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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.

PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.
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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.








After Mueller are US elections safe?

Now that the Mueller report is out, we're looking ahead to the next election and how prepared (or not) the US is to prevent Russian or other foreign interference, cybersecurity attacks and disinformation campaigns. Also, there are concerns about more trouble in Northern Ireland after a journalist was killed covering an outbreak of violence in the city of Derry. And Peru's experience with fake tabloid news in the 1990s created a generation of people who either believe fake news or doubt...


Examining the Mueller report

Drilling down the Mueller report and how Russians are viewing the redacted document. Plus, North Korea tested a new tactical guided weapon and it no longer wants to negotiate with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And, we hear from the first person with albinism ever to appear on a Vogue cover.


Trump veto keeps US involved in Yemen war

President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill that would have ended US involvement in Yemen's civil war. Also, a former president of Peru commits suicide rather than face arrest in a corruption scandal. Plus, exploring a new path to the top of Mount Everest.


Global grieving for Notre-Dame

The feelings of loss from the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris are resonant around the world, and millions of donations are pouring for reconstruction. We learn about several examples of the rebuilding of other world landmarks that have been destroyed. Also, Russians may soon be cut off from outside internet connections.


Notre-Dame Cathedral in ruins after blaze

Parisians watch in horror as the Notre-Dame Cathedral goes up in flames. Plus, President Donald Trump's new immigration plan offers migrant parents a choice: lose your children at the border or get locked up together. And, what the NBA is doing to attract more Latino talent and expand the league's Latino fan base.


Bashir's role in Darfur's genocide is not forgotten

There's hope for Sudan and Algeria after their dictators were ousted after decades in power. Plus, Switzerland abolishes its emergency stockpile of coffee — it seems the Swiss no longer think coffee is vital to human survival. And, the ever-changing lexicon of Brexit terms.


WikiLeaks founder arrested in London

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been arrested in London. And, how Assange's arrest reopens the debate over press freedom and national security. Also, Brexit gets another extension, this time until Halloween. Plus, a real Jonah and the whale tale.


One family, split between the US and Haiti

The current measles outbreak in New York City has a Ukraine connection. Also, the divided stance toward Israel among American Jews. Plus, one family split between the US and Haiti dreads a potential loss of their temporary legal status under a Trump administration policy.


Deported to a country that's not home

Claudio Rojas was deported to his native Argentina after 19 years living in the US, and after appearing in a documentary critical of the Trump administration's immigration policies. Plus, Cuban baseball players get shut out of Major League Baseball. And, the true identity of a Polish American revolutionary war hero.


Trump wants to get even tougher on immigration

A change in management at the Department of Homeland Security signals there may be tougher immigration policies coming from Washington. Plus, the "Brexodus" continues as the UK remains in political gridlock over exiting the European Union and some companies are relocating to mainland Europe, taking jobs with them. And climate refugees come to a small city in Georgia.


Who gets stuck with the tariff bill?

The US and China continue to engage in a tit-for-tat tariff war and new research shows that the tariffs are taking a clear toll on American consumers. Plus, Brazilians here in the US supported far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in large numbers last year. Now that Bolsonaro is Brazil's president, many are upset at his recent anti-immigrant comments. And, Eritrean communities all over the world are holding vigils to honor the slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.


High schoolers who cross US-Mexico border daily

What a border shutdown would mean for high school students who cross from Mexico into Texas every day to attend classes. And, the word "boycott" goes back to an Englishman named Captain Charles Boycott. People didn't like him. Plus, one of Japan's biggest girl groups can be described as a cross between "The Mickey Mouse Club" and "The Hunger Games."


A pocket-sized national security threat

Could a thumb drive containing malware be a threat to the President of the United States? Also, attempts to stop fake news ahead of India's general election. And New Orleans recently announced it will issue an apology for the lynching of 11 Italian immigrants back in 1891.


The app that helps Venezuelans cope with chaos

Venezuela continues to face widespread blackouts and water shortages. Venezuelans are desperate for a solution. We dig into the political battle between opposition leader Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro, who refuses to give up power. And, why many Venezuelans are now relying on a group messaging app for crucial information. Also, a former US ambassador to Mexico tells us that more cooperation with Mexico and Central American nations is still the best way to reduce migration to the US from the...


What would cutting off aid to Central America mean?

The Trump administration has announced plans to cut US aid to Central America. What will the loss of the US aid mean to one organization that uses aid money to prevent violence in El Salvador? Also, a comedian with no prior political experience has won the first round of Ukraine's presidential election. And, a group called 38 North uses satellite photography to decipher what North Korea is or isn't doing at missile and nuclear sites.


Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border

In a series of tweets today, President Donald Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico, or large parts of it, if Mexico doesn't immediately shut down illegal immigration. And two weeks after the mosque shootings in New Zealand, what mosques are doing to stay safe. Also, why internet activists worry that a new EU directive could severely limit what can be posted online.


This regulator says the EU isn't afraid to take on Big Tech

The European Union has fined Google three times in recent years, the most recent came last week for $1.7 billion. In Europe, the framework for reining in high tech is taking shape faster than in the US. Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition and speaks with host Marco Werman. And the problem of how the UK should leave the European Union worsens. Plus, we try to Rent-A-Finn. Officially the happiest country on earth, Finland now has a service where you can pay a Finn...


Never mind the insurgents: Myanmar says Rakhine state is open for business

Rakhine state in western Myanmar is home to a Buddhist rebel insurgency, as well as an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Yet Myanmar's political leader is actively promoting investment there. The World's Patrick Winn reports. Plus, critics take on TripAdvisor over complaints of sexual assault against companies listed on the travel advice site. And the European Parliament votes to abolish daylight saving time in 2021.


Why do Israeli politicians come to AIPAC?

Why do so many Israeli politicians come all the way to the US to participate in AIPAC, a lobbying conference that champions American support for Israel? Also, President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation officially recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, but is that proclamation at odds with international law? And in Japan, atomic bomb survivors receive support from the government, including free medical checkups. In Hiroshima, the aging children of atomic bomb survivors...


The unanswered details of the Trump Tower Moscow deal

What is the state of the US-Russia relationship after a weekend of digesting the scant information that the attorney general's office made public about the Mueller investigation? Also, a fight for the future of Algeria. And, the cultural questions that arise when women abide by the tradition of covering their hair but wear fashionable wigs that would have made the original Torah writers raise an eyebrow.