FACTS OF THE DAY

03 June 2017

The US is now one of only three UN countries (the other two are Syria and Nicaragua) not to agree to the Paris accord. Even North Korea is a signatory.

theguardian.com

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At 21.5%, the UK’s spending on social welfare as a percentage of its overall budget is only the 16th highest in Europe: France is top with 31.5%.

oecd.org

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In 2015-16, Britain’s North Sea oil industry made just £35 million, down from £2 billion in 2014-15.

thetimes.co.uk

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An estimated 20 million people are at risk of starving to death in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria in the worst famine since World War Two.

vox.com

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After nine years planning, a Danish company is to stage the world’s first underwater concert in Glasgow this summer.

scotsman.com

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A judge in India has told reporters that peacocks are too holy to breed naturally and reproduce by means of females swallowing the peacocks’ tears.

thetimes.co.uk