Full story - October 10, 2019
Writer Olga Tokarczuk appears at a book fair.
Olga Tokarczuk, 57, won the Nobel Prize for "a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," according to the Swedish Academy, which chooses the literature laureate.
Full episode - October 10, 2019
A woman is shown in soft focus in the nearground with an apartment building in the background that has bombed.
What's the impact of Turkey's military incursion into Syria having on people there? Also, Apple removed an app from its online store that protesters in Hong Kong have been using to locate police and dangerous spots in the city. Plus, tensions are boiling over at universities around the world where students from Hong Kong and mainland China are getting into disputes over pro-democracy protests back home.
Full story - October 10, 2019
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Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.
Full story - October 09, 2019
mom and son and one of their chickens
In recent years, it’s become fairly common for people to bring their own shopping bags to the store, but for the past 18 months, Philippa Robb and her son, Haydn Robb Harries, have been bringing their own containers, too. That’s because, after a long consideration, Philippa gave up buying single-use plastic in January 2018.
Full story - October 09, 2019
Smoke rises from the Syrian side of the border.
The assault on the Kurds — for years Washington's main allies on the ground in Syria — is potentially one of the biggest shifts in years in an eight-year war that has drawn in global and regional powers.
Full story - October 09, 2019
Are fewer women named Nobel laureates just because there have been fewer women scientists?
Full episode - October 09, 2019
Smoke rises from a structure shown off in the distance.
Turkey launched an attack on Kurdish militias in northern Syria on Wednesday. These are some of the same Kurdish military forces who've been fighting alongside US troops against ISIS. Turkey's move was expected, but plenty of Middle East experts, along with members of the US Congress, are worried about the consequences. In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters have been attacked in the streets by groups of men — often wearing the same color t-shirts — wielding batons, cleavers and Chinese national flags. Who are they? Also, Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, has moved his government from the capital of Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil in response to violent nationwide protests over fuel subsidies.
Full story - October 09, 2019
A hand holds two food products in plastic boxes at a market
S-market in Helsinki has started holding "happy hours" at their stores. But instead of getting a cheap beer, shoppers get a discount on, say, a pound of shrimp or a pork tenderloin nearing its expiration date.
Full story - October 09, 2019
The earliest reference to kugel goes back to the 13th century.
Full story - October 08, 2019
A semicircle of Kurdish female fighters of the Women's Protection Unit (YPJ) gesturing V for Victory symbols in the Sheikh Maksoud neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Feb. 7, 2018.
Following US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US will pull out of northeast Syria, the Kurds, an ethnic group split across four countries, could face an attack by Turkey. They've been fighting for autonomy for a century.