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Tensions Rise in Northern Ireland: Europe in 60 Seconds

Are tensions rising in Northern Ireland?

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Inside Facebook's Crazy 15 Months: Tech in 60 Seconds

What was the craziest thing to happen inside Facebook in the last 15 months?

Funny you should ask, because I just wrote 12,000 words with Fred Vogelstein about all the crazy things that happened at Facebook in the last year and a half. The craziest was the fight with Instagram. A combination of jealousy, resentment, and anger led to a major breakup and the departure of the founders of Instagram in September.

Did Jack Dorsey help or hurt Twitter at TED this week?

I think he hurt it. He gave one of his deeply thoughtful, introspective interviews. We're getting kind of used to them but at this point I think the public reaction was, "OK, enough about feeling deeply about this. Let's change the platform!"

Can 3D point clouds help rebuild Notre Dame?

Yes. One of the good things inside this horrible tragedy is there's been a lot of really sophisticated imagery of what was burned down and now maybe it will be easier to rebuild.



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France Unites Around Notre Dame Fire: World in 60 Seconds

Can President Micron unite France after the Notre Dame fire?

Yeah, I think he does actually have a shot. He's been taking it really hard for the last few months. Big demonstrations on the ground every week - the Yellow Vests. They're going to have to maintain a respectful distance given the level of disaster that they've just experienced and it gives Macron an opportunity to actually unify the country around something constructive in this case. Rebuilding this extraordinary cathedral.

What's the biggest issue at stake in Indonesia's election?

It's infrastructure, it's improving the economy. Joko - Jokowi, is the guy that's building the roads. A month ago, they finally got the first metro, underground metro, to actually start in Jakarta. Anyone who's been there, three hours to get from meeting to meeting. They desperately needed it. He's going to win again and it's gonna be helpful for the economy in the country.

Who's in charge in Sudan right now?

It is a rotating military council. They promised that the opposition can put anyone they want to be prime minister, but watch the military continue to control the country. That is, they're not giving up anytime soon.

Is the honeymoon over for Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president?

No, I wouldn't say it's over, but his popularity is starting to slip and the economy is getting a little soft. Job numbers don't look great right now. And he's having a hard time getting consensus because his party is relatively small and he doesn't want to work the traditional sausage making operations in Brazilian congress, which means that it's going to be a long term for this guy. But it also means that he's going to have to do business the way most Brazilian politicians do. He's not suddenly going to create an authoritarian Brazil = couldn't do it even if he wanted to.


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