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2.3 trillion: There’s no better place in the world to be a pet than Japan, where spending on cats alonecontributed ¥2.3 trillion ($20 billion) to the economy. Since 2003 there have been more pets than humans under 15 in Japan, but cats just recently overtook dogs as the pet of choice.


120: In 2017, over 120 million people gained access to electricity worldwide, bringing the total number of people without electricity below 1 billion for the first time ever. In Kenya, electricity reaches 73 percent of the population today, up from just 8 percent in 2000.


67: In a recent poll, 67 percent of people in the EU said they agree with the statement, “The world used to be a better place.” But compared to when? It’s still only a generation ago that Europe was mired in the deadliest conflict in human history.


3: In mid-term elections, the party of the sitting president has picked upseats in the US Congress only 3 times since 1934. The Democrats did it in 1934 (FDR) and 1998 (Clinton), and the Republicans did it in 2002 (George W. Bush).


1: Signal asks our readers for one (1) moment of silence for T-1, the wily killer tigress who evaded capture for months in the Indian state of Maharashtra. She was killed in an attempt to tranquilize and capture her over the weekend. Her story highlighted the challenges surrounding India’s tiger population – conservation efforts have caused the population to rise, while development has eroded their habitats, often bringing them into deadly contact with humans.

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.

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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.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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