Full story - December 07, 2018
Nargis Azizshahy is the owner of ICafe in Kabul, Afghanistan.
After nearly two decades of war, prospects for peace talks have been gaining momentum in Afghanistan. This has created a sense of optimism and anxiety among some Afghans.
Full story - December 07, 2018
delegates sit across each other in a large room with a wood floor
A prisoner swap, agreed to by opposing sides in the Yemen war, may be just a confidence-building measure. But for one former detainee, the UN-brokered measure is a significant step toward eventual peace in Yemen.
Full story - December 07, 2018
A man wearing a hard hat is silhouetted against old heavy windowpanes in a factory.
This year's climate conference is convening in the heart of Poland's coal country. As the world meets to negotiate a follow-up to the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015, Poland's leaders are promising continued reliance on coal.
Full story - December 07, 2018
Heather Nauert and Mike Pompeo wear navy blue suits and speak with reporters inside a plane.
Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, nominated as US ambassador to the United Nations, has no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the world's thorniest issues.
Full episode - December 07, 2018
Nargis Azizshahy, owner of the ICafe in Kabul, Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador does not have a lot of experience in diplomacy. How much does that matter? Plus, there's both optimism and anxiety whether the Taliban and the Afghan government will ever come together and talk peace. And, how barbershops became a safe haven for African men. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Full story - December 06, 2018
a closeup of an older man with a bald head and glasses
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Netherlands paid for their train, operated by the Dutch state-run company NS, that later deported to them death camps. The parents of Holocaust survivor Salo Muller were on one of those trains.
Full story - December 06, 2018
a doctor shining a light into a young girl's mouth
The USNS Comfort served thousands of desperate Venezuelan refugees in Colombia who’ve fled their country’s life-threatening food and medical scarcities. The ship anchored off Riohacha, Colombia as part of a three-month, four-nation Latin American tour, helping with everything from hernia operations to eye cataract removals.
Full story - December 06, 2018
Meng Wanzhou, wearing all black, is shown seated with a pen and notepad at a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum "Russia Calling!" in Moscow, Russia, 2014.
The daughter of Huawei's founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States.
Full episode - December 06, 2018
an orange couch in a cafe
The surprising arrest of an executive at a Chinese telecom giant. The reason for the arrest remains a mystery. Also, an Italian radio station is running a competition to find the next big stars of TV and movie dubbing. Plus, a Gaelic singer is about to be awarded an honor from the Queen for her contribution to Scottish music and culture. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Full story - December 05, 2018
Anti-abortion activists march in front of the US Supreme Court with banner.
The 41st president was known for reaching across the aisle and supporting a range of issues, including birth control. His support even earned him the nickname "Rubbers" by other members of Congress.

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