Spyros Tsoutsoumpis, a lecturer in modern European history at the University of Manchester, discusses with The World's host Carol Hills the implications of Greece banning the far-right Greek National Party from running in elections.
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.
Ylva Johansson, home affairs commissioner for the European Union, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the EU's plans to avoid a repeat migration crisis like the one experienced in 2015.
Climate change is driving extreme weather events across the globe and exacerbating health conditions and disparities. The World's Environment Editor and Correspondent Carolyn Beeler moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School's Renee Salas, who explored the deepening crisis at the intersection of climate change and health.
Top of The World: The Taliban have now captured the provincial capital of Ghazni, a strategically important city on the Kabul-Kandahar Highway. And, with the price at the pump heading north, the Biden administration is putting pressure on OPEC to pick up the pace and restore global supply of petroleum to pre-pandemic levels. Also, Sicily reported on Wednesday a temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.84 degrees Fahrenheit), that if confirmed, would mark the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe.
Top of The World: The planet is becoming increasingly hot, with human activity changing the climate in unprecedented ways, a new scientific report from the IPCC says. And, with the United States rapidly withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Taliban are precipitously taking over provincial capitals across the country. Also, a massive fire on Evia, Greece’s second largest island, continues its devastation for a seventh day on Monday.
Athens has appointed a chief heat officer, the first such appointment in Europe and only the second in the world. Chief heat officer Eleni Myrivili spoke with The World’s Lydia Emmanouilidou in Athens.
Top of The World: A top general of Myanmar’s military declared himself the country’s prime minister on Sunday. And, wildfires have ravaged Turkey, Greece and elsewhere on the continent as a heat wave continues baking southeast Europe. Also, dozens of lawmakers in Malaysia were blocked by police on Monday from protesting a two-week lockdown of the country’s Parliament.
Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
This fast-food joint in Athens is serving up a vegan version of a traditionally meaty wrap.
Critical State, a weekly foreign policy newsletter from Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into new research on defining borders, with a focus on Turkey and Greece.