Full story - July 08, 2020
Empty sun beds on an empty beach with blue sky
The pandemic has been especially hard on Tunisia’s tourism and hospitality sectors, which were already struggling to recover from a spate of terrorist attacks in 2015.
Full episode - July 08, 2020
Two women are shown carrying cardboard FedEx boxes over their heads as they walk through Harvard University's campus.
US colleges are bracing for the loss of foreign students this fall after US Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued new guidelines that require international students in online-only courses to transfer schools or leave the country altogether. And the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO has warned that its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate a scam selling supposedly valuable statues in Mali and Cameroon. Also, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced Wednesday a plan called "Eat Out to Help Out." During the month of August, people who dine-in at restaurants in the UK will receive 50% off their meal, excluding alcohol, with about a $13 limit per person.
Full story - July 08, 2020
Two students walk through a college campus
Chinese students make up a third of international students in the US. Under new Trump administration rules, they will not be allowed to enter or remain in the US if their colleges and universities are online-only this fall. "America risks losing its competitive advantage," says Frank Wu, president of Queens College in New York.
Full story - July 08, 2020
Art pieces a scammer claimed were photographed in Cameroon and authorized by UNESCO for sale and export. The art collector paid 6,000 euros before calling UNESCO and realizing the fraud.
The UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO, warns its name and logo are being illegally emblazoned on false documents to facilitate a scam to defraud prospective art buyers. Scammers have stolen $1.1 million from unwitting victims this year alone.
Full story - July 08, 2020
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is shown from the side wearing a dark suit and waving his left hand in the air.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will head to the White House on Wednesday to meet with US President Donald Trump. And, demonstrators were injured in riots in Belgrade after a crowd stormed Serbia's parliament. Also, Harvard and MIT filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to temporarily block a Trump administration rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the US if their universities do not hold in-person classes this fall.
Full story - July 07, 2020
A students sits on the steps of Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Sept. 21, 2009.
Trump administration rules issued this week have left many international students with lingering questions about whether they would be able to complete their degrees or return to their lives in the US. Universities are scrambling to find ways to keep their students in the country.
Full story - July 07, 2020
A poster depicting the former government adviser and political analyst Husham al-Hashimi, who was killed by gunmen, is seen in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 8, 2020.
So far, no group has officially claimed responsibility for Husham al-Hashimi's death. But shortly after the news broke, a journalist who knew Hashimi said he had received WhatsApp messages from him, saying he had been threatened by a member of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed, Shiite militia.
Full story - July 07, 2020
A circular, close-up model of the SARS-CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus, modeled in blue, orange and white.
A new survey shows nearly one in six Britons say they'll refuse to get a coronavirus vaccine once it's available — and an even higher portion of US respondents say the same. The survey found differences between those who get their news from social media and those who rely on more traditional forms of media.
Full episode - July 07, 2020
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is shown wearing a white mask with his face printed on it.
After months of flouting the threat of the pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on live television that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is planning his first international diplomatic mission to Washington to celebrate the new US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. But his visit is generating tough questions back home. Plus, to celebrate his 85th birthday, the Dalai Lama has released an 11-track album called "Inner World" featuring mantras and teachings all set to a relaxing bed of music.
Full episode - July 07, 2020
A man is shown wearing a blue shirt with "Lagos Food Bank" written on it while carrying a cardboard box on his back.
The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated existing crises of food insecurity and health disparities. And mass protests around the world continue to spotlight deep-seated inequities faced by communities of color. As part of our weekly discussion series on the global pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation exploring the global food supply and inequities, presented with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.