Hard Numbers: A billion-dollar typo
52: Only a slim majority (52 percent) of Iranians polled now support the 2015 nuclear agreement, which the US walked out of last year. Back in 2015 more than three quarters of those surveyed approved of the agreement. Hardliners in Tehran are pleased to see this: they never much liked the deal to begin with.
2: North Korea yesterday test-launched two more short-range missiles. The move follows a similar move last Saturday. None of this violates Kim Jong-un's promise to stop testing long-range or nuclear missiles, but angrily firing missiles into the sea is seen as a sign that North Korea is frustrated by scant progress in negotiations with the US over its nuclear program.
1.6: Australia's government has printed $1.6 billion worth of currency… with a typo on it. The new Aussie 50-dollar bill, the country's most widely circulated bill, misspells the word "responsibility" in quoting a speech by the country's first female parliamentarian, Edith Cowan. We have to ask: whose responsibility is this?
0: So far, zero European countries have heeded the Trump Administration's call to ban the Chinese tech firm Huawei from their plans to build 5G communications networks, prompting US Secretary of State Pompeo to accuse them of going "wobbly."