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.
It's not everyday that a Chinese newspaper takes on the government. We hear about the Chinese paper that is demanding that police release one of its reporters. And we meet Alex Owumi - born in Nigeria and raised in Boston - who wound up playing on Gaddafi's basketball team on the eve of the Libyan revolution.
Amnesty International says US drone strikes that killed civilians in Pakistan may constitute war crimes. Also, what else are drones used for? We hear about the many non-lethal, positive ways that unmanned aerial vehicles are put to work. Plus, the story of one of America's favorite hot sauces: Sriracha.
France and Mexico demand an explanation from the US after new revelations of NSA spying in those countries. Also, a national park in Colombia once controlled by rebels is now safe for visitors. Plus, the real life story behind Annie, the CPR mannequin that has helped save countless lives.
Why Saudi Arabia turned down its seat at the United Nations security council. Also, why some immigrants who are US legal residents opt not to become citizens. Plus, how a German band caught the ear of a major label in New York.
The shutdown in Washington is over, but the deal simply moved the debate by a few months. The move echoes similar ones made in the Eurozone for the past three years. Also, ambassador Ryan Crocker on the art of negotiating with Iran. And the delays and denials in processing citizenship applications.
As Congress seeks to hammer out a last-minute deal, people worldwide are watching. We hear how the Washington shutdown has damaged America's image worldwide. Also, the "Cronut" — the half croissant, half donut gets a British treatment. And the latest beats from Africa, courtesy of Apple Juice Kid.