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LIVE: PRESIDENT REFUTES INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM AFTER CRACKING DOWN ON PROTESTS
The Zalluabedi Government is Defending the Arrest of Dissident Critic Amir Abutaka

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A major demonstration in the city of Tuim, where Amir Abutaka was arrested.

President Zayyaan al-Akhtar pushed back against international criticism in the wake of the arrest of dissident activist Amir Abutaka, saying "his actions were detrimental to our security and posed a serious threat to rallying insurgent activity against innocent Zalluabedi." Even as demonstrations surge against President al-Akhtar, the government, and the military for cracking down on Abutaka's protest, the adamant statements of defiance continue to be all the government puts forth.

Protestors demanded a referendum to elect a new government, as al-Akhtar grows increasingly unpopular and the division between rival sects in the country grows. While overall more peaceful than previous demonstrations and certainly since the cessation of hostilities with the signing of the Osea Accords, about a dozen people have died in sporadic clashes.

The government of Albarine, a staunch critic of Zalluabed's government on the international stage, called for Abutaka to be released. Chancellor Sadie Melhaven released a statement herself calling for his release.

Amir Abutaka, who is 52-years-old, and his wife are part of the so-called 93 Generation movement, a series of student-led protests that challenged Zalluabed's government in 1993. They have been in and out of jail for playing a key role in anti-government protests in 2007, nicknamed the Afrna Revolution for the participation of blue-robed Tuim manufacturer workers. Abutaka’s last stint behind bars was from 2007 to 2012. He was released as the generals loosened their grip to start opening up Zalluabed in preparation for the 2015 elections.

The farmers protest on the Zalluabed-Albarine border has been on for over a month and is making a record of sorts as the largest protest in the region's history. Much has been said about the right and the wrong of the protest, but the military crackdowns have led to death. This was one of the factors that Abutaka often spoke out about, calling President al-Akhtar a "tyrant" and the government a "patsy of the military forces of Zalluabed."

Growing protests demanding Abutaka's release have reached the capital of Zakaraban, with protestors using bricks and burning tyres in the capital to denounce the action. Throngs of protesters took to the streets on Monday to voice their support for increased civilian rule within the country's power-sharing government. Demonstrators marched through the streets of the capital, Zakaraban, chanting anti-military slogans and waving flags. Pro-civilian protests were also held in other Zalluabedi cities.

The Zalluabed Professionals Association, a body which helped organize the demonstrations against al-Akhtar before, said demonstrators protesting against the military were met with tear gas at the parliament gates in Zakaraban. The organization said in a statement that the tear gas was "intended to provoke and push for violence" but called on their supporters to remain peaceful.

"There is no retreat from the streets until the handover of power," it said.

Military and civilian groups have been sharing power in the South Adulan country in an uneasy alliance that has lasted for decades.

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MOREAU DENIES KNOWING ABOUT YUANEZE INTERFERENCE

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President Moreau denied having any knowledge of interference in his 2020 campaign by Yuaneze operatives or his close aide Robert Berecraft.

TOFINO - President Atticus Moreau made his first public comments addressing the Senate's intelligence report detailing the interference of De Yuaneze officials in his 2020 election campaign, which have since resulted in the arrest of his former aide Robert Berecraft. After being asked by a Jade Tribune reporter about his stance on the issue, the president denied knowing any intimate details about the investigation nor the interference, saying "Berecraft was doing his own thing, I and many others had no clue what he was doing."

The president went further, stating that he doesn't believe the alleged interference detailed by the 7 month investigation is damaging to the integrity of Zamastan's democratic process, and that he holds no accountability for the revelations. Continuing in his statement, he said that "just because a few people in my staff did something wrong, and while it's completely unacceptable that they would do so, it has not degraded our election process. For those who are calling me and my administration corrupt, that is entirely innacurate and completely politically motivated. I hold no accountability over the occurances of my aides who have since left, and I certainly hold no blame in what the Senate has concluded."

The Senate committee last week found that then-candidate Moreau and senior campaign officials attempted to obtain advance information about a Yuaneze hacker's release of damaging emails from campaign contributor Allen Write, who they believed had inside information. It also assessed that Moreau spoke with Write about the hack on "multiple occasions," despite the fact that the now-president said he did not recall doing so in written answers to special counsel Arthur Aubert, who served as President Sakzi's attorney general but has since worked under the Zian 4th district court. The committee also found "significant evidence" to suggest that the hacker, later identified as originating from Yuan, was "knowingly collaborating with Yuaneze government officials." President Xi Jingyi of Yuan has long denied that the source of the hacked emails was Yuan.

The committee found that Berecraft had expected to receive "derogatory information on Congresswoman Armitage" that would benefit the campaign from a person he knew was connected to the Yuaneze government, but that no information was ultimately transmitted. Two participants at the meeting with Berecraft, Cai Wen and Xu Xuefeng, had far more "extensive and concerning" ties to the the Yuaneze government, including to Yuaneze intelligence, than publicly known.

The report found that by the end of 2019, Berecraft had “reached out to the Yuaneze government directly to solicit the Yuaneze government's assistance” about soliciting information. Yuan "took advantage" of members of the Moreau campaign team’s "relative inexperience in government, opposition to Sakzi and Bishop administration policies, and Moreau's desire to deepen ties with Yuan to pursue unofficial channels through which Yuan could conduct diplomacy," the committee determined.

Critics of the president on both conservative and liberal aisles have piled on in the past several days as Moreau avoided answering questions on Berecraft's arrest and the Senate's findings. Senator Leanne Dale (GLP), who is running for President in 2022, stated in a Owler post that Moreau was purposefully avoiding the topic by sidelining reporters and passing along responsibility to other ministers, saying that "Moreau is not the leader our nation deserves."

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The President still declines to comment on the Senate report and the actions of Robert Berecraft, deflecting with cheerful and flared Owler posts regarding Olympics, Independence Day celebrations, and passing accountability of infrastructure reconstruction to his minister of transportation. Always failing to take responsibility, running off to vacation at moments of crisis. Moreau is not the leader our nation deserves. Vote him and Bloc Mayotte out of office in September. Vote GLP. #Dale2022

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS - WHAT DOES THIS DAY MEAN?

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October 28th, Independence Day, marks 217 years since the establishment of the Free State of Zamah St'an in 1804.

KELOWNA - On October 28th, 1804, the armies of Skith boarded their vessels and left ports across their former colonies. More than two years of conflict and rebellion had resulted in victory for the Zamah St'ani abolitionists and freed slaves. The War of Independence was a history defining moment not just for Zamastan but for the world, leading the establishment of democracies across the globe. Tomias Hapson, once a slave, had led the revolution and ascended to become the person Zamastanians put their trust in. Alongside other founding fathers like Avi Taures, Henry Tiller, and Thomas Pétion, the independence and establishment of the country of Zamastan was underway.

217 years later, Zamastanians celebrate this day as the momentous occassion it was then, and the symbolic nature that it still holds. With firework displays, festivals, parades, and feasts as common tradition to mark the day, the yearly parties are a spectacle from the private to the local to the extravegant. Every Zamastanian in some way spends time reflecting on the day, either in overt celebration or reserved contemplation. For some, it's a day of excitement and roudy entertainment. For others, it's a day of remembrance.

THE ROUDY CELEBRATION

"This is a day of patriotism," said one enthusiast, dressed in Zamastanian colors and waving flags aboard a boat during parades on the Danaska River in Bicuse. "We get to celebrate everything great about Zamastan and show the world that we're the best."

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (such as the postal services and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people. President Moreau marked the celebrations in a fireworks show on the Zian Presidential Mansion's front steps alongside his family.

Families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue; many take advantage of the day off and, in some years, a long weekend to gather with relatives or friends. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the Zamastanian flag. Parades are often held in the morning, before family get-togethers, while fireworks displays occur in the evening after dark at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

The night before October 28th was once the focal point of celebrations, marked by raucous gatherings often incorporating bonfires as their centerpiece. In Jade province, towns competed to build towering pyramids, assembled from barrels and casks. They were lit at nightfall to usher in the celebration. The highest were in Ananico, with pyramids composed of as many as forty tiers of barrels. These made the tallest bonfires ever recorded. The custom flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries and is still practiced in some towns across the country.

Nowadays, the celebrations can last for weeks. Firework displays last even longer. A salute of one gun for each province in Zamastan, called a "salute to the republic," is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base. The month of October is typically one of the busiest Zamastanian travel periods of the year, as many people use what is often a five-day holiday weekend for extended vacation trips.

THE SOLEMN CELEBRATION
Others mark the celebrations in a more solemn manner, reflecting on the reasons why Zamastan pursued independence and the issues it faces today. Much of West Euronian economic development in the 18th century was contingent on Adula's demand for sugar, coffee, tobacco, and fruits. Plantation owners produced sugar and coffee as a commodity crop from cultivation of sugar cane and coffee trees, which required extensive labor. Zamah St'an also had extensive strawberry, cocoa, and indigo plantations, but these were smaller and less profitable than the sugar and coffee plantations. The commodity crops were traded for Adulan goods. Starting in the 1730s, Skith engineers constructed complex irrigation systems to increase sugarcane production. By the 1740s Zamah St'an had become one of the largest suppliers of the world's sugar. Sugar production depended on extensive manual labor provided by enslaved Catica First Nations people in the harsh colonial plantation economy. Zamah St'an was the most profitable Skith colony in the world, indeed one of the most profitable of all the Euronian colonies in the 18th century. An average of 600 ships engaged every year in shipping products from Tofino to Skithiana.

