Unrelenting drama from the White House, a young activist galvanizing generations to fight for climate, protests in Hong Kong, and so much more — these are the stories, events and people that caught our attention in 2019.
Year in Politics
Political turmoil spared no one this year, with the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump dominating global headlines alongside Brexit uncertainty in the U.K. and ongoing democracy protests roiling Hong Kong and China. Plus, a global youth climate strike led by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg sparked a movement, and U.S. policy changes on everything from trade and immigration to Syria and the Israel-Palestine conflict will continue to impact world politics into the new year.
Mass shootings. The killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Sri Lanka Easter bombings. Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand. Notre Dame fire. Amazon rainforest fires. Climate change. Explore some of the biggest news stories of this year.
Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking case came to light. Affluent families, including celebrities, were involved in the biggest admissions scam in U.S. history. The Mexican drug cartel boss El Chapo was convicted. These are the biggest scandals and controversies that caught the world's attention this year.