Full story - June 18, 2021
Tourists at the mingling with Stone Mountain and colorful trees in the background
Officials say it will be a symbolic triumph on Saturday when Stone Mountain, Georgia, celebrates the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the US.
Full story - June 18, 2021
Demonstrators march through downtown Orlando, Florida, during a Juneteenth event, June 19, 2020.
The festivities have special meaning for Black Americans living in China, especially since international travel from China is nearly impossible right now. 
Full story - June 18, 2021
Three long lines are shown with hundreds of people standing and waiting.
Top of The World: More than 350 doctors and medical workers in Indonesia have contracted COVID-19, despite being vaccinated. And, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his government to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States. Also, a new report by the UN refugee agency UNHCR shows that millions of people were displaced around the world in 2020.
Full episode - June 17, 2021
President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. 
US-Russia relations over the years have been defined by altercation and disagreement. After Wednesday's summit meeting in Geneva, both Biden and Putin expressed a desire to turn the page. Also, since 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to thousands of killings. The International Criminal Court is now calling for an investigation of those deaths as war crimes. And, at the NATO leaders summit this week, the defense alliance said it would begin formally studying how climate change impacts security threats.
Full story - June 17, 2021
Woman in orange outfit walks in dry climate with girl in pink dress and boy in beige outfit
NATO leaders recently called climate change “one of the defining challenges of our times.”
Full story - June 17, 2021
Misoprostol drug, the most common abortion pill
New legislation introduced during the pandemic in Europe, including Spain's northeast region of Catalonia, allows women to conduct nearly every abortion appointment online.
Full story - June 17, 2021
A woman wearing a hat stands next to a blue bucket
Many Vietnamese Americans in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, say they got vaccinated because they wanted to feel safer at work, making them among the most vaccinated communities in the state.
Full story - June 17, 2021
Three security officers are shown wearing black vests noting their police affiliation and holding Ryan Law by his handcuffed hands.
Top of The World: Five editors and executives of the Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, were arrested on Thursday. And, a village in central Myanmar has been left in ashes after troops loyal to the ruling military junta allegedly set the blaze. Also, polling suggests that hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is the clear front-runner in Iran elections on Friday.
Full story - June 17, 2021
Photo of ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda wearing a blue, green and orange outfit
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has taken a crucial step this week that may lead to an official investigation into the thousands of killings linked to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody, yearslong war on drugs.
Full story - June 16, 2021
President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the Villa la Grange, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. 
Despite tensions in the summit lead-up, the two leaders were overly cordial in their remarks after the meeting. Rose Gottemoeller, lead US negotiator for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), joined The World's host Marco Werman to offer insight.

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