the steep increase in coronavirus cases in Europe, the growing popularity of QAnon among Germany’s far-right fringe and the latest investigation into Trump’s tax returns.
A second coronavirus wave in Europe
More than six months since the start of the pandemic, European countries such as France, Spain and Britain are reporting daily infection numbers comparable to — and sometimes far beyond — those of their first peaks. New restrictions to curb transmission of the coronavirus have sometimes been met with resistance, amid what public health officials describe as “pandemic fatigue.”
Even Germany, much praised for its testing and contact-tracing capabilities, reported a record 8,000 new infections on Saturday, by far its highest single-day number, though the country’s seven-day average of new daily cases remains far below its spring peak of almost 5,600.
Chancellor Angela Merkel