Since the election of Donald Trump, Germany's leader Angela Merkel has been seen as an important global voice for Western liberal values. Her legacy is mixed, and it's unclear who will fill her shoes on the global political stage.
Every five years, citizens of the European Union elect new representatives for the EU Parliament. In the elections that wrapped up on May 26, voters gave a clear signal that the environment was high on their list of priorities.
With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland took off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.