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November 28, 2016: Cuban Hero Fidel Castro Passes Away - HAVANA, Cuba: At 90 years old, former general and president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, passed away in his sleep. Castro served as a captain in the Confederate Cuban army during World War II, but afterwards he would become an important figure in the Cuban independence movement and the early days of the Cuban republic. Castro would lead the defense of Cuba during the Unitarian rebellion in 1971. He would become president later that decade, and brought Cuba into economic prosperity.
November 9, 2016: Joe Biden Elected Next President of the United States - WASHINGTON DC, United States: After one of the most vicious elections in recent memory, Liberal Party candidate Joe Biden has been elected President of the United States. He and his running mate, Vice President-elect Narciso Agúndez Montaño, will take up residence in the White House in January 2017. Just as pundits predicted, the split conversative vote between the Nationalist and Union party paved the way for an easy Liberal victory.
August 7, 2016: College Football Rankings Released - NEW YORK CITY, United States: College football, one of the biggest sports in the United States, will be entering its next season by the end of the month. The preseason polls have been released. The unanimous number one team is the Klamath Rockets, who were the runner ups in last's years championship game. The reigning champions, the Massachusetts Minutemen, are placed in the top 5 in both polls.
August 5, 2016: Summer Olympics Begin - BELFAST, Ireland: The Summer Olypmics have returned, with Belfast being this competition's host city. Thousands of athletes from nearly every country on Earth will come and compete for over two weeks in several different events.
August 4, 2016: Terrorist Attack Leaves 13 Dead, 50 Wounded - PARIS, France - Two terrorists attacked a shopping complex in Paris. 13 citizens were killed, while 50, possibly more, were wounded. While one terrorist committed suicide, the other was captured by French police. The captured terrorist allegedly swore allegiance to the Islamic State, who has claimed to be responsible for the attack. Europe is currently in a delicate situation, as thousands of refugees pour in from the Middle East to escape the conflict there.
August 4, 2016: Union Party refusing to rejoin the Nationalists - WASHINGTON DC, United States: Nationalist candidate Mike Huckabee had called for Union Party supporters to rejoin the Nationalist Party, but that call is being ignored. At his own rally, candidate George Pataki announced he will be continuing his candidacy for president. As each day passes, Pataki gains numbers in the polls and conservative voters leave the party to join Pataki.
August 3, 2016: Nationalist Party Nominee Confirmed - WASHINGTON DC, United States: Incumbent American President Mike Huckabee has been officially chosen to be the Nationalist candidate for the presidency. In his speech, the President stated that voters must be united in order to keep the conversatives in the White House. This was directed at conservative voters that split from the Nationalist Party in support of George Pataki and his Union Party, as well as those that support independent runner Carl Icahn.
July 26, 2016: Liberal Party Nominee Confirmed - WASHINGTON DC, United States: At the Liberal National Convention, nominee Joe Biden has been confirmed to the Liberal Party nominee for this year's presidential election. Hillary Rodham, the runner up, endorsed Biden at the convention. Biden appears to be leading a unified party, which could lead to a landslide victory as the conservative vote is split between three candidates.
July 16, 2016: Unknown Troops Enter Crimea - SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine: Earlier this morning, masked soldiers bearing no insignia entered Crimea, which has been in a state of unrest since the revolution earlier in the year and has been rocked by pro-Russian protests. It is unknown who is in charge of the troops, but they have been seen capturing strategic sites across the pensinula and talking with the Supreme Council of Crimea.
August 8, 2015: Major Clash at Fallujah in Iraq - BAGHDAD, Iraq: Urban warfare has broken out in the Iraqi city of Fallujah between anti-government militias, the Iraqi government and the Islamic State. Several neighborhoods have fallen to the IS, and there are believed to be heavy civilian casualties. American drones have bombed IS and militia controlled neighborhoods in response, however, it appears that the IS is winning the fight. Most of the forces loyal to the Iraqi government would rather lay down their arms than fight, but there is still enough troops to prevent IS from taking the city quickly.
August 3, 2015: The Manchurian Emperor Has Passed Away - HARBIN, Manchuria: Emperor Puren of Manchuria, who has ruled Manchuria since the end of World War II, has passed away this morning due to natural causes. Puren has ruled for 69 years and was beloved by his subjects. Since he has no children of his own, the throne will pass to his younger brother, Pu Yuzhang, and his coronation will be in the coming weeks.
July 22, 2015: Chile Has Won the World Cup - BERLIN, Germany: The 2015 World Cup has concluded with Chile winning an exciting match vs. Spain. Chile won a back and forth contest 3-2, winning their first title in World Cup history.
June 26, 2015: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage - WASHINGTON DC, United States: In a landmark case, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex marriage is legal in every state, in every locale in the nation. President Mike Huckabee was quiet and reserved about the ruling, though he did state, "this ruling is necessary to bring our nation and its people closer together."
June 22, 2015: Mass Shooting in Southern Church - CHARLESTON, United States: A mass shooting has been reported at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect is a man believed to have ties with the regions Ku Klux Klan, who still remain active since the height of their power in the 1960s. President Mike Huckabee has sent his condolences to the family of the victims and announced that the war against racism "isn't over". South Carolina was admitted to the Union in 2002, and still suffers from racially-motivated crimes.
June 19: 2015: Renewed Offensive in Eastern Zaire - KINSHASHA, Zaire: President Nzanga Mobutu of Zaire announced in a radio broadcast that the Zaire military has ordered a renewed offensive to remove the rebel groups in eastern Zaire. These groups are allegedly funded by nearby Tanganyika, and have been a thorn in the side of Zaire since the end of the Congo War of the early 2000s. With the army on the march, Mobutu demanded Tanganyika to end their funding of these rebel groups.
June 11, 2015: FIFA World Cup Underway - BERLIN, Germany: The 2015 FIFA World Cup began today with the first game between host nation Germany and West Africa. Emperor Georg Friedrich was in attendance and personally wished the German players good fortune as they entered the field. The talented German team overcame a strong West African defense and won the game 2-Nil.