Slavery sustained sugar production under harsh conditions, including the unhealthy climate of the east Olympic Ocean, where diseases such as malaria and yellow fever caused high mortality. In 1787 alone, the Skithans imported about 80,000 slaves from Hespia into Zamah St'an. The death rate from yellow fever was such that at least 50% of the slaves died within a year of arriving, so the masters preferred to work their slaves as hard as possible while providing with them with the barest minimum of food and shelter. They calculated that it was better to get the most work out of their slaves with the lowest possible expense possible, since they were probably going to die of yellow fever anyway. The death rate was so high that polyandry – one woman being married to several men at the same time – developed as a common form of marriage among the slaves. As slaves had no legal rights, rape by masters, their unmarried sons, or white overseers was a common occurrence on the plantations.

Skithan colonists and slaves frequently came into violent conflict. Zamah St'an was a society seething with hatred. The historian Paul Mikandal wrote: "Whites, natives and blacks loathed each other. The poor whites couldn't stand the rich whites, the rich whites despised the poor whites, the middle-class whites were jealous of the aristocratic whites, the whites born in Skith looked down upon the locally born whites, natives envied the whites, despised the blacks and were despised by the whites; free slaves brutalized those who were still slaves, Zamah St'an born blacks regarded those from Hespia as savages. Everyone-quite rightly-lived in terror of everyone else ... Zamah St'an was hell, but Zamah St'an was rich". Many of these conflicts involved slaves who had escaped the plantations. Many runaway slaves—called Fleeons—hid on the margins of large plantations, living off the land and what they could steal from their former masters. Others fled to towns, to blend in with urban slaves and freed slaves who often migrated to those areas for work. If caught, these runaway slaves would be severely and violently punished. However, some masters tolerated petit marronages, or short-term absences from plantations, knowing these allowed release of tensions.

The larger groups of runaway slaves who lived in the hillside woods away from white control often conducted violent raids on the island's sugar and coffee plantations. Although the numbers in these bands grew large (sometimes into the thousands), they generally lacked the leadership and strategy to accomplish large-scale objectives. The first effective maroon leader to emerge was the charismatic Francis Jonelson, who succeeded in unifying the black resistance. A Church of Zian priest, Jonelson inspired his people by drawing on native traditions and religions, while combining the widely accepted Christian beliefs. He united the Fleeon bands and also established a network of secret organizations among plantation slaves, leading a rebellion from 1751 through 1757. Although Jonelson was captured by the Skithan and burned at the stake in 1758, large armed fleeon bands persisted in raids and harassment after his death.

Tomias Hapson, a slave working the plantations on the outskirts of Tofino, met Avi Taures, an abolitionist, while running errands for his slave master. Taures convinced Hapson to flee into the mountains east of Tofino to join a covertly growing army of freed slaves and like-minded abolitionists. While the time of their meeting is unknown, it is believed that it was during the winter months of 1801-1802, because Hapson at some point in the spring of 1802 stole a sword and rifle from his slave master and fled to the mountains. From there, the rest is history.

"We know our roots," said professor of historical studies Kurt Boases at Tofino University, "we know that we didn't start off prominent. We had to gain that. And we still have a ways to go. It's no doubt in my mind, even with all of our nation's flaws, that we are the greatest country in the world."

Fighter Jet Crashes in Abagene

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Two pilots were injured when their Z-11 Eagle crashed while approaching ZAFB Lorrie outside of Abagene, Pahl.

ABAGENE - A military training jet crashed into a backyard in Abagene, Pahl, on Tuesday, injuring the plane’s two pilots, damaging at least three homes and causing dozens of homes to lose power, officials said. The plane was on approach to Zamastanian Air Force Base Lorrie. The pilots ejected themselves from the plane, and one pilot’s parachute was caught in power lines, the police said. The pilots, who were not identified, were taken to nearby hospitals. Three residents were treated for minor injuries at the scene, the Abagene Fire Department said in a statement.

Lt. Amanda Michelle, a spokeswoman for the Chief of Air Training, said one of the pilots was in serious condition and the other in stable condition. “For a pilot, this is the day that you dread,” she said at a news conference. She said the cause of the crash was under investigation, and referred reporters to military officials at the nearby ZAFB Lorrie..

The Chief of Air Training said on Owler that the pilots were conducting “a routine training flight” in a Z-11 Eagle jet trainer aircraft. The plane crashed into a backyard area, Matthew Nabada, chief of the Abagene Fire Department, said at the news conference. The provincial government was helping the residents find a place to stay because of the damage to their homes, he added.

“It could have been a lot worse if it would have been a direct contact into a residence,” he said. “Fortunately, that’s not the case.”

At least 44 homes lost power because of the crash, the Abagene Fire Department said. Emergency crews were working to clear the area of wreckage from the crash, Chief Nabada added, warning people to stay away from the crash site.

“It’s going to be hazardous for now, until we get that debris cleared out,” he said.

Chief Nabada said that, given Abagene’s proximity to the military base, emergency crews had prepared for the possibility of a military crash in the area, calling the scenario “one of our highest priorities.”

“Other cities in Pahl, it could be natural disasters such as tornadoes and floods,” he said, “but for us it is a downed military aircraft since we are in such a unique position.”

Kuresa Climate Conference Marks Major Commitment to Fighting Climate Change

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Representatives of more than 60 countries are in Charnesse to discuss clean energy initiatives, cutting back on emissions, and establishing a new framework to the 2005 Cardiff Agreement.

CHARNESSE - Multiple representatives from Zamastan are in Charnesse, Kuresa, ahead of the Charnesse21 Climate Conference which could lead to major changes to everyday lives. The world is warming because of fossil fuel emissions caused by humans. Extreme weather events linked to climate change - including heatwaves, floods and forest fires - are intensifying. The past decade was the warmest on record, and governments agree urgent collective action is needed. For this conference, 140 countries are being asked for their plans to cut emissions by 2030. They all agreed in 2005 in Cardiff, Cadair, to make changes to keep global warming "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels - and to try aim for 1.5C - so that we avoid a climate catastrophe, and it means countries have to keep making bigger emissions cuts until reaching net zero in 2050.

Most countries will set out their plans to reduce emissions before the summit starts - so, we should get a sense of whether we are on track beforehand. But during the two weeks we can expect a flurry of new announcements. Many are expected to be very technical - including rules still needed to implement the 2005 Cardiff Agreement, for example. But some other announcements could include making a faster switch to electric cars, speeding up the phasing out of coal power, cutting down fewer trees, and protecting more people from the impacts of climate change, such as funding coastal-defence systems.

Up to 25,000 people are expected in Charnesse, including world leaders, negotiators and journalists. Tens of thousands of campaigners and businesses will also be there to hold events, network - and hold protests. The environmental demostrators known as Extermination Rebellion, for example, are calling for an immediate end to the use of fossil fuels.

At the end of the conference, some form of declaration is expected. Every country will be required to sign up and it could include specific commitments. Expect a lot of talk about money and climate justice. Developing countries tend to pollute less per head of population and are not responsible for most emissions in the past. But they experience some of the worst effects of climate change. They need money to help reduce their emissions and to cope with climate change. It could mean more solar panels in countries that depend on energy from coal and flood defence systems. There will also be a battle over compensation for developing countries affected by climate change. In 2009, wealthy countries pledged Z$100bn (£720m) a year to help poorer nations by 2020. However, this goal has still not been met and could slip to 2023.

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Fossil fuels are increasingly facing more and more scrutiny as the populace of Constantio begin to come to a consensus on climate change following a long, hot summer with significant forest fires.

CHARNESSE- As the Charnesse21 Climate Conference begins to get underway in Kuresa, national plans to cut carbon fall far short of what's needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to the CCA Environment Programme. Their Emissions Gap report says country pledges will fail to keep the global temperature under 1.5C this century. The Unep analysis suggests the world is on course to warm around 2.7C with hugely destructive impacts. But there is hope that, if long term net-zero goals are met, temperatures can be significantly reined in. Just a few days before C21CC opens in Kuresa, another scientific report on climate change is "another thundering wake-up call", according to President Tony Blanian.

This week, we've already had a study from the CCA showing that warming gases were at a new high last year. Now in its 17th year since the 2005 Cardiff Agreement, this Emissions Gap report looks at the nationally-determined contributions (NDCs) or carbon-cutting plans that countries have submitted to the CCA ahead of Charnesse. These pledges run up to 2030 and have been submitted by 120 countries. The Constantioan government has also taken account of other commitments to cut warming gases not yet formally submitted in an NDC.

The report finds that when added together, the plans cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by around 7.5% compared to the previous pledges made five years ago. This is nowhere near enough to keep the 1.5C temperature threshold within sight, say the scientists who compiled the study. To keep 1.5C alive would require 55% cuts by the same 2030 date. That means the current plans would need to have seven times the level of ambition to remain under that limit.

"To stand a chance of limiting global warming to 1.5C, we have eight years to almost halve greenhouse gas emissions: eight years to make the plans, put in place the policies, implement them and ultimately deliver the cuts," said Mardin Andersen, executive director of Constantio's Environmental Agency. "The clock is ticking loudly."

According to the authors, the current pledges would see the world warm by 2.7C this century, a scenario that President Blanian has called a "climate catastrophe". He believes the report highlights the failures of political leaders.

"The emissions gap is the result of a leadership gap," he said at the launch of the study. "But leaders can still make this a turning point to a greener future instead of a tipping point to climate catastrophe."

As President Blanian suggests, there are some hopeful signs in the report. Around 50 countries plus the EU have pledged a net zero target for the middle of this century. These strategies cover over half of greenhouse gas emissions. The CCA analysis finds that if these plans were implemented fully, this could shave 0.5C off the temperature rise by 2100. This would bring the global temperature level down to 2.2C, which would see dramatic and deadly impacts from warming but would be a step in the right direction from where the world is currently headed. The problem, though, is that many of these net zero goals are ambiguous, say the authors - particularly among the world's 20 richest nations, where a dozen long-term plans are said to be quite vague. Many delay significant cuts until after 2030, raising serious doubts about whether they can really deliver net zero just 20 years later.

