Things I learned from reading the newspaper today (and thus a reason to celebrate good newspapers and good journalism while we still have them):

1 Apr

– Remmington – the gunmaker – has filed for bankruptcy in the US.
– The technology company Huawei spent $13.8bn on research and development last year.
– North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has had seven defence ministers in the past six years.
– Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan was a semi-professional footballer.
– There are now 50 Lebanese wine producers – at the beginning of the century there were 14.
– The summer population of Antarctica is about 10,000 and falls to 1,000 in winter.
– The wife of a former minister in Putin’s government spent £160,000 to play a tennis match with Boris Johnson.
– The Conservative Party has received £3m from Russian sources since 2010.
– For every 10 tonnes of fuel on a Jumbo jet, three tonnes are burned just to carry it.

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