The practice of catching sharks and cutting off their fins for soup and other products is lucrative business, and regulated. But illegal "finning" is tough to stop: Exhibit A is Costa Rica, which claims to be a global leader in environmental sustainability.
US District Court Judge Richard Leon has ruled that the NSA's mass collection of millions of Americans' phone records is likely unconstitutional. And that directly contradicts a ruling by the special court that Congress established to oversee surveillance.
There’s bipartisan support to help young unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the US as children. But should young immigration activists accept a narrower bill, giving them a chance at citizenship, or push for a broader deal that would include their families?
News of Nelson Mandela's death broke just after The World had finished airing its daily edition from 3-4pm eastern time. Here's a look behind-the-scenes as our newsroom responded with live coverage for the next few hours.
Leaf rust is eating away at coffee trees in Central and South America. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work because of it. Now, an unlikely coalition of American coffee chains, coffee shops and bankers are coming to the rescue.
Richard Blanco is the first immigrant to be the poet for a US presidential inauguration. In his new memoir, he talks about Thanksgiving in his Cuban-American household, where it was treated more like San Giving — a saint's day.
Ukrainians are accustomed to powerful forces meddling in their judicial system, Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and expert on central and Eastern Europe, tells The World's host, Marco Werman. But even as they find corruption foisted on them by their most important ally in Washington, DC, Ukrainians have remained determined to root out unethical practices in their own country.
Greta Thunberg, the favorite to win Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, has inspired books, met with heads of state, and testified before Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations. Her Friday school strikes for climate action have expanded to millions of people around the world.
It’s been a week since President Donald Trump reversed US policy and moved troops out of the way in Syria. The withdrawal gave a green light to Turkey to attack the Kurds in northern Syria — allies that had deep relationships with many US veterans who fought alongside each other for years.
The House of Representatives passed a bill this week in defense of former US Marine Paul Whelan, calling on Russia to either offer up "legitimate evidence" of wrongdoing against Whelan or release him from prison.
The Trump administration announced this week it will begin collecting the DNA of migrants who cross the border to add their information to a database that helps law enforcement officials fight crime. Alex Nowrasteh, director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute, says the initiative would be a waste of time and resources.