BBC news with Justin Green.
Joe Biden seems to be gaining ground in key states in a tussle to become the new U.S president. His campaign managers said they were confident that Mr. Biden would beat Donald Trump but called for patience. Mr. Biden now has 253 electoral college votes, just 17 short of the number he needs to replace Mr. Trump. Donald Trump has tweeted “Stop the count” and he's repeated his unsubstantiated claims of voter and election fraud. A judge in Michigan has dismissed the Trump campaign's lawsuit to stop counting postal ballots in the state. A huge Facebook group's spreading claims of a Democratic Party plot to steal the election has been removed by the social media company.
President Emmanuel Macron has step up security at French borders following a series of terror attacks. Mr. Macron said he would also make a call for the reconfiguration of the European Union Schengen Agreement, which allows people to move freely across borders.
An Algerian student who shot dead a young woman as he prepared to attack a French church has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Sidi Ahmed Ghlam told the court he was a repentant Jihadist manipulated by Islamist State handlers. He said the woman had been killed by an accomplice despite his DNA being found with her body.
Paris is to further tighten coronavirus restrictions in addition to the current national lockdown. Food stores will close at 10 PM and overnight deliveries of food are banned.
Formula I has confirmed that it will start staging Grand Prix races in Saudi Arabia, a decision criticized by human rights activists. The first race will be held next year in Jidda.
Belgian prosecutors say police have seized 11.5 tons of pure cocaine in Antwerp's port. It’s the country’s biggest ever single haul and one of the largest in Europe. The consignment was discovered during a search of scrap metal containers sent from Guiana.
1.Joe Biden seems to be gaining ground in key states in a tussle to become the new U.S president.
gain ground 有进展，占优势
There are signs that the party is gaining ground in the latest polls
2.Paris is to further tighten coronavirus restrictions in addition to the current national lockdown.
in addition to 另外，除了
In addition to the tractor, we have acquired a new rice transplanter.
乔·拜登似乎在关键州逐渐领先，这有助于他角逐成为美国新任总统。他的竞选经理们表示，他们相信拜登会击败唐纳德·特朗普，但呼吁民众保持耐心 。拜登目前拥有253张选举人票，仅需17张选举人票就能接替特朗普成为美国总统 。唐纳德·特朗普发推要求“停止计票”，他一再宣扬有关选民和选举舞弊的不实言论 。密歇根州一名法官驳回了特朗普阵营要求停止在该州统计邮寄选票的诉讼 。在Facebook上有一个庞大的团体散布了民主党阴谋窃取选举的言论，目前所有相关消息已被这家社交媒体公司删除 。
一名阿尔及利亚学生在准备袭击法国教堂时开枪射杀了一名年轻女子，该学生已被判处无期徒刑。锡迪·艾哈迈德·古拉姆在法庭上表示，他是一名受到伊斯兰国家官员操纵的圣战者，他深感忏悔 。他说，尽管那名年轻女性的尸体上发现了自己的DNA，但这名妇女是被同伙杀害的 。
比利时检方表示，警方在安特卫普港查获了11.5吨纯可卡因。这是该国有史以来最大的毒品单程运输事件，也是欧洲最大的毒品运输事件之一 。这批运送毒品是在搜查从圭亚那运来的废金属集装箱时发现的 。