Global News 9/20/19 – Millions of youth around the world strike to protest climate change, Ukraine at heart of intel drama involving Trump, and birds are vanishing across North America

This Friday, millions of children take to the streets to protest climate change in global strike; whistleblower complaint involving President Trump involves Ukraine; birds are vanishing from North America; Silicon Valley is terrified of California’s data privacy law; and tech takes over political fundraising. Read more below.

Global News 9/19/19 – Iran and US tensions ratchet up even more; Israeli election deadlock continues; and dozens of Afghans killed in a possible U.S. drone strike and a Taliban bombing

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, told CNN that Iran “won’t blink to defend our territory.” Credit Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, told CNN that Iran “won’t blink to defend our territory.” Credit Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA, via Shutterstock

This Thursday, tensions ratchet up even more between Iran & US after Saudi oil attacks; Netanyahu & Gantz compete over leadership; dozens of Afghans killed in a possible U.S. drone strike and a Taliban bombing; whistleblower was alarmed over a Trump “promise” to a foreign leader, leads to standoff between Congress & intelligence chief; and Justin Trudeau brownface photo exposed, and he apologizes.

Global News 9/18/19 – Netanyahu headed for deadlock in Israel election, New Mexico announces plan for free college for state residents, and US abortion rate at its lowest since 1973

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addressing supporters at his Likud party’s campaign headquarters early Wednesday. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addressing supporters at his Likud party’s campaign headquarters early Wednesday. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Global News 9/17/19 – Trump backtracks, says he does not want war with Iran, Taliban kill 26 at Kabul election rally, and EU hears Irish Apple tax case

American officials have blamed Iran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday. Analysts say the strike appears to be part of Tehran’s efforts to force others to share its economic pain. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

American officials have blamed Iran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday. Analysts say the strike appears to be part of Tehran’s efforts to force others to share its economic pain. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

This Tuesday, Trump says he does not want war with Iran after attack on Saudi oil facilities; Taliban bombs election rally in Kabul, killing 26; Apple Irish tax case heard by EU court; UK Supreme Court hears arguments about Parliament suspension; and 2020 misinformation threats extend beyond Russia.

Global News 9/16/19 – US says Iran involved in Saudi oil attacks, UK PM Johnson to defy Parliament as he meets with Brussels, and Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy over objections of 26 state AGs

A satellite image of smoke rising from a plant in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. Credit Planet Labs Inc, via Associated Press

A satellite image of smoke rising from a plant in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. Credit Planet Labs Inc, via Associated Press

This Monday, Trump hints at war after intelligence indicates that Iran played a role in attacks on Saudi oil facilities; UK PM Johnson to defy Parliament in Brexit talks in Brussels today; Purdue Pharma, responsible for fueling opioid crisis, to file for bankruptcy over the objections of multiple state Attorneys General; and former UK chief scientist is alarmed by quickening pace of climate change.