In today's news roundup, England's Queen Elizabeth II passes away at age 96, voters in Chile reject a new constitution, and four challenging codes included on a new Australian coin were cracked by a 14-year-old boy in about an hour.
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On Monday, Britain's Conservative Party announced that its members had elected Liz Truss as the party's new leader. That means Ms. Truss will become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. She'll replace Boris Johnson, who stepped down in July.
Labor party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia's new leader on Monday, as the ruling Coalition government was voted out. The result marks a huge change, as Mr. Albanese becomes Australia's first Labor prime minister in nine years.
Emmanuel Macron was re-elected as president of France on Sunday, defeating Marine Le Pen. It is the first time in 20 years that a French president has been elected to a second term.
Recent elections have led to some new leaders, but also kept some current leaders in power. Today, NFK looks at election results from Costa Rica, Hungary, and Serbia.
After recent votes in Portugal and Italy last weekend, both countries still have the same leaders. In each case, the results were surprising, but for different reasons.
Adama Barrow has been re-elected as president of Gambia. Though two other candidates say they'll challenge the results, people watching the voting say the election was fair. It was the country's first election without long-time dictator Yahya Jammeh.
There's currently a big struggle in the US over voting. Many Democrats are working to make it easier for people to vote. At the same time, many Republicans are working to put more limits on voting.
On Sunday, voters in Chile turned out in great numbers to decide whether the country should create a new constitution. Over 78% of the voters said, "Yes" - a result that led to celebrations in the streets.
In today's news roundup, a major US health company is hit by a massive computer attack, a new emir takes over in Kuwait after Sheikh Sabah dies, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to vote from space.