In today's news roundup, a strike by French workers has become France's longest strike in 50 years, Germany cuts long-distance train travel prices, and drivers in Washington state find themselves covered in tumbleweeds.
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In today's news roundup, Australia has record heat as it continues to fight strong bushfires, Italy's "Sardines" pack together to protest, and Fallon Sherrock becomes the first woman to beat a man during the World Darts Championship.
In today's news roundup, Bougainville clearly votes to leave Papua New Guinea, 34-year-old Sanna Marin becomes prime minister of Finland, and Greta Thunberg is named Person of the Year by Time magazine.
In today's news roundup, a deadly volcano erupts in New Zealand, Algerians protest their newly elected president, and a hungry artist eats a banana from an artwork valued at $120,000.
Workers in France are entering into their fifth day of strikes. They are protesting against the government's planned changes to the country's retirement system, which pays people when they stop working.
In today's news roundup, NATO holds a tense meeting marking its 70th year, protests in Colombia continue, and group that formed to protect apostrophes has given up.
After months of protests, people in Hong Kong got a chance to vote on Sunday. The election, which was seen as a way of judging Hong Kong's government, looks like a big win for the protesters.
In today's news roundup, Israel faces big political changes, rising fuel prices cause protests in Iran, and the internet buzzes over Greta Thunberg's "twin" from 120 years ago.
Schools in Hong Kong are closed until Sunday as the area responds to increased violence between police and student protesters, as well as huge traffic jams caused by protesters.
Bolivia's long-time leader, Evo Morales, has stepped down after three weeks of protests, following an election that many people said was unfair. It's unclear who is now in charge of the country.
In today's news roundup, protests force leaders to step down in Lebanon and Iraq, a US Air Force mystery plane lands after over two years in space, and a painting that was headed for the dump sells for $26.6 million.