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Peruvian Court Decides Red Underwear Is Evidence Of Consent

PERU—A Peruvian court decided a woman who wore red underwear to a party was not a victim of rape. On October 29, three judges, argued that the victim misrepresented herself, citing women only wear red underwear when intending to have sex. According to the Daily Mail, the case was first reported in January 2019 by a 20-year-old woman whose identity...

U.S. Whistleblower Edward Snowden Seeks Russian Citizenship

RUSSIA—Whistleblower Edward Snowden and his wife are applying for Russian citizenship while keeping their U.S. nationality, Snowden said on Monday, November 2. Snowden, 37, fled the U.S. and was given asylum in Russia after leaking files in 2013 that exposed domestic and international surveillance operations of the U.S. National Security Agency, where he worked as a contractor. Authorities have wanted Snowden...

Azerbaijanis Hold Rally To Raise Awareness

SAN FRANCISCO—On October 24 the Azerbaijani community held a rally, titled “Recognizing the Refugees and Victims of Nagorno Karabakh Conflict,” in the San Francisco Embarcadero plaza with the stated purpose of raising awareness about the victims of the current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh as well as surrounding regions. Individual community organizers said the...

Protests Erupt In Poland Amid Abortion Law In Poland

POLAND—On Wednesday, October 28, tens of thousands of women took to the streets in Polish cities to protest a high court’s ruling to ban nearly all abortions. It marked the sixth straight day of protests in Poland. Abortion is only legal in Poland if the pregnancy endangers the life or health of the mother or is the result of rape...

U.S. Secretary Of State Speaks With Aliyev, Pashinyan On Artsakh Ceasefire

UNITED STATES—On Tuesday, October 27, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect the U.S.-negotiated cease-fire in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Pompeo separately spoke with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, urging each to respect their commitments to cease hostilities. He stressed that “there is no military solution to this conflict.” The cease-fire,...

Trump, Putin, Macron Urge Artsakh Ceasefire

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, October 1, President Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Emmanuel Macron of France called for a ceasefire in Artsakh, urging Armenia and Azerbaijan to commit to talks. The Republic of Artsakh, or the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, is an autonomous state in the Caucasus. It has an overwhelming Armenian population and is governed by Armenians,...

H&M To Close 250 Stores In 2021

STOCKHOLM— On October 1, Sweden-based clothing store, H&M, announced they will close 250 stores in 2021. The retailer is known for its affordable fashion, and has several locations across the Bay Area, including one store in Emeryville, one in Daly City, and three in downtown San Francisco. They have approximately 5,000 locations across the world total, according to statistics...

President Trump Receives Third Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

SYDNEY—On Monday, September 28, United States President Donald Trump was nominated for the third time this year for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. David Flint, speaking on behalf of a group of Australian law professors who nominated Trump, explained why he decided to nominate Trump in an interview with Sky News Australia.  Flint praised the “Trump Doctrine,” which is “reducing...

Trump Receives Third Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

UNITED STATES—United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Noble Peace Prize for a third time. On September 30, a group of law professors from Australia backed support to nominate him for the award. According to Sky News Australia, one of the law professors, identified as David Flint, said the reason for their support was President Trump’s...

United Arab Emirates And Bahrain Sign Diplomatic Agreement With Israel

WASHINGTON D.C.—Representatives from Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, signed the Abraham Accords, a diplomatic agreement that establishes peace between those countries, during a ceremony that was presided by President Donald Trump in The White House on Tuesday, September 15. The agreement, brokered by the Trump administration, normalizes relations among those countries and commits them to cooperate with each...
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