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.
Fewer Salvadorans are being apprehended at the border, Mexico-US collaboration, what does it take to be a spy?
January 9, 2019
So, who's in charge now of the Justice Department's Russia investigation? The official who had been overseeing the probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is reportedly planning to resign. Also, former Mexican ambassador to the US, Arturo Sarukhan, gives us his take on President Donald Trump's demand for a border wall and previews Trump's trip to the border tomorrow. Plus, a Japanese magazine ranked the country's universities based on the alleged willingness of female students to engage in sex while at drinking parties. Kazuna Yamamoto started an online petition that led the magazine to apologize and retract the article.
January 8, 2019
President Donald Trump is expected to make his case for building a new border wall with Mexico, and for continuing the partial government shutdown until he gets the money for the project from Congress. Also, the possibility that President Trump could declare a national emergency over what he calls the crisis at the border — what would that mean? And when have previous presidents declared national emergencies? Plus, the booming market for durian fruit in Asia.
January 7, 2019
The government shutdown is affecting the inspection of food imports from Mexico and other countries. And a former Mexican diplomat Jorge Guajardo gives us his view of the border wall debate in Washington. Plus, a charity in the UK aids women who have been sent out of the UK and into forced marriages.
A Russian grandmother becomes a US citizen, truth-squadding President Trump, Januhairy brings awareness to body positivity
January 4, 2019
US President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders meet to discuss the ongoing partial government shutdown and ways to end it. Plus, truth-squadding Trump's reference to "17,000 criminals apprehended at the border." And, a Russian grandmother becomes a US citizen and tells us what it means to her.
January 3, 2019
It's day 1 for the new Democratic-led Congress. We hear from a Minnesota teacher goes to Washington to witness the swearing-in of her new representative, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Also, the former captain of Afghanistan's women's national soccer team talks about what she says has been a long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse of players by Afghan soccer officials. And, Israeli students dare to make falafel out of algae.
January 2, 2019
As US President Donald Trump demands a border wall and Democrats refuse to fund it, we go to Israel to talk about two different walls there. Plus, two women make history by entering an Indian temple that had banned women of menstruating age. And, China is due to land on the dark side of the moon any day now.