Full episode - October 26, 2020
Donald Trump is shown sitting at a desk and wearing a dark suit with a red tie and hanging up a phone.
Sudan is set to start normalizing relations with Israel. The move comes as the US removes Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. And, China's Belt and Road Initiative is transforming countries across the globe with new infrastructure, mining and factories. But physical investments are only part of the story: China is making a digital power play, too. Also, despite the ongoing unrest in Mali and a pandemic, Timbuktu-based music group Songhoy Blues is optimistic.
Full story - October 26, 2020
A woman wearing a face mask sells roasted chestnuts as another woman wearing a blue apron minds the chestnuts.
La Castanyada, or “chestnut feast," is a centuries-old Catalan tradition celebrated on Oct. 31. But for the past two decades — thanks in part to the increasing influence of American cinema and TV — stores have stopped decorating with chestnuts and instead turn to skulls, pumpkins and witches.
Full story - October 26, 2020
A large crowd of people are shown filling a square with many holding old Belarusian flags.
Workers and students again took to the streets in Belarus on Monday in a nationwide strike demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. And, France and Turkey spent the weekend trading trading barbs, resulting in the French Foreign Ministry recalling its ambassador to Turkey on Sunday. Also, voters in Chile gave a resounding endorsement on Sunday to a plan to tear up the country's Pinochet-era constitution
Full story - October 23, 2020
People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 19, 2020.
The #EndSARS protests against police brutality that have erupted in Nigeria have spilled beyond the country's borders.
Full story - October 23, 2020
Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi attend a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 25, 2020.
With incumbent Donald Trump having withdrawn from the landmark agreement, his Democratic challenger would more likely seek to get the JCPOA back on track.
Full episode - October 23, 2020
Several people are shown standing near and one person watching a TV screen showing the US presidential debate.
The last presidential debate Thursday focused extensively on foreign policy topics. The World's foreign correspondents share global reactions and what they're seeing abroad in the buildup to the Nov. 3 US election. And, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Friday. It's the latest attempt to find a solution to nearly a month of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. Also, when is a burger not a burger? That's a practical question facing the European Parliament in a discussion Friday about whether plant-based alternatives can use names typically associated with meat.
Full episode - October 23, 2020
A long line of people are shown wearing face masks with wall painted with graffiti in the distance.
Many health officials around the world are working to contain second waves of the coronavirus. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic presented jointly with The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and as a special podcast in The World's feed, join us as we examine what's driving the latest wave of surges around the world. Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Yonatan Grad, from Harvard's department of immunology and infectious diseases.
Full story - October 23, 2020
Heba Nabil Iskandarani received her new passport in the mail in September after a long process of researching her family's history and finding documentation. 
Even before discovering her Jewish roots, Heba Iskandarani was always fascinated by Judaism. Subconsciously, she says, she always knew there was something there. But her genealogical journey took years before reaching back far enough into the past.
Full story - October 23, 2020
People watch from their vehicles as US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during a Presidential Debate Watch Party at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Oct. 22, 2020.
Thursday night’s presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., focused extensively on foreign policy topics, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Friday with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged demonstrators who have taken to the streets against police brutality to end their protests.
Full story - October 22, 2020
Health workers instruct a woman before taking a swab for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test.
About 100 countries have asked the International Monetary Fund for emergency assistance during the pandemic. 

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