Hard Numbers: Le Pen probed, Jerusalem clashes, Myanmar amnesty, cross-border Taliban trouble

Hard Numbers: Le Pen probed, Jerusalem clashes, Myanmar amnesty, cross-border Taliban trouble
Paige Fusco

140,000: A French prosecutor is investigating a report by the EU's anti-fraud agency alleging that far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen misappropriated EU funds worth 140,000 euros ($151,357) when she was an MEP in Brussels. Le Pen faces incumbent Emmanuel Macron in the runoff election next Sunday.


17: At least 17 Palestinians were wounded on Sunday, when Israeli riot police entered the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City to protect Jewish worshippers visiting the holy site. This year, Ramadan has coincided with Easter and Passover, raising chances for clashes between religious Jews, Muslims, and Christians at holy sites in Israel.

1,619: On Sunday, Myanmar's junta released 1,619 prisoners to mark the Lunar New Year in the Buddhist-majority nation. But there's a catch: the amnesty excluded those arrested for protesting against the ruling generals.

47: At least 47 people were killed in Pakistani airstrikes against the Pakistani Taliban in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday. A recent offensive by the militant group — which is separate from the Afghan Taliban but shares its ideology — has soured ties between Islamabad and Kabul.
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