Full story - June 14, 2021
Seven members of K-pop band BTS stand wearing black suits in front of a yellow background that says "BTS Butter"
Even fans in the US tuned in at 5:30 a.m. to watch the live BTS concert online. Culture critic Maria Sherman, author of "Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS," joins us to talk about BTS fandom.
Full episode - June 14, 2021
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, center left, greets US President Joe Biden, center right, during a plenary session during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021.
US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sat down on Monday for a face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit. In the US, there’s a growing push to require public schools to cover the histories of groups left out of history textbooks. Also, G-7 leaders pledged 1 billion vaccine doses to developing countries and agreed to step up action on climate change, but activists say they are unimpressed. And the Copa America soccer tournament kicked off in Brazil this week. A majority of Brazilians think it's dangerous to host the games amid COVID-19 concerns.
Full story - June 14, 2021
Colombia's players celebrate winning 1-0 against Ecuador during a Copa America soccer match at Arena Pantanal stadium in Cuiaba, Brazil, June 13, 2021.
South America’s most important soccer tournament is underway, but it has been rattled by controversy and protest.
Full story - June 14, 2021
People walk past a board full of pictures celebrating AAPI heritage month
Asian Americans face growing discrimination over COVID-19, but racism against the community in the US is nothing new. Now, students are pushing for better representation in the classroom.
Full story - June 14, 2021
Naftali Bennett is shown wearing a dark suit and raising his right hand in the air.
Top of The World: Naftali Bennett has secured the backing of parliament and formed a new government in Israel. And, Joe Biden marked his first attendance as US president at the annual NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, reaffirming the United States' commitment to the alliance. Also, Novavax said on Monday that a large study of its COVID-19 vaccine showed its shot is about 90% effective
Full story - June 11, 2021
Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee hearing on Next Steps for US Engagement in Afghanistan at Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2021.
Zalmay Khalilzad, US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, says the US and the Taliban have alternative visions for the future. He joins the The World's Marco Werman with insights on the slow, difficult peace negotiation process.
Full story - June 11, 2021
Huseyin Kara shows off his lush green olive trees, like a proud grandfather.
Across the Mediterranean, gardeners work with heirloom seed varieties to adapt with rapidly changing conditions.   
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A woman argues over a pile of yellow lentils at a market.
Over 350,000 people in the Tigray region face starvation due to food blockages and theft; G-7 leaders pledge global vaccine-sharing commitments; Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pleads guilty on three charges.
Full story - June 11, 2021
Dinora Hernandez’s three children make bracelets at home in Oakland, California. Every Tuesday, Hernandez heads to a local food bank, assistance that allows her to wire cash to family in El Salvador.
In all, people worldwide sent a total of $540 billion home last year, only dropping by 1.6% from 2019 — a smaller drop than during the 2009 global financial crash.