Hard Numbers: Brazil's big crash, thousands flee Niger, Americans sour on China tariffs, Germany's gender gap

120: Brazil is facing its biggest economic crash in 120 years, according to a new government forecast. A combination of coronavirus lockdowns and evaporating exports will shave 4.7 percent from its GDP, the largest drop since records began in 1900.

23,000: Despite COVID-19 related border closures, the West African nation of Niger last month allowed in 23,000 people fleeing escalating violence next door in northwestern Nigeria, according to the UN. Months of killings and kidnappings by militants, criminals, and the jihadists of Boko Haram have driven a total of 60,000 people across the border.

71: Remember the US-China trade war? With the coronavirus crisis paralyzing the US economy, a new poll shows 71 percent of Americans say they are "concerned" about American tariffs on Chinese goods, which make China's exports more expensive to buy in the US. That's the highest mark on record.

27: The coronavirus could widen the gender pay gap in Germany, as 27 percent of women report reducing their working hours to look after children as a result of school closures, against just 16 percent of men who have done so. Germany already has one of the highest pay disparities between men and women in Europe.

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Facing the biggest economic crisis in the EU's history, the European Commission's president, Ursula von der Leyen, pulled out all the stops this week, unveiling an unprecedented plan to boost the union's post-coronavirus recovery.

The plan: The EU would go to international capital markets to raise 750 billion euros ($830 billion). 500 billion of that would be given to member states as grants to fund economic recovery over the next seven years; the remainder would be issued as loans to be paid back to Brussels. The EU would pay back its bondholders for the full 750 billion plus interest by 2058, in part by raising new EU-wide taxes on tech companies and emissions.

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"A lot of people are going to die until we solve the political situation," one Brazilian medical expert said recently when asked about the deteriorating public health situation in that country. For months, Brazil has been one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, steered by a President who has repeatedly dismissed the severity of the virus and rejected calls to implement a national social distancing policy. To date, two Brazilian health ministers have either resigned or been fired for pushing back against President Jair Bolsonaro's denialism. Meanwhile, Brazil has emerged as a global epicenter of COVID-19, with almost 27,000 deaths, though health experts believe the real toll is way higher. Here's a look at Brazil's surging daily death toll since it first recorded more than 10 deaths in one day back in late March.

Watch GZERO World as host Ian Bremmer talks to acclaimed foreign policy expert Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "The World: A Brief Introduction." Haass explains that while the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of life as we know it, the major issues confronting geopolitics in the 21st Century already existed.

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62: Southeast Asia is one of the world's largest sources of plastic waste, and Thailand is a big culprit. Before the pandemic, Thailand tried to address the problem by banning single use plastics, but that's fallen apart fast: in April, Thailand recorded a 62 percent increase in plastic use, due largely to increased food deliveries as coronavirus-related lockdowns keep people at home.
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