5 stories to Stay Current this week!


Here’s your guide to things people are talking about this week:

People are worried about India’s economy and the world economy that seems to be slowing down. Read here to see what that means.

Israel held its second election this year to identify its Prime Minister. The outcome? Yet again, there was no clear winner. The two leading parties are one seat apart from each other. These have former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (party Likud, 32 seats) and his opponent, former military chief Benny Gantz (Blue and White Party, 33 seats) as leaders.

The President of Israel has asked Benjamin Netanyahu to try and form an alliance with the other parties and to gather a majority of seats in that manner, so that they can form a government. Stay tuned as this story unfolds. 

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the UK has faltered while trying to negotiate Brexit. What did he do? He figured out a way to quiet his critics for some time by forcing the UK Parliament to take a break at this crucial time. The UK Supreme Court has just said that what he did is illegal. Read here to find out what happened.

‘How dare you!’, Greta Thunberg yelled at political world leaders, imploring them to make greater changes towards saving the Earth from climate change. What happened during the UN Climate Action Summit? Read here to find out.

FIFA gave out its Player of the Year awards in Milan this week. The winners? Lionel Messi and Meghan Rapinoe. They also honoured coaches and other players. Check it out!


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