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.
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Tens of thousands of farmers blocked highways and railroad lines across India on Monday, continuing their protest against the government's new farming laws. The protesting farmers were supported by the country's opposition political parties.
A tight race in Germany's election could mean a long process to decide who will lead the country. Iceland's election nearly gave Europe its first parliament with more women than men. Today, NFK takes a look at these recent elections.
Justin Trudeau has been elected to a third term as Canada's prime minister, and Russian President Vladimir Putin's party has swept to victory in Russia's parliamentary elections. Today, NFK takes a look at these recent elections.
Last Wednesday, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom announced an agreement that will give Australia nuclear submarine technology. The move has annoyed China, which often opposes the US, and it has shocked and upset France - a strong US ally.
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the group stressed that it had moved away from the harsh attitudes it held when it ruled the country 20 years ago. Now, under the group's new government, the reality is becoming clearer.
Last Thursday, US President Joe Biden announced new rules requiring nearly 100 million adults in the United States to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The move, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, has upset many Republican leaders.
On Sunday, soldiers in Guinea's capital, Conakry, marched on the president's palace, arrested the president, and took control of the country. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who led the coup, later said that the country would soon have a new government.
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.
In today's news roundup, new leaders around the world are taking control, teenagers are snapping up gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics, and one man's dream of raising money by running on the ocean in a "hamster wheel" is cut short.
In today's news roundup, South Africa is shaken by violence and rioting after the jailing of an ex-president, Italy says huge cruise ships can no longer visit Venice, and a Minnesota town warns about massive goldfish in its lakes.