Hard Numbers: Cape Town's caseload, US deports migrant children, Macron's loss, dissatisfied Americans

10: The city of Cape Town, home to South Africa's iconic Table Mountain, now accounts for 10 percent of all recorded coronavirus cases in the entire African continent. Virologists cite two reasons for this: First, Cape Town is a tourist hub that has welcomed more foreign nationals from COVID-19 hot spots than other African cities. Second, its outbreak can be traced to two "super-spreader" events that turbocharged the virus' spread.

900: The Trump administration has deported more than 900 migrant children in the past two months as part of its new pandemic border policy, in many cases without notifying family members or social workers. It says that the expulsion of minors, a departure from usual immigration policy, would be reviewed every 30 days.

7: French President Emmanuel Macron lost his parliamentary majority this week after seven party members defected to form their own political group focused on environmental issues. While this change won't necessarily undermine Macron's ability to pass legislation, it is a blow for a leader already focused on seeking reelection in 2022.

32: As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the US, just 32 percent of Americans surveyed by Gallup say they are happy with the way things are panning out in their country. That's down from a high of 45 percent back in February.

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As protests over the police killing of George Floyd raged across the country, there have been more than 125 instances of journalists being shot with rubber bullets by police, arrested, or in some cases assaulted by protesters while covering the unrest.

Foreign news crews from Germany and Australia have been caught up in the crackdown. Australia's Prime Minister has even called for an investigation. Some of these journalists have simply been caught in the crossfire during surges of unrest, but video and photographic evidence reveals cases where police have deliberately targeted reporters doing their jobs.

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As anti- racism protests rocked US cities in recent days, thousands of people gathered in cities around the world in solidarity. In some instances, demonstrators assembled outside US embassies — in Berlin, London, Paris, and elsewhere — to condemn the police killing of George Floyd. In others, crowds inspired by the Floyd demonstrations gathered to protest systemic racial injustice in their own societies. Here's a look at where demonstrators have taken to the streets in recent days.

This week, Ian Bremmer is joined by analyst Michael Hirson to take the Red Pen to an op-ed by New York Times Opinion columnist Bret Stephens.

Today, we're marking up a recent op-ed by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, entitled "China and the Rhineland Moment." And the subheading here is that "America and its allies must not simply accept Beijing's aggression." Basically, Bret is arguing that US-China relations are at a tipping point brought on by China's implementation of a new national security law for Hong Kong. And he compares this to Hitler's occupation of the Rhineland in 1936, describes it as the first domino to fall in Beijing's ambitions.

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DRC's new Ebola wave: On the verge of eradicating an Ebola outbreak in the country's east which began back in 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now identified a fresh wave of cases in the northwestern city of Mbandaka. The disease, which has a fatality rate of 25 – 90 percent depending on the outbreak's character, has already killed five people in recent weeks, prompting the World Health Organization to issue a grim warning that a surge of new cases could occur there in the coming months. (Ebola has an incubation period of about 21 days.) This comes as the central African country of 89 million also grapples with COVID-19 and the world's largest measles outbreak, which has killed 6,779 people there since 2019. In recent weeks, officials from the World Health Organization predicted that the DRC's deadly Ebola crisis, which has killed 2,275 people since 2018, would soon be completely vanquished.

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