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And so with the news from the last few weeks,
Cluster War! MZC attacks DNA
A MZC strike group of 9 warships entered a DNA Economic Exclusion Zone in the Giant system and intecepted a large freighter, causing the loss of a food shipment.
The large DNA used the tactic of dumping its cargo in order to escape destruction and made its escape shortly afterwards.
Reports coming out of the Giant system hints at the possiblity of starving children within the system in the next few weeks.
Cluster War! MZC - Meek merchants or Merchantile Menace?
After noting weeks of barely coherent blog posts, the MZC have now started to attack one of the most peaceful affs in the galaxy.
After claiming the DNA are in league with the FLZ and if they wish to fight, the MZC would gladly oblige; Days later, the MZC attack the DNA and then promptly declare war!
ESNN Military Analysts suggest the recent loss of the Crossley system may have mentally unbalanced the MZC leadership and that could explain such actions. Other talking heads from around the peripheries have also voiced incredulous concerns over these MZC actions and intentions.
Cluster War! DNA calls for Observers
The DNA, fearful of further spread of the MZC's aggression, have called for Observers from other affiliations.
Observers are being asked to travel to the Forest system in order to undertake observation activities.
The DNA also notes that the Forest system also has unspecified exclusion zones in the OQ of B3 and its planetary bodies there. Prior contact is requested before entering the B3 OQ area.
Old Cluster News - Peace Reigns in Crossley System
Following the recent "Special Operation" that was jointly untaken by the CIA & GTT to secure entrances to the Cluster, the system has settled back down to peaceful setting.
During the "Special Operation", a GTT task force was fired upon by a hostile HEX platform. This action by hostile platform resulted in the only shooting incident of the Operation and the total loss of the platfrom.
GTT forces reported only minor damage to their warships.
Old Cluster News - FEL claim Enigma System
In a somewhat less dramatic fashion, the FEL claimed the Enigma system.
The claiming of the Enigma system took place at roughly the same time as the CIA/GTT "Special Operation", without incident or with anything of note taking place.
It must be noted that the Cluster region was peaceful until the recent actions of the MZC.
Old Cluster News - BHD claim Terror System
With peace flowing in the Cluster (well, until very recently!), the peaceful BHD claimed the Terror System in the name of the True One and the Empire.
Pensive Missionaries have been noted to be heading into the Terror system in order to spread Holy word of the True One.
Only Peaceful chanting and singing have been heard coming from the Terror system so it can only be concluded that the BHD is being successful their mission there.
Other News - GTT threatens MZC
A recent political communication from GTT CEO Xavier Fox appeared to threaten MZC that had appeared in the Inner Empire region.
The GTT CEO expressed concern to activites of MZC ships and threatened their destruction, along with the establishment of exclusion zones.
It was later noted that the matter was settled with no mention of how this acheived.
Other News - Are Exclusion Zones the new Fashion trend?
Following the recent highlighting of exclusion zones in a few recent news reports, the Fashion Industry have now started including exclusion zones in their designs.
Various notable fashion brands have including exclusion zones symbols and warnings on their clothing, with T-shirts and underware being the most popular.
Empire economists have noted a sharp rise in stock prices for the fashion sector but have warned this could be either be a short term bump or the start of something more permanent.
This brings us to the end of another unbiased edition of ESNN, to which we hope we can bring updates to these news stories and other new stories in the coming weeks,
This is Ainsley Moore, reporting for the ESNN.
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