Full story - December 13, 2018
The deadline for this year’s climate summit is tomorrow, and negotiators still haven’t resolved many of the most important issues.
Full episode - December 13, 2018
A view of the illuminated City Palace that is colored with different lights
A second Canadian citizen has been detained in China. We find out what these two arrests have to do with the previous detention in Canada of a top Chinese business executive, and with ongoing trade disputes between the US and China. Plus, in El Salvador, a miscarriage could land you in jail. And a who's who at a Crazy Rich Indian wedding. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Full story - December 12, 2018
The white gated entrance to the Am'ari camp.
“The abolition [of UNRWA] means erasing the existence of the refugee issue. We say to them that we insist on the existence of the agency as long as the issue of refugees is not resolved," says Taha al-Biss, leader of the al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank.
Full story - December 12, 2018
President Donald Trump answers questions during an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington,  DC on December 11, 2018. Asked about his past business connections with Russia, Trump said, "The stuff yo
President Donald Trump says "No collusion!" about the Russia investigation. But special counsel Robert Mueller wants to know about Trump's past business connections with Russia. The question is, does that history help explain Trump's relationship with Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin?
Full episode - December 12, 2018
A man wearing a yellow vest and holding a French flag stands on a bridge with his arms in the air.
We learn more about President Donald Trump's business ties to Russia. Plus, the latest on Maria Butina, the first Russian who is expected to plead guilty on charges related to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 US presidential election. And, how individual people are becoming collateral damage in the US-China trade war. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Full story - December 11, 2018
abandonded house with encroaching seawater
We talk about "climate refugees" all the time. But they don't exist. In fact, those displaced by climate change have no special protections under international law. But that may be changing.
Full story - December 11, 2018
A closeup of Maria Ressa with her hand up in front of her face.
Time Magazine honored journalists with its Person of the Year award. The list of journalists include Maria Ressa, founder of the investigative Rappler Media in the Philippines. Ressa and Rappler have been covering extrajudicial killings in the country, part of President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs.
Full story - December 11, 2018
The tops of buildings are barely visible through a thick layer of smog.
Coal smog can make many poles feel like they're living in the 19th century. Now a growing grassroots movement is pushing local and national governments to cut smog and rethink the country's heavy reliance on coal.
Full episode - December 11, 2018
a closeup of a transgender participant with bright red lipstick and thick, fake eyelashes
Journalists who have risked their lives to report on authoritarian rulers and their abuses of power are named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." And, world leaders are recognizing that one cause of migration is climate change in this year's UN Compact on Migration. Plus, an 8-year-old listener takes host Marco Werman to task over a line from one of our recent stories.
Full story - December 10, 2018
An adult emerald ash borer nestles into a tan-colored tree trunk.
The US has two trade deficits: money and pests. A Congressional amendment would add some safeguards to clamp down on non-indigenous insects that are killing American trees.