The first people in the US and Canada have begun getting the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It's an important step in the long process of getting the virus under control in two countries where it's currently spreading rapidly.
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In today's news roundup, it's unlikely that the UK and the EU will reach a Brexit deal in time, the US and Canada give emergency approval to a coronavirus vaccine, and Bad Bunny has the first US #1 album with all the words in Spanish.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a Canadian town called Asbestos decides to change its name, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez draws a crowd playing a video game, and the SSC Tuatara breaks speed records on a Nevada highway.
While much of the world has been on lockdown, lawmakers around the world have struggled to decide whether to continue to meet or suspend their sessions. Lawmaking groups in several countries are now trying to meet virtually.
On Friday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the country was making assault weapons against the law. The new ban on guns designed to kill many people quickly comes just weeks after Canada's worst shooting ever.
Cooped up, locked down, in your homes,
April is the month to celebrate poems.
A group of poets, called the AAP,
Reminds us to read and share poetry.
After weeks of railway blockades and other protests over the Coastal GasLink pipeline, Canada's government has come to an agreement with indigenous leaders. The blockades, which have blocked train traffic in Canada for weeks, have come down.
In today's news roundup, locusts continue to spread through East Africa, the world's richest man gives $10 billion to fight the climate crisis, and Ontario's new license plates are nearly impossible to read at night.
Protesters in Canada have been blocking rail lines for over a week in an attempt to stop the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The costs of the protests are growing, with no signs that the problem will be resolved soon.
Queen Elizabeth II has approved a surprising plan by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to "step back" from their positions as "senior royals" so the couple can be more independent.