What happened in the Hong Kong elections?

What happened in the Hong Kong elections and what does it mean for China?

Well, the elections were massive turnout. Almost all Democrats won. So that means in local elections doesn't have a lot of power, just matter for local issues like potholes and such. Overwhelmingly pro-democracy wins. That certainly means that they're not going to give up in their demands for autonomy vis-a-vis mainland China anytime soon. And the Chinese aren't about to provide that to them. So, I still think we've got problems in Hong Kong.


Will Benjamin Netanyahu resign following his indictment on corruption charges?

No, he doesn't resign. He keeps going and going and going. He's hanging on by his fingernails, but his fingernails are really, really long. Could be a third election. And as long as he has the ability to still be prime minister, that indictment charge doesn't stick. Because he's a sitting prime minister. But if he loses, in particular, Benny Gantz running against him is able to pull together a government, then not Netanyahu is gone. Watch the next couple of weeks.

What role did Ukraine have in 2016 U.S. election meddling?

None. None whatsoever. Watch what the entire intelligence organization said. It's Russia. It's not Ukraine. What's wrong with you people?

Happy Thanksgiving. Which world leader has the most to be thankful for?

I'm gonna say Macron. Why? Because he's really young. He's probably going to win another election. He has a lot of time in front of him and he start his own party. So, he should be really thankful that he can do all that stuff. That's good.

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."

Why?

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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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