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Ikea bets on gaming with new furniture line

The Swedish furniture company announced its gaming-furniture and -accessory range—a collaboration with Republic of Gamers—will be sold at its stores globally next month in an effort to “democratize the gaming experience” by making at-home setups more affordable. (The Logic)

China’s Xi Jinping pushes back against new U.S., Australia and U.K. security pact

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced procedures to admit Iran as a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), two days after the announcement of the AUKUS partnership. “Acting from a so-called ‘position of strength’ is not the way to handle international affairs, and hegemonic, domineering, and bullying acts should be firmly rejected,” Xi said Friday, adding that China would also admit Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar as new dialogue partners. (The Logic)

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