Around the world, workers are striking. The main cause is that prices have gone up sharply, while workers' pay has not. Many striking workers have extremely important jobs, and some governments have blocked them from striking.
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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.
Large protests have broken out in China over the country's "zero-Covid" program. The protests are the country's largest since 1989. The government has tried to shut the protests down quickly, but many people are still finding clever ways to speak out.
In today's news roundup, after struggling for decades, Anwar Ibrahim is named prime minister of Malaysia, Iran faces increased pressure over its harsh treatment of protesters, and the European Space Agency names its first astronaut with a disability.
US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese have both met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. These were the first in-person meetings the leaders have held in a long time, and represent an effort to improve relations between the countries.
People across the US voted yesterday in local, state, and national elections. These "midterm" elections were seen by many as a test of how well Americans think President Joe Biden is doing. The results are much closer than many people expected.
In today's news roundup, a peace deal is reached to end the fighting in Ethiopia's civil war, Israel's fifth election in four years returns Ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power, and NASA captures a picture where the Sun appears to be smiling.
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.
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.
Today, NewsForKids.net looks at several struggles for leadership taking place around the globe. These stories include a new coup in Burkina Faso, as well as election results from Brazil, Latvia, Bosnia, and Bulgaria.