Euro zone bond yields fell on Monday, having risen sharply after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data at the end of last week, while Italian bonds appeared to brush off a decision by Moody's to lower Italy's ratings outlook. Safe-haven bonds also drew support from geopolitical tensions. China's military announced fresh drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan - a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week's visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The family of a teenager with leukaemia have urged people to sign up to the stem cell register, as a transplant is his only chance of survival. The call for help from 16 to 30-year-old males is being made by the family of 14-year-old Daniel Greer, of Newry, County Down, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia two months ago. Doctors have said his only chance of survival is with a stem cell donation which would help rebuild his immune system.
The Senate passed legislation on health care, climate and taxes; Biden will visit a Kentucky community hit by flooding and more news to start your Monday.