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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.

Courtesy of EHU

After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, European Humanities University became one of the few private universities in Belarus to offer a western-style, liberal arts education. But it didn’t last long. Belarus’s autocratic president, Alexander Lukashenko, shut it down in 2004.

But then the head of the university got an interesting offer from the across the border in Lithuania: re-open EHU as a Belarussian university — in Vilnius.

Do you work harder than the average American? Find out with this tool.

Jul 14, 2015
Lucas Jackson

What's the matter with Americans?

They (we?) are working harder than ever. In 2014, Americans spent an average of eight hours and 10 minutes each day on work-related activities, an increase of nine minutes from 2013, according to the annual Time Use Survey results released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last month. (How do you compare? Do our poll below.)


The New Horizons mission is coming down to the wire.

NASA's mission to the outer reaches of our solar system launched in 2006 and has travelled billions of miles in the past nine years. The probe is about to have a very close encounter with the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its moons.

“The last couple of days have been really phenomenal, seeing all these blobs, black-and-white, resolving to geologic features on the surface so now we can actually do science.”

Marine Olivesi

Every night during Ramadan, hundreds gather for the reciting of the Quran at the Zaytuna mosque, the second oldest in North Africa. They sit and pray around 160 columns brought from the ruins of the ancient city of Carthage, on Tunisia’s coast.

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.