What we know about the London stabbing attack

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden ...

What's the story behind the stabbing attack in London?

Well, it turns out that it's someone who has been convicted before, for terrorist related crimes and is now suddenly out. And of course, that will lead to some political consequences.

Now with Brexit at least formally done, although not in reality, will the EU give priority to the enlargement with the Balkan countries?

Well, that's going to be a big issue in the next few weeks. The French, of course, vetoed things during the autumn. That was quite a setback for the EU, in the Balkans. Now, the commission has come up with some certain window dressing for the enlargement procedure and some substantive changes, has to be said. And the hope is that the French will reconsider their position and that we in the next two months, I would say, will see a green light for the start of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. That is, relaunch the Balkan enlargement process for the EU point of view. That would be a good, necessary and strategic move.

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, answers the question: Are CEOs getting real about climate change?

The answer, yes. Why? One, it's personal. Many have watched with horror the wildfires that took place recently. Others have even been evacuated. And for some, the snow set in Davos, they experienced incredibly mild temperatures that laid all to quip that climate change really has arrived. But the other reasons are a growing understanding of the nature of climate change.


Welcome to the eleventh parliamentary elections in Iran's 40-year history.

Want to run for a seat? You can…if you're an Iranian citizen between the ages of 30 and 75, hold a master's degree or its equivalent, have finished your military service (if you're a man), and have demonstrated a commitment to Islam. Check all these boxes, and you can ask permission to run for office.

Permission comes from the 12-member Guardian Council, a body composed of six clerics appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and six jurists that Khamenei appoints indirectly. If the Council says yes, you can win a seat in parliament. If they say no, you can't.

This parliament, also called the Majlis, does have real power. It approves the national budget, drafts legislation and sends it to the Guardian Council for approval, ratifies treaties, approves ministers and can question the president. The current Majlis represents a wide range of values and opinions.


As the head of a leading management consulting firm, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company Kevin Sneader has an inside view into the challenges facing the world's top executives. Every Thursday, Sneader will address questions about key issues like attracting and retaining talent, growing revenue, navigating change, staying ahead of the competition, and corporate responsibility – all in 60 seconds.

GZERO's Alex Kliment interviews New Yorker correspondent and author Joshua Yaffa. The two discuss Yaffa's new book, Between Two Fires, about what life is like for Russians today. They also sample some vodka at a famous Russian restaurant in NYC, of course!