Current Events: News From the United States and Across the World

Current Events
President Donald Trump has dominated the airwaves since his campaign began in 2015. Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Infoplease is dedicated to getting you the information you want and keeping you informed. A big part of that mission is keeping you up to date on some of the important events happening in the world today. Read about major news events from years past up to today, including developments in the United States and in countries around the world.

2019 Current Events

It's been an eventful year so far, from budget standoffs to terror attacks to the burning of Notre Dame.

Previous Years' Featured Events

Infoplease has been in the business for over twenty years, and in that time we've written quite a number of news updates and current events. They're not exactly current any more, but they offer a glimpse back at some of the biggest news events of the millennium. Read on to learn about the hottest scoops of yesteryear. 

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Special Issues

Some issues are too big to tackle in our brief news updates. That's why the editors at Infoplease have made separate articles diving deeper into some of the most important (or confusing) news items of the past few years. 

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Ferguson Shooting Sparks National Outrage
Deflategate and Other Sports Scandals
Boko Haram Terrorizes Students and Civilians in Nigeria
Russia Annexes Crimea

The Year in Review

At the end of each year, we like to look back on the top stories that gripped the public and had a lasting impact. 

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