Hard Numbers: IAEA Zaporizhzhia report, Solomons election snub, millionaire SUV, a dream job

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi departs a press conference in Austria upon returning from Ukraine.

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50: The International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday issued its much-awaited report on the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. The 50-page document recommends, among other things, a security perimeter around the facility to enable safe inspections.


50 million: The Solomon Islands – growing increasingly cozy with China – turned down Australia’s offer to fund its 2023 election. Honiara said it was “inappropriate” and that Canberra shouldn’t try to influence how MPs vote on scheduling the election, which pro-Beijing PM Manasseh Sogavare wants to delay until 2024 and would reportedly cost $50 million.

50,000: Colombia’s new leftwing President Gustavo Petro may have big plans to redistribute wealth, but a social media influencer in Cali, the third largest city, is beating him to the punch. Kevin Rivera, known on the web as @negroestaclaro, has been driving through town in a “Millionaire SUV” plastered with 50,000 peso bills (about $11 each.) Absolute scenes!

71: That's how much a Japanese man charges clients per session — in US dollars — to do ... (mostly) nothing. Shoji Morimoto, who earns enough as a professional companion to support his wife and child, admits he's been called lazy but believes that "it's fine to really not do anything."
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