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HARD NUMBERS: US Firms are Leaving China but not Going Home

4: Five years after Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Dutch-led authorities have charged four people (three Russians and a Ukrainian) in the incident, which killed 298 people. It's highly doubtful any of the suspects will stand trial though, as Russia maintains it had nothing to do with the plane's downing. Fun fact: Russia's constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens to another state.

6: The American Chamber of Commerce in China conducted a poll last month that found 40% of the group's member companies had moved operations out of China or had plans to do so. But less than 6% of those were relocating operations to the US — the most popular destinations were Southeast Asia (24.7%) and Mexico (10.5%).

10,000: The International Spy Museum in DC estimates that there are "more than 10,000 spies" operating in DC, an assessment backed up by the FBI. And in case anyone was wondering, these are the world's top-notch spies. #SendingUsTheirBest

70.8 million: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees pegged the number of internationally displaced people at the end of 2018 at 70.8 million, the highest number ever recorded. That's 2 million more than there were at the end of 2017 and represents a 65% increase over the last 10 years.

Empathy and listening are key to establishing harmonious relationships, as demonstrated by Callista Azogu, GM of Human Resources & Organization for Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), an Eni subsidiary in Abuja. "To build trust is very difficult. To destroy it is very easy," says Callista, whose busy days involve everything from personnel issues to union relationships. She sees great potential for her native Nigeria not only because of the country's natural resources, but because of its vibrant and creative people.

Learn more about Callista in this episode of Faces of Eni.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

Here are the basic facts:

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If former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could give incoming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas advice, what would it be? "Well, first I would say, 'Ali, I'm glad it's you, not me.'" His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Listen: For the first time in twenty years extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on the podcast to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Does Cuba belong back on the US's State Sponsors of Terrorism list? The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board showed their support for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision on this issue in a recent opinion piece, "Cuba's Support for Terror." But in this edition of The Red Pen, Ian Bremmer and Eurasia Group analysts Risa Grais-Targow, Jeffrey Wright and Regina Argenzio argue that the WSJ's op-ed goes too far.

We are now just a few days away from the official end of Donald Trump's presidency, but the impacts of his latest moves in office will obviously last far beyond Joe Biden's inauguration. There's the deep structural political polarization, the ongoing investigations into the violence we saw at the Capitol, lord knows what happens over the next few days, there's also last-minute policy decisions here and abroad. And that's where we're taking our Red Pen this week, specifically US relations with Cuba.

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