Google Search is testing displaying news stories for users in a specific country or region, from a specific country or region. Google titles this section “Trending stories from country/region” and then shows the country or region as the header.
This specific test was spotted by Punit, who posted a screenshot on Twitter showing news from Canada. Here is the screenshot:
You can see in the screenshot above that some of this news is even in French, which is a popular language in many Canadian regions, like Montreal.
I cannot replicate this, but that doesn’t surprise me since I am based in New York.
Forum discussion at Twitter.