Hard Numbers: Russia Is No Place for Young People

2,000: When Afghans head to the polls next month, 2,000 polling stations out of 7,400 will be closed because of fears of attacks by insurgent groups. Ongoing security crises in that country coincide with talks between the US and the Taliban on reaching an agreement on the withdrawal of American troops.


14,603: Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office last year pledging to address a long-standing violence epidemic that is fueled by drug cartels and gang violence. It won't be easy: The 14,603 homicides recorded in Mexico in the first half of this year are the highest on record.

44: Russia, it appears, is no place for young people. According to a new Gallup poll, 44 percent of Russians between the ages of 15-29 say they want to move to another country permanently. That's up 30 points over the past five years. Russia's dwindling population and chronic brain drain are already threatening its prospects as a global power. This won't help.

1 million: As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms large, EU citizens living in the UK are increasingly concerned about their future status in the country. So far, 1 million EU citizens have asked for "settled status" to stay in the UK. An additional 1.6 million are – like the rest of us – still seeking greater clarification on what's going on.

The Business and Market Fair that recently took place in Sanzule, Ghana featured local crops, livestock and manufactured goods, thanks in part to the Livelihood Restoration Plan (LRP), one of Eni's initiatives to diversify the local economy. The LRP program provided training and support to start new businesses to approximately 1,400 people from 205 households, invigorating entrepreneurship in the community.

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After a months-long investigation into whether President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president into investigating his political rivals in order to boost his reelection prospects in 2020, House Democrats brought two articles of impeachment against him, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Click here for our GZERO guide to what comes next.

In the meantime, imagine for a moment that you are now Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority leader and senior member of Donald Trump's Republican Party. You've got big choices to make.

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After a months-long investigation into whether President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president into investigating his political rivals in order to boost his reelection prospects in 2020, House Democrats on Tuesday brought two articles of impeachment against him. They charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

So, what are the next steps?

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Trump gets his deal – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that Democrats will back the USMCA, the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Crucially, the bill will also have support from the nation's largest labor union. This is a major political victory for President Trump, who promised he would close this deal, but it's also good for Pelosi: it shows that the Democrats' House majority can still accomplish big things even as it impeaches the president. But with the speed of the Washington news cycle these days, we're watching to see if anyone is still talking about USMCA three days after it's signed.

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1.5 million: China said it has "returned to society" some 1.5 million mainly Muslim Uighurs detained in internment camps in Xinjiang. The detainees were released after "graduating" from vocational training, according to Beijing, but increasing international criticism and a string of damning media exposes are believed to have pressured China to release them.

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