Full story - December 10, 2018
An adult emerald ash borer nestles into a tan-colored tree trunk.
The US has two trade deficits: money and pests. A Congressional amendment would add some safeguards to clamp down on non-indigenous insects that are killing American trees.
Full story - December 10, 2018
Indian women stand in a line for food.
Under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone is entitled to a healthy, adequate standard of living. But from the start, there was a tension within US politics about whether America would submit to international justice. 
Full episode - December 10, 2018
The Place de la République in Paris is shown in the background with thousands encircling a monument in the middle of the square.
British Prime Minister Theresa May delays a vote in Parliament on her Brexit plan — an indication of how the move to separate Britain from the European Union continues to tear the nation apart. And in France, "yellow vest" demonstrations have led to calls for President Emmanuel Macron to step down. Plus, a German town honors Elvis with new traffic lights. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Full story - December 07, 2018
Syrian refugees look at the camera as they stand in front of their homes at Azraq refugee camp
Under the Trump administration, America is closing its doors to refugees. US refugee caps have been steadily slashed from 110,000 a year under the Obama administration to 30,000 next year. That would be the lowest number of refugees admitted since 1980.
Full story - December 07, 2018
Nargis Azizshahy is the owner of ICafe in Kabul, Afghanistan.
After nearly two decades of war, prospects for peace talks have been gaining momentum in Afghanistan. This has created a sense of optimism and anxiety among some Afghans.
Full story - December 07, 2018
delegates sit across each other in a large room with a wood floor
A prisoner swap, agreed to by opposing sides in the Yemen war, may be just a confidence-building measure. But for one former detainee, the UN-brokered measure is a significant step toward eventual peace in Yemen.
Full story - December 07, 2018
A man wearing a hard hat is silhouetted against old heavy windowpanes in a factory.
This year's climate conference is convening in the heart of Poland's coal country. As the world meets to negotiate a follow-up to the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015, Poland's leaders are promising continued reliance on coal.
Full story - December 07, 2018
Heather Nauert and Mike Pompeo wear navy blue suits and speak with reporters inside a plane.
Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, nominated as US ambassador to the United Nations, has no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the world's thorniest issues.
Full episode - December 07, 2018
Nargis Azizshahy, owner of the ICafe in Kabul, Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador does not have a lot of experience in diplomacy. How much does that matter? Plus, there's both optimism and anxiety whether the Taliban and the Afghan government will ever come together and talk peace. And, how barbershops became a safe haven for African men. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
Full story - December 06, 2018
a closeup of an older man with a bald head and glasses
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Netherlands paid for their train, operated by the Dutch state-run company NS, that later deported to them death camps. The parents of Holocaust survivor Salo Muller were on one of those trains.