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.
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Biden Visits Ukraine Nearly a Year After War Started
On Monday, US President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where he met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. The visit was meant to show support for the country in its fight against Russia as the war enters its second year.
On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden signed the "Respect for Marriage Act". The new law says that the US government recognizes marriages between two men or two women, as well as between people of different races.
News Roundup: Peru President, Iran Strike, & World Cup Update
In today's news roundup, Peru gets its first female president after its previous president is arrested, people in Iran continue their protests against the government with a nation-wide strike, and eight teams remain in the 2022 World Cup contest.
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.
News Roundup: Mexico March, Female Referees, & French Baguettes
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.
Protests Break Out Against China’s Zero-Covid Plan
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.
News Roundup: Malaysian Leader, Iran’s Protests, & a Parastronaut
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.
Leaders of US, Australia Meet With China’s Xi Jinping
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.