Another hopeful sign relates to methane. The report also says there is great potential to make progress on these emissions, which are the second largest source of warming. Up to 20% of these emissions from fossil fuels, from waste and from agriculture could be curbed at low or no cost. However, the opportunity to develop a far greener world as the world faces recession is in danger of being lost, say the authors. They find that around 20% of recovery investments will support renewables and the green economy.

"The huge sums spent to recover economies from a widespread recession are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost low-carbon technologies and industries. In most cases, this opportunity is not being taken," said Brian Lahan, project manager of the Norasa University Economic Recovery Project, and an author on the CCA report. "This is a particular slap in the face for vulnerable nations who are suffering the worst consequences of climate change…we remain without a commitment from the highest emitters to cover the loss and damage that they have brought on the world."


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Slavic Environmental Act Passes

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October 27, 2021
By Yeremy Kirillovsky
Today the Slavic Environmental Act, the cornerstone of Agapova’s presidential campaign and the main goal of her first term has been passed by both houses of the National Assembly, being passed by the Senate 43-32 and being passed by the Chamber of Deputies 149-101, one thing that should be noted is the fact that several Slavic Labor League members voted against the bill, with the Red-Green Alliance already showing significant cracks, with many SLL members voted against the bill in efforts to hold out for one that is more radical.

The legislation is to go into effect January 1st 2022, and will be the first major ecological legislation in Slavic history. The National Assembly has also voted to join the 2005 Cardiff Agreement.
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Pavlov autopsy reveals bombshell

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October 27, 2021
By Vojislav Sigayev
Recently the purported body of brutal dictator Matvei Pavlov was discovered near the site of his impromptu execution, but an autopsy revealed the body found is not Pavlov’s but is in fact the body of Radoslav Luzhkov, a Pavlov lookalike used to prevent assassinations, this discovery reveals that Matvei Pavlov is possibly alive, Pavlov’s survival has been a part of a significant conspiracy theory over the last few weeks.

The Agapova administration is yet to comment on the findings of the autopsy, if Pavlov is alive her response would certainly act as a defining moment of her presidency.
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BIRAT ANNEXED IN CCA-APPROVED ACTION
The Associative Council of Neutrality and the Coalition of Crown Albatross approved of the annexation


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President Gideon Boer waves to a crowd in Ibas, Birat, following the nation's annexation.

IVORA - President Gideon Boer announced on Thursday that the central Euronian nation of Birat has been annexed as a part of an agreement by the nation's victorious rebel leaders and the interim government, as well as ACN and CCA representatives. The annexation comes following the evaporation of the previous government and after months of civil strife. It is the first time East Chanchajilla's territory has expanded since 1932, and marks a peaceful and resolving end to the tensions on either side of East Chanchajilla's borders.

"This nation's history of struggle and neglect ends now," President Boer stated during a speech in Ibas, the largest city in the newly expanded territory, "no longer. Welcome to East Chanchajilla. We will never neglect you. You are part of our national ensemble, you are part of the global community. We will redevelop your infrastructure, bring your economy back, and increase the standard of living."

The action is the latest in a series of events that have culminated in the most secure and peaceful events facing East Chanchajilla in decades. Following the end of conflict action in West Chanchajilla, that government has been working closely with E.C. and has agreed to negotiations within the Associative Council of Neutrality. In Birat, following a deadly civil war which saw armed involvement from the now dissolved Republic of Estoca, East Chanchajilla has entered peaceful negotiations that resulted in rebel leaders agreeing to take on E.C. annexation. Multiple E.C. soldiers were killed in cross-border clashes, so the presence of East Chanchajillan control over the once tumultuous nation is yet another sign of overcoming the violence E.C. often faced.

The action of annexation was approved by security council members of the Coalition of Crown Albatross, who unanimously agreed that the actions of the previous Birat government and its supporters in Estoca went along the lines of humanitarian crimes and that East Chanchajilla could take responsibility for quelling the crisis.

The new provisional government in the Birat territory (which is set to be renamed) has been instituted as an interim government until next month's state elections take place, at which point Birati citizens can elect their own governor and local officials to represent them on the national level. Furthermore, border crossings with Avergnon are being opened to establish the reconvention of peaceful interaction with the global community.

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Jose Callo Becomes First Parabocan Footballer to Come Out as Gay
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The star midfielder football player for Caura United has come out as gay in a series of social media posts and interviews.


Caura United player Jose Callo has come out as gay, becoming the only current top-flight male professional footballer in the nation to do so. The 21-year-old wrote on social media that he was "ready to speak about something personal that I'm finally comfortable to talk about in my life.

"I'm a footballer and I'm gay," the midfielder said in an accompanying video. "All I want to do is play football and be treated equally."

Jose said he was tired of trying to perform at his best "and to live this double life, it's exhausting".

"It's been a journey to get to this point in my life, but I couldn't be happier with my decision to come out. I have been fighting with my sexuality for six years now, and I'm glad I can put that to rest."

Jose says it got to the point his mental health was affected and he was "going into dark places".

"At the end of the day I just wanted to be happy. This is bigger than football, it's my life. I'd go home and I wasn't happy," he told the Acadre Tribune's Estado programme. "It just slowly eats away at you and it's not something I wish upon anyone. I thought people would think of me differently when they found out".

"They would start saying bad things about me or making fun out of me. That's not the case. If anything you would earn more respect from people."

"I'm a footballer and I'm gay." Those six words may not sound like much, but Jose Callo's decision to open up about his sexuality is hugely significant. He's chosen to speak while still an active player - something that marks him out from the likes of former Parabocan footballer Don Juazoa, who only came out publicly after retiring. In many ways, gay and bisexual men are more represented in football than you think.

There are out players at the non-league level of the Parabocan football pyramid, as well as gay referees. But to have a top-level professional like Jose Callo feel comfortable enough to come out while still playing is a huge step - and, as evidenced by the reaction on social media, a welcome one as well. As Jose himself says, too many men have felt as if the only way to be successful in football is by hiding their sexuality - with many choosing to step away from the game altogether rather than being their authentic self.

His decision to speak out (with the full support of his team-mates) shows that, in 2021, it just doesn't have to be that way anymore. Jose's statement has sparked an outpouring of support for him, which he's called "immense". Paraboca's professional players union said it was a "wonderful moment" for him, the sport and "the LGBTI+ community".

"Coming out as a gay footballer in the public eye takes incredible courage," says Benecio Cuarde, director of programmes at Caura. "His brave decision will undoubtedly mean a lot to lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer sportspeople around the world, who are too-often held back from playing and watching the sports they love."

Jose says before coming out, he had to "mask my feelings in order to fit the mold of a professional footballer."

"That's a lot of wasted young players missing out - players that could be very talented, but who don't fit the norm. As a gay footballer, I know there are other players living in silence. I want to help change this, to show that everyone is welcome in the game of football and deserves the right to be their authentic self," he added.

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Postby Kylastan » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:59 am

ULIAABI JOURNAL
ATTEMPTED COUP AGAINST KYLASTAN GOVERNMENT FAILED, SAYS PRESIDENT HABITAL


ULIAABI - President Amir Habital, speaking from the capital city of Uliaabi, stated that an attempted coup against the Kylastan government had been thwarted and failed, with dozens of conspirators being arrested by the army. The deadly coup attempt, which resulted in dozens of civilians being killed in a sporadic clash in the capital's governor district, marked a monumental turning point in Kylastan's political history. Authorities say the coup began when a section of the Kylastani military launched a coordinated operation in several major cities to topple the government and unseat President Amir Habital.

Soldiers and tanks took to the streets and a number of explosions rang out in Uliaabi (the capital and largest city with 603,000 inhabitants) and other cities around the country like Nutuubar and Uytaba. Kylastani fighter jets dropped bombs on their own parliament, while the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Hasan Akar, was kidnapped by his own security detail. For several hours, it looked like Kylastan was going to face the third devastating military coup in its 95-year political history.

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But at this point, something unprecedented happened. As news of the coup attempt spread via social media, thousands of ordinary citizens, armed with nothing more than kitchen utensils, gathered in streets and squares around Uliaabi to oppose the coup. The crowds resisted tank fire and air bombardments and, with the help of loyalist soldiers and police forces, they defeated the coup attempt in a matter of hours. The government swiftly declared victory and scores of troops that had taken part in the coup surrendered on the Orbuutala Bridge in the capital. Yet the overall price of victory was high: 71 people were killed and 1,294 others were injured.

The government blames the failed coup attempt on Fullah Matha, a Kylastani preacher and businessman who has lived in self-imposed exile in neighboring Jaginistan since 1999. Matha is the leader of a widespread and influential religious movement known as “Mathansas” (Service), which owns foundations, associations, media organisations and schools in Kylastan and abroad. Matha was once a strong ally of President Habital, and during the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) struggle to end the military’s influence in Kylastani politics in the late 2000s, his organization had its golden years. During this period, the AKP-Matha alliance turned into direct staffing of public positions. Many people in the bureaucracy were removed without due process and replaced with Mathans.

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Postby Qolaysia » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:46 pm

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ASISIKAP NAVAL JOINT EXERCISES BEGIN
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Fighter jets aboard the Qolaysian Naval Forces' only aircraft carrier, the QNFS Tahitu, during the Asisikap 2021 exercises.

LEONRAU - President Abiel Kennard observed Naval Exercise “Asisikap 2021” spearheaded by the Qolaysian Naval Forces officially commenced on Friday, October 29, 2021. It is a 5-day exercise that will be conducted in the littoral areas and seawaters off Qolaysia and Nebetia.

