PRI's The World: Latest Edition

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

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      Puerto Rico's recovery, Facebook's election pledge, history of Tiki bars


      Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery after being battered by Hurricane Maria. Also, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continue to trade insults and threats. Plus, a conversation with South African body positive activist Lesego Legobane.


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      Trump tightens the economic noose on 'Rocket Man' and encourages his friends to go to Africa 'to get rich'


      President Donald Trump announces a new set of sanctions on North Korea, while South Korea says it’s resuming aid to the North. We hear how Africans are reacting to Trump’s comment that his friends are going to the continent to get rich. Plus, the global effort to get more girls interested in shark science.


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      Mexico City reeling from earthquake, Miami immigrants help neighbors after Hurricane Irma


      Central Mexico is still reeling after Tuesday's major earthquake. We hear how immigrant communities are trying to put their lives back together after Hurricane Irma. And a new statue in Moscow pays tribute to the inventor of the AK-47.


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      A new warning to North Korea, Mexico City quake, Modi's army of internet trolls


      President Donald Trump uses his first speech to the UN General Assembly to send another strong warning to North Korea. Also, how Alaska sells its wild salmon in the global economy. And remembering the Russian engineer who may have saved us from an accidental nuclear war


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      Trump's UN agenda, stubborn sexism in Germany and turning ice into music


      Today, with President Donald Trump at the United Nations, we look at how UN ambassador Nikki Haley became the voice of Trump's foreign policy. Also, Ho Chi Minh's complex relationship with the US before the Vietnam War. Plus, how to record melting ice and turn into music.


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      An attack in London, cruising the Northwest Passage and singing waitresses


      The London subway once again comes under attack, and officials suspect its terrorist related. Plus, melting ice means the Northwest Passage is now open to cruise ships. We'll look at the pros and cons. And, sure, nuclear weapons are a big sticking point in any negotiations with the North Koreans. But so too are a group of singing waitresses. Those stories, plus some new music from Kronos Quartet — today on The World.


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      Coming together after Harvey, decision time on North Korea and Russian war games get too close for comfort


      In Houston, the cleanup effort is bringing divided communities together. Our reporter rides along with young Muslims who are volunteering throughout the city. Russia's military exercises in Belarus are a little too close for comfort in NATO countries. And, zero's our hero, and maybe a little older than we thought.


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      Americans fighting ISIS in Syria, Britain's transgender debate, iPhone X security questions


      Some Americans are traveling to Syria to join Kurdish fighters in the battle against ISIS. Plus, what the facial recognition feature on the new iPhone X means for user security. And a brief history of the US Virgin Islands.


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      Undocumented minors and their relatives face crackdown, Australia's gun amnesty, bye bye Cassini


      An uncle who agreed to take in his undocumented nephew becomes a target for federal immigration agents. That's our top story today. Also, why many in West Virginia are looking beyond coal to new jobs in the solar industry. Plus Cuba's most trusted meteorologist.


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      Sept. 11 in the Trump era, hacking the power grid and bringing Jose Lopez Ramirez home


      On the show today, the ways in which the 9/11 attacks shape President Donald Trump's world view and his administration's foreign policy. And, we remember the life and work of American historian Nancy Dupree, who spent years living in Afghanistan with her husband. Dupree passed away over the weekend. Plus, why Norway's gone back to paper ballots for their elections.


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