Last year marked two decades of Vladimir Putin in power in Russia. Here are the events that have shaped — or been shaped — by the former KGB officer.

Full story - January 15, 2020
Shamshiri, a Persian restaurant in South Tel Aviv, Israel. 
After the United States killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu applauded the move. Israel’s security forces went on alert. Meanwhile, Iranian Jews in Israel say they hope for a day when they can go back to visit Iran.
Full episode - January 15, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is shown standing at a wooden podium with microphones and several lawmakers standing behind her.
The House of Representatives voted on a resolution today to name impeachment managers and transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Also, as Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his hours long federal state address today, he suddenly shifted to talk about changing the constitution. Plus, the potential perils when a cool microbrew goes global. Refugees from Myanmar say buying Fat Tire beer also helps buy bullets for Myanmar's army, which has been on trial for genocide at The Hague.
Full story - January 15, 2020
A visitor walks outside of the US Capitol
Nearly a month after the House of Representatives took two historic votes to impeach the 45th president of the United States, the case moves to the Senate for trial. Follow The World's continuing coverage on the trial here.
Full story - January 14, 2020
Three large royal statues of the Kingdom of Dahomey
France announced a deadline to return 26 objects taken from Benin in the 1890s amid a growing call for the restitution of African art taken during colonial periods.
Full episode - January 14, 2020
Several people wearing hard hats are shown looking at nuclear equipment.
European nations have formally accused Iran of breaking the 2015 nuclear agreement, a move that could lead to the reimposition of UN sanctions on Tehran. The World asks: Why now? And what could new sanctions look like? Also, for the past several months, Americans have been hearing about Ukraine in the news. But for many Ukrainians, impeachment is the last thing on their minds. And, Canada is expected to be the part-time home to the UK's Prince Harry and his American wife, Meghan. But exactly where in Canada is a topic of fevered speculation, centered on British Columbia and Vancouver Island. Many residents there are pleased about the possibility of new royal neighbors
Full story - January 14, 2020
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The following series of audio reports introduces listeners to both asylum-seekers desperate to make a home in Japan and the Japanese citizens who don’t think refugees can ever become Japanese.
Full story - January 14, 2020
Haitian American flutist and composer Nathalie Joachim
Haitian American flutist, composer and vocalist Nathalie Joachim pays tribute to female artists in her new album, "Fanm d'Ayiti," or "Women of Haiti." Joachim tells The World about the women who inspired the songs and the album that's been nominated for a Grammy.
Full story - January 14, 2020
A page from "The Structure is Rotten, Comrade."
Set in Moscow, Yerevan, and Paris, "The Structure is Rotten, Comrade" is a graphic novel that follows an architect bent on destroying the collective memory of a city. Host Carol Hills speaks with author Viken Berberian about what inspired the book.
Full episode - January 14, 2020
The logo for the Raw Data podcast
If the rise of despots around the world seems bewildering, especially given unprecedented access to information in 2019 — therein may lie the very problem. A new kind of propaganda has taken hold — one that relies on too much information, instead of too little. In Part III of our mini-series on Russian disinformation from The World's partners at the podcast "Raw Data," we take a look at how Vladimir Putin, leveraging 21st-century technology, engineered a media climate rife with conflict and conspiracies at home, and then took the strategy global. Putin not only took the disinformation strategy to US shores, but also to places around the world — with deadly results. We talk with journalist Peter Pomerantsev about his early warnings around Russia’s new menace, how it plays to the advantage of authoritarians — and how we now see their techniques put to use by politicians in the United States.
Full story - January 14, 2020
Parliamentarians in a legislative chamber
Ukraine has been on the minds of many Americans during the impeachment saga, but is the reverse true for Ukrainians?  

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