Hard Numbers: India cuts gas tax, Tigrayan amnesty, US gets European baby formula, NATO beer
8: India has slashed its excise tax on gasoline by 8 rupees ($0.10) per liter to give consumers some relief from rising prices. PM Narendra Modi is scrambling to get inflation under control ahead of several state elections later this year.
4,208: Tigrayan rebels in Ethiopia plan to release 4,208 prisoners captured in their ongoing war with the federal government. It's a sign of goodwill that comes after the Ethiopian army allowed aid convoys to enter the conflict-affected region.
78,000: On Sunday, a military plane carrying 78,000 pounds of European baby formula arrived in the US to address an acute shortage. America is running out of formula due to the temporary closure of a production plant in Michigan and also because of protectionist US trade policies.8,000: Finland is so excited about joining NATO that a Finnish brewery has launched a NATO-themed beer, shipping 8,000 cans to local supermarkets. Will Turkey spoil the party?
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