PRI's The World

Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.

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No sign of tensions eased after latest US-China trade talks


Trade talks in Shanghai came to a close with no clear resolution in the ongoing US-China trade war. We learn how the fallout is being felt throughout Southeast Asia. Also, the latest on al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden's son, who was to head the terrorist group. And, iconic rock musician Carlos Santana reflects on Woodstock 50 years on.


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A spotlight on health in other Western democracies


The US Democratic presidential candidates are once again focusing on health care. How does health care work in other Western democracies? Plus, thousands of unaccompanied minors who arrived in Sicily as refugees are still unaccounted for. Finally, a birth announcement in San Diego is great news for experts trying to save the white rhino population from extinction.


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US and China continue trade talks


US and Chinese negotiators sit down for trade talks this week while the effects of the trade war continue to hurt American businesses. Also, the Philippines has been named as the most dangerous place for environmental activists. Plus, a Dutch city is planting bee-friendly gardens on the rooftops of its bus stop shelters.


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Trump names a new spy chief


President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence. What kind of impact will this change have with intelligence agencies of our allies? Also, Hong Kong police have appeared to rely more and more on tear gas against civilians to disrupt street protests...


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A federal judge blocks Trump's asylum rule


The White House vows to fight a federal judge's decision to block one of President Donald Trump's new immigration rules. The decision puts a temporary stop to a rule introduced last week barring most asylum applications at the US-Mexico border. Also, North Korea has seized a Russian fishing boat within its territorial waters...


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Former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies


In Washington, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before two congressional committees on Wednesday about his lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and on links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Also, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is reportedly resigning following weeks of massive protests over a series of scandals, including a leak of private text messages...


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Is the US ready to stop foreign meddling in 2020 vote?


On the eve of former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill, we take a closer look at one of the key issues raised by his report: foreign meddling in US elections. Plus, Boris Johnson will be UK's next prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. And, we meet a glacier keeper.


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An island-wide strike in Puerto Rico


In Hong Kong, demonstrators accuse the police of looking the other way as thugs, armed with sticks, beat them up during peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations. Meanwhile, protesters in Puerto Rico are demanding that the island's governor resign over a scandal involving leaked messages sent by the governor and his close aides. And, just days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, India has launched a new mission to the moon.


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