50 million: Popular websites that fail to take down inaccurate content will face fines of up to 50 million rubles ($800,000) under a proposed “fake news” law unveiled in Russia’s Duma. #OneMan'sFakeNews
16.7: In fiscal year 2017, 16.7 percent of Pakistan’s government spending went to the military, according to SIPRI. That’s the seventh highest share for any nation in the world.
14: Since the 1965 enactment of the Hart-Cellar immigration reform bill, the share of first-generation immigrants in the U.S. population has tripled from less than five percent to about 14 percent. In related news, non-Hispanic whites are projected to be a minority by 2050.
1.2: Between 1995 and 2015, Mexico’s real GDP per person increased by an annual average of just 1.2 percent. In Latin America, only Venezuela performed worse over that period.
-3.5: In 2017, sanctions and drought drove North Korea’s economy into its sharpest contraction in two decades, according to South Korea’s central bank, with GDP falling by 3.5 percent. That’s the steepest fall since famine forced a 6.5 percent spiral in 1997. Is this what brought Kim to the table with Trump?