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 09, 2020
A close-up of President Donald Trump raising his index finger.
US President Donald Trump said he wants NATO to be more involved in the Middle East and made appeals to Europe in his Wednesday address on Iranian strikes against US troops in Iraq, carried out in retaliation for a US drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. The World's Marco Werman spoke with Fabrice Pothier, a French diplomat who served as head of policy planning for two NATO secretary generals.
Full episode - January 09, 2020
A satellite view of the area near Imam Khomeini Airport in Iran showing a cluster of buildings and the crash site.
What led to the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 in Iran early Wednesday remains a mystery. But US officials now say the plane may have been mistakenly shot down by an Iranian missile. And, scholars disagree on whether the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was legal. But critics argue the Trump administration has failed to make a legal case for the killing raising questions about the limits of executive power. Also, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they will be stepping down as senior royals, Queen Elizabeth has let her displeasure be known.
Full story - January 09, 2020
Sandra Morales speaks at Dec. 19 action in front of Member of Parliament Bardish Chagger’s office.
Since the 2016 election, Canada has seen a rise in requests for asylum from mixed-nationality families with US-citizen children. For those rejected, deportation threatens to separate them.
Full story - January 08, 2020
President Donald Trump departs from a podium, flanked by several officials
US President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday regarding tensions between the US and Iran. Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, speaks with The World's Marco Werman about the president's remarks and the future of the US-Iran relationship.
Full episode - January 08, 2020
Two people are shown from behind looking up at television monitors showing US President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump addressed the nation today and said the US will continue to "evaluate options in response to Iranian aggression," but backed away from military confrontation. And, a Ukraine International Airlines flight leaving from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning. We get the latest from Kyiv. Also, Italian Vogue reimagines the cover photoshoot for its January issue to promote sustainability.
Full story - January 08, 2020
Philippines residents use improvised devices to catch fish atop their house which is submerged by floods
Storms and other disasters are expected to grow more intense as the climate warms.
Full story - January 08, 2020
A woman checks her phone while riding on the back of a motorbike.
On every major corner in Bangkok, there’s a motorbike taxi crew that will zip you to your destination by any means necessary. But their dominance is now threatened by an app called Grab.
Full story - January 08, 2020
US President Donald Trump is shown speaking from a podium wearing a dark suit and red tie.
US President Donald Trump spoke from the White House Wednesday following the missile attacks on Iraqi bases housing US troops and on the killing of an Iranian commander that has sparked a new Middle East crisis.
Full episode - January 07, 2020
A portrait painint of of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani is shown on a glass case in a confectionery shop.
Iran said it launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the US drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked Tuesday about claims that Iran was planning imminent attacks against Americans ahead of Qasem Soleimani's killing. American allies in Europe are watching carefully and also criticizing the US airstrike. And, should we prepare for cyberattacks from Iran? That's the message coming from the US government, which expects retaliation from Iran. Also, a knitted green sweater has become deeply symbolic to people working to remember the lessons of the Holocaust. The sweater, from an exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, was knit for a girl named Krystyna Chiger by her grandmother. Chiger wore it the entire time she was in hiding in the sewers of Ukraine. To honor Chiger's story of survival, knitters have developed a pattern for the sweater and are encouraging others to create their own.
Full story - January 07, 2020
A massive crowd of mourners gathers on the streets of Tehran, Iran.
In the wake of the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, host Marco Werman speaks with the former undersecretary of defense for policy, Michèle Flournoy, on President Donald Trump's decision-making and the military decision-making process.

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