Maj. Gen. Kik Leimena, Commander of Bahni Command presided over the opening ceremony held at Naval Station Romulo, Manasseh Jadibata. He was joined by Rear Admiral Asaph Hutahaean, Jr., Commander of Naval Forces Andanao; Col. Susilo Surya Halim, Deputy Commander for Marine Operations; Captain Asa Tanjung, Deputy Commander for Fleet Operations; Captain Lemuel Debataraja, Commander of the Naval Installation and Facilities; and the Command Staff of Northern Islands Com.

In his message, Maj. Gen. Leimena lauded the leadership of Naval Forces for facilitating the conduct of the exercise. “This exercise will enhance the skills of our navy troops particularly in performing their mandates during the conduct of naval operations here in the our waters,” he said.

Highlights of the exercise will be the firing of a Pike-ER missile from a Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (MPAC) on a makeshift floating target at sea, the daring amphibious landing of MARU forces to seize control of an island, and the several at-sea events to test the mettle of our Navy’s warships and crew.

“The Qolaysian Navy through NFWM will showcase the capability of the Fleet-Marine concept in the planning and execution of naval and amphibious operations in the littoral battlespace. The exercise will also include activities that will highlight the integral role of inter-agency collaboration in the conduct of maritime and naval operations,” Capt. Debataraja, the Exercise Director stated.

According to Rear Admiral Wono Huan, the naval exercise aims to test wartime and peacetime doctrines in the conduct of amphibious operations, maritime interdiction operations, surveillance and reconnaissance of the maritime areas, civil-military operations, and a host of other traditional and non-traditional naval operations.

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Postby Cyruda » Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:29 am

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Several injured in knife and arson attack on Dawea underground train
Batemara is increasing security at national train stations

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President Guiler Batemara has given his condolences and is promising more security following a deadly attack on the Dawea subway. A man has been left in a critical condition after a knife and arson attack on an underground train line in the nation's largest city. At least 10 others were also injured in the incident, which happened at around 20:00 (11:00) near Cossco station, in the city's western suburbs. Passengers ran for their lives, some climbing out of windows, as fire raged in a carriage on the T Line train.

The suspected attacker, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene. Eyewitness reports say the suspect sprayed a clear liquid around the carriage before setting it alight. Images from the scene show some passengers running from the attacker, stumbling through a connecting door into the next carriage. The train later stops in a station - but the doors remain closed as the train begins to fill with smoke. Finally, the trapped passengers start forcing the windows and climbing on to the platform.

There have been a number of knife attacks in Cyruda in recent years - two on Dawea's subway system in 2021. In August, nine people were injured by a knife wielding man. And in the same month two people were injured in acid attack at subway station. In 2019, a man also attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in Byanmar. Two people were killed and at least 18 were injured.

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Postby Ossinia » Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:37 am

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3 PEACEKEEPERS KILLED BY GANG IN CAPITAL


Two Zamastanian and one Janapan peacekeeper were killed in the capital of Périnnois, marking the first deaths of coalition forces since July of 2020. According to the Zamastanian Mission in Périnnois, the soldiers were performing a routine patrol of a slum district on the capital's west side when they came under heavy fire from gang-affiliated gunmen. At least two other soldiers were wounded but are recovering in a Périnnois hospital.

President Nolan Riveau extended his condolences to the operation managers and the families of the fallen peacekeepers. President Atticus Moreau of Zamastan has yet to comment.

Gang violence is on the rise in Périnnois and other urban towns across the islands. Following the overthrow of the Saint-Yves regime in May of 2020, many of the regime's supporters were integrated into the new provisional government to keep the peace. While the economy and diplomatic respects of Ossinia have soared since Saint-Yves' detention, crime has significantly risen. The slower than expected construction of the new Ossinian military, which is being overseen by Zamastanian and Janapan peacekeepers, has resulted in an effectively coopted police force made up of foreign troops and untrained Ossinians. The result has been large swaths of neighborhoods ruled by rival gangs.

Shootouts have become common place. Murders have risen to a high thanks to the influx of gang violence as the provisional government struggles to hold onto the city's outskirts and slum districts with abject control. The peacekeeping forces have prevented any rebel activity, which is at its lowest ever since the end of combat operations in July of 2020, but the city still remains unsafe for most tourists.

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Once a colony of Skith, it achieved independence in 1903. In 1983, a radical socialist uprising led by Jacob Plantier overthrew the government and installed a dictatorship. The last regime, under the control of Martin Saint-Yves from 1999-2020, has been accused of human rights violations such as frequent executions of citizens and political prisoners, torture, and massive censorship. The regime coordinated state-sponsored piracy to detain international shipping vessels and hold them for ransom. In May 2020, Zamastanian forces invaded Ossinia after months of escalating tensions, overthrowing and capturing Saint-Yves' regime in less than 72 hours. Zamastanian forces occupied the country until July 31st, shifting the control over to an interim government under President Nolan Riveau.

Périnnois is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial center of Ossinia. The city has a population of 1.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of 781.58 km2. The city is the center of the Ossinian government, and home to various ministries, headquarters of businesses and over 60 diplomatic offices, and though the majority of these were closed following international sanctions during the Martin Saint-Yves regime, they have since reopened with the new government.

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Postby Janapa » Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:17 pm

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Janapan and Two Zamastanian Peacekeepers Killed in Périnnois


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A Janapan peacekeeper was killed in an ambush by gangs in a slum district of Périnnois, Ossinia. Two Zamastanian peacekeepers were also killed, and two other Janapan peacekeepers were injured. It marks the first time since July of 2020 that Coalition peacekeepers sustained casualties in the operations in Ossinia. President Kendrick Mehans has expressed his condolences and stated that he has spoken with the Ossinian President, Nolan Riveau, and identified the fallen soldier as Mabi Mahomes.

The peacekeeper troops were part of a patrol and they turned down a narrow street to avoid a roadblock when they came under attack by gangs. The exact group who attacked the patrol has not yet been identified, but it is one of dozens of gangs which hold de-facto control over neighborhoods and slum districts across the capital. Reinforcements arrived and removed the peacekeepers from the combat zone. At least a dozen gang members were killed in the clash, as well as some Ossinian citizens.

Over 500 Janapan soldiers are stationed across Ossinia as a part of the peacekeeping efforts which followed the Zamastanian-led invasion of Ossinia and the toppling of Martin Saint-Yves' regime. In the course of combat operations, which lasted from April-July of 2020, 6 Janapan soldiers were killed.

Crime in Ossinia has climbed rapidly in the past year as corruption is widespread in the Ossinian military and police forces. Much of the nation's security is being handled by provisional departments and international peacekeepers, which are known to be limited in their current capacity. Roughly 800 Zamastanians also are present in the peacekeeping force, but most are relegated to training the Ossinian police and military forces.

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PEACEKEEPERS KILLED IN OSSINIA

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Two Zamastanian and one Janapan peacekeeper were killed by a territorial gang in a slum district west of the capital Périnnois.

Périnnois - The Department of Defense confirmed reports that three peacekeepers operating in the island nation of Ossinia were killed in an ambush during a routine patrol. President Moreau expressed his condolences to the fallen soldiers, whom he identified as SGT Corey Newman and SGT Brennen Aguilar, with a Janapan comrade identified by President Kendrick Mehans as Mabi Mahomes. The troops were a part of a regularly scheduled patrol and food distribution convoy which goes through the particular district to the west of the nation's capital Périnnois when they were attacked by a gang which holds de-facto control over the neighborhood.

The remains of SGTs Newman and Aguilar are set to be flown back to Anchorhead, Alenchon, where President Moreau is expected to greet them in their ceremonial arrival. Their deaths mark the first casualties sustained by Coalition forces since July 5th of 2020 in Ossinia, after a three-month combat operation last year toppled the regime of Martin Saint-Yves and installed a democratically-elected government under current-Ossinian President Nolan Riveau. While the peacekeeping presence in Ossinia has exceeded the expectations of experts who anticipated an insurgency which never came, the rise of armed gangs due to a lack of Ossinian security presence has resulted in territorial clashes and a rise of crime between criminal factions in the more urban areas of the island's capital.

The gang involved in the ambush is believed to be Las Maraicus, a well known and violent gang infamous for peddling the drug trafficking market in Ossinia and endorsing the illegal drug trade throughout the Toyana Ocean and its island states. The gang was initially unidentified by both Ossinian and Janapan entities. Since the ambush, there have been multiple other clashes between Ossinian security forces and the gang, though there is no word of sustained casualties beyond a few minor injuries.

According to military officials, the peacekeeper patrol was diverted down a narrow street in a west Périnnois neighborhood after a makeshift tire fire roadblock was set up by gang members. Upon turning down the street, they were cordoned off and ambushed by dozens of armed gunmen. The three soldiers killed were gunned down in the lead vehicle in the convoy, and two other Janapan peacekeepers inside the vehicle were injured but are recovering. The firefight lasted nearly ten minutes before reinforcement peacekeepers arrived and pushed off the remaining attackers. At least 23 assailants were killed in the fighting, and an unknown number were injured. The peacekeeping mission also confirmed multiple civilian casualties, though they did not comment on whether they were crossfire incidents or intentional slayings by the gang.

Gangs have taken control of many districts throughout Périnnois. As the Ossinian security force remains largely defunctional and continues to struggle to gain ground and legitimacy, much of the peacekeeping operation has been diverted to training and observance missions to build up the state of the new Ossinian military and police. The anticipated rate of success in that regard has been far slower, even as Ossinia sees a growing economy and tourism sector, and their democratic process becomes more sturdy with recent localized district elections. However, the presence of gangs has resulted in concerns of voter suppression and fraud, as well as accusations of corruption amid the elected officials.

