The Daily Populous

Saturday October 30th, 2021 morning edition

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A Dutch appeals court has ruled that Ukraine, not Russia, has legal control over a famous cache of gold artifacts from Crimea.

In a tweet, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the ruling a “long-awaited victory.”.

The objects were lent by four Crimean institutions ​​for a travelling exhibition—the largest presentation of such ancient artifacts outside of the peninsula at the time.

The show debuted in 2013 at the Rhineland Regional Museum in Bonn, Germany before moving to the Netherlands.

Grateful to the court for a fair decision, and to @minjust_gov_ua, @MFA_Ukraine & @MKIPUkraine for the result.

“The public interests at stake are of great weight and this case is closely connected to the Ukrainian State,” the judge added.

“Though the regulations encroach on private legal relationships, they do so for the sake of cultural interests that outweigh the interests of the Crimean museums.”. »

North America’s first whale sanctuary is taking shape in rural Nova Scotia

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The plan to build North America’s first wild refuge for whales retired from marine parks was poised to take a big step forward Friday in a remote corner of northeastern Nova Scotia.

“This really does show people that we are here, and we’ll be cutting the ribbon to show this is in fact our home, here in Nova Scotia.”.

“It’s a good opportunity for a new business to come into the municipality,” said Greg Wier, the warden of the rural municipality that includes Sherbrooke. »

Skydance New Media Joins Forces with Marvel Entertainment

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“I can’t imagine a better partner than Marvel for our first game,” said Hennig, President, Skydance New Media.

“The Marvel Universe epitomizes all the action, mystery and thrills of the pulp adventure genre that I adore and lends itself perfectly to an interactive experience.

“Their ambition and vision for making innovative entertainment using beloved Marvel IP was obvious from our first meeting. »

The Inevitable Rivalry: America, China, and the Tragedy of Great-Power Politics

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And China would almost certainly use that military to pursue hegemony in Asia and project power into other regions of the world.

Furthermore, no state can ever be certain that a rival—especially one with abundant military power—will not attack it.

Early presidents and their successors worked assiduously to make the United States the most powerful country in the Western Hemisphere. »