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Five interesting facts

Compiled from Times wires
Published: February 5, 2018 Updated: February 9, 2018 at 01:44 PM

78% of Russians

polled said the United States meddles "a great deal" or "a fair amount" in Russian politics, compared to 69 percent of Americans who say the same about Russian interference in U.S. politics. The results come from comparative polling data collected by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs and its Russian partner, the Levada Center.

About 560,000

American veterans

who served in World War II are still alive. In all, 16 million Americans served in the war.

One in three babies

is born by caesarean section in the United States. Thatís up from about one in five in the 1990s.


is North Koreaís top export. No. 2 is menís outerwear.

For every woman

in political office in the United States, there are three men.