Full story - December 12, 2019
Two Chinese submarines are shown at surface depth and with Chinese flags flying.
When it comes to the nightmare scenario of two nuclear powers becoming embroiled in an escalatory spiral resulting in mutual, increasingly destructive nuclear strikes, the historical record is bare. But, experts are studying what the likelihood that a conventional war between China and the US could escalate into a nuclear war.
Full story - December 12, 2019
A woman stands and speaks at a podium
European heads of state will vote this week on the European Green Deal. Many at the climate conference in Madrid hope the EU will take the US' place this time around, and that an EU-China agreement may be announced ahead of 2020.
Full episode - December 11, 2019
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is shown speaking from a podium with the US, Mexico and Canadian flags behind him.
In an era of extreme partisanship in Washington DC, Democrats and Republicans cooperated to get a trade deal done updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. US President Donald Trump hailed the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement as "the best and most important trade ever." House speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was "much better than NAFTA." But what about the views from Mexico and Canada? Plus, which countries are taking the lead at the international climate conference in Madrid right now? And, in Mexico City, a new portrait of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata has caused a firestorm of outrage. Why? Well, it portrays Zapata in a seductive pose, clad only in a pink sombrero and high heels.
Full story - December 11, 2019
A man stands in front of a brick building in rural setting
Corruption played a toxic and central role in hampering the United States' efforts in Afghanistan from day one. Sarah Peck, a lawyer and former diplomat who served as the anti-corruption officer at the US embassy in Kabul from 2009 to 2010, tells The World's Marco Werman what she observed.
Full story - December 10, 2019
The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, also known as Saudi Aramco, is offering 1.5% of the company in an initial public offering on the Saudi stock exchange.
Full story - December 10, 2019
Jose Albeiro Camayo is show in a close-up photograph wearing a red beret.
Unions, students and ethnic groups have been protesting for weeks in Bogotá over President Ivan Duque's social and economic policies. In this photo essay, see the demonstrators joined by Colombia’s Indigenous Guard as they mark a third national strike with marches, chants and dancing to demand their rights.
Full story - December 10, 2019
Two white men in suits shake hands, the US State Department podium is visible.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in DC to meet with Trump administration officials. Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace says the optics of the visit, which comes on the heels of Ukraine-Russia peace talks, "could not be worse."
Full episode - December 10, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is shown standing at a wooden podium with microphones and several lawmakers standing behind her.
Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives presented formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday. The first article is on abuse of power and the second is on obstruction of Congress. And, 'fly less' is one of the big messages from climate activists in Europe, where the EU is considering measures to limit short-haul flights. But what about the alternatives for travel? Also, the classic Christmas film "Love Actually" gets a minor role in the rhetoric of the UK general election.
Full story - December 10, 2019
Nataly Alcantara
Nataly Alcantara awoke to two shadows standing in her bedroom. Her husband and their toddler son lay next to her, with their 3-month-old daughter nestled in a crib beside the bed. One of the shadows, Alcantara realized, held a knife.
Full story - December 09, 2019
Students at Ettefagh School
On the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, these former classmates said that this reunion — their first in 42 years — took them back to a time and place that felt like a world away.