Video: Joe Biden allegations, US unemployment data, reopening vs lockdowns

What is the latest with the Tara Reade allegations against Joe Biden?

Tara Reade canceled an appearance scheduled for TV this morning. She now says any complaint she may have filed with the Senate 27 years ago does not include sexual harassment. Biden flatly denied it. I'm not sure it goes any further without more corroborating evidence.


Why is the April jobs report so important and what is the US going to do about it?

It's important because it will show the massive coronavirus hit, something like 20 million jobs lost. Unemployment rate nearing 20%. Not sure the US is going to do much of anything about it right away except squabble in Congress over another relief package that may take a while to deliver.

Are we successfully reopening states? Or are we headed for further lockdowns?

Too soon to say. We need another 10 days or so, given the incubation period for COVID-19, to see if there are new spread's, new outbreaks. If there are, and it's a possibility, we are headed for a new lockdown. So, it's a dangerous moment for some states.

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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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