Hard Numbers: Finland for the win again

4: The World Anti-Doping Agency handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events, precluding its participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, and soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Russia has three weeks to appeal the ban, which its prime minister says is the result of "chronic anti-Russian hysteria."


800,000: To mark six months of their fight against the government, roughly 800,000 black-clad protestors took to Hong Kong's commercial hub Sunday, calling for mass strikes across the city. The demonstration, the largest anti-government gathering in months, was led by chants of "Five demands, not less!" and "Hongkongers take revenge!"

50 million: Every year the world produces 50 million tons of electronic garbage – discarded phones, laptops, tablets and so on. Much of this is recycled in Southeast Asia, where toxic fumes from the process have ravaged local communities. Thailand has tried to ban imports of foreign e-waste to little avail.

34: Finland will have the world's youngest serving prime minister after Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old former transport minister, was elected Sunday as head of the country's coalition government. Of the five parties that make up the coalition, four are led by women under the age of 35.

As Europe inches past the peak of COVID-19 deaths and the US slowly approaches it, many poorer countries are now staring into an abyss. As bad as the coronavirus crisis is likely to be in the world's wealthiest nations, the public health and economic blow to less affluent ones, often referred to as "developing countries," could be drastically worse. Here's why:

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25: A divorce lawyer in Shanghai told Bloomberg News that his business has surged 25% since the city began easing its lockdown in mid-March, as being cooped up on lockdown evidently exposed irreconcilable differences in people's marriages.

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Japan mulls state of emergency: Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a "state of emergency" because of the coronavirus pandemic, giving local governments the authority to order people to stay in their homes and shutter businesses and schools. Japan has so far managed the crisis without the kinds of sweeping lockdowns seen elsewhere, but a surge of new cases in recent days – particularly in Tokyo – has put pressure on the government to do more. Japan has one of the world's oldest populations – a third of its people are older than 65, the demographic most vulnerable to COVID-19. The emergency decision comes at a tough time. Japan's economy has been hurting for several months now, as China's massive lockdowns in January and February cratered demand for Japanese exports. In order to deal with the fallout that comes with putting his economy on life-support, PM Abe said the government would push through a $1 trillion stimulus package.

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As reports swirl from sources in the U.S. Intelligence Community that China vastly underreported the number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths, China's top diplomat in the U.S., Ambassador Cui Tiankai, joined Ian Bremmer for an exclusive conversation in which he responds to the claim.

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