Zamastanian and Janapan forces have been present in Ossinia since April of 2020. The occupation started when then-dictator Martin Saint-Yves ordered the Ossinia Revolutionary Armed Forces to detain or attack vessels of any kind affilliated with the "tyrants of Zamastan and their corporate allies." Exact dates of the start of the conflict are debated, but the general consensus is that April 18th, which marked the detaining of an Avergnonian vessel, the MV Continental. Over the next several weeks, Ossinian naval commanders ordered detentions and missile attacks on international shipping. Incidents included a missile strike on a Janapan oil rig, the harrassing of the Zamastanian navy vessel ZMS Maple Wind, the missile attack on the ZMS August Vendetta, and the sinking of the MV Galen Schulz.

On May 16th, C.C.A. Secretary-General Katherine von Wettin removed Ossinia's seat in the General Assembly. On May 23rd, President of Zamastan Foley Sakzi was granted wider emergency military authority on approving strikes against Ossinian government and military targets. On the morning of May 24th, Zamastan invaded Ossinia, knocking out the majority of its naval capability in one of the largest and most intensive aerial bombardments of the 21st century. On May 27th, Martin Saint-Yves was captured by coalition special forces, and was ultimately extradited to Tregueux, where he and 87 members of his government, military, and state-sponsored piracy program were tried and sentenced in the Tregueux Trials.

Following the toppling of the Saint-Yves regime, a temporary Zamastanian-backed government took power on June 3rd, 2020, and Zamastanian forces entered an occupational phase to stamp out any resisting former-government supporters and keep the peace, reconstruct infrastructure, and deliver relief and aid supplies to the citizens of the island nation. Occupation forces also carried out the task of locating and destroying the many poppy, marijuana, and cocaine production facilities that Saint-Yves' government supported in order to fund his vast criminal alliances. Zamastanian occupational forces left the country on July 31st, 2020, with only a contingent of 400 Zamastanian troops remaining as peace-keeping reinforcements. The conflict was officially declared ended on August 6th, 2020 by the new interim President Nolan Riveau.


MOREAU MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER BALI OF HADUASTAN

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President Moreau was welcomed by Haduastan Prime Minister Sartaj Bali to Lalkot ahead of nuclear safety summit and joint-military exercises.

LALKOT - President Moreau was in Haduastan from Sunday through Monday visiting with Prime Minister Sartaj Bali ahead of a nuclear safety summit in Dokata. The two also met amid rising tensions between WEDA and the TTPA, as Haduastan has been in talks to join the TTPA despite planned joint military exercises with Zamastan this next week in the Gulf of Ausiana. Haduastan is the world's third most populated nation, and as it neighbors another large-population TTPA member (Barangadesh) and continues to be a major trading partner with Zamastan, Moreau was seeking to reinforce the relations between the two nations.

Prime Minister Bali has been cited by Moreau as one of his favorite heads-of-state in the Coalition of Crown Albatross. Moreau recently praised the leader for his pursuit of peace between Hindu and Muslim sects, as well as the protection of religious minorities in Haduastan like Christians and Buddhists. Furthermore, the Haduastan economy has grown significantly as a result of Bali's policies, with the service sector now making up 55.6% of GDP, the industrial sector 26.3% and the agricultural sector 18.1%. Haduastan's foreign exchange remittances of Z$50 billion in 2019, the largest in the world, were contributed to its economy by 18 million Haduastanis working in foreign countries, more than a million of whom are in Zamastan.

Moreau landed in Lalkot on Sunday along with his wife and two children, beginning a winding tour across the country that has so far seen the family pictured at cultural landmarks and wearing traditional dress at Mahatma Manra’s ashram in the western state of Bujarat. In the meeting with PM Bali on Monday morning, he was seen embracing Moreau in a tight hug. Bali is known for his hugging diplomacy. He is pictured in awkward bear hugs with leaders including both former Zamastanian presidents Anya Bishop and Foley Sakzi, as well as other world leaders.

Haduastan is a federation with a parliamentary system governed under the Constitution of Haduastan — the country's supreme legal document. It is a constitutional republic and representative democracy, in which "majority rule is tempered by minority rights protected by law". Federalism in Haduastan defines the power distribution between the union and the states. The Constitution of Haduastan, which came into effect on 26 February 1955, originally stated Haduastan to be a "sovereign, democratic republic;" this characterization was amended in 1971 to "a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic". Haduastan's form of government, traditionally described as "quasi-federal" with a strong center and weak states, has grown increasingly federal since the late 1990s as a result of political, economic, and social changes.


Winter Olympics - What to Expect?

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223 athletes are headed to Kasema, Kyti, for the 2021 Winter Olympics. The competition is fierce.

KASEMA - The Zamastan Olympic & Paralympic Committee (ZOPC) is sending 223 athletes to the Winter Olympics in Kyti, a record for the Winter Games. As the athletes prepare for the epic event that captures the attention of the international community, there are high hopes. Leading the Opening Ceremony on December 4th will be Sydney Vayne, the record-holding skier who is making her hopeful triumphant return to the slopes. Among the other stars are snowboarder Nathan Hugeford and skier Olive Bostock, but many of the faces of the ensemble are fresh to the stage. This simple fact means competition won't be as ensured to the Zamastanian bias many games have held. In fact, many believe this Olympics will not see a podium placement for a final medal count.

"We're going to win medals, that's not a question," said hockey coach Anders Svenderson, who is hoping to lead Zamastan to the gold. "It's just a matter of fact that we have a younger and less experienced team than normal, and we're up against older and more experienced crews."

Not referring specifically to the bout that will innevitably unfold on the hockey rink, Svenderson refers more to the wider aspect of the Games. The teams from Caspiaa, Constantio, and Elbresia in particular are anticipated to be the toughest challenges across the board for the Zamastanian team, but a widespread array of the incoming teams present alternative challenges. And although they were barred from official performance under a national flag, Beleroskovians who hold significant records in many of the presented sports will be present.

The games, which were originally scheduled to be held in early February, were postponed to the end of 2021 due to a corruption scandal which forced multiple high-ranking officials to resign. Kasema won the bid from a collection of twelve cities to host the Olympics, marking the first time the Games were held in Kyti, the 22nd time they were hosted in Nortua, and the 16th time they were hosted specifically in Eastern Nortua. The 2021 Games featured 88 events across 5 sports (37 categories). Big air snowboarding and mixed team alpine skiing made their debut at the 2021 Games.

The pursuit of medals and the competition drives the athletes. The design for the Games' medals was unveiled on 21 September 2021. Created by Versenian Maup Oldemaat, the design features a pattern of diagonal ridges on both sides, with the Olympic symbol on the front, and the obverse showing the 2021 Olympics' emblem, the event name and the discipline. The edge of each medal is marked with extrusions of hangul alphabets, while the ribbons are made from a traditional Kytian textile. Gold medals contain 99 percent of silver and 1 percent of gold, which is a traditional composition for Olympic gold medals. At 586 grams (20.7 oz) they are the heaviest medals in the Olympic history.

Most of the outdoor snow events and alpine skiing events will be held in the mountainous county outside Kasema, while the indoor ice events were held within the city. The Kasema Olympic Park, in the neighborhood of Aalderink, includes five indoor sports venues, all in close proximity to one another. The opening ceremony of the 2021 Winter Olympics is scheduled for 4 December, 2021 to begin at 20:00 KST(UST-4) and finish at approximately 22:30 KST. The games will officially be opened by Prime Minister of Kyti Arne Henningsen and Prime Minister of Vitosium Vincent Gatostico, who had opened the previous 2019 Winter Games in Agiakaia.


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New law against overfishing gets majority of votes in parlament




Albertine - The Confederation of Jumbosa has been famous for its lack of laws in most industries, but today was a law approved in the Parlament that prohibits overfishing in certain areas of certain species. Areas of water that have suffered of overfishing in the past got a limit on how much fish(different species of fish got different limits) were allowed to be fished. Fish in the Grouper family(the most overfished fish in Jumbosan waters) were treated with extra protection, because it is classified as endangered. These laws will probably not effect the fishing industry too negatively, but it will definitely help preserve Jumbosa's bio diversity and marine life. Environmental activists and Marine experts were worried that the law wouldn't pass, because of the government's minarchistic nature and usually relax laws when it comes to fishing and agriculture.

Out of the 113 seats in the parlament voted 78 seats for the passing of the Overfishing Prohibition act, therefore making it pass. 12 seats voted to abstain and 23 seats voted against the act, where 15 of the seats voting against the act were from the libertarian party Liberté, known for wanting as few regulations as possible in the market and industries. Manuel Allard, a Liberté politician who voted against the act, told Albertine Weekly that he saw the passing of the act as a "economically bad act that might stop the rising fishing industry". Minister of environment and Climate Ayanna Ombe(LP, Liberal Party), who voted for the act, made a statement for the press after the passing of the act. "I see this as an important step for Jumbosa to preserve its beautiful marine life and at the same time favor Jumbosa's fishing industry." The Overfishing prohibition act will be enforced March 7th 2022.

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Postby Paraboca » Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:41 am

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Vitosium's PM Vincent Gatostico Meets with Miguélez
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Prime Minister Vincent Gatostico of Vitosium arrives in Cardoza.


Prime Minister Vincent Gatostico of Vitosium visited President Oriol Miguélez in Cardoza in their first official meeting, marking an important milestone in the diplomatic relations between Paraboca and one of Adula's largest nations. The two leaders met at the international airport before visiting sites across the city, including the world renowned Cardoza-La Alta cable car, the Downtown Cardoza avenue, Banco Federal De Paraboca, San Francisco Church, ahead of a guest-address at the Congress of Paraboca. Gatostico and Miguélez also paid tribute at memorials for both the Great Cardoza and Ledyanaya Wars, laying wreaths for the victims.

