PRI's The World

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PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service. The World's coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists. The program also has access to the 250 BBC correspondents located around the world. Unique in public radio, this network works in concert with the program's multinational team of producers and editors, and brings an exceptional depth of understanding and freshness of perspective to the program content. The result is an award-winning hour of breaking news, in-depth features, hard-hitting commentaries, and thought-provoking interviews found nowhere else in U.S. news coverage. PRI's The World -- international news for an American audience.

Pessimism and optimism in Greece after the latest bailout deal

Jul 13, 2015
Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

The mood in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, after the announcement of the latest European bailout deal, is one of palpable relief. That’s the judgement of reporter, Lilah Raptopoulos.

“Of the 50 or so people I’ve spoken with over the last 10 days,” says Raptopoulos, “all of them say a Grexit from the eurozone and the return of the drachma (the old currency), would be a catastrophe.”

“But nobody is celebrating,” she adds.

After 16 months in maximum-security prison, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord is at large yet again.

An incredible tunnel escape by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, has left the Mexican government scrambling to save face.

This is the second time Guzmán has escaped from prison. After his first escape, in 2001, it took Mexican police 13 years to track him down.

Chaim Topol is still fiddling after all these years

Jul 13, 2015
Daniel Estrin

Some actors go down in history for one starring role, Chaim Topol among them. Topol played Tevye in the classic American musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Topol, who is Israeli, received the Israel Prize this year, Israel’s highest honor for lifetime achievement. He has performed in Fiddler more than 3500 times on stages across the world.

Yassin Alsalman considers the word hip-hop an acronym. For him, it stands for "Highly Intelligent People Hover Over Politics."

And being a hip-hop artist, he has "hovered over politics."

Alsalman was born in Dubai to Iraqi parents. He was raised in the United Arab Emirates and in Canada.

"The ability to live in both the East and the West ... it allowed me to see the world in a different way and be a lot more accepting of cultural differences," he says.

Pien Huang

I went to the docks in the very center of Amsterdam with, basically, one thought in my mind: This is going to be freaking awesome.

I mean, c'mon. It's bikes and fishing. For an Oregon boy, it doesn't get any better than that.

But then, it did.

I saw the claw.

It's like they plucked it straight from "Toy Story 3" and moved it to Amsterdam. It's a huge hydraulic claw, connected to a crane that sits on the front of the barge.