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 13, 2020
A view of Murmansk with a smoke stack and other buildings as the sun rises.
Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic Circle. Nowhere else in the world do so many people spend so long in near-perpetual darkness. On Sunday, residents came out to catch the first glimpse of the sun in 40 days.
Full story - January 10, 2020
Two people are pictured from behind overlooking a scene of devastation
Haiti's calamitous earthquake a decade ago leveled much of the capital, killed tens of thousands and left some 1.5 million people homeless. Velina Charlier was 29 years old at the time. In the years since, Charlier has become an anti-corruption activist and petrochallenger. She spoke with The World's Carol Hills about the decade since the devastating earthquake. 
Full episode - January 10, 2020
A part of a wing from Ukraine International Airlines flight PS75 is shown in a field with emergency workers standing by.
The United States, Canada and Britain all are now saying a missile was the reason for the deadly crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane this week. Iran still denies this and is pointed toward an unknown mechanical issue with the aircraft. We hear more about the evidence in cellphone videos taken as the plane came down. And, how do airlines choose to fly or not when a hostile situation is developing in a given area. Also, author and photographer Teju Cole has shared a playlist he made after spending time in Mali's capital enjoying live sets by top-notch guitarists.
Full story - January 10, 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin take questions as they announce new sanctions on Iran in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Jan. 10, 2020.
With tensions at an all-time high, there’s no clear path forward in the absence of measured, reliable and consistent American leadership.
Full story - January 10, 2020
a man wearing glasses and a hat sits behind a microphone
Author and photographer Teju Cole speaks to host Marco Werman about Malian musical tradition.
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.

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