April 20, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. European Union members have agreed to reinforce the bloc’s strategic focus, presence and actions in the Indo-Pacific, apparently with China’s increasing influence in the region in mind. 2. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed concern that the United States is falling behind China in the renewable energy industry. He has stressed that the U.S. will take a leading role in global efforts to tackle climate change.
3.Police in the U.S. State of Texas believe that no one was driving the Tesla car with a semi-autonomous driving system that went off the road and crashed near Houston. Two passengers died in the accident.