Tensions Rise in Northern Ireland: Europe in 60 Seconds

Are tensions rising in Northern Ireland?

Yes they are, but it shouldn't be exaggerated either. But there is no question that the uncertainty generated by Brexit and the entire border issue has ignited some of the feelings of the past and there are small but evident and virulent terrorist groups active. So be careful with this. Peace is always a fragile thing.

Did the fire in Notre Dame reignite the debate about inequalities in France?

Perhaps it did. But I think it even more made clear to the French what unites them. The symbol of Notre Dame, the culture, everything that Notre Dame stands for has, I think, brought the French together and I think that President Macron has been able to capitalize and use the opportunity in a way that makes it more possible for him to achieve his other goals.

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Eni's luminescent solar concentrators can help smart windows and next-generation buildings generate electricity. But even Eni hadn't imagined using this technology to create eyeglasses capable of charging mobile phones and headsets.

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We've written recently about how the COVID-19 pandemic will hit poorer countries particularly hard. But the burden of the virus' spread also falls more heavily on working class people even in wealthy countries, particularly in Europe and the United States. This is exacerbating the divide between rich and poor that had already upended the political establishment in countries around the world even before anyone had heard of a "novel coronavirus."


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Meet Mark Wetton, a Kentucky-based businessman who owns a dust-collection factory in Wuhan. He has been there since the beginning of the outbreak, and describes the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak there, life in lockdown, and what things are like today as the city finally begins to reopen its borders and come back to life. He also shares some lessons learned that he hopes Americans will heed.

The coronavirus is likely to hit poorer countries particularly hard, but it is also laying a bigger burden on working class people even in wealthy ones. As less affluent people suffer disproportionately not only from the disease, but also from the economic costs of containing it, we can expect a worsening of income inequalities that have already upended global politics over the past few years. Here is a look at inequality in some of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 so far.

500 million: The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could plunge 500 million people into poverty, according to a new report released by Oxfam. As incomes and economies continue to contract, global poverty will increase for the first time in 30 years, the report predicts, undermining many of the gains of globalization that have pulled millions out of poverty in recent years.

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