Full story - November 16, 2018
A IranAir Boeing 747SP aircraft is pictured before leaving Tehran's Mehrabad airport September 19, 2011.
For the past three decades, trade between Iran and the US has been very limited. The 2015 nuclear deal created a rare opening, a chance for American companies to enter the Iranian market. That didn't last long since President Donald Trump walked away from the deal.
Full story - November 16, 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks next to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in front of a row of Chinese troops
Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the 'carnet de la patria,' or 'fatherland card.' The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.
Full episode - November 16, 2018
A handwritten sign says, "Short term help for evacuees. Please take what will help you through the next couple days. Be mindful of other evacuees!"
The owner of a taquería in Chico, California, says his heart told him to help people forced to flee their homes by deadly wildfires. So, he drove his taco truck over to an evacuation center and handed out hundreds of free meals. Also, how the latest American sanctions on Iran are impacting US-based businesses. Plus, a Colombian locksmith known for his love letters.
Full story - November 15, 2018
Children displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah have a meal in a shelter in Sanaa, Yemen November 1, 2018.
As a deadline for peace talks ticks down, US Congressman Jim McGovern and Yemeni activist Hisham Al-Omeisy say peace will take more than a pause by the Saudis.
Full story - November 15, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets supporters at her midterm election night party
Some countries have instituted quotas to ensure some semblance of gender parity in government. But do quotas really work?
Full episode - November 15, 2018
Migrants peer through a fence at a US soldier on the US side of the US-Mexico border.
Hundreds of migrants from Central America are in Tijuana, and some have already slipped across into the US. The reception from local residents has been mixed. Also, the US gave the warring parties in Yemen 30 days to start peace talks. Halfway through the 30 days, the war keeps going. Plus, a video of refugee kids from Eritrea dancing in the snow in Canada went viral. We have the back story.
Full story - November 14, 2018
farmers
Hurricane Maria decimated many of Puerto Rico's small farms. But soon afterward, a group of mostly women farmers came together to start helping each other learn how to farm more sustainably.
Full story - November 14, 2018
three marble structures lined up
More than 200 years ago, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire took a large part of the decorative marble sculptures and architecture off the outside of the Parthenon and brought them to London, where they now sit in the British Museum. For nearly 200 years, Greece has been asking for them back, to no avail. 
Full episode - November 14, 2018
A red placard with white lettering reading, "Brexit: is it worth it?" is shown in the foreground with the Houses of Parliament in the background.
The UK moved significantly closer to a formal divorce agreement with the European Union. But it's not a done deal yet. Also, the US government used to have an office to keep track of former detainees after their release from Guantanamo. But the Trump administration shut it down. Plus, why Boston's much-maligned City Hall came to be considered the Taj Mahal of brutalism.
Full story - November 13, 2018
forest
For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.

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