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 08, 2019
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The World's host Marco Werman talks with Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, on the Trump administration's move to blacklist Chinese companies that provided surveillance technology to track Turkic Uighurs and other Muslims.
Full story - October 08, 2019
The front of an electric bus is shown with green, blue and white stripes.
Electric buses produce fewer emissions, are quieter and need less maintenance than diesel buses.
Full story - October 07, 2019
US and Turkish military forces conduct a joint ground patrol inside the security mechanism area in northeast, Syria, October 4, 2019.
If US troops leave Syria, Kurds may no longer be able to hold the line against ISIS attacks, says a researcher with the Rojava Information Center, a research and advocacy group for the Kurdish areas of Syria.
Full story - October 07, 2019
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Olena Sotnyk was a member of Ukraine's parliament until July. She says the impeachment inquiry makes her worried Ukraine has lost the support of the United States.
Full episode - October 07, 2019
A US soldier is seen in the nearground wearing full battle fatigues and looking out on two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
US troops have withdrawn from border posts in northeastern Syria following a policy shift from President Donald Trump endorsing a Turkish military plan to move into the region. The decision has deeply alarmed former US officials who see it as a betrayal of America's allies in the region. Also, Republican Jeff Flake, who served in the House and Senate for 18 years representing Arizona, gives us his thoughts into the political calculations Republicans on Capitol Hill are making amid the Trump impeachment inquiry. And, the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has blocked major roadways in London, as they did in the spring, this time disrupting 12 major sites.
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
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.