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Thursday March 17th, 2022 evening edition

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STOCKHOLM - 16 March 2022 - A year and a half after its release in September 2020, Paradox Interactive’s medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings III has sold two million units, making it one of the fastest Paradox titles to hit that landmark number.

A game of almost endless variety and potential for story-telling, Crusader Kings III launched to critical acclaim and succeeded in reaching a new generation of strategy gamers.

Last month’s release of Royal Court, the first major expansion for Crusader Kings III, was also a cause for celebration, as that add-on has already topped one million sales.

"Two million is a huge milestone for us on the Crusader Kings team,” says Game Director Alex Oltner.

“It's a strong vote of confidence from the community at large, and we're overjoyed that our games can reach such a wide audience.

We have big plans for CK3, and it's good to know that so many people will be taking this journey with us.".

Scheduled for release on 29 March, the console adaptation of Crusader Kings III is available for pre-order on both systems, and for pre-loading on Xbox Series X|S machines. »

Ukraine joins European power grid, ending its dependence on Russia

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Engineers have linked Ukraine to an electricity grid spanning much of continental Europe, allowing the country to decouple its power system from hostile Russia, officials said Wednesday.

A view of Power lines, electric power transmissions in western Ukraine on June 6, 2021.

In the long, term, Ukraine could export surplus electricity generated by its nuclear power plants to the rest of Europe. »

Pastor gifts $10,000 in gasoline cards for ‘Gas on God’ giveaway

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Pastor gifts $10,000 in gasoline cards for ‘Gas on God’ giveaway.

Pastor Brian Carn gave $35 gas cards to Charlotte residents, bemoaning moments when "people have to make a choice between gas and children going to school or eating.".

North Carolina pastor Brian Carn is shown handing out $35 gas cards to Charlotte residents as part of a $10,000 giveaway that he’s dubbed “Gas on God.” »

Turkey doesn’t recognize Russian annexation of Crimea, stands for Ukraine’s territorial integrity

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Turkey does not recognize the temporary occupation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia, while supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

"Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation following the illegitimate referendum held on 16 March 2014.

), we reaffirm our support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a strategic partner of Turkey," the statement concludes. »

Xi Jinping’s Faltering Foreign Policy

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Xi’s ill-advised support for Moscow on the eve of Russia’s disastrous military campaign is not his first major foreign policy misstep.

Xi is not Putin, and China is not Russia, but it would be unwise to ignore the growing parallels.

Yet the implications of this reality are insufficiently appreciated, especially its impact on the behavior of the Chinese party-state. »