Over the weekend, people around the world turned out in huge numbers to protest the burning of fossil fuels. The protests - the largest since before the coronavirus pandemic - were meant to send a strong message to political leaders: "Take climate action now."
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All through its history, Mexico has been led by men. That's about to change. The two leading candidates for Mexico's 2024 election for president are both women. Unless something unexpected happens, Mexico's next president will be a woman.
On Tuesday, Ex-US President Donald Trump was charged in New York with the crime of creating false business records. Mr. Trump said he was not guilty of any of the charges. Mr. Trump is the first US president to ever be arrested for a crime.
Strong protests have rocked France, Israel, and Mexico in recent weeks. In each country, the protests have different causes, but all of the protests have been triggered by unpopular government plans.
Chinese President Xi Jinping became more powerful over the last week. He was elected to an unusual third term as the leader of China's Communist Party. He also took stronger control over important political groups, filling many positions with his supporters.
Yesterday, Magdalena Andersson became Sweden's first female prime minister ever. But only a few hours later, she resigned after an important party in her coalition government pulled out. Sweden is now searching for a new prime minister once more.
In today's news roundup, a deadly fire breaks out at an apartment building in Taiwan, Tunisia gets a new government named by the president who has taken over the country, and a wildlife center in Massachusetts hatches a turtle with two heads.
Reporters have revealed a massive collection of leaked documents showing how rich and powerful people around the world have been hiding their money and property "offshore" in order to avoid taxes. Many of the people are well-known world leaders.
In today's news roundup, a terrorist group sets off bombs near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Kathy Hochul takes over as New York state's first female governor, and scientists discover that plant-eating giant tortoises sometimes also hunt young birds.