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.
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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.
In today's news roundup, a group of US auto workers goes on strike, pictures come out of Canada's prime minister in blackface, and a plan to "storm" a US Air Force base looking for aliens ends without much action.
A Global Climate Strike is planned for this Friday, September 20. The youth-led climate strike movement has encouraged adults to join them this time, and leaders expect the strike to be far larger than earlier strikes.
On Monday, British Airways cancelled almost all of its flights for two days as the result of a strike by a large group of its pilots. The strike affected the travel plans of close to 200,000 people.