The young 31-year-old leader, who was elected in 2018 at the age of 28, is the son of former-PM Apollo Gatostico and is widely popular in Vitosium. He is also one of the most admired heads of state in the world for his general charisma and popular policies. In September of 2020, Gatostico led a drive for the legalization of marijuana, which was decriminalized for recreational use and regulation. Additionally, he signed the Marine Protection Act, which enables sustainable fishing and other commercial activities, and signed the Effectual Recycling Act, allowing recyclable waste to be safely reprocessed into a material or product that can be reused for a practical purpose such as in manufacturing.

Many of Gatostico's policies revolve around battling climate change. President Oriol Miguélez is a major proponent of battling climate change as well, though his record has been criticized by progressives. Upon joining TIDI, President Miguélez promised funds would be diverted to clean energy even as he reached an agreement with Zamastanian President Moreau to construct a new oil pipeline with East Chanchajilla.

"I am honored to greet and welcome Prime Minister Gatostico to Cardoza," President Miguélez said in a conference for the press where both leaders attended. "Our partnership is devoted to pursuing a better future for everyone, and I know that we will prosper together."

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Construction on the Jade Strait Tunnel has been completed and today the first passengers took the trip from Novarii to San Loma. Construction started in 2016 with companies from both countries drilling from Sera and Timeria. The tunnel will transport people and freight between the countries and be connected to both national railways systems. President Raso called the tunnel “A crowning achievement of cooperation between Sera and Timeria.” At New South Garden Station where the first train arrived Mayor Zharvis Tolbert was there to welcome the first passengers.

San Loma is one of Timeria’s fastest-growing cities and this connection is expected to lead to more city growth. Novarii and San Loma are both expected to see economical boost and growth as the service expands. They will act as hubs and a connector between Timeria and Sera. In the first year, the tunnel is expected to service over 1 million passengers and over 2 million tonnes of freight. Commerce between Sera and Timeria is at an all time high and both TAFCA partners hope to continue this growth regionally.

President Raso has officially announced that the majority of Timerian troops would return home from Kossmil after a 9 month deployment. December 10th has been set as the date when Timerian forces will return home and end operations in Kossmil. Many are excited to finally welcome our troops home as Timerian military presences abroad steadily decline. In October forces returned home from Birat and now many are welcoming the reduction in troops deployed abroad.




Force Return Home from Kossmil in December


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The 6th Combat Maneuver Unit was sent to Kossmil in April to assist in security operations as the government improved its standing in the country. The 6th CMU worked to secure high conflict areas and assist Kossmilian forces in security operations. Many consider the operation a success, looking at the progress Kossmil has made over these past 9 months. Once Timerian forces leave Kossmilian troops will assume their role and hopefully ease local police forces into the role. A small number of Timerian forces will remain in Kossmil to provide advising and training.

As Timerian troops return home both governments will continue to work closely together. There are a number of goals they have set to expand TAFCA’s network and work on boosting regional GDP. One major project they continue to work on is the Port of Dabatta and ensuring its continued growth as it serves as a major trade hub for all of Adula.



New Tourism Deal with Vita


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Timeria and Vita have agreed to a new trade deal that will make way for an increase in tourism between the countries. The two countries have made way for an increase in flights and cruise ships traveling between the countries. The governments have also put new regulations in place to remove the need for a passport for tourist visits less than 15 days.

All major Timerian cruise lines have opened up new trips to Vita and have partnered with companies in Vita. The Elysium Resort is one example of this and is expected to open in February. This is the culmination of multiple companies in both Timerian and Vitan working together to build one of the largest resorts in the world. The resort will provide employment to over 8000 people and accommodate guests in 4000 rooms.


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YUANEZE SPY FOUND DEAD AT EMBASSY

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A man found dead on a street outside of the Yuaneze embassy in Tofino is believed to be a spy who died under 'mysterious circumstances'.

TOFINO - Zamastanian authorities on Saturday confirmed that a De Yuaneze diplomat was found dead in Tofino at the Yuaneze embassy last week, an incident Yuan described as a “tragic accident” while criticizing media reports that said the man was a spy and his death could be suspicious. The Zamastanian State Department said the diplomat was found dead at 7:20 a.m. Oct. 19, but declined further questions. Tofino police referred questions to the public prosecutor’s office, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The State Department stated, without detailing its sources, that Tofino security authorities believed the 35-year-old diplomat was an agent of Yuan’s domestic intelligence service, the PRYSB. The cause and the circumstances of the death are unknown, according to the magazine, which was the first to report the incident. It said the man had appeared to have fallen from an upper floor of the embassy complex in the Abbotsford Square district of Embassy Row in Tofino. Because the man had diplomatic status, the public prosecutor was unable to investigate.

The Yuaneze Embassy in Tofino described the incident as a “tragic accident.”

“We consider speculations which have appeared in a number of capital media in the light of this tragic event to be absolutely incorrect,” it said in a statement.

According to the Zamastanian Intelligence Service, which released a statement following the SD's report, the diplomat was the son of Gen. Chao Zenang, deputy director of the PRYSB’s counterterrorism Second Service and the head of the PRYSB’s Directorate for Protection of Order. ZIS previously linked the PRYSB’s Second Service to the assassination of Ossotian asylum seeker and former Vulkarian rebel commander Emkhan Angoshvili in Tofino’s central Goodname Park in August 2019. A Yuaneze citizen is currently on trial in the killing.

The diplomat who died last week had been posted in Tofino since June 2019, according to Zamastan's diplomatic list. The Yuaneze Embassy said that all procedures related to repatriating the diplomat’s body were “promptly settled” with Tofino's law enforcement and medical authorities.

The discovery and the suspicions by the Zamastanian authorities add to a series of tensions with Yuan as the Ausianan powerhouse works to expand its influence over the globe to counter Zamastan and its allies across multiple fronts. Economically, Yuan is beginning to slow while TIDI and the Zamastanian-backed infrastructure investments begin to gain steam. Even as the world heads towards what many are expecting to be a recession, Yuan is facing perhaps the worst of the hit as more sanctions are levied against the ruling Communist Party.


MARKING THE END OF THE WORLD WAR

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The World War Memorial in Titania. On November 12th, 1954, the World War ended with silence. 67 years later, the world remembers.

TITANIA - The World War ended on November 12th, 1954, after more than 5 years of brutal bloodshed which started in the fields of Drambenburg and Avergnon, yet expanded throughout Euronia, then eventually Ausiana, and later pockets across the world. The world that formed from the ashes of destroyed cities and lives has been shaped in many ways, but the reflection of that destructive period of human history is seen in many respects still today. As the world remembers in their own ways depending on the country, culture, and custom, the shared experience is one that beckons a pursuit to further world peace and never again allow something like the World War to occur again.

President Moreau in a social media post stated that for him, reflecting on the World War included remembrance of his parents, who were made refugees during the fighting as young children. His mother's family fled from Avergnon to Alutia, and his father fled from Drambenburg. Opposite sides of the war, opposite teams. The story, Moreau said, is a reminder of the human ability to reconnect and pursue relationship despite their differences. Later in his post, Moreau stated that he would be visiting multiple sites across the country to pay tribute to the victims of the war.

From the remembrance fountains in Gaviria Park, Tofino, to the Memorial Row in Titania where more than 11,000 Zamastanians died in Drambenburgian air raids, Zamastanians will pay tribute in their own ways. Surviving veterans often visit public schools and tell their stories, families of the fallen visit cemetaries, and the next generations learn of the history. 289,430 Zamastanian servicemen were killed in the fighting, and 859,044 more were wounded. For the Allies, though, this was minute compared to the Avergnonians, who lost more than a million soldiers. Haduastan and Vulkaria both lost more than half a million soldiers, while all three nations lost millions of citizens.

The World War, also known as the Aurelia War or the Great Euronia War, lasted from April 12th, 1949 to November 12th, 1954 and saw fighting all across Iearth, formed by two opposing military alliances: the Allied Powers and the League Powers. The war initially started after the Holy Empire of Drambenburg invaded western Avergnon, which prompted Zamastan to rush to its aid. A state of total war emerged after a few months of stalemates in the fighting, directly involving more than 200 million people from 50 countries across the world. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. It included massacres, genocides, strategic bombing, and premeditated death from starvation and disease. It was the deadliest and costliest war in history, costing anywhere from 10,446,000 to 33,000,000 total killed, including 7-10 million civilians.

In April of 1949, Drambenburg invaded Avergnon, seizing nearly a third of the country by June. Zamastan joined the war after Drambenburg refused to withdraw, leading to intensive fighting as Zamastan pushed into northern Drambenburg. The Dominion of the Sanguine Church (DSC), determined to expand its borders and natural resources, joined the war on the side of Drambenburg in June of 1950, invading Avergnon and opening up a second front in the east with the addition of East Chanchajilla. Mid-1950, dozens of nations joined Zamastan, establishing the Allied forces. The DSC invaded Vulkaria in the winter of 1950 in order to capture seaports on the Toyana Ocean, leading to Vulkaria and Beatavic's entry in the war on the side of the Allies. At the 1950 Colteaux Conference, a treaty signed by Drambenburg, the DSC, Rumaztria, Egilanak, Niswibik, Barangadesh, and Styrae established the "League Powers". The front on the Zamastan/Drambenburg border became a stalemate in 1951, with prolonged trench warfare leading to months without major territorial gains.

