In today's news roundup, hundreds of thousands of people join a march in support of Mexico's president, the Men's World Cup has its first all-female team of referees, and the United Nations celebrates French baguettes by adding them to a special list.
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Brazil's Ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won the country's runoff election for president yesterday, defeating the current president, Jair Bolsonaro. Many people saw the tight race as one of the most important elections the country has ever held.
Rishi Sunak will be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. He replaces Prime Minister Liz Truss, who's resigning. Mr. Sunak was the only person left in the race after the other candidates dropped out. He'll be the first person of color to lead the UK.
Since Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, people around the world have been saying goodbye to her in many ways. On Monday, the queen's funeral will be held while people in the United Kingdom and leaders from around the world look on.
News Roundup: Kenya’s President, Tracking Guns, & Eiffel Lights
In today's news roundup, William Ruto is sworn in as the president of Kenya, credit card companies agree to a new plan that could help track problem gun sales, and the lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned off early to save electricity.
Last Wednesday, Admiral Linda Fagan took over as the leader of the United States Coast Guard, making her the first woman to lead a branch of the US armed forces. US President Joe Biden, who chose Admiral Fagan for the job, said, "It's about time."
News Roundup: Germany’s Leader, Olympic Messages, & Antarctica Eclipse
In today's news roundup, Olaf Scholz becomes the chancellor of Germany, the United States and several other countries send a message to China by refusing to send government representatives to the winter Olympics, and Antarctica gets a rare total solar eclipse.
New Leaders in the Czech Republic, Sweden, & Honduras
Several countries have gotten new leaders in the last week. Today, NFK looks at new leaders in the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Honduras.
News Roundup: Japanese Leader, Volcano Update, & 66-Yard Field Goal
In today's news roundup, Yumio Kishida is the new leader of Japan's ruling party and probably Japan's next prime minister, lava from the volcano on La Palma has reached the ocean, and Justin Tucker sets an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal.
School students in the US are being caught in a political battle over masks. Though wearing masks is an important way of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, some Republican leaders are trying to prevent school districts from requiring masks.
News Roundup: Changing Leaders, New Zealand Lockdown, & a Supermarket Snake
In today's news roundup, Zambia gets a new president, Malaysia's prime minister steps down, New Zealand goes into lockdown for a single coronavirus case, and a shopper in Australia finds herself face to face with a python.