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"The World in 2:00" with Luke Vargas

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Jun 14, 2019

The WHO stops just short of declaring an ongoing Ebola outbreak a global health crisis.

Jun 13, 2019

Iran’s Supreme Leader rejected the prospect of talks with the U.S. on Thursday, upending a diplomatic visit by Japan's prime minister.

Jun 12, 2019

Thousands of protesters clogged Hong Kong on Wednesday, battling police in a desperate effort to block an extradition bill that hands broad new powers to China.

Jun 11, 2019

A new video game aims to avert nuclear war by making diplomatic simulations cheaper and easier to run.

Jun 10, 2019

Sudan's diverse and historic pro-democracy protest movement faces a new test after the departure of long-time President Omar al-Bashir: getting rid of military leaders.

Jun 7, 2019

The new members of the U.N. Security Council are likely to amplify geopolitical divisions already impeding agreement on the world's crises.

Jun 6, 2019

The U.S. is reportedly preparing a more than $2 billion arms sale to Taiwan in a move likely to provoke tensions with China amid an ongoing trade spat.

Jun 5, 2019

The world’s most neglected displacement crises are all in Central Africa, according to a new report issued by the Norwegian Refugee Council.



Jun 4, 2019

Did E.U. leaders commit 'crimes against humanity' by limiting search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean? A new claim before the ICC says yes.

Jun 3, 2019

The Balkan nation of North Macedonia took a step toward joining NATO on Monday. What would that mean for Europe, the U.S. and Russia?

May 31, 2019

While Mexico is responding cautiously to President Trump's latest tariff threat, that could change if the country's migration efforts remain unacknowledged.

May 30, 2019

Israelis will head to the polls again in September after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to build a ruling government after an April vote.

May 29, 2019

The U.N. kicked off a Decade of Family Farming on Wednesday, praising small farms as key to a sustainable future and pushing governments to connect them with social services, financing and greater market access.

May 28, 2019

Just ten countries and territories are responsible for more than half of the world’s corporate tax avoidance, according to a new report released Tuesday by the U.K. non-profit Tax Justice Network.

May 24, 2019

Could this weekend's European Parliament elections mark a high point for right-wing populism on the continent?

May 23, 2019

'There were expectations he would win the election again, but the scale of the victory has surprised a lot of people,' says Brookings India's Dhruva Jaishankar.

May 22, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May's latest Brexit proposal is running into stiff opposition in parliament.

May 21, 2019

Trade tensions, geopolitical uncertainty and costly natural disasters took a beating on 2019 GDP projections in a new U.N. report.

May 20, 2019

The US will host a foreign investment conference for Palestine next month, a prelude to the unveiling of a Mideast peace plan.

May 17, 2019

The UN warned Friday that fighting in Idlib, Syria risks provoking the "worst humanitarian tragedy of the 21st century."

May 16, 2019

Candidates vying to lead the E.U. agree that the continent has a populist problem. Now how will they fix it?

May 15, 2019

Duke's Bruce Jentleson says Russia's disruptive foreign policy is succeeding, with the US stymied in Venezuela and risking conflict with Iran.

May 15, 2019

Saudi Arabia blamed Houthi rebels in Yemen for a series of drone attacks against Saudi oil facilities on Tuesday, a day after ships carrying Saudi oil were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

May 13, 2019

U.S.-China trade tensions showed no sign of abating on Monday, as China announced that new tariffs would be placed on 5,000 different American products on June 1st unless a trade deal is reached before then.

May 11, 2019

More than 150,000 people have died over the last year in fighting between drug cartels and Mexican security forces.

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