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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...

Anti-Lockdown Protest Leader James Bartolo Arrested

AUSTRALIA—Anti-lockdown protest leader James Bartolo has been arrested by Victoria police in the morning on September 4, for running a conspiracy website called The Conscious Truth Network. 27-old bodybuilder James Bartolo posted a footage on Facebook in the morning on September 4, showing multiple police officers knocking on his door and calling him to letting them in. Bartolo yells from...

Australian Mom Arrested For Anti-Lockdown Protest Post

AUSTRALIA—Victoria police arrested Zoe-Lee Buhler, a 28 year-old pregnant woman at her home in Ballarat, Victoria, on September 2. She was arrested for posting about an anti-lockdown event "freedom day" on Facebook. The footage of the arrest was live-streamed on Facebook and has gone viral. The live-stream video which gained over 10 million views shows Zoe Buhler in her pajamas...

President Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

UNITED STATES—On Wednesday, September 9, a Norwegian lawmaker said he has nominating President Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East. Christian Tybring-Gjedde represents the Norwegian Parliament Progress Party. He has been a member of the Norwegian parliament since 2005. He also serves as chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary...

IKEA And LEGO Collaborate To Create BYGGLEK, Playful Storage

SWEDEN—IKEA and LEGO have collaborated to create a playful storage solution, BYGGLEK, which will be available to purchase at IKEA retail shops in the U.S. and Europe (except Russia) starting October 1. BYGGLEX boxes contain one set of three small boxes, two sets of bigger boxes, and one set of LEGO bricks. The boxes have LEGO studs on the top...
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