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.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad makes an unannounced visit to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. Also, a BBC reporter tells us what it was like to cover an Ebola outbreak happening all around his hometown in Sierra Leone. Plus, a religious studies professor listens to 1,500 cassette tapes found in a home once belonging to Osama bin Laden.
Canada's next prime minister is more than just handsome and smart and liberal. A Canadian reporter fills in the details. Also, Dutch authorities welcome the so-called 'child brides' of Syrian refugee men already in the country, but many in the Netherlands aren't happy about it. And a 16th century church in Mexico emerges from a lake. It's because of a drought, but its appearance brings a flood of tourist dollars.
The path to Western Europe is getting harder and harder for migrants. Large numbers are stuck on the Croatian side of its border with Slovenia. Rain and colder temperatures are making the wait nearly unbearable. Also, we find out why the United States has decided to withhold part of its funding for the drug war in Mexico. Plus, a Canadian college soccer player at West Virginia University is one of 10 candidates for soccer's prestigious Women's World Player of the Year award.
Two new suspects have been named in the Lockerbie bombing case, but can prosecutors get to them in Libya? Also, we hear about the funny side of the upcoming Canadian elections with comedian Rick Mercer in Toronto. He and Marco also chat about the Blue Jays making the playoffs, and Canadians' on-again/off-again love affair with baseball. Plus, we find out what Conan O'Brien was doing in Armenia earlier this week.
President Obama says US troops will stay in Afghanistan longer than previously planned, but that the mission remains the same: Training Afghan troops and counter-terrorism. We get a veteran's perspective from someone who served with the Marines in both Iraq and Afghanistan. We also speak to one of the artists hired to paint Arabic graffiti on the set of the TV series "Homeland." They produced messages, visible on camera but unnoticed by producers, that called the show "a joke" and "racist." Plus, the story of a woman who saved one of her sons from the Nazis during World War II. We hear from her great-granddaughter.
So just how big a threat is climate change to our national security? Climate change got a lot of mentions last night during the Democrats' presidential candidate debate. Bernie Sanders said it was the biggest national security threat, and Martin O'Malley said climate change could act as a threat multiplier, making other problems facing the US even worse. Also, Denmark was in the debate spotlight, too — praised by one candidate for offering generous benefits to its citizens, dismissed by another as too small to be compared to the US. A Danish broadcasting news director tells us how that went down among Danes. Plus, the US releases its annual report on religious freedom around the globe.