The US secretary of state has delivered a deluge of last-minute measures that will impede the incoming administration

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. 

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