Global Politics

Wall Street Journal reporter sentenced to 16-year prison term in Russia

Ukraine

Evan Gershkovich, a US reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was sentenced in Moscow court on July 19 to 16 years in prison on espionage charges. The Wall Street Journal and the US government have called this a “sham trial” and vehemently deny the charges. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports on the plight of Gershkovich and other Americans detained in Russia on baseless charges.

‘Our community is terrified’: A faith leader talks about what it means to be a Palestinian Christian in the US

Israel-Hamas war

US authorities arrest a former Syrian official in Los Angeles

Conflict & Justice

An abandoned hotel in southern Lebanon has become a sanctuary for dozens of displaced families

Israel-Hamas war

US ambassador to UN calls for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Sudan

Conflict

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange walks free

Global Politics

The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with author and investigative journalist Michael Isikoff about the implications of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s case.

A far-right Dutch politician who once railed against Islam now spends his time defending it

Religion

Anti-Muslim policies are a key tenet of the Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Geert Wilders. Many of those policies were devised by former lawmaker and once close confidante of Wilders, Joram van Klaveren. Today van Klaveren dedicates his life to defending Islam.

Juneteenth offers a ‘window into the complexity’ of US history with slavery, says author

History

June 19 commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. But the legacy of African enslavement continues to reverberate in much of the world. Howard French, the author of “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War,” speaks with host Marco Werman about the persistent damage in West Africa and beyond.

What a female president could mean for Mexico

Elections

Two women are leading the presidential race in Mexico. But, in a country with a history of gender violence and inequality, feminists aren’t reading too much into the milestone. The World’s Tibisay Zea reports from Mexico City.

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‘They’ve hidden the past from us’: New bill in Honduras seeks to rectify 1980s human rights violations

Human rights

In Honduras, family members of the victims of state violence in the 1980s have been marching for 40 years to demand justice for the disappearance and death of their loved ones. Now, there’s a chance they may see reparations. An unprecedented bill that would provide compensation for the family members of the victims is working its way through Congress.