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.

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Saudi Arabia plans to invest a huge sum of money in a company founded by an adviser to US President Donald Trump.

Blackstone Group said over the weekend that Saudi Arabia had signed a nonbinding agreement committing $20 billion to upgrade existing infrastructure in the United States.  

Blackstone also plans to raise another $20 billion from other sources for its infrastructure fund.

Carlos Barria (United States Conflict Politics Society)/Reuters

More than 58,000 Haitians who stayed in the United States with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Monday.

Francesco Bellina

Slavery's tight grip on Nigerian migrant women takes many forms: threats of violence; tens of thousands euros in debt to cover the cost of the journey; desperation.

As African migrants with little education or job training, they have few alternatives.

But there's a stronger form of bondage than the debt or even the violence. It's a "juju oath" taken back in Nigeria. Many women are terrified of breaking it. 

In interviews I’d seen with her, she’s this larger-than-life personality. Boisterous and fired up. When we meet at an outdoor lounge in an upscale neighborhood in Kampala, she’s wearing cool sunglasses and has a shock of dyed blond short hair.

It’s still early on a Sunday morning, so we have the place to ourselves. After finding a spot in the corner under an umbrella, she explains that she’s getting over a cold. Her voice is low and quiet. Not what I expected from the self-described Queen of East African Rap.

For the past month, Federica Dávila, a fourth-year medical student at the Central University of Venezuela, has been part of the biggest wave of protests in the country since 2014. But Dávila isn’t marching with signs or chanting political slogans. She’s working with a group of 60 other medical students to keep Venezuelans safe during the protests.

Their group is known as Primeros Auxilios UCV, a volunteer first-aid group of mostly medical students. They got together after a protest in 2014. This year when the protests started again, they decided to reactivate the group.