In today's news roundup, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO, Greece gets hit by cold weather and heavy snow, and Coca-Cola will test selling drinks in paper bottles this summer.
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All around the world, there are strong signs that the days of fossil fuels like oil and coal may be coming to an end, as the world shifts to power sources that are easier on the environment.
In today's news roundup, Captain Tom, who inspired Britain, has passed away at the age of 100, a company called bluShift has launched a rocket powered by biofuel, and a woman is caught trying to sneak cactuses into New Zealand - by wearing them.
Governments worldwide have criticized recent actions by the current governments of Russia and Myanmar. Though the two situations are very different, in each case, a popular person has been charged with a crime in order to limit their power.
It's been over a year since Covid-19 began spreading around the world. Since then, amazing progress has been made on getting the virus under control. But tackling the coronavirus quickly is still important, since the virus is also changing.
In today's news roundup, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte steps down, hoping to form a new government, a farmers' protest in India turns violent, and a band gives concerts to audiences sealed in bubbles.
Scientists in Hungary have learned that though most dogs have trouble learning new words, some talented dogs can learn new words without really being taught. They just have to hear the word four times.
In many places around the world, people are protesting the actions of their governments. Today, NFK looks at the way the governments of Russia and Thailand are trying to bring these protesters under control.
In today's news roundup, scientists discover the world's oldest cave painting in Indonesia, Italian police find a 500-year-old painting hidden in an apartment closet, and an original cover drawing for a Tintin comic book sells for $3.2 million.
Alexei Navalny, who was flown from Russia in August for emergency treatment after being poisoned, returned to Russia on Sunday. Mr. Navalny was met by police when he landed, and was soon taken to jail for 30 days.
In today's news roundup, India's Supreme Court temporarily suspends three new laws that have angered farmers, Sweden's postal service puts out a Greta Thunberg stamp, and scientists discover extremely short giraffes in Africa.