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Theresa May’s Majority Becomes A Minority
The British Prime Minister may be regretting her decision to call an early election.
Theresa May and her political party, the Conservative Party, were the leaders in the UK (United Kingdom). They had a “majority” government. (In other words, they had more “seats”—or representatives—in the House of Commons than all of the other political parties, combined.) That’s important, because having a majority means that you can really get things done—you won’t be voted down by the other parties. May hoped that by holding an election, she could expand her majority even more.
However, things didn’t go as she planned.
A Different View Of The World
Students at public schools in Boston, Massachusetts, will soon be looking at the world in a new way. Social studies teachers there will be using a new type of map that shows the world’s continents in slightly different sizes and positions than we usually see them.
UK Decides To Leave European Union
The people in the UK have voted to leave the European Union (the EU).
The European Union is a group of 28 countries in Europe that have agreed to co-operate—to all become one group, in many ways. For instance, people in European Union countries can travel, live and work easily in any other EU country. And businesses that are in the European Union can send products back and forth more easily. Nineteen of the EU countries all use the same money–the Euro.
On Thursday, June 23 there was a very important vote.
Arctic Winter Games: March 6 To 11, 2016
Athletes are travelling to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, this week. They are going there for an event held every two years: The Arctic Winter Games.
Philae Spacecraft Wakes Up
Philae is a spacecraft that was sent on an important mission by scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) about 10 years ago. It took a decade to reach its destination, an icy comet known as 67P.
Ireland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage
Last week, the people of Ireland made a very important decision. They decided to make it legal for people of the same gender (for instance, men or women) to get married.
Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet
Scientists recently landed a spacecraft on the icy surface of a comet that was travelling 130,000 kilometres an hour.
Now, we’re getting information, photos and sounds from the comet that just might tell us something about our own origins.
25th Anniversary Of Tearing Down Of The Berlin Wall
It has been 25 years since the Berlin Wall was torn down.
On Sunday, thousands of people gathered in Berlin at a ceremony to mark the occasion.
Cave Drawings Suggest Art May Be Older Than We Thought
Some cave drawings in Indonesia are changing the way scientists think about early humans and art.
There are about a dozen drawings.
They are red and they are of an animal that looks like a “pig-deer” and some are tracings of people’s hands.