Pompeo’s policy blitz, Merkel’s heir apparent, tech boom reshapes cities

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Thousands of National Guard troops are being deployed to Washington to safeguard the capital for the inauguration of Joe Biden. The president-elect is already planning which executive orders he will sign, but there is still time for President Trump’s secretary of state to leave his mark on foreign policy. Germany’s ruling party, the Christian Democratic Union, has a new leader to replace Angela Merkel. Plus, the FT’s Tim Bradshaw reports that the pandemic tech boom is leaving cities with better logistics networks.

Washington fortified for Biden’s inauguration amid fears of more violence

https://www.ft.com/content/94db9b9b-243b-4ce8-9e10-452fadc523ec

Pompeo tries to pin Biden down with parting foreign policy blitz

https://www.ft.com/content/2b4e9369-8da5-4d12-b720-59b68a2136e6

Angela Merkel’s heir apparent: Armin Laschet’s rise to the summit of German politics

https://www.ft.com/content/371d6d1b-d95e-4d69-a3b3-b89ae71c03d7

The pandemic tech boom is reshaping our cities

https://www.ft.com/content/40c3a928-6faf-4746-903d-3a114aac3878

Indonesia deploys social media influencers in vaccine drive

https://www.ft.com/content/adb9d6c6-ab89-4fe4-aae9-4b226e5f879f



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