The World

An award-winning daily show, “PRI's The World” brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. "The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists, including access to 250 BBC correspondents.

Recent Episodes

PRI's The World: 6/05/14

It's been 70 years since Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. We revisit the Soviet role in World War II and ask how D-Day is remembered in Moscow, if at all. Also, anti-fracking protesters in the UK have carried out a political stunt outside the prime minister's country house - turning up in hard hats and sealing off the house with security fencing. Plus, Americans make the daily commute from Mexico to the US.

PRI's The World: 6/04/2014

It's been 25 years since the massacre in Tiananmen Square. We hear from a student protester and from a young Chinese woman who doesn't remember it. Also, we look back at the history of POWs and prisoner exchanges. And we take a ahead to the upcoming selection of Israel's next president. It's a largely ceremonial post, but the competition's fierce.

PRI's The World: 6/03/14

The release of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners has generated a lot of conversation. It got us wondering what's going on at Guantanamo Bay these days. Also, the Syrian elections are happening on Tuesday. Many in the anti-Assad camp see the elections as a complete farce. And, the joys and pitfalls of communal toilets.

PRI's The World: 6/02/14

President Obama announces new rules regarding carbon emissions. We'll compare and contrast what the two biggest emitters -- China and the US -- are doing to tackle the issue. Plus, how some in China are going do-it-yourself when it comes to battling pollution; they're making their own air filters. And, email proof that Qatar bought its way to hosting the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament.

PRI's The World: 5/30/14

The scandal at the VA health system proved too much for Eric Shinseki, who has resigned. We look into Shinseki's military and political career. And, the brutal killings of young girls in Pakistan and India that have outraged certain sectors of society. We'll hear how people are pushing back in all sorts of ways, including a Bollywood film. Plus, a singer from Iceland who's trying to make it big here in the US.

PRI's The World: 5/29/14

Syrian refugees are flocking to their embassy in neighboring Lebanon to cast their vote in their country's presidential election. And, why Spanish speakers don't send dying relatives to hospice. Plus, Tunisians take to "selfie activism" in order to highlight their growing problem with trash.