Pentagon officials speak at a hearing

Russian bounty allegations shine spotlight on what Trump admin knew and when

Global Politics

According to reports, senior White House officials were aware as early as the beginning of 2019 of classified intelligence indicating that Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for killing US troops. The World spoke with Mark Galeotti, a senior associate fellow at the British-based Royal United Services Institute, to get his take. 

Protestors gathered at a small rally in support of Apple's refusal to help the FBI access the cell phone of a gunman involved in the killings of 14 people in San Bernardino, California in February.

Did an Israeli digital forensics firm unlock the San Bernardino attacker’s cellphone?

Municipal police officers watch screens in the video surveillance control room of the municipal police supervision centre in Nice February 9, 2015.

The French government’s new surveillance law opens the door to NSA-style mass surveillance

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Daniel Norris throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning at the Rogers Centre.

Canadian sports join in the post-Boston Marathon security buildup

A hospital security guard

America’s armed security guards are lightly regulated — if they’re regulated at all

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Riot police block demonstrators during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014.

How police violence in the US could help spark racial justice in Brazil


The cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the US have their own analogues in Brazil, where relations between black citizens and police are also tense. But one Brazilian activist hopes the news from the US could push Brazilians to talk more openly about racial issues.

The World

‘Extremely sophisticated’ explosives passed through cargo screening

Conflict & Justice

We discuss protocols for screening cargo packages with the director of the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University, Professor Vincent Henry. Robert Worth, Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times, reports from the region.

While the world worries about Olympic security, Russian citizens seem unconcerned


The Olympics are just two weeks away. And according to reporter Julia Barton, who is in Moscow, Russian media is more interested in the protests in Ukraine than in possible security threats at the Olympics.

The journalist who broke the NSA story says surveillance technology is out of control

Global Politics

When news broke revealing the extent of the NSA’s data collection strategies, it quickly became not only the most-talked about story of the year, but it raised all sorts of questions regarding the privacy of citizens and the constitutionality of mass surveillance. Journalist Glenn Greenwald helped break the stories and says we need to rein in the runaway surveillance.

The flag on the US embassy is pictured next to the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag. A German newspaper said on Sunday that President Barack Obama knew his intelligence service was eavesdropping on Angela Merkel a

What will it take to curb the NSA’s spying? Political courage, says an expert

Global Politics

In the 1970s after Watergate, the Senate held hearings that showed the NSA had been spying on citizens. And Congress enacted laws to control it. Journalist Tim Weiner says that’s the type of openness the US needs now.