Smoke rise from an air defense base in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

Russia attacks Ukraine; peace in Europe ‘shattered’


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.

Visitors look at the Chinese military's KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft during 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China 2021, in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong province

Why China’s air force is provoking Taiwan

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A National Guardsman walks along a border fence near the International Bridge where thousand of migrants, mostly from Haiti, have formed a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas

US begins mass deportations of Haitian migrants as Haiti calls for moratorium

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In this photo provided by US Navy, the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility

Aukus security pact sparks Chinese and French ire

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Three people wearing white biohazard suits look on to a dead relative out of frame

Two siblings, oceans apart, support each other as medics on the COVID-19 frontlines

Young girl holds up hammer as she uses it to break rocks in front of her

US Customs and Border Protection monitors imports to curb products made by forced labor

Human rights

Five years ago, Congress cleared the way for CBP to fight forced labor. Now CBP and advocates are trying to figure out how to do it, starting with sanctions and bans.

In this file photo taken on Wed. June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia.

US and Russia extend key nuclear arms reduction treaty


The World’s host Marco Werman spoke to Lynn Rusten, vice president of global nuclear policy at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, about the New START treaty’s extension and the urgency of follow-up agreements.

The sun rises on the Statue of Liberty, in New York, November 2nd 2016

Norwegian statesman Jan Egeland critiques Trump’s reported vulgar remarks

Global Politics

Reports of vulgar, offensive outbursts by the president of the United States have real-world consequences. One is the impact on America’s reputation overseas and its ability to lead and influence world events — its “soft power.” That’s the argument from Norwegian statesman Jan Egeland.

Leila Day (left) and Hana Baba (right), co-hosts of the podcast, The Stoop.

Creators of a new podcast are unpacking black identity


Leilah Day and Hana Baba are journalists at KALW based in San Francisco. They say they wanted to “start conversations and provide sound-rich stories about what it means to be black, and how we talk about blackness” — and so, The Stoop was born.

dual black holes

Nobel-winning US astrophysicists bring us closer to the ‘birth of the universe’


US astrophysicists Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize Tuesday for the discovery of gravitational waves, offering a sneak peek at the universe’s very beginnings.