The Hou family’s trip to China last month was supposed to be a routine visit to renew their US employment visas. Then the coronavirus hit.The World
The World's Host Marco Werman speaks with former US Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns, who shares takeaways from the Munich Security Conference this past weekend.
The app, which was created by the Boston-based mobile voting company Voatz, is currently available to some overseas and military voters registered in states that allow for the electronic return of absentee ballots through fax and email.
For migrant farm workers in Vermont, not knowing the local language, little access to public transportation, and separation from home can be a recipe for isolation, depression and other mental hurdles. This comic book project highlights the mental health challenges of migration.
Susanna Zaraysky, speaker of nine languages, seems to be able to pick up French or Portuguese almost overnight. In reality, it’s not so effortless — but is she cognitively predisposed to attaining fluency in so many languages? We follow her to an MIT lab where researchers put her through a series of tests.
In January, the US-based Claims Conference, an organization that fights for justice for Holocaust victims, published an alarming survey about French millennials’ knowledge of the Holocaust.
As the number and size of nonviolent protests worldwide have grown, so has the frequency of governments acting in authoritarian ways.
US President Donald Trump walked away from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. As 2019 draws to an end, where does the deal stand and are we any closer to securing a stronger deal?
With cemeteries filling up and the rising cost of traditional burials, cremation is a preferred option for a growing number of Greek citizens, but the church considers cremation a sin.
The Citizenship Amendment Act struck a nerve in India, where secular freedoms, pluralistic principles and Indigenous rights enshrined in the constitution have eroded in recent years.
Michèle Flournoy was the undersecretary of defense for policy under Barack Obama and now runs a strategic consulting firm, WestExec Advisors, in Washington, DC. She spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about the conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan.
The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions
Crude oil has been washing up on a 1,200-mile stretch of Brazil's coastline, coating more than 150 beaches in thick, black sludge.
S-market in Helsinki has started holding "happy hours" at their stores. But instead of getting a cheap beer, shoppers get a discount on, say, a pound of shrimp or a pork tenderloin nearing its expiration date.
Electric buses produce fewer emissions, are quieter and need less maintenance than diesel buses.
Xiye Bastida is one of many young poster children who’s come to represent the moral imperative to act on climate change. And now that she’s helped start a global conversation, she wants to do more than talk.
A pathway to green cards and US citizenship is within reach for an estimated 4,000 Liberians thanks to a provision buried within the behemoth $738 billion defense policy bill passed by the US Senate on Tuesday.
Applicants are experiencing more vetting, a proposed spike in the application fee and prolonged processing times — waits that could keep thousands of would-be US citizens from voting in the 2020 general election.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments that will determine the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The World explores which way the justices could rule — and what the outcomes could mean for DACA recipients.
As the Supreme Court hears arguments around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, some DACA recipients are not waiting to see how the justices will rule. One woman moved to Canada in search of stability.
As the US Supreme Court prepares to decide the fate of DACA recipients, one plaintiff is hopeful — and nervous — for the future.
The year 2020 marks a century since American women gained the right to vote. But they were part of a much broader movement that began 25 years earlier in Australia.
India's Chandrayaan-2 is expected to land on the moon Friday as the country seeks its first successful landing. But with two female scientists leading the project, the lunar mission has already made history.
Noam Shuster-Eliassi says she doesn’t just want to make people laugh — she wants to make them think.
For decades, China’s one-child policy limited women to one child. In 2016, China introduced the two-child policy and now, older mothers are racing against their biological clocks to have another baby — with high emotional stakes.
What exactly does it take for a woman in Poland to access a safe abortion in Germany? A Facebook account and unwavering faith in strangers.
How the Brill Building cranked out hits in the late ’50s and early ’60s ... and why that era’s “Mugmates” wasn’t one of them.
How a bunch of teenagers in a midtown Manhattan office building changed pop music.
Who was trying to turn decorated coffee mugs into the latest teenage craze via a 1961 pop song?
A whole episode about the cultural impact of glass, from Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” and Bauhaus-inspired glass skyscrapers to composer Philip Glass and unbroken glass ceilings.
How Bauhaus architecture continues to influence the New York City skyline, 100 years later.