In today's news roundup, Paris is slowed to a crawl by a transportation strike, Hong Kong protesters continue, with a song, the FIBA Basketball World Cup Championship is today, and thieves in England steal a golden toilet.
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Last week, a French court decided that a rooster named Maurice is allowed to crow when he wants. The case may seem silly, but it points out a growing conflict between groups of people in France.
In today's news roundup, G7 leaders hold a tense meeting in France, a woman wins all the prizes in a 31-mile (50-kilometer) race, and a city in Germany offers a prize for proof it doesn't exist.
In today's news roundup, India sends a mission to the moon, Hong Kong protesters take over part of the airport, an accidental joke is played on US President Trump, and an inventor falls into the English Channel.
In today's news roundup, France puts a new tax on internet companies, a Japanese spacecraft lands on an asteroid, protected birds in Australia may have been poisoned, and a security company drops $175,000 out of their truck.
On June 9, Rafael Nadal became the first person to win 12 titles at the same Grand Slam tennis contest by beating Dominic Thiem in the French Open.
The FIFA Women's World Cup begins today. Teams from 24 countries will meet in stadiums across France to decide which country has the best women's soccer team in the world.
Notre-Dame, an 850-year-old Paris church, famous around the world for its artistic design, has been hit by a major fire. French President Emmanuel Macron says the church will be rebuilt.
Star Wars fans in France got some good news recently - fighting with lightsabers has just officially become a sport in the country.
For over a week, people have been protesting in France, blocking roads while wearing yellow yellow vests. Yesterday, the protests became more violent as the group targeted the nation's capital, Paris.