In the spring of 1952, Allied forces led a series of campaigns that expelled the DSC from the northern half of Vulkaria, culminating in the recapture of the stretch of coast which cut off the DSC forces' access to the Toyana Ocean. Key setbacks to the League in 1953, which included a series of DSC defeats on the Eastern Front of Avergnon, a successful breach of Drambenburgian lines on the Zamastanian Front, and the surrender of Rumaztria, cost the League its initiative and forced it into strategic retreat on all fronts. In the spring of 1954, the Allies began a massive invasion of Drambenburg, but in the fall the war stalled as each side attempted to push back, and it once again descended into trench warfare until the Armistice of Bratton Park was signed on November 19th, 1954, between General Park Carcoali of the Zamastanian Armed Forces and Emperor Geoff III von Wettin of Drambenburg in Ilhaveia, Lutharia. The armistice ended the fighting, while the Treaty of Antirault solidified Drambenburg's surrender.

The World War largely changed the political alignment and social structure of the globe. Simmering tensions following the war erupted into many smaller-scale conflicts such as the Gladysynthian Civil War and the Tariel War in 1972. In 1975, 21 years after the war ended, the Coalition of Crown Albatross was established to foster international co-operation and prevent future global conflicts. Most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery and expansion. Political integration, especially in Euronia, began as an effort to forestall future hostilities, end pre-war enmities and create a common identity. The conclusion of the World War had widespread and severe impacts across the world. In Drambenburg's unconditional surrender, they ceded much of their northern territory to Avergnon and Zamastan, while also ceding much to newly formed independent nations such as Great Lutharia, Angouburg, Trevivona, Chaesia, Shoassau, and Blaoria.

While two of the three major powers, Drambenburg and Rumaztria, were allowed to reestablish their sovereignty following the war (with the condition that they had to surrender their pre-war territory back to the nations they conquered), the DSC was forced into an international tribunal, largely surrounding their barbaric acts during the Aveirs Genocide, in which more than a million Wacee people and hundreds of thousands of others were systematically killed. The Staventer Trials, held in Staventer, Shoassau, saw more than 200 DSC military and political figures face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Despite the trials, the DSC government itself escaped justice in the international court and remained in power into the 21st century. The DSC's territory was dramatically reduced as a result of the war, holding only 14% of its pre-war territories.

The global economy suffered heavily from the war, although participating nations were affected differently. Zamastan emerged much richer than any other nation, leading to a baby boom, and by 1956 its gross domestic product per person was much higher than that of any of the other powers, and it dominated the world economy. Recovery in central Euronia began with the mid-1960 currency reform in Drambenburg, and was sped up by the liberalisation of Euronian economic policy that the Baquell Plan (1957–1964) both directly and indirectly caused. The post-1960 Drambenburgian recovery has been called an economic miracle. Other League Power economies, while being small and fragile compared to Drambenburg's anomoly, also experienced an economic boom. The Avergnonian economy rebounded as a result of intense economic investment being made, as Avergnon was the hardest hit nation from the war.

In Ausiana, things took a different path. De Yuan and Beleroskov began installing their communist intervention and influence across the world, opening up a Cold War which saw a nuclear arms and space race, invigorated by the defected scientists of Drambenburg who ceded to either side. Haduastan and Barangadesh, which had been split during the war due to Rumaztrian invasion and Styraen influence, merged together for several months until a partition agreement was made, officially separating them into two separate nations. In 1955 the state was partitioned into two independent dominions, a Hindu-majority Allied States of Haduastan and a Muslim-majority Republic of Barangadesh, amid large-scale loss of life and an unprecedented migration.


FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE AARON BAUDELAIRE DIES

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Former Secretary of State Aaron Baudelaire died at the age of 92 on Saturday.

TREGUEUX - Former Secretary of State Aaron Baudelaire, who served from 1989 to 1992 under President Cassious Castovia, died at his home in Tregueux on Saturday at the age of 92. Known for his stern approach to matters, public disagreements with executive officials, but an undying respect from his peers, his leadership in the Castovia administration helped shape Zamastanian foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, even when he wasn't Secretary of State.

Entering his cabinet position in 1989 after the dismissal of Brice Loup, it fell upon Baudelaire to remove Zamastan from the quagmire of Vulkaria's 1982-91 war. Under Baudelaire, Zamastanian troops left the country after reinstituting an interim government. Baudelaire refused to serve beyond his second 2-year term due to disagreements with President Castovia, and he retired. As all who know the tale of the war can remember, it was only 8 years later that an insurgent resurge resulted in CCA troops being sent back to the country for what ended up being a much more deadly conflict than the first. Castovia, faced with a growing crisis, begged Baudelaire to return to the State Department as an advisor. Under Secretary Melina Navarro (1995-2000) and Secretary Jean Brunelle (2000-2008), Baudelaire guided Zamastanian involvement in the war and other major foreign policy decisions.

In January of 1992, Baudelaire was faced with the Treviso Nuclear Crisis in West Chanchajilla. A disasterous nuclear meltdown which registers as one of the worst man-made disasters in world history, as well as the worst nuclear accident in world history, a nuclear reactor near Treviso shut down unexpectedly. The workers at the facility had little training, and the strain of continuous small errors led to the overheat and shutdown of one of the seven reactors. For roughly three days, the station was simply abandoned and closed, but the building heat (unknown to the facilities employees) resulted in a combustion explosion, destroying the reactor’s core, outer walls, and damaging the two reactors next to it. The damage then increased drastically as low-pressure systems caused cold air to vent into the heated cores, causing sparks that ignited a slimmed nuclear explosion.

The reactor was located adjacent to the city of Treviso, and the explosion allowed radiation to escape that devastated the outskirts of the city, killing an estimated 5,600 people over the following three years. The West Chanchajillan government under President Parish White tried to cover up the incident, however when scientists detected the radiation plume in the atmosphere directly above Zamastan airspace, Secretary Baudelaire convinced President Cassious Castovia to break the notion of diplomatic isolation, call the West Chanchajillan President as a show of force, and block the contamination. Facing possible armed conflict over the crisis, the CCA eventually took a pacifist stance to broker a peace negotiation between the two nations, allowing for scientists to eradicate the contamination zone, evacuate citizens, and overhaul many nations' energy programs.

"Secretary Baudelaire was an astounding statesman and one of the most adept minds our country has ever produced," said former-Secretary and current BCP Presidential candidate Jean Brunelle. "His advice to me and his guidance was always required. Even when we disagreed, which was often quite frankly, his insight always made our decisions better and more effective."

Criticized often throughout his career, mostly in regards to the legacy of Zamastanian militarization in the last decade of the 20th century, Baudelaire also served as a congressman from Treuguex before his appointment. He served on the Armed Services committee, being privy to information that was critical to national security.

"Aaron James Baudelaire, former Secretary of State, passed away this morning due to complications from multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body's immune response," said Baudelaire's family. "We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great Zamastanian."


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Emília Medeiros (SP) has been inaugurated as President of Quetana after a tumultuous election cycle.


Emília Medeiros has been inaugurated as the President of Quetana, ending the extended term of now former-President António Brafeo. The second female head of state in Quetanan history after Jessica Castro (2001-06), she spoke from her office in a televised address to the nation, promising unity, prosperity, and progressive policies that "will dismantle the corrupt intentions of former governments and rescue the nation from the stricken recession stall of the past several years."

"I promise to be a President for all Quetanans," President Medeiros stated, "and we will commit ourselves to becoming a better nation. No longer will the sticks of corruption clog the machine of democracy. No longer will the lower and middle classes be left to scrounge while elites have their way with us. No longer will a single individual mandate our connection with other international governments. We will remove corruption. We will increase our economy and the profit of all. We will work with the world, not as a drag-along but as a key leader. Our future is bright."

Medeiros ran on a popular platform endorsing a levity tax; lowering taxes for middle and lower classes while giving an increase to the richest earners and corporations. She also promised to eliminate corporate and political corruption, a clear point to President Brafeo's ongoing scandal involving possible laundering. Opponents, specifically Gouveia and the Vox party, have called her policies communist, although they follow in line with many of Brafeo's own social programs with the exception of corporate taxes. Medeiros also holds a distinction among more liberal politicians in that she pursues stricter sanctions against Yuan, which was a hot topic in the election cycle. She also seeks to keep closer connections with WEDA and seeks to get Quetana involved in TAFCA and other trade organizations internationally.

In her first action as President, Medeiros approved a proposal to join the Trans Adula Fair Commerce Accord (TAFCA), keeping a campaign promise to be more inclusive in the Adulan community. It is yet to be determined if National Assembly will approve the proposal or if TAFCA's board will approve it, though Timerian, Emmirian, Vitosian, and Austrolisian entities have been lobbying for Quetana's entry for nearly a decade. According to Medeiros' plan, Quetana would join TAFCA at the start of 2022 and pursue a leading role in the negotiations to expand throughout South Adula and the less-developed nations who are seeking to join as well.

After a lengthy Presidential campaign which saw Medeiros going to bouts with other nominees and highlighting her left-wing policy, which was a dramatic turn from the more right-centrist policies of the past two decades, she and the Socialist Party ran to a massive and crushing victory in October, winning the most seats of any party in the past 70 years. Medieros and the Socialist Party won the election against the incumbent President António Brafeo and the Social Democratic caucus, throwing a stunning 252-88 victory in what was expected to be a much closer race. The Socialist Party retained their control in the National Assembly by a far wider margin, nearly completely eliminating smaller party ability to form a opposition coalition and seizing a major majority for years to come.

All six candidates of the 2021 general; then-President António Brafeo (Social Democratic), Emília Medeiros (Socialist), Celio Furtado (Green), Bonifacio Gouveia (Vox), Fátima Amaral (Republican Left Sovereigntists), and Diogo Andrade (Peace and Unity), had been in a series of deadlocks to breakaways, but it was clear that the only two viable candidate were Brafeo and Medeiros. Medeiros and the Socialists gained prominence from the youth vote, which was its highest ever recorded. Further, the SDP was unable to garner wide enough support among middle class, which have consistently been its base. In the popular vote, more than 27 million people total cast a ballot, with Medeiros garnering over 15.2 million to Brafeo's 11.3 million. Third place was granted to the Greens, who lost a total of 27 seats and dropping from 35 to 8. The Socialist Party was the only political party to gain seats, while the SDP remained at 88 and could not pick up or lose any. Essentially, the race effectively eliminated lower tier parties and widened the Socialist majority to an effective chokehold over the opposition.

