Hard Numbers: Northern Ireland has a government – finally!

13,000: Some 13,000 people participated in Bangkok's 1.6-mile "Run Against Dictatorship" on Sunday, calling for the ouster of prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the ex-army chief who remains at the helm despite last year's disputed elections. It was the largest public rebuke of Prayuth since 2014 when he took over in a coup and began cracking down on opposition.


3.8: Africa's economy is slated to grow at a rate of 3.8 percent in 2020, outperforming the projected worldwide growth rate of 3.4 percent. South Sudan and Rwanda are expected to experience the biggest economic gains, according to the Brookings Institution.

3: After three years of political stalemate, Northern Ireland's two main parties have reached a power-sharing agreement. The nationalist Sinn Fein party, which supports reunification with the Republic of Ireland, and the Democratic Unionist Party, advocating closer ties to the rest of the United Kingdom, opted to form an 'imperfect' coalition government rather than drag the country through another election.

300,000: More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced by fighting between Libya's warring parties – the self-appointed Libyan National Army and militias loosely allied with the UN-backed government. The groups have now agreed to a ceasefire, raising hopes for the cessation of fighting that has drawn in Turkey and Russia, both vying for strategic and economic influence in the region.

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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