On Monday, the leaders of Ukraine and Russia are set to meet in Paris for the start of peace talks over the war in eastern Ukraine — we have a preview. And in India, police in Hyderabad took four men accused of rape and murder back to the scene of the crime. The suspects allegedly tried to steal weapons, and police shot the four men dead. Also, Barcelona is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations. But all those visitors are taking a toll on the people who actually live there. The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled.
Widespread strikes over pension reform shutdown France
President Emmanuel Macron's promise to reform France's pension system triggered massive protests and strikes around the country Thursday. And, a nationwide measles outbreak has closed businesses and schools in Samoa. Also, the European Union has declared "balsamic" a general term, striking down the attempt by vinegar makers in Modena, Italy, to have the label exclusively for themselves. The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled.
How do you define impeachable behavior?
Four constitutional scholars testified Wednesday at the House Judiciary Committee and tried to tackle how to define impeachable behavior as part of the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. Also, the summit of NATO leaders wrapped up in the United Kingdom with a joint statement and photo op — but the show of unity masks tensions. Also, Native American children in Canada and Alaska have declared a climate emergency. They're headed to the climate summit in Madrid to make their voices heard. The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. Donate today during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled.
Tension between allies as NATO summit begins
All eyes are on NATO as the 70th anniversary summit gets underway in London. We speak with Ambassador Karen Pierce, the UK's representative to the United Nations, about the tension that's opened up between US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. Also, Trump is making additional international headlines while in London by threatening new tariffs against Argentinian and Brazilian steel, along with some French luxury goods. And, "Baby Shark" gets a Navajo language cover. Today is #GivingNewsDay, an opportunity to
London knife attack enters the political debate
Friday's stabbing in London has now become a campaign issue in the UK's snap general election, which is set for Dec. 12. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is blaming the opposition Labour Party for the incident — which has upset many, including the father of one of the stabbing victims. And, NATO is celebrating 70 years this week in London. It will be a low-key affair, considering US President Donald Trump's dismissive statements about the mutual defense treaty. Further dampening the celebration are recent statements from French President Emmanuel Macron who said, "What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO." Also, the word "existential" is Dictionary.com's word of the year. The World is a public media news program that relies on the support of listeners like you. during our NewsMatch campaign and have your donation doubled.