Full episode - November 20, 2020
A man is shown wearing a face mask and tailored vest behind the closed-gated doors of a store front.
The coronavirus crisis is leading to mental health and lockdown fatigue. How are people coping with ongoing needs to social distance, wear masks and stay at home? As part of our regular conversation series on the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen.
Full story - November 20, 2020
A person prepares to throw a rock during clashes between security forces and protesters supporting opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine, in downtown Kampala, Uganda, Nov. 18, 2020.
At least 37 people have been killed in Uganda’s worst election-related violence in decades. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus denied accusations made by his own Ethiopian government that he is working with neighboring countries to provide weapons and other assistance for Tigray rebels. And, Mexico has surpassed 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the fourth nation to do so after the US, Brazil and India.
Full episode - November 19, 2020
Viktor Orban (R) prime minister of Hungary and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki are shown both wearing dark suits and standing behind podiums, each with their respective country flags on the front.
European Union countries whose economies have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic are impatiently waiting to get their hands on the recovery fund, sanctioned by the EU. But earlier this week, Hungary and Poland effectively vetoed that budget worth a total of $2.1 trillion. And, following two extremist attacks the past month in France, President Emmanuel Macron has begun pushing a new proposed law that would crack down on so-called "Islamist separatism." Also, a pet food company has released what they're billing as the first Christmas song ever produced specifically for dogs. 
Full story - November 19, 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron stands at a podium with French flag behind him.
French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed "separatism law" would, among other things, monitor international funding coming into French mosques, crack down on online hate speech and create a special certificate program for French imams.
Full story - November 19, 2020
A young man wearing a jacket, a hat and gloves looks at his cellphone
Alexei Dudoladov has been forced to go to great lengths — or rather, great heights — to take courses on the internet.
Full story - November 19, 2020
Armin Deroee, left, stands next to brother-in-law Mahyar and sister Ramina, while parents Ameneh and Ebrahim hold granddaughter Niki, at their home in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 2018.
The next president could undo the travel ban just the way Trump started it. That would trigger a reversal at the State Department, US Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies.
Full story - November 19, 2020
To people are shown dressed in medical protective gear including full facemasks and blue gloves.
The United States has surpassed 250,000 deaths from the coronavirus — the highest death toll by far in the world — and is turning the corner into what public health experts say will be the worst phase yet of the pandemic. And, a new report shows that elite Australian soldiers unlawfully killed 39 people during the war in Afghanistan. Also, young climate activists around the world have staged a mock COP26 virtual gathering in place of the actual UN conference that was delayed from this month until November 2021 because of the coronavirus.
Full episode - November 18, 2020
US President Donald Trump is shown sitting in a large brown chair and leaning over to his left to shake hands with Chris Krebs.
US President Donald Trump has fired Chris Krebs, the head of the Cybersecurity and the Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the federal agency tasked with securing elections. Krebs and CISA had been commended for fending off threats by foreign and other actors during the 2020 election cycle. And, Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller has announced a major troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 in both countries. Plus, there's a new effort in Spain to recognize women painters who were peers of people like Pablo Picasso but don't get nearly the same attention.
Full story - November 18, 2020
A US Marine (center) talks with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 5, 2017.
Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller has announced a major troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. The news is being met with plenty of skepticism.
Full story - November 18, 2020
red, yellow, green ,white and beige shapes in a painting
​​​​​​​Many of the women artists who made a name for themselves in the early 20th century and other periods have long been kept out of the spotlight. Some historians, museum curators and artists and writers are trying to change that.