As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, several other key global events have been taking place around the world ranging from economic to political to natural disasters. In this report, we aim to provide a brief summary of the biggest world Germay News Today stories of the past few months. The United States Presidential Election: One of the biggest stories of the year was the U.S Presidential election.
Joseph R Biden Jr was elected as the 46th U.S president in November 2020, defeating the incumbent Donald Trump. Biden, a Democrat, won by securing 306 electoral votes, while Trump received 232 votes. The election was filled with controversies as Trump refused to accept the results, alleging that widespread voter fraud was committed despite being unable to provide evidence. The first few months of Biden’s presidency have been focused on rebuilding the nation after the pandemic, engaging with foreign countries, developing economic policies, and restoring environmental regulations.
COVID-19 Pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have devastating effects all over the world. In the past few months, several countries have been ravaged by the virus, with many still struggling to contain the spread. New variants of the virus are a major concern, with many countries imposing stricter measures to prevent the spread of the disease, including travel restrictions, social distancing measures, and mandatory mask-wearing protocols. In addition, several vaccines have been developed, with many countries rolling out vaccination programs to their citizens.
Myanmar’s military coup: On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military staged a coup d’etat, detaining the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The country’s military took control of the government and declared a one-year state of emergency, reversing Myanmar’s transition to democracy that began in 2011. Protests erupted in major cities across the country, with people calling for the release of Suu Kyi and the restoration of democracy.
The military’s brutal crackdowns on protesters have been met with international condemnation, with many countries imposing sanctions on the military and calling for a restoration of democracy. Israel-Palestine Conflict: In May 2021, tensions between Israel and Palestine escalated into a full-blown conflict. The conflict began after the police in Jerusalem blocked off access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites for Muslims. Hamas, the militant group that governs the Gaza Strip, fired rockets into Israel, and Israel retaliated by launching airstrikes.
The ensuing conflict resulted in the deaths of over 250 people, mostly Palestinians. The conflict ended after a ceasefire was brokered by Egypt on May 21, 2021. Climate Change: As the effects of climate change continue to manifest themselves around the world, several countries are taking bold steps to combat it.