On Sunday, the French territory of New Caledonia voted to decide if it should become independent. Over 96% of the voters chose to remain with France. But many people protested by refusing to vote. The strong split between the two sides leaves the future uncertain.
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In today's news roundup, Bougainville clearly votes to leave Papua New Guinea, 34-year-old Sanna Marin becomes prime minister of Finland, and Greta Thunberg is named Person of the Year by Time magazine.
Catalonia, Spain has been rocked by protests and violence over the last week. The protests started after a court announced jail terms for Catalan leaders who led an independence vote two years ago.