Full story - September 16, 2019
woman standing in front of house
San Piero Patti, a picturesque, Sicilian town of less than 3,000 people, is taking extreme measures to try and bring new life to the region — including selling some of its abandoned houses for less than a shot of espresso. But will it work?
Full episode - September 16, 2019
A long table is shown from one end with President Trump's dark-suit-clad team sits across from Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's team wearing traditional checkered head dresses.
We dig into the complicated US-Saudi relationship. Beyond oil, where does the US strategic interest lay in aligning with the Saudis? Plus, Arab Israelis comprise about 20% of the electorate in Israel, but they don't have a proportionate number of seats in the Israeli Knesset. That could change in the country's election on Tuesday. And in a village in Sicily, houses are selling for 1 euro each.
Full story - September 16, 2019
Flames emerge from flare stacks at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq, on Sept. 16, 2019.
Saudi Arabia was, for decades, the world's largest oil producer. This disruption is the biggest supply shock in absolute terms in the last five decades and has important repercussions for US-Saudi relations.
Full episode - September 16, 2019
Time Magazine called Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster a “pre-eminent warrior-thinker.” President Donald Trump called him a pain. So when McMaster left the White House to be replaced by the hawkish Ambassador John Bolton, foreign policy experts saw the writing on the wall. The Iran nuclear deal was next on the chopping block. On this bonus episode from The World's partners at the podcast, Things That Go Boom, host Laicie Heeley tracks how advisers clashed right up to the moment Trump yanked the United States out of the deal. Others seemed intent on pressuring Iran to a breaking point. Was Trump right to walk away? Or was there something else — something more political — motivating the president’s decision?
Full story - September 16, 2019
A man is shown wearing a salmon-colored collard shirt and sunglasses while holding the reins of a horse.
A few days before a national election in Israel, there wasn’t a campaign poster in sight at a horse show in a rural area just outside of Nazareth.
Full story - September 13, 2019
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivers a speech.
Australian Prime Minister Jacinta Arden announced new funding for mental health services and tighter gun laws.
Full story - September 13, 2019
A supporter of the Israeli Likud party kisses an election campaign poster depicting Israel Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the market in Jerusalem.
Benjamin Netanyahu has served as Israel's prime minister for a decade. He has plenty of detractors. But even for them, this national election is all about him.
Full story - September 13, 2019
Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian ripped through the Bahamas, 1,300 people are still missing. Rescue teams are hard at work. A new storm is brewing, and that's complicating their efforts.
Full story - September 12, 2019
Central American migrants stand in line before entering a temporary shelter, after illegally crossing the border between Mexico and the U.S., in Deming, New Mexico, on May 16, 2019.
Lawyers in the US and Mexico say the decision to temporarily allow a new Trump administration asylum ban to go into effect could overwhelm Mexico's asylum system and encourage asylum seekers to take more covert routes into the US.