Full episode - December 09, 2019
Normandy-format summit
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is in Paris on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time at a summit hosted by Germany and France. Plus, the story of Aung San Suu Kyi's testimonies in The Hague this week in support of Myanmar's government. Also, a new generation in Finnish politics has helped make Sanna Marin the new prime minister. At 34, Marin has become the world’s youngest prime minister.
Full story - December 09, 2019
Two women sit on the curb with their infants as doctors and nurses strike at local hospital
As more doctors and nurses go on strike in Zimbabwe, free public hospitals have been severely understaffed or shut down, forcing more pregnant women to turn to informal, "backyard" maternity wards.
Full story - December 06, 2019
A man stands somberly in front of a wall of small portraits of soldiers
The impeachment inquiry has put American support for Ukraine into question. But the US is still very active in supporting training missions for Ukraine's military as it fights a hot war against Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
Full episode - December 06, 2019
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is shown standing at a podium with microphones and several cameras in the nearground.
On Monday, the leaders of Ukraine and Russia are set to meet in Paris for the start of peace talks over the war in eastern Ukraine — we have a preview. And in India, police in Hyderabad took four men accused of rape and murder back to the scene of the crime. The suspects allegedly tried to steal weapons, and police shot the four men dead. Also, Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. But all those visitors are taking a toll on the people who actually live there.
Full story - December 06, 2019
Soccer field
For decades, there’s been a steady drip of racist incidents in soccer stadiums across Europe. Now, the pace seems to be increasing — particularly with abuse hurled against black players.
Full story - December 06, 2019
New citizens stand during the National Anthem at a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library in Manhattan, New York, on July 3, 2018.
Applicants are experiencing more vetting, a proposed spike in the application fee and prolonged processing times — waits that could keep thousands of would-be US citizens from voting in the 2020 general election.
Full story - December 06, 2019
A nurse wears a white face mask as she holds a syringe in her hand
Measles cases worldwide are surging at a record rate. “It’s tragic. Every single measles case is entirely preventable,” said Katrina Kretsinger, a measles specialist with the World Health Organization.
Full story - December 05, 2019
Rows of military men in white and black uniforms line up perfectly in front of a gray airplane
Last year, South Korea had roughly 599,000 troops in its armed forces, but the supply of able-bodied males are expected to halve within the next decade.
Full episode - December 05, 2019
A large group of protesters are shown in a smoke-filled street wearing dark clothes and face masks and carrying a banner.
President Emmanuel Macron's promise to reform France's pension system triggered massive protests and strikes around the country Thursday. And, a nationwide measles outbreak has closed businesses and schools in Samoa. Also, the European Union has declared "balsamic" a general term, striking down attempt by vinegar makers in Modena, Italy, to have the label exclusively for themselves.
Full story - December 05, 2019
A man raises his left arm in protest.
This week, a delegation of Indigenous youth have delivered a collective message to United Nations leadership: Take meaningful action on climate change.