Many questions remain a day after the reported death of Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin in a plane crash. The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Kimberly Marten, who has studied the Wagner Group and testified about it on Capitol Hill. She is also a professor at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Katia Glod, a fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about Belarus' role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Russia has launched an invasion into eastern Ukraine, prompting condemnation from the US and Western nations. Meanwhile, Ukrainian civilians flee to safety amid the ongoing assaults.
Belarus Free Theater has staged provocative plays highlighting political corruption and the effects of authoritarianism for 16 years. Now, all its members are leaving Belarus, saying it’s no longer safe for them.
Iraqi Kurds fleeing the semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq have made harrowing journeys to Western Europe. Now, many are being flown back to northern Iraq, often with little to restart their lives.
Humanitarian groups and media have been banned from entering the area near the border with Belarus.
The US, Canada and Mexico are holding trilateral talks today in Washington. Also, volunteers who helped in search-and-rescue operations for migrants at sea are on trial in Greece. And, Iraq has flown home hundreds of its citizens who were camped out at the Belarus-Poland border.
The EU is placing new sanctions on travel companies helping to transport migrants to Belarus. Also, American journalist Danny Fenster, who was sentenced to 11 years in prison, has been released by the military junta in Myanmar. And, Austria imposes a lockdown on people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Turkey halts flights for some Arab citizens traveling to Belarus. Also, France hosts peace conference on Libya to ensure elections take place in December. And, Myanmar sentences American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison.
The EU accuses Belarus of trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. Also, Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 drivers working for the United Nations by delivering aid. And, nearly 200 nations compose a draft of the Glasgow agreement at the COP26 climate conference.
Polish riot police push back hundreds of migrants at the border with Belarus. Also, rich and poor nations try to resolve differences at the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow. And, Malawi elects its first MP with albinism.