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Each weekday, The World guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda. The result is an award-winning hour of breaking news, in-depth features, hard-hitting commentaries and thought-provoking interviews found nowhere else in U.S. news coverage. The World is international news for an American audience.
PRI's The World: 12/11/2013
The US suspends non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels after a US-supplied warehouse falls into the hands of extremist factions. Plus, Pope Francis re-brands Catholicism and earns Time's "Person of the Year." Also, a charitable foundation is the highest bidder for Hopi tribal masks and vows to return them to the Hopi Nation.
PRI's The World: 12/10/2013
Thousands of leaders and South Africans gather in the pouring rain to remember Nelson Mandela. Plus, as politicians gathered there was one handshake shown around the world. And, a classic American icon revs up for overseas markets
PRI's The World: 12/09/2013
We take a look at the continuing protests in Ukraine, as the country's divide continues between east and west. Also, a rare glimpse into the closed-door politics of North Korea as leader Kim Jong Un has his uncle, and former mentor, arrested. Plus, a ride down one of the wildest ziplines on the planet.
PRI's The World: 12/06/2013
The passing of an icon: tributes from all over the globe are paid to Nelson Mandela from students in Cape Town to restaurant-goers in Brooklyn. Exploring Mandela's impact on education policy, the battle against AIDS, and the lessons of his actions for resolving conflicts from Nigeria to Syria.
PRI's The World: 12/05/2013
South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
PRI's The World: 12/04/2013
Why Russians put up with widespread government surveillance. How security experts try to stay one step ahead of al-Qaeda bombmakers. And World Cup soccer gets a new ball.
PRI's The World: 12/03/2013
How scientists are training for the task of moving Syria's chemical weapons through a war zone. Also, the editor of The Guardian newspaper in Britain is grilled by lawmakers about publishing the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Plus, a fungus eating away at coffee crops in Central and South America has coffee shops in New England worried.
PRI's The World: 12/02/2013
What the protests on the streets of Ukraine mean to the US, the EU and Russia. Also, how China's push to make Mandarin the national language could mean the end for the country's many minority languages. Plus, the many forms and global influences of yoga.
PRI's The World: 11/29/2013
America's "Black Friday" phenomenon spills over the border. We hear about shopping traditions in Mexico, China and Morocco. We also head to the Philippines to hear about a community that seemed to get some storm protection from mangroves. And Canada's Olympic curling trials get some special coverage this weekend, Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell) is co-hosting the commentary.
PRI's The World: 11/28/2013
We join the celebration of an Afghan interpreter and his family who have just arrived in America. They're being hosted in the home of a US intelligence officer who credits the interpreter with saving his life. Also, we ask the 'original pilgrims' about the first Thanksgiving. Hear William and Alice Bradford, as portrayed by historical interpreters at the colonial village of Plimoth Plantation.