In today's news roundup, Paris is slowed to a crawl by a transportation strike, Hong Kong protesters continue, with a song, the FIBA Basketball World Cup Championship is today, and thieves in England steal a golden toilet.
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In today's news roundup, G7 leaders hold a tense meeting in France, a woman wins all the prizes in a 31-mile (50-kilometer) race, and a city in Germany offers a prize for proof it doesn't exist.
The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo next year. Japan has made 5,000 medals for the winners. But these Olympic medals are more special than most - they are made entirely out of recycled electronics.
The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Race is the longest running race in the world. It's a 3,100 mile (4,989 kilometer) race. It's also a very short race - the entire track goes around just one city block.
Several teenagers are going home with millions of dollars in prize money after winning the first "World Cup" of the video game Fortnite. The contest shows how popular e-sports have become.
In today's news roundup, Facebook gets a $5 billion fine, England meets New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup, Simona Halep wins the Wimbledon women's title, and a group of bikers ride naked in Cologne, Germany.
The United States won the 2019 Women's World Cup on Sunday, beating the Netherlands 2-0. It was a hard fought match that led to the US winning a record-setting four World Cup soccer contests.
A huge tennis upset took place at Wimbledon on Monday as 15-year-old Cori Gauff beat 5-time Wimbledon winner Venus Williams. Gauff is the youngest player ever to qualify for Wimbledon.
In today's news roundup, the G20 meets, Republican lawmakers run away to avoid a climate crisis vote, pro US baseball teams play their first game in Europe, and a slug takes out one of Japan's high-speed train lines.
On June 12, Selah Schneiter set the record as the youngest person to successfully complete the famous climb up "The Nose" of El Capitan. Selah is just 10 years old.