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13: The percentage of Brazilians polled who say they have "no trust" in recently inaugurated President Jair Bolsonaro has jumped 13 points since January, amid a corruption scandal that has ensnared his son and the president's preference for waging culture wars rather than solving economic problems. What's more, only 34 percent of Brazilians say his government is doing a "good" or "great" job – the lowest figure this early in a Brazilian president's term since it emerged from a military dictatorship three decades ago.

24: A 24-year run of left-wing governments in the southern Italian region of Basilicata came to an end Sunday, as Matteo Salvini's Far Right Lega party swept to victory there. Lega, once a Northern secessionist party, has made big gains in southern Italy by rebranding itself as an Italian nationalist party at war with both immigrants and distant European bureaucrats.

60: Sixty percent of Americans believe the country will be less important on the global stage by 2050, according to new poll from Pew. By that time, the US economy is likely to than that of both China and India.

40: The EU is threatening to suspend a special trading relationship with Cambodia that accounts for 40 percent of the nation's exports over alleged human rights abuses. Under the 17-year agreement, Cambodia has enjoyed preferential access to the world's largest trading bloc.

President and CEO of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, comes to 'That Made All the Difference' podcast to discuss his time as mayor of New Orleans, today's challenges, and what it will take to build a more just, equitable and inclusive society.

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Though celebrations will surely be more subdued this year, many Germans will still gather (virtually) on October 3 to celebrate thirty years since reunification.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall — and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union — Germany reunited in a process whereby the much wealthier West absorbed the East, with the aim of expanding individual freedoms and economic equality to all Germans.

But thirty years later, this project has — to a large extent — been difficult to pull off. The economic and quality of life gap is shrinking, but lingering inequality continues to impact both German society and politics.

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GZERO Media, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Eurasia Group, today hosted its second virtual town hall on the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine and the challenges of its distribution.

The panel was moderated by New York Times science and health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli and featured Gates Foundation's Deputy Director of Vaccines & Human Immunobiology, Lynda Stuart; Eurasia Group's Rohitesh Dhawan, Managing Director of Energy, Climate & Resources; Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman; and Gayle E. Smith, the president & CEO of ONE Campaign and former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Watch the full video above.

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Donald Trump's presidency has irked a lot of people around the world. And in fairness, that's no surprise. He was elected in part to blow up long-standing assumptions about how international politics, trade, and diplomatic relations are supposed to work.

But while he has correctly identified some big challenges — adapting NATO to the 21st century, managing a more assertive China, or ending America's endless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — his impulsive style, along with his restrictions on trade and immigration, have alienated many world leaders. Global polls show that favorable views of the US have plummeted to all-time lows in many countries, particularly among traditional American allies in Europe.

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Watch: Tolu Olubunmi in conversation with Dr. Samira Asma from the World Health Organization on how they are advancing health data innovation in the age of COVID-19.

This content is brought to you by our 2020 UN General Assembly partner, Microsoft.

Watch UN Innovation Room conversations weekly on Thursdays at 9 am EDT: https://www.gzeromedia.com/unga/livestream/

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