PRI's The World

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Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.

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New US sanctions target Iran's supreme leader

June 24th, 2019


A former State Department official who worked on Iran sanctions during the Obama administration tells us his thoughts on the latest round of tough economic sanctions on Iran. Plus, the risks we face from the melting of …

Airstrikes averted

June 21st, 2019


What happens next after President Donald Trump's last-minute decision to call off a US military airstrike on Iran. Also, Istanbul prepares for a …

Iran's 'very big mistake'

June 20th, 2019


US President Donald Trump says Iran made a "very big mistake" by shooting down a US drone on Thursday in the Middle East. It's the latest escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran, and we'll hear reactions …

Two investigations, no justice

June 19th, 2019


Five years since Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, investigators in the Netherlands have announced that they're putting three Russians and one Ukrainian citizen on trial for murder. …

A change at the Pentagon — again

June 18th, 2019


President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the US military. The announcement comes after the president promised to send additional …

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi dies in court

June 17th, 2019


Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed and died in court on Monday. Also, we discuss the tactics protesters in Hong Kong are relying on …

Protesters vs police in Hong Kong

June 12th, 2019


The standoff between protesters and police in Hong Kong escalated on Wednesday after demonstrators surrounded the Legislative Council building and …

The Vatican officially rejects gender fluidity

June 11th, 2019


The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the notion that gender identity can be fluid. It's being met with sharp criticism by some Catholics. Also …

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