AUGUST 25th MARKED THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALLIES LIBERATING PARIS DURING WORLD WAR 2.
TODAY IS CONSTITUTION DAY IN KAZAKHSTAN, SAINT ROSE OF LIMA'S DAY IN PERU, AND VICTORY DAY IN TURKEY.
AMONGST EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Hamas and Israel have finally agreed to a long term cease fire, thanks to Egypt's efforts.
*As the current Ebola Virus outbreak continues in West Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first two deaths, while Senegal has experienced its first victim. There are now over 1500+ confirmed dead in that part of the world.
*The Boko Haram says its "portions" of Nigeria are officially Islamic.
*Turkey has been asked to tighten its border security after ISIS forces have reportedly been using routes through that country between Iraq and Syria, as the threat levels within those 2 countries rise.
*France has officially replaced its governmental cabinet.
*Swiss Hoffmann-La Roche has forged a deal to buy American InterMune for $8.3 Billion US dollars.
*After all this time, there is still no official evidence as to the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014. The company is planning to layoff 6000 employees to restructure after this disaster and the loss of a plane over the Ukraine.
*South Korea beat Illinois USA to win the 2014 Little League World Series of baseball.
*Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick has taken his final bow.
*Actor/director/producer Richard Attenborough has sadly left us.
*And of course, civil unrest continues in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Libya.
FROM RUSSIA AND THE UKRAINE...
*Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has officially dissolved the Ukrainian Parliament and has scheduled elections for replacement members October 26th.
*Meanwhile, Russia has finally recognized Poroshenko as the "legitimate" Ukrainian President, so he can meet with Russian President Valdimir Putin to discuss the situation between their respective countries.
*NATO officials say that pro-Russian separatists ARE being armed by Russia.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
*Senate Minority Leader Mitch O'Connell has been (allegedly) quoted promising that if the Republican Party wins a majority in either the House of Representatives and/or the Senate during this November's mid-term elections, President Barack Obama will "tow the line" or risk further government shutdowns! Meanwhile, his campaign manager Jesse Benton has resigned as allegations arise over possible bribery charges during the 2012 Presidential election!
*The Burger King Corporation has agreed to buy the Canadian coffee shop chain Tim Horton's for $11.4 Billion US dollars, and allegedly will move their corporate headquarters to Canada to avoid US taxes once the deal is completed!
*Peter Theo Curtis has been released by al-Qaida after 2 years of captivity.
*Amongst the winners at the 66th Prime Time Emmy Awards are Modern Family
for Outstanding Comedy, Breaking Bad
for Outstanding Drama, and The Colbert Report
for Outstanding Variety Series.
*Michael Sams, the first openly gay athlete in professional football, has been dropped by the Saint Louis Rams, but only because the team had to get its player roster down to the league maximum before the season started.
*Chelsea Handler has ended her late night talk show.
*Prince is scheduled to release TWO separate albums September 30th.
*A complete copy of the historic Action Comics
#1, featuring the very first appearance of Superman, has made auction history, selling for $3.2 million US Dollars. A complete copy must include the last page of the Superman story, for the first page of the next story on the other side was also a coloring contest, with many copies destroyed by readers entering the contest.
THE FREE CHOICE E-ZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS LOYAL READERSHIP FOR ONCE AGAIN GIVING US 3000+ PAGE VIEWS THIS MONTH!
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