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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is.

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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is.

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By joegoe3 - Sep 08 2019
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Why is PRI pro-Brexit. The interviews on Aug. 28 clearly show hostility toward the MP against no-deal. On the other hand, the other interview of the pro no-deal was very friendly. What is PRI's hidden agenda here?

Excellent Jounalism

By warlordbob - May 30 2019
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I never miss an episode. Marco and the team are simply a must listen.

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508 Ratings
Average Ratings
420
36
27
11
14

bias

By joegoe3 - Sep 08 2019
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Why is PRI pro-Brexit. The interviews on Aug. 28 clearly show hostility toward the MP against no-deal. On the other hand, the other interview of the pro no-deal was very friendly. What is PRI's hidden agenda here?

Excellent Jounalism

By warlordbob - May 30 2019
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I never miss an episode. Marco and the team are simply a must listen.

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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is.

How do you define impeachable behavior?

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Four constitutional scholars testified Wednesday at the House Judiciary Committee and tried to tackle how to define impeachable behavior as part of the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. Also, the summit of NATO leaders wrapped up in the United Kingdom with a joint statement and photo op — but the show of unity masks tensions. Also, Native American children in Canada and Alaska have declared a climate emergency. They're headed to the climate summit in Madrid to make their voices heard.

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Dec 04 2019

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Tension between allies as NATO summit begins

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All eyes are on NATO as the 70th anniversary summit gets underway in London. We speak with Ambassador Karen Pierce, the UK's representative to the United Nations, about the tension that's opened up between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. Also, Trump is making additional international headlines while in London by threatening new tariffs against Argentinian and Brazilian steel, along with some French luxury goods. And, "Baby Shark" gets a Navajo language cover.

Today is #GivingNewsDay, an opportunity to show your support for the high-quality, nonprofit journalism you hear on The World. Make a gift now, and your donation will be doubled. Consider becoming a recurring donor by making an $8 a month donation.  Donate here.

Dec 03 2019

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London knife attack enters the political debate

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Friday's stabbing in London has now become a campaign issue in the UK's snap general election, which is set for Dec. 12. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is blaming the opposition Labour Party for the incident — which has upset many, including the father of one of the stabbing victims. And, NATO is celebrating 70 years this week in London. It will be a low-key affair, considering US President Donald Trump's dismissive statements about the mutual defense treaty. Further dampening the celebration are recent statements from French President Emmanuel Macron who said, "What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO." Also, the word "existential" is Dictionary.com's word of the year.

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Dec 02 2019

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Iraqi prime minister to resign

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi says he will resign after one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests. Also, French politicians and environmentalists say oui to banning Black Friday, maintaining that it really doesn't save people money and it hurts the Earth. Plus, it's been 400 years since the first Africans were brought to the English colonies as slaves. We'll tell you how people in Ghana are still grappling with the role that their ancestors played in the slave trade.

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Nov 29 2019

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Voters head to the polls in Algeria and the UK

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Voters in the United Kingdom and Algeria are holding general elections Thursday. And in Israel, people woke up to learn that they will vote yet again — for the third time in less 12 months — in a national election, now set for early March. In non-election-related news, the "Christmas Book Flood" is about to hit Iceland. It's a tradition when publishers flood the shelves with new releases, setting up books as a gift-giving tradition.

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Dec 12 2019

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NAFTA gets an update

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In an era of extreme partisanship in Washington DC, Democrats and Republicans cooperated to get a trade deal done updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. US President Donald Trump hailed the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement as "the best and most important trade ever." House speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was "much better than NAFTA." But what about the views from Mexico and Canada? Plus, which countries are taking the lead at the international climate conference in Madrid right now? And, in Mexico City, a new portrait of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata has caused a firestorm of outrage. Why? Well, it portrays Zapata in a seductive pose, clad only in a pink sombrero and high heels.

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Dec 11 2019

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The House moves forward with articles of impeachment

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Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives presented formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday. The first article is on abuse of power and the second is on obstruction of Congress. And, "fly less" is one of the big messages from climate activists in Europe where the EU is considering measures to limit short-haul flights. But what about the alternatives for travel? Also, the classic Christmas film "Love Actually" gets a minor role in the rhetoric of the UK general election.

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Dec 10 2019

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Ukraine and Russia peace talks begin

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is in Paris on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time at a summit hosted by Germany and France. Plus, the story of Aung San Suu Kyi's testimonies in The Hague this week in support of Myanmar's government. Also, a new generation in Finnish politics has helped make Sanna Marin the new prime minister. At 34, Marin has become the world’s youngest prime minister.

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Dec 09 2019

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Russia and Ukraine set for peace talks

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On Monday, the leaders of Ukraine and Russia are set to meet in Paris for the start of peace talks over the war in eastern Ukraine — we have a preview. And in India, police in Hyderabad took four men accused of rape and murder back to the scene of the crime. The suspects allegedly tried to steal weapons, and police shot the four men dead. Also, Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. But all those visitors are taking a toll on the people who actually live there.

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Dec 06 2019

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Widespread strikes over pension reform shutdown France

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President Emmanuel Macron's promise to reform France's pension system triggered massive protests and strikes around the country Thursday. And, a nationwide measles outbreak has closed businesses and schools in Samoa. Also, the European Union has declared "balsamic" a general term, striking down the attempt by vinegar makers in Modena, Italy, to have the label exclusively for themselves. 

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Dec 05 2019

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How do you define impeachable behavior?

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Four constitutional scholars testified Wednesday at the House Judiciary Committee and tried to tackle how to define impeachable behavior as part of the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. Also, the summit of NATO leaders wrapped up in the United Kingdom with a joint statement and photo op — but the show of unity masks tensions. Also, Native American children in Canada and Alaska have declared a climate emergency. They're headed to the climate summit in Madrid to make their voices heard.

The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. Donate today during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled.

Dec 04 2019

46mins

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Tension between allies as NATO summit begins

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All eyes are on NATO as the 70th anniversary summit gets underway in London. We speak with Ambassador Karen Pierce, the UK's representative to the United Nations, about the tension that's opened up between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. Also, Trump is making additional international headlines while in London by threatening new tariffs against Argentinian and Brazilian steel, along with some French luxury goods. And, "Baby Shark" gets a Navajo language cover.

Today is #GivingNewsDay, an opportunity to show your support for the high-quality, nonprofit journalism you hear on The World. Make a gift now, and your donation will be doubled. Consider becoming a recurring donor by making an $8 a month donation.  Donate here.

Dec 03 2019

46mins

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London knife attack enters the political debate

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Friday's stabbing in London has now become a campaign issue in the UK's snap general election, which is set for Dec. 12. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is blaming the opposition Labour Party for the incident — which has upset many, including the father of one of the stabbing victims. And, NATO is celebrating 70 years this week in London. It will be a low-key affair, considering US President Donald Trump's dismissive statements about the mutual defense treaty. Further dampening the celebration are recent statements from French President Emmanuel Macron who said, "What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO." Also, the word "existential" is Dictionary.com's word of the year.

The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. Donate today during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled.

Dec 02 2019

46mins

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Iraqi prime minister to resign

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi says he will resign after one of the bloodiest days of anti-government protests. Also, French politicians and environmentalists say oui to banning Black Friday, maintaining that it really doesn't save people money and it hurts the Earth. Plus, it's been 400 years since the first Africans were brought to the English colonies as slaves. We'll tell you how people in Ghana are still grappling with the role that their ancestors played in the slave trade.

The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. Donate today during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled.

Nov 29 2019

46mins

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