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Hard Numbers: Did the Entire Country of Ecuador Just Get Hacked?

4,000: South Korea is on high alert after reporting its first case of African Swine Flu, a deadly virus infecting pigs that has already hit Asia hard, sending pork prices through the roof. Seoul will slaughter some 4,000 pigs to prevent the highly-contagious disease from spreading throughout the country.

55 million: As the Ebola virus continues to spread in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it's running out of money to prevent the deadly disease from ravaging West Africa. WHO has received $55 million from governments around the world, just 20 percent of what's needed to implement a strategic response.

20 million: Up to 20 million people had personal data leaked online when hackers breached Ecuadorian government registries and state-owned banks. Ecuador is home to 16.5 million people, suggesting that the entire population could have been affected.

48: Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, less than two weeks before that country holds presidential elections. Last week, US-led negotiations to end more than 40 years of violence in Afghanistan broke down, and the Taliban has vowed to continue waging attacks.

Empathy and listening are key to establishing harmonious relationships, as demonstrated by Callista Azogu, GM of Human Resources & Organization for Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), an Eni subsidiary in Abuja. "To build trust is very difficult. To destroy it is very easy," says Callista, whose busy days involve everything from personnel issues to union relationships. She sees great potential for her native Nigeria not only because of the country's natural resources, but because of its vibrant and creative people.

Learn more about Callista in this episode of Faces of Eni.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

Here are the basic facts:

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For the first time in twenty years, extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Joe Biden wants to move into the White House, but the coast isn't clear. He may need some bleach.

Watch more PUPPET REGIME here.

If former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could give incoming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas advice, what would it be? "Well, first I would say, 'Ali, I'm glad it's you, not me.'" His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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