Two strongmen meet on Syria, Australians debate recreational drug use, just how fast is Antarctica melting?
January 23, 2019
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Moscow about their overlapping interests in Iran and Syria. We look at reverberations from two strongmen trying to set the agenda for a troubled region. And an Australian politician is openly discussing her recreational drug use, and calling out hypocrisy around Australia's drug laws. Plus, The World's Carolyn Beeler explains how the fragility of one Antarctic glacier could potentially be the cause of future massive sea level changes globally.
January 22, 2019
As the World Economic Forum's annual event in Davos, Switzerland, opens Tuesday, host Marco Werman looks at the issues of global wealth inequality and disruptive trade policies. Plus, unrest in Venezuela this week, as President Nicolas Maduro puts down an attempted uprising of the national guard and his political opposition plans nationwide protests. The World talks with reporter Mariana Zúñiga in Caracas about the current situation there and with Marianne Menjivar of the International Rescue Committee about migrants fleeing Venezuela for Colombia.
A US transgender activist seeking refuge in Sweden, Sudan's second month of protests, the surreal trial of El Chapo
January 21, 2019
As the partial government shutdown continues, DACA and TPS recipients were drawn into the stalemate with a proposal by President Donald Trump this weekend that would end the shutdown and give them temporary legal protection, in exchange for funding for a border wall. Democrats say that's a nonstarter. So, what do the people caught up in this political fight say? And we'll get a Mexican perspective on the trial of notorious Mexican kingpin known as "El Chapo," which continues this week in New York City. Plus, a transgender activist who received death threats in Seattle and is now taking refuge in Sweden.
January 18, 2019
President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un have been exchanging "beautiful letters," according to Trump. Now, the two leaders are expected to arrange a second summit meeting for later this year. Also, the Swedish fitness trend "plogging" is a mashup of jogging while picking up litter. Yes, this is a real thing. Plus, we hit the beach in Santa Monica, California, where a Senegalese woman is training for the new Olympic sport of surfing, and she's getting coaching and support from local waveriders with Black Girls Surf.
January 17, 2019
Trickle-down effects of the government shutdown include places like the North Pole. Also, women take to the streets this weekend, but divisions are appearing. Plus, revising the legacy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
January 16, 2019
US soldiers killed in Syria and the latest on Brexit. Plus, the origins of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. And, a learning tour with the KGB in New York City.
January 15, 2019
Explosions and gunfire shock a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Plus, how confirmation hearings for the US attorney general could impact the ongoing investigation into connections between the Trump administration and President Vladimir Putin of Russia. And, the crucial vote in the UK Parliament on Brexit.
January 14, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's talks with Saudi leaders. Also, the "Green New Deal." A proposal to fight climate change and, in the process, create new jobs. Plus, Canadian air traffic controllers send sympathy pizza to US colleagues struggling through the government shutdown.
World's best soccer player wants girls to believe in themselves, the US is currently in 31 national emergencies, Nicaraguan journalist takes refuge in Miami
January 11, 2019
The US begins to withdraw troops from Syria, but ISIS retains a foothold in the region. Plus, massive gasoline shortages and long lines at gas stations in Mexico City after the government cracks down on fuel theft. And, the best soccer player in the world and her message to young girls who want to play.
President Trump visits border communities, death from overwork in Japan, an Egyptian musician in exile
January 10, 2019
President Donald Trump visits the Mexican border to highlight what he's calling a "humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border." The main message in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech in Cairo was stated over and over: Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East was dangerous and wrong, and Iran is the arch-enemy of stability across the region. And Americans studying abroad in Italy find common cause with refugees from Sudan.