A Hong Kong activist calls on President Donald Trump and other world leaders, all gathered at the G20, to take a stand for democracy and protect the city's freedoms. And, how are people in France handling the more than 110-degree heat? Spoiler alert: It involves an air-conditioned shopping mall. Plus, Russia's rap scene is popular but rappers are hesitant to express their political views.
Rap is now mainstream in Russia. The sound is everywhere: in clubs, on the radio and in stores. But despite a culture of speaking out on issues in the West, why do many rappers in Russia avoid talking about the country’s big problems?
In Hong Kong, protesters are prepared to take to the streets on July 1, the day of Hong Kong's handover from the UK to China, to protest a controversial bill that would allow extradition from Hong Kong to mainland China. Joshua Wong is one of the leaders of the protest movement, and he spoke to The World's host, Marco Werman, about his experience advocating for Hong Kong's people.
President Donald Trump's administration has been trying to make the case that a 9/11 law applies to Iran — which would allow him to bypass Congress and go to war. But those efforts have reinvigorated debates about the law in Washington.