Hard Numbers: Indian Kalashnikovs, Evergrande stock crashes, Gambian president re-elected, UK citizenship law

Hard Numbers: Indian Kalashnikovs, Evergrande stock crashes, Gambian president re-elected, UK citizenship law

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at Hyderabad House, on December 6, 2021 in New Delhi, India.

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600,000: Russian President Vladimir Putin met Indian PM Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday. The two leaders inked a few bilateral defense deals, including one for India to produce more than 600,000 Kalashnikovs to replace old local military rifles.


82.5 million: Evergrande missed a final deadline to pay some of its foreign investors $82.5 million on Monday, putting the ultra-indebted Chinese property developer at imminent risk of default. Authorities are scrambling to prevent the panic from spreading to the broader financial sector.

53: Adama Barrow was re-elected as president of The Gambia with 53 percent of the vote. The result is bad news for former strongman Yahya Jammeh, who was hoping to return from exile in Equatorial Guinea after refusing to concede defeat to Barrow four years ago.

9: Under Clause 9 of its draft new Nationality and Borders Bill, the UK will be able to strip dual nationals of British citizenship without warning. The proposed law will also ban undocumented migrants from seeking asylum, and criminalize rescuing refugees in the English Channel.
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