Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.

Full story - October 07, 2019
Portrait of former Senator Jeff Flake.
Host Marco Werman spoke with former Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona about how his Republican colleagues in Congress view the scandals and impeachment inquiry swirling around President Donald Trump.
Full episode - October 07, 2019
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Before they were enemies, the US and Iran used to be an item. In fact, the US helped start Iran's nuclear program. But, like any failed relationship, it’s not just one thing that led to the break-up. Years of misinformation, politics, greed, reality TV and some real security interests on both sides all caused friction. On this bonus episode from The World's partners at the Things That Go Boom podcast, host Laicie Heeley has the story of how the US and Iran broke up — because you can’t truly understand the Iran nuclear deal without first understanding why the US and Iran have bad blood.
Full story - October 04, 2019
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On Oct. 21, voters will decide if Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeps his job. He’s in a tight race with Conservative Andrew Scheer. Young women may be a key voting bloc.
Full story - October 04, 2019
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İyad el-Baghdadi rose to prominence tweeting and writing during the Arab Spring uprising. He fled to Norway in 2014, but after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, he found himself also targeted.
Full episode - October 04, 2019
US President Donald Trump is shown standing with his hands out and wearing a blue suit with microphones in the nearground.
Text messages reveal how the Trump administration pushed Ukraine's government to investigate leading Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his family. In the United Kingdom, the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland has returned as a major sticking point for a new Brexit plan. Plus, protesters in Hong Kong are using maps to locate police and dangerous spots — but only on Android phones.
Full story - October 04, 2019
A demonstrator gestures as he stands close to burning tires blocking a road during a protest over unemployment, corruption and poor public services, in Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 2, 2019.
For the fourth day in a row, protesters in Iraq have poured into the streets, calling for an end to corruption, unemployment and a lack of basic services.
Full story - October 03, 2019
A pair of hands belonging to a person wearing a white chef coat holds a red 2018 Michelin Guide.
The 2019 Michelin Guide stripped a star from French chef Marc Veryrat, but he says the reviewer mistook a French cheese blend for cheddar. Now, he's going to court demanding the documents behind the review.
Full episode - October 03, 2019
Kurt Volker is shown wearing a suit, walking and holding a coffee cup.
The impeachment inquiry scandal in Washington has shined a bright and uncomfortable light on an anti-corruption scandal in Ukraine. Plus, Kurt Volker — a longtime US diplomat who served as Trump's special envoy for Ukraine until resigning last week — was questioned by members of Congress behind closed doors on Thursday. And, a highly coveted Michelin star is at the center of a legal conflict in the world of European fine dining.
Full story - October 03, 2019
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens to a translator as he and US President Donald Trump hold a bilateral meeting
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.
Full story - October 03, 2019
People carry Pakistan's and Azad Kashmir's green flags and chant slogans to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, in Karachi, Pakistan, August 30, 2019.
It's been almost two months since India moved to integrate the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir more closely into India proper by stripping it of its special status. Sardar Masood Khan is the president of Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir, known as Azad, or Free Kashmir. He spoke with The World's host Marco Werman on how the situation might play out.

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