Hard Numbers: EU nuclear activists, Evergrande default looms, Somalia beats Kenya at UN court, US delta peak
Gabriella Turrisi

10: Ten EU member states want Brussels to classify nuclear power as a clean source of energy so it'll count toward the bloc's goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. France, which gets most of its electricity from nuclear, is leading the group, but countries like Germany have pushed back because of the environmental impact of nuclear waste.


3: Chinese property developer Evergrande has missed its third round of debt payments in three weeks. This has intensified fears that Evergrande's debt crisis may soon spread to other real estate firms that are also deep in the red.

100,000: The UN's top court ruled in favor of Somalia in its long-running maritime border dispute with Kenya over a 100,000 square km (38,000 square mile) triangle in the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in offshore oil and gas. The Kenyans previously said they wouldn't recognize the court's authority, and the court has no way to legally enforce its ruling.

22: COVID infections in the US have fallen 22 percent and hospitalizations by one-fifth in the past two weeks. This raises hopes that the latest pandemic wave — caused by the more contagious delta variant — may have peaked.
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