5 Stories to Stay Current this week!

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Boy! A lot happened this week, but here are 5 things that people are talking about.

Money, Entertainment: Taylor Swift’s former music label owns the ‘masters’ or original recordings of her first albums. Taylor has parted ways with this music label Big Machine Label Group, and has signed up with another. She intends to re-record her older songs in 2020, once she is legally allowed to do so. Taylor is being declared Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards at the end of November. She wants to performa a medley of her songs, but she says that Big Machine is not allowing her to do so since they still own the rights to these songs. Taylor has taken the fight to social media and has asked her fans to support her. Read here to find out a little about ‘masters’ and the rights to music.

Money: Kylie Jenner is famous as a model and for being a reality TV star. She is also a very successful entrepreneur! Makeup company Coty has just announced that it will buy a 51% stake in Kylie’s beauty company for $600 million! Click here to see why they would want to do that, and why this makes sense for Kylie.

Sports: Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) in the ATP World Tour Finals tournament this past weekend. He has become the first Greek to win the tournament and trophy. He now stands 6th in the world.

Politics: This weekend, the internet in Iran was shut down as government authorities tried to stop the spread of nationwide protests. Protests erupted in the country last Friday, shortly after the government announced that it would introduce a 50% hike in fuel prices and ration or limit fuel to all private vehicles. Protestors indicate a widespread fear over the sick state of Iran’s economy. They say their meagre savings cannot absorb the price hike. Why are there such strong protests? Click here to find out. 

Politics: Over the last week, schools and campuses in Hong Kong that previously remained free of violence saw a wave of demonstrations. The Hong Kong protests started in July 2019 when the government tried to introduce a highly controversial ruling to extradite or send Hong Kongers convicted of crimes to mainland China. The clashes between police authorities and Hong Kongers over the last 5 months have become violent.  Hong Kongers are now protesting against police brutality and the way Hong Kong is being controlled by Beijing. What are the protests really about? Click here to find out

 

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