Hard Numbers

230: This week the U.S. and South Korea launched its largest-ever joint air exercise, which included 230 aircraft. #KimControl


560,000: Lethal violence (homicides and war) killed 560,000 people in 2016. The world’s five most violent countries: Syria, El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, and Afghanistan.

27: Australia is the twenty-seventh country to legalize same-sex marriage. The country’s 47,000 same-sex couples can now tie the knot.

65: With his trip to Greece, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first Turkish president to visit Greece in 65 years.

53: China is one of the world’s most optimistic nations, with 53 percent of citizens saying they believe the world is “getting better.” Only 16 percent of Americans, seven percent of Germans, and four percent of Mexicans feel the same way.

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