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Newly elected National Rally leader Jordan Bardella with the outgoing Marine Le Pen during the party congress in Paris.

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Hard Numbers: French far-right handover, Big Oil makes big bucks, China vs. COVID, Peruvians want prez out

50: For the first time in 50 years, the main French far-right party will not be captained by a Le Pen. Marine Le Pen, daughter of founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, has now handed over the reins of the National Rally to Jordan Bardella, 27, in a clear play for young voters.

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Labourers rest as they offload bags of grains as part of relief food that was sent from Ukraine at the World Food Program (WFP) warehouse in Adama town, Ethiopia.


Hard Numbers: Sub-Saharan Africa’s food crisis, Belograd attack, Uganda’s Ebola lockdown, COVID vaccine makers take a hit

123 million: At least 123 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa are food insecure, according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund. The region was on the brink of economic recovery, but that’s changed since the war in Ukraine upended the global economy. IMF senior economist Andrew Tiffin recently spoke to GZERO about Africa’s hunger and energy crises. Watch the interview here.

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Pandemic Put Skills Top of Mind in a Job-Seeker’s Market — LinkedIn Exec | Global Stage| GZERO Media

COVID upended the job market & focused employers on skills

COVID had few silver linings. But perhaps one of them is that it upended the labor market in ways that, for once, favored workers over employers.

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António Guterres: Ukraine War United NATO, but Further Divided the World | GZERO World

António Guterres: Ukraine war united NATO, but further divided the world

Russia invaded Ukraine with impunity — and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres fears it may not be the last middle-sized power to pick a fight without consequence in the near future because global security governance is largely bankrupt.

"The capacity of deterrence that would exist if the whole powers, with the security council, will be able to say, 'This can't be done,' is not there," he tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

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Power to the Workers? What Historical Trends Suggest About Newfound Employee Influence | GZERO World

Power to the workers? What historical trends suggest about newfound employee influence

During the initial stages of COVID, Americans responded to shortages of basic items by making them domestically.

That's a blip that'll likely end once the economy (really) goes back to normal, says economist and University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee.

"Why," he asks Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, "do we have a giant warehouse full of socks that we made here that we could buy on the open market for one third the price, and we could just have shipped here when we need them?"

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US President Joe Biden takes questions from reporters in Washington, DC.

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Hard Numbers: Dems vs. Biden, Indian population vs. China's, Ukrainian army vs. Russia, Asian Vegas vs. COVID

64: With friends like these … A new poll says 64% of US Democratic voters — and nearly all of those under the age of 30 — don't want President Joe Biden to run for re-election in 2024. Biden, who would be almost 82 at the time, says he will do so. Let’s see how this plays out as the presidential contest heats up.

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COVID Could Still Become More Deadly, says Former CDC Director | GZERO World

"Stunningly infectious" COVID demands better preparation, says Former CDC director

Many people are done with the pandemic, but the pandemic ain't done with us yet.

Why? There's long COVID, and also we can't predict how the virus will play out in the future, former CDC chief Tom Frieden tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

Still, he points out, the best way to "keep yourself out of the hospital and, quite frankly, out of the morgue" is to get vaxxed and boosted.

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Will COVID Ever End? | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

How depoliticizing the US health response will save lives (​COVID isn't over)

We're not done with the pandemic — yet.

Although COVID will likely become endemic sometime this year in some parts of the world, the virus will still rage on everywhere else.

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer catches up on the pandemic's state of play with former CDC chief Tom Frieden, who has a message for everyone who hasn't gotten vaxxed yet: do it.

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