Brafeo called Medeiros and conceded the race, promising to work with her to ensure the presidency is transferred smoothly. Medeiros will be inaugurated on December 5th. In a normal election cycle, Medeiros would have been inaugurated on 14 January, 2021, but the election was delayed due to an agreement made in 2018 at the height of the economic crisis to extend debt ceilings and investment limits. Brafeo has already exceeded the constitutional limit granted for a single term without reelection, which required a controversial amendment that while passed with clarity to keep a functioning government increased his unpopularity.

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PM Leitner in Charnesse during the Climate Summit


PM Leitner called upon the world’s “largest emitters” to “scale up” their emissions reductions commitments, during his Saturday opening statement at the Climate Change Conference in Charnesse, Kuresa.

"I would like to appeal to those countries who are not contributing what they should today to meet their responsibilities between now and the end of CCC, so that we can fulfill this obligation that we undertook in Cadair in 2005,” Leitner said.

He was referring to the obligation of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, which is 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. To meet that goal, individual countries had submitted nationally determined reductions following the 2005 Cadair climate agreement, but the world is currently on track to warm 2.7 degrees Celsius, or 4.9 degrees Fahrenheit, Leitner said, citing a recent report.

"The efforts made in the run up to CCC over the last few weeks are starting to reduce that gap between those two figures,” he said. “We need to have enough commitment to be able to go back to this 1.5 temperature rise.”

Shoassau, as well as the majority of Central Euronian nations, are “ready to meet their commitments,” according to Leitner. Acknowledging that deploying the climate plan will be a challenge, he stressed that pledges made by individual Euronian countries do enable them “to give credibility to this target of 1.5”

“We're implementing all of this nationally and at a Euronian level,” he said. “The largest emitters, whose natural strategies do not match our strategy of 1.5 increase, those countries responsible for most emissions must scale up in the next two weeks.”

Leitner also emphasized the importance of mobilizing Z$100 billion annually to developing countries — a goal set by developed ones in 2010 for 2020. Climate change, he said, is “injustice squared.”

“It's the most poor countries in Adula and the Oceanic nations who are the first victims of climate change,” the Shoassaun leader said.

The Z$100 billion will need to be monitored with full transparency to ensure that the places that need the money most are receiving it, according to Leitner. The funds, he continued, can go toward protecting biodiversity and promoting economic trade solutions that are linked to the effort to combat climate change.

“Our solidarity through these Z$100 billion must make it possible for people to develop these industries, which are regional economic opportunities," Leitner added.

Patrick Daventuer is a chief editor and journalist at L'Humanité De Shoassau.
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The Olympic flame in Kasema is lit during a test prior to the beginning of the highly anticipated Winter Games


KASEMA - One month out from the beginning of the Olympics in Kasema, the Winter Games have attracted a lot of attention. Athletes will compete 15 different sports including alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, short track speed skating, skeleton, ski jumping, speed skating, and snowboarding. There are new events in bobsleigh, short track, freestyle skiing, ski jumping and snowboarding.

The Olympic medals have been redesigned for the Kasema Olympics as well. The design for the Games' medals was unveiled on 21 September 2021. Created by Maup Oldemaat, the design features a pattern of diagonal ridges on both sides, with the Olympic symbol on the front, and the obverse showing the 2021 Olympics' emblem, the event name and the discipline. The edge of each medal is marked with extrusions of hangul alphabets, while the ribbons are made from a traditional Kytian textile. Gold medals contained 99 percent of silver and 1 percent of gold, which is a traditional composition for Olympic gold medals. At 586 grams (20.7 oz) they were the heaviest medals in the Olympic history. The medals receive an update for each games and here is what they will look like;

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Most of the outdoor snow events and alpine skiing events were held in the mountainous county outside Kasema, while the indoor ice events were held within the city.

Outdoor
- Kaya Hill Ski Jumping Centre – ski jumping, snowboarding (big air)
- Kaya Hill Cross-Country Skiing Centre – cross-country skiing
- Kaya Hill Sliding Centre – luge, bobsleigh, skeleton
- Kaya Hill Alpine Centre – alpine skiing (slalom, giant slalom)
- Tussen Snow Park – freestyle skiing, snowboarding
- Tussen Alpine Centre – alpine skiing (downhill, super-G, combined)
- Saspelka Ski Jumping Centre – ski jumping, snowboarding

Indoor
The Kasema Olympic Park, in the neighborhood of Aalderink, includes five indoor sports venues, all in close proximity to one another.

- Aalderink Hockey Centre – ice hockey (men's competition)
- Tangelder Curling Centre – curling
- Dutler Oval – long track speed skating
- Gillissen Ice Arena – short track speed skating, figure skating
- Terink Hockey Centre – ice hockey (women's competition)

The opening ceremony of the 2021 Winter Olympics is scheduled for 4 December, 2021 to begin at 20:00 KST(UST-4) and finish at approximately 22:30 KST. The games will officially be opened by Prime Minister of Kyti Arne Henningsen and Prime Minister of Vitosium Vincent Gatostico, who had opened the previous 2019 Winter Games in Agiakaia.

12 nations submitted bids to host the 2021 Winter Olympics, with every participating delegate able to cast votes in accordance with IOC guidelines during the session in Viitaniemi, Caspiaa. After 12 host cities applied and voting began, two significant factions formed within delegate votes where applicants recognized a great disparity in where the tally was going, withdrew their candidacies, and began casting for either Amstelvoort, Beatavic and Kasema, Kyti. By the end of voting, Kasema had the lead and was established as the winner. It was the first time Kyti had ever hosted the Olympic games.

The games, which were scheduled to be held in early February, were postponed to the end of 2021 due to a corruption scandal which forced multiple high-ranking officials to resign. Kasema won the bid from a collection of twelve cities to host the Olympics, marking the first time the Games were held in Kyti, the 22nd time they were hosted in Nortua, and the 16th time they were hosted specifically in Eastern Nortua. The 2021 Games featured 88 events across 5 sports (37 categories). Big air snowboarding and mixed team alpine skiing made their debut at the 2021 Games.




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Hindus across the world are celebrating Diwali, which ends tonight. The five-day festival of lights is one of the most popular holidays in Haduastan, and Thursday is the main day of festivities, when the faithful pray to the Hindu goddess of wealth. Diwali, or Deepawali, gets its name from the Sanskrit word deepavali, which means "row of clay lamps." Many people in Haduastan light these lamps outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness, in tune with a holiday that is an ode to the triumph of good over evil.

Hindu celebrations center on the return of Rama and Sita, two deities, to Hayadada, an ancient city in Haduastan, after being exiled. Sikhs, Jains and even Buddhists have their own lore surrounding the holiday. The holiday overlaps with the Hindu New Year and as a result is associated with a chance to reset and start anew. The course of the five days includes cleaning house, buying new furnishings and exchanging gifts with loved ones. It also centers on traditions such as buying new kitchen utensils to help bring good fortune, as well as other practices to attract the goodwill of spirits.

In the northern Haduastan temple town of Hayadada, authorities lit about a million such lamps along the banks of a river. Hayadada is believed to be the birthplace of the Hindu god Lord Ram, and Diwali is said to be the day he returned home after defeating a demon. Across Haduastan, celebrations include fireworks and devotional music. But amid the festivities, there are also concerns about air pollution caused by Diwali firecrackers. Already, pollution in the capital, Lakota, has risen to its worst this season.

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PM Leitner prepares for the C21 Summit


Prime Minister Gabriel Leitner will be present at the C21 Summit in Freiz, Besmenien, as leaders of the world's largest economies descend to discuss policies that will determine the next few crucial months as the world economy experiences a slump. Despite not being a member nation of the C21, Shoassau is an observer as it is a buffer nation to three of the largest economies in the group: Zamastan, Drambenburg, and Avergnon.

The C21, or the Collective of Twenty-One, is an intergovernmental forum comprising 21 countries. It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. The C21 is composed of most of the world's largest economies, including both industrialized and developing nations. The C21 was formed on February 1st, 1995, one month after the founding of the Coalition Trade Organization, as a way to monitor and stabilize global financial systems.

The purpose of the November 12-14th summit in Besmenia in addition to the main topics of global economy, global trade and financial markets, the focus will also be to recover from an global economic slump resulting from tensions in Southern Adula in the past year, which experts have stated will possibly lead to a recession in the next few months. Leitner has also been a major proponent of international integration of TIDI, which aims to boost infrastructure and trade connections around the world. Leitner is teaming up with other heads of state to lobby for TIDI in the C21 summit.

For its size and despite not being a C21 member, Shoassau still has a strong economy and is a center for Euronian connectivity. With nearly 283 billion every year for GDP, Shoassau's stable and high-income market economy features moderate growth, low inflation, and a high level of innovation. Unemployment is traditionally low, although it had risen to 6.1% by May 2012, due largely to the effect of the 2008 Euronia financial crisis.

The industrial sector, which was dominated by steel until the 1960s, has since diversified to include chemicals, rubber, and other products. During the past decades, growth in the financial sector has more than compensated for the decline in steel production. Services, especially banking and finance, account for the majority of the economic output. Shoassau is among the world's largest investment fund centers, the most important private banking center in Euronia and is one of the continent's leading centers for reinsurance companies. Moreover, the Shoassau government has aimed to attract Internet startups.

Patrick Daventuer is a chief editor and journalist at L'Humanité De Shoassau.
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