Full story - July 10, 2020
Russian state-owned television station RT logo is seen through a window with caution tape in front of a building
Latvia and Lithuania have banned Kremlin-tied RT television channels over links to Dmitry Kiselev, who is sanctioned by the EU for spreading propaganda about Ukraine. "The problem is that RT is a part of this infrastructure of propaganda," media expert Solvita Denisa-Liepniece told The World's Carol Hills.
Full story - July 10, 2020
Several people are shown standing and sitting in in a subway car that has the doors open and another man walking past.
The WHO released new guidelines on Thursday acknowledging some reports of airborne transmission of the coronavirus. And, the WHO sent a team to China today to lay the groundwork for an investigation on the origins of the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, several countries are making additional moves to reopen. The UK government announced that starting Friday, visitors arriving in England from 58 selected countries will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Full story - July 09, 2020
A woman from the Yanomami Indigenous ethnic group wearing protective mask while carrying a child looks on, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the 5th Special Frontier Platoon in the municipality of Auaris, state of Roraima, Brazil,
For more than a month, four mothers of the Sanöma tribe were looking for the bodies of their children in the Roraima state capital. Officials eventually said they'd been buried under suspicion of having COVID-19, according to protocol — but the mothers said they weren't notified.
Full story - July 09, 2020
Pentagon officials speak at a hearing
According to reports, senior White House officials were aware as early as the beginning of 2019 of classified intelligence indicating that Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for killing US troops. The World spoke with Mark Galeotti, a senior associate fellow at the British-based Royal United Services Institute, to get his take. 
Full episode - July 09, 2020
US President Donald Trump is show from the shoulders up and wearing a dark suit with the glare of a light in the distance.
The US Supreme Court weighed in Thursday on the question of presidential power. The justices decided 7-2 that President Donald Trump cannot block the release of his financial records to prosecutors in New York. And, Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics is under fire for polluting waters near its factory in Louisiana. Also, the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Japan has put out a video telling people not to scream out loud to help prevent the spread coronavirus-carrying droplets. Instead, park officials are asking patrons to “please scream inside your heart.”
Full story - July 09, 2020
A young woman stands on stage and rehearses her poem.
In the last 10 years, there’s been a surge of literature about climate change, including poetry. The World’s climate solutions segment The Big Fix is featuring some young poets and their words on the topic in a series starting this week.
Full episode - July 09, 2020
Things That Go Boom Season 3 logo with an illustration that includes a magnifying glass, a rocket, a coin, and the US Capitol building.
Are we in the middle of a new Cold War — or have we rewritten the game? With old nuclear arms treaties expiring and no new ones being signed, are we adapting to the times — or playing with fire? In episode four of the third season of "Things That Go Boom," our partner podcast from PRX, host Laicie Heeley looks at the past and present of civil defense and nuclear arms control and asks what we can do — as individuals and as a nation — to prevent the existential threat of nuclear war.
Full story - July 09, 2020
Four Black American women activists wearing yellow shirts and holding protest signs stand in a field near a fence.
Formosa Plastics, a Taiwanese plastics company, intends to build a complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana, a region already known as "Cancer Alley." Environmental activist Anne Rolfes faces criminal charges for a protest action she took to call attention to the company's history of harm.
Full story - July 09, 2020
A woman is shown from looking through a window and wearing a shirt with a hood over her head.
Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, went back into lockdown for six weeks to try to contain a spike in cases of the coronavirus. Also in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today the country is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. And, South Korean police are searching for Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, after his daughter reported him missing Thursday.
Full story - July 09, 2020
Two black and white photos of a man and a woman are shown over a blue background.
Conservative Latinos are not a monolithic group, and they do not vote as a bloc. Factors such as country of origin, socioeconomic status and how many generations a family has been in the US could shape their political perspectives and priorities.

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