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.

In the run-up to the general election on Nov. 3, our series examines how US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden diverge on key issues by identifying important stories that highlight what the candidates would do differently on the global stage:

The Canadian economy has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But the small town of Oyen, Alberta, is a rare bright spot for which many credit the Keystone XL pipeline.

Construction of the pipeline’s Canadian portion started this past summer, and since then, more than 800 temporary workers have come to the area.

“With the pipeline coming in, it’s an economic boom.”

Wanda Diakow, economic development officer, Alberta

Top of The World — our morning news roundup written by editors at The World. Subscribe here.

When COVID-19 first arrived in Brazil, Germana Soares was concerned about how it would interact with other health issues in her community.

“I thought there would be a lot of deaths,” she said. “We have a very high number of deaths of children from respiratory infections. And we were all very concerned because COVID[-19] also acts in that area.”

Related: Brazil’s wetlands ravaged by out-of-control wildfires

As France mourns a beloved teacher murdered after showing controversial cartoons in class, a diplomatic rift between Europe and the Muslim world over secularism and religious freedom is widening. 

Railing against Islamophobia in the West, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan joined a regional call for a boycott of French imports on Monday. He was cheered on by a Turkish national newspaper, which published lists of French brands to avoid at the market. 

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