In the latest episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer explores international reaction to the murder of George Floyd and global protests against police brutality and racism. Karen Attiah, Global Opinions Editor of The Washington Post, explains her view that, on issues of race and inequality, the U.S. is a "developing country," and while this moment of uprising offers hope for real change there is still much work to be done.
Perhaps you've seen some of the celebrity "I Take Responsibility" videos that have gone viral recently. Well, now some of our world leaders, including Trump, MBS, Putin and Bolsonaro, have jumped in on the act too, with their own twist.
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Saudis got bad news this week: Their taxes are going up and the housing allowance the state provides for government employees will be cut. (Most Saudis work for the government.) The need for belt-tightening is obvious. Oil prices are less than half what they were a year ago, despite a new Saudi production cut meant to prop them up, and the coronavirus is having a big impact on the kingdom's economy. The state has ordered a full lockdown across the kingdom from May 23-27 at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Theresa May might soon face a vote of no-confidence, can she survive? It's your World in 60 Seconds with Ian Bremmer!And go deeper on topics like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence at Microsoft Today in Technology.
Too soon for a comeback? For sure. Just weeks after being implicated in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Crown Prince takes the stage to win some LOLs and skewer some hypocrites.
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