Last Tuesday, writers of movies and TV shows in the United States went on strike for a better working agreement. Many of the writers' concerns are caused by the growth of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. The strike could affect many TV shows and movies.
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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: Protecting Civilians, Baseball Delay, and Rocket to the Moon
In today's news roundup, failed peace talks between Russia and Ukraine may help protect civilians, Major League Baseball delays the start of the baseball season, and a huge piece of an old rocket slams into the far side of the moon.
News Roundup: Doctors’ Strike, Bad Weather, & Tiny Coins
In today's news roundup, a billionaire's offer to pay doctors has ended a four-month strike by Zimbabwe's doctors, Australia struggles with severe weather in addition to bushfires, and Switzerland puts out the smallest gold coin ever.
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.
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.
Teachers and students in Chicago's public schools returned to classrooms on Friday as a strike by the teachers ended. The Chicago Teachers Union, which represents the teachers, settled with the city of Chicago on October 31.
Teachers in Chicago's public schools have been on strike since last Thursday. The teachers stopped work in an effort to improve their pay and get more support for students at school.
In today's news roundup, the auto workers' strike against General Motors could end soon, NASA astronauts make the first all-female spacewalk, and a map in a children's movie causes political trouble in Asia.
On Friday, people around the world took part in a Global Climate Strike that is believed to be the largest climate protest in history. Event organizers say around 4 million people took part.