Hard Numbers: Ukraine nuclear inspection, US Navy near Taiwan, Libya on the brink, Greece-Turkey air dispute

A Russian soldier patrols the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine.

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14: A team of 14 international inspectors — none of them from the UK or the US — got Russian clearance to visit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Europe's largest. Heavy shelling near the site briefly disconnected the facility from the grid on Friday, raising fears of a major accident in a country still haunted by the memory of Chernobyl.


2: Two American warships sailed on Sunday through international waters in the Taiwan Strait, in the first US Navy freedom-of-navigation operation since Nancy Pelosi's trip to the self-governing island — and China's furious response. Beijing was not happy about it.

32: At least 32 people were killed on Saturday night in clashes between forces backing rival governments in Tripoli, Libya’s capital. The recent violence and ongoing political impasse over who should be the new PM are threatening to throw the North African country back into civil war.

10,000: Turkey claims that Greek missiles locked on Turkish F-16 fighter jets flying at 10,000 feet in international airspace — a hostile act under NATO rules of engagement. Greece pushed back, insisting the F-16s showed up without prior notification accompanying US B-52 bombers that didn't need an escort. Ankara and Athens have long tussled over Cyprus, gas drilling rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, and who really invented yogurt.
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