PRI's The World

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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After cartel violence paralyzes a city, what's next?


Violence erupted in Culiácan, Mexico, when cartel members and security forces clashed. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has defended the decision to free a son of the jailed drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, whose discovery in a home sparked the ambush. How much power do the cartels have in Mexico? Plus, shelling continued in northern Syria on Friday, despite President Donald Trump's announcement that the US had brokered a pause in the fighting...


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US says Turkey has agreed to pause offensive


Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture. Also at this week's Democratic debate, former Vice President Joe Biden raised the question: Is ISIS coming to America? We're doing a reality check on that. Plus, US President Donald Trump's tariffs against the EU take effect Friday. In Scotland, the new 25% tariffs could impact a beloved export: Scotch.


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US envoy travels to Turkey to negotiate a cease-fire


Turkey continued its offensive in northern Syria on Wednesday. Meanwhile, US Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to negotiate a ceasefire, but the Turkish president says he will not agree to a ceasefire until the border area is cleared of Kurdish fighters. Plus, we speak to an entrepreneur in Damascus to get a view from the Syrian capital...


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What's next after the US imposes sanctions on Turkey?


With the US imposing economic sanctions on Turkey, what will NATO or the EU do? And, will Turkey's threat of releasing refugees into Europe stop the EU from acting? Also, a majority of Scottish citizens voted against independence from the UK a few years ago. Now, with Brexit on the horizon, many Scots are wondering if they really want to be tied to London anymore.


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(Featured) Things That Go Boom: Is our foreign policy for sale?


Money in politics is a little bit like an iceberg — there’s the stuff you can see, like lobbying firms, and then there’s all the stuff below the waterline. On this bonus episode from The World's partners at the Things That Go Boom podcast, host Laicie Heeley wades into the swamp. Heeley focuses on one of the loudest groups that weighed in on the Iran nuclear deal to get a better sense of how the system works...


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Chaos in Syria as alliances shift


Northern Syria is in chaos. The situation on the ground is changing quickly, with new coalitions aligning and more groups joining the fight. And, American farmers are getting fed up with being pawns in President Donald Trump's trade wars. Also, a kindergarten in southern Israel was shut down in September after the school was accused of segregating students by race. But for Ethiopian Jews in Israel, it was another painful reminder of the obstacles they face as a minority in the Jewish state.


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A tense time in northeastern Syria as operation continues


Friday marked the third day of Turkish attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. It's a scene of chaos and turmoil. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks have forced more than 60,000 Syrians from their homes. For Syrian refugees already in Turkey, this is making a tense time even more difficult. Also, Serhiy Leshchenko, a former Ukrainian MP and investigative journalist, is being called "the Ukrainian who sunk Paul Manafort...


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Giuliani's tangled ties in Ukraine


Serhiy Leshchenko, a former Ukrainian MP and investigative journalist, is being called "the Ukrainian who sunk Paul Manafort." Leshchenko provided evidence on the shadowy activities of Trump’s former campaign manager in Ukraine. Also, Friday marked the third day of Turkish attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attacks have forced more than 60,000 Syrians from their homes...


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The impact of Turkey's offensive on people in Syria


What's the impact of Turkey's military incursion into Syria having on people there? Also, Apple removed an app from its online store that protesters in Hong Kong have been using to locate police and dangerous spots in the city. Plus, tensions are boiling over at universities around the world where students from Hong Kong and mainland China are getting into disputes over pro-democracy protests back home.


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Turkish military action opens new chapter in Syrian war


Turkey launched an attack on Kurdish militias in northern Syria on Wednesday. These are some of the same Kurdish military forces who've been fighting alongside US troops against ISIS. Turkey's move was expected, but plenty of Middle East experts, along with members of the US Congress, are worried about the consequences...


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