December 14, 2018
A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died hours after she was taken into Border Patrol custody, apparently of dehydration. She and her father were with a group of migrants who crossed into the US illegally along a remote strip of New Mexico desert and then turned themselves into Border Patrol. Plus, Russia's air force sent two strategic bombers to Venezuela this week. And an American newspaper has asked for stories about petty crime on social media, only to be met with British snark.
Friendship between women in El Salvador's prisons, a 'Crazy Rich Indian' wedding, a far-right advent calendar
December 13, 2018
A second Canadian citizen has been detained in China. We find out what these two arrests have to do with the previous detention in Canada of a top Chinese business executive, and with ongoing trade disputes between the US and China. Plus, in El Salvador, a miscarriage could land you in jail. And a who's who at a Crazy Rich Indian wedding. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
History of Trump's business with Russia, the fashion and power of yellow vests, Australia's new encryption law
December 12, 2018
We learn more about President Donald Trump's business ties to Russia. Plus, the latest on Maria Butina, the first Russian who is expected to plead guilty on charges related to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 US presidential election. And, how individual people are becoming collateral damage in the US-China trade war. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
December 11, 2018
Journalists who have risked their lives to report on authoritarian rulers and their abuses of power are named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." And, world leaders are recognizing that one cause of migration is climate change in this year's UN Compact on Migration. Plus, an 8-year-old listener takes host Marco Werman to task over a line from one of our recent stories.
December 10, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May delays a vote in Parliament on her Brexit plan — an indication of how the move to separate Britain from the European Union continues to tear the nation apart. And in France, "yellow vest" demonstrations have led to calls for President Emmanuel Macron to step down. Plus, a German town honors Elvis with new traffic lights. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador, potential for peace in Afghanistan, the secret shelters for Iraqi women
December 7, 2018
President Donald Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador does not have a lot of experience in diplomacy. How much does that matter? Plus, there's both optimism and anxiety whether the Taliban and the Afghan government will ever come together and talk peace. And, how barbershops became a safe haven for African men. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
'Friends' gains popularity with Syrian millennials, an arrest at Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Gaelic singer Christine Primrose
December 6, 2018
The surprising arrest of an executive at a Chinese telecom giant. The reason for the arrest remains a mystery. Also, an Italian radio station is running a competition to find the next big stars of TV and movie dubbing. Plus, a Gaelic singer is about to be awarded an honor from the Queen for her contribution to Scottish music and culture. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Russians swept up in the Mueller probe, drama for Dolce & Gabbana, Bangladesh building remote Rohingya island
December 5, 2018
There are a lot of Russians who've surfaced in the long-running inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller. We learn who the main Russian characters in the probe are, and where they are now. Also, there was a time when Planned Parenthood enjoyed bipartisan support. One of its biggest Republican supporters? George H.W. Bush. Plus, a fashion brand is criticized for releasing an ad for the Chinese market that many around the world found insensitive and racist. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
December 4, 2018
A friend of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit against an Israeli company that he says provided the spyware that allowed the Saudi government to spy on their conversations. Plus, Canada's debate over statues honoring its founding father Sir John A. Macdonald. Many Canadians feel it's time to reassess his legacy. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
President George H.W. Bush's legacy in the Middle East, dogs of diplomacy, truce in the trade war with China
December 3, 2018
The role former President George H.W. Bush played in the Middle East and the legacy of the Gulf War. Also, a look at OPEC, following Qatar's announcement that it plans to withdraw from the oil cartel next month. Plus, Monday mood music and the next installment of the Big Melt, our series on how the Arctic is changing because of climate change. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.