A tight race in Germany's election could mean a long process to decide who will lead the country. Iceland's election nearly gave Europe its first parliament with more women than men. Today, NFK takes a look at these recent elections.
Published in September 2021
In today's news roundup, young people around the world take part in a global climate strike, a US plan sending thousands of migrants back to Haiti upsets many people, and a French athlete takes a walk off the Eiffel Tower, high above the River Seine.
A volcano began erupting on Sunday in the Canary Islands, sending lava, smoke and ash into the surrounding area. The eruption has forced thousands of people from their homes. Scientists say the eruption could continue for weeks.
Justin Trudeau has been elected to a third term as Canada's prime minister, and Russian President Vladimir Putin's party has swept to victory in Russia's parliamentary elections. Today, NFK takes a look at these recent elections.
Fire fighters have protected several massive sequoia trees in California by covering their bases with a foil-like wrap to protect them. In spite of the intense wildfires, fire fighters have so far been able to save some of the most famous of these trees.
Last Wednesday, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom announced an agreement that will give Australia nuclear submarine technology. The move has annoyed China, which often opposes the US, and it has shocked and upset France - a strong US ally.
In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
Last night, a group of four "ordinary" people blasted off into space in the first space mission with no professional astronauts. The four will remain in space, circling the Earth for three days before splashing down this weekend.
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the group stressed that it had moved away from the harsh attitudes it held when it ruled the country 20 years ago. Now, under the group's new government, the reality is becoming clearer.
The United States is battling invasive insects on two coasts. In Washington state, government workers are trying hard to get rid of Asian giant hornets. In the eastern US, there's a huge effort to stamp out spotted lanternflies.
Last Thursday, US President Joe Biden announced new rules requiring nearly 100 million adults in the United States to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The move, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, has upset many Republican leaders.