Full episode - May 10, 2019
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is shown with his hands outstretched and smiling next to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
The US just raised new tariffs on Chinese imports overnight, extending a trade war that many thought was coming to an end. Also, this year's Eurovision Song Contest is in Tel Aviv, Israel, where there are calls for a boycott. And, forget tequila, forget mezcal — the bar scene these days is all about a different Mexican agave liquor: raicilla.
Full story - May 10, 2019
A container ship at the port of New Orleans. China is the US’ largest trading partner — the US imported $540 billion worth of goods from China last year.
It looked like Washington and Beijing were close to a deal. But discussions fell apart and US President Donald Trump is increasing the rate for tariffs on Chinese imports.
Full story - May 10, 2019
barrier comic book
A bilingual comic book without translations exposed a political divide among the audience.
Full story - May 10, 2019
A sign reads: "It's 2 minutes to midnight"
It's been a year since the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal ad some experts warn that the threat of a worldwide meltdown is the worst its been since the darkest, most dangerous days of the Cold War.
Full story - May 10, 2019
A young man with a neck tattoo and baseball cap plays violin on the street.
Colombia has taken in 1.2 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees since 2015 with a flexible stance toward migration, but some Venezuelans say that Colombians target them with xenophobic slurs and insults on the streets.
Full story - May 10, 2019
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner smiles while listening to US President Donald Trump talk as the president meets with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019.
Jared Kushner has been working on a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians — a "deal of the century" is how President Donald Trump has referred to it. Almost no one is impressed. And it's not clear if the plan will even see the light of day.
Full episode - May 09, 2019
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó (R) and lawmaker Edgar Zambrano are shown on a sunny day both wearing a suit and tie.
North Korea tested more weapons Thursday hours after a top US envoy arrived in Seoul, South Korea. Also, the Iran nuclear deal is on life support as European leaders say they will not give in to Iranian ultimatums. Plus, a cappella singers converge on Moscow for an international competition.
Full story - May 09, 2019
military helicopters
The annual Russian tradition of commemorating the Soviet victory in World War II perfectly demonstrates how a linear approach to understanding history is not enough.
Full story - May 09, 2019
Several people are shown on the beach next to large floating rafts with wooden tops.
Commuters and shoppers take the five-minute trip across the border on rafts of two-by-fours, fueling the cross-border economy between Suchiate, Mexico, and Tecún Umán, Guatemala.
Full story - May 08, 2019
A man is silhouetted against a fence topped with razor wire. People have clothespinned clothing on the fence to dry.
Advocates say the policy puts migrants at risk. The federal government says it is needed to address a spike in US-bound migration.