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500: In an important reversal, the German government has decided to offer €500 worth of funds to support the import of US liquified natural gas. That’s a big concession to the Trump administration, which has worked to counterbalance Russia’s dominant position as the largest energy exporter to Europe’s largest economy.

400: Between 2013 to 2017, violence against migrants passing through Mexico shot up by a factor of four, with the result that the government has offered 400 percent more humanitarian visas to migrants who were victims of or witnesses to a crime.

47: A new WSJ poll shows President Trump’s job approval rising to 47 percent, the highest number he’s registered since taking office. We shouldn’t read too much into any single poll, but it appears Trump heads into the November 6 midterms in a fairly strong position.

5: Over the past year, five Indian startups have reached “unicorn” status—valuations of at least $1 billion. That’s the most ever in a single year for India, now the fastest growing large economy in the world.

4: In just four years, China has launched naval vessels with a total tonnage greater than that of the entire French, German, Indian, Italian, South Korean, Spanish, or Taiwanese navies, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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.

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Joe Biden wants to move into the White House, but the coast isn't clear. He may need some bleach.

Watch more PUPPET REGIME here.

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.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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