Hard Numbers: Russia quits ISS, Global GDP growth slows, Peruvians sour on Castillo, Lebanon buys wheat

Hard Numbers: Russia quits ISS, Global GDP growth slows, Peruvians sour on Castillo, Lebanon buys wheat

Russian cosmonauts pose with a flag of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic at the International Space Station.

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24: After 24 years as a member of the International Space Station — a major step in post-Cold War reconciliation — Russia announced Tuesday it’ll leave the module by the end of 2024. But the US says it didn’t get the memo.


3.2: The IMF now says the world economy will grow only 3.2% this year, 0.4 percentage points less than it predicted in April. Meanwhile, global inflation will rise one percentage point more than expected to 8.3%.

19: Only 19% of Peruvians polled believe President Pedro Castillo is doing a good job one year after his election. He's already survived two impeachment votes, and Congress may try again soon over allegations that he obstructed justice by firing his interior minister.

150 million: Lebanon's parliament voted Tuesday to use a $150 million World Bank loan to buy enough wheat for at least six months. The cash-strapped nation is almost entirely reliant on imports to feed its population, and its food inflation rate was at 332.25% in June.
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