People depend on the press to inform them about what's going on in the world. But around the world, the press is being attacked on many different levels. Today's article looks at two recent government attempts to control the press.
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During the last few months, most countries around the world have spent weeks in lockdowns of different kinds. Now, governments are trying to decide if the time is right to start normal business activity again.
On Monday, Malaysia was shocked when Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stepped down suddenly. It's not yet clear if Mr. Mahathir is really quitting or if he's stepping down in order to form a new government.
As the warnings of scientists about the climate crisis become even stronger, some countries are taking action. Last Thursday, New Zealand's Parliament approved a plan to become "carbon neutral" by 2050.
Robert Mueller spoke to Congress yesterday. Many people expected excitement from the man who looked into whether US President Donald Trump and people working for him broke the law, but the meeting seems to have changed little.
Though most experts believed Prime Minister Scott Morrison would lose Australia's election, they were proved wrong once the votes were counted. Mr. Morrison and his Coalition government have beaten Bill Shorten's Labor party.
Australians vote on Saturday in an election that will decide the country's next prime minister. The election is expected to be close, but many people think things aren't looking good for the current government.
In recent weeks, Congress has requested a lot of information from people connected to the White House. The White House has refused. The conflict could test the US constitution and wind up in the US courts.
A special report looking into whether US President Donald Trump and people working for him broke the law was released on Thursday. The report didn't clear the president's name or charge him with crimes.
US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to get money to build a wall between the US and Mexico. This unusual move is testing the US system of government.