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NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Check back in for new videos every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 9am ET.

Nicaragua Protests Call on President Ortega to Resign | NowThis World

Nicaragua is in the midst of its deadliest unrest since the country's civil war - which ended after decades of violence and instability in 1990. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/VDKNMgKZoRk Hundreds have died amid government crackdowns on protests calling for President Daniel Ortega to step down. Citizens, activists, and journalists alike are calling attention to the crisis, which they say has been vastly underreported by western media. One of those people is Dánae Vílchez, a Nicaraguan journalist who has been covering the Nicaragua protests since May. We spoke to her from the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua where much of the violence is taking place. She helped put in context just how bad things have gotten. Over the last two months, those calling for Ortega to resign have been met with resistance from pro-government paramilitary forces. Amnesty International recently reported that Ortega's government is colluding with paramilitary groups, and accusing the police of intentionally allowing perpetrators of violence to flee the scene. The order from the government, the report claims, is to "shoot to kill." The government has denied any connection or responsibility to the killings. Regional human rights group, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, has been tracking the violence, and reports more than more than 300 people been killed and upwards of one thousand people injured. They have denounced the government's excessive use of force, illegal detentions, censorship of the press "and other forms of intimidation," including the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators as well as several police officers. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights was granted access to investigate the violence and even the UN has called for access. But Ortega has indicated he does not plan to step down. Still, people hope that Ortega could face international persecution, even if he can't be brought to justice in his home country. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

23 hours ago

How Putin's Government Used The World Cup To Make The Rich Richer | NowThis

Corruption, bribery, and favoritism – this is how Putin’s government used The World Cup to make the rich richer. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/4ZO1R9WYttk In our previous episode, we explained how the 2018 World Cup being hosted by Russia led to a massive international scandal and the downfall of several FIFA officials. Now we're taking an in-depth look at the corruption behind the World Cup and how Vladimir Putin has used the World Cup games, this international football tournament, to benefit his friends and make the rich even richer. In addition to this, on opening day of the games, Putin and the Russian government announced a plan to raise the retirement age for all men and women. This outraged many citizens and led to protests in 30 different cities on July 1st. Check out this episode and hear from journalist Oliver Bullough on the issues. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

5 days ago

South Sudan Hunger Crisis: NowThis World Reports | NowThis World

We're talking about South Sudan in this episode of NowThis World. We've come to The Kakuma Refugee camp in northern Kenya, just 80 miles away from South Sudan's border, to speak to some of the people who've recently fled South Sudan to find out more about this crisis. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/7XqoKgch4Ck Over a million people in South Sudan are at risk of severe hunger - again. And while hunger has always troubled the young country, the link between it and conflict has meant that more South Sudanese people are hungry now - more than ever before Hunger isn't a new issue for this country. It has experienced waves of drought, famine and severe hunger as recently as 2017. And these issues have only been exacerbated by South Sudan's civil war. In 2013, just two years after South Sudan became independent, then-president Salva Kiir dissolved his entire cabinet and accused then-Vice President Riek Machar of planning a failed coup. Salva Kiir is an ethnic Dinka, the country's largest group, while Machar is from Nuer, the second largest community. The political quarrel eventually turned into ethnic violence. The fighting has displaced over 4 million South Sudanese, exacerbated human needs and HALTED relief operations. One challenge the nation faces every year are the seasons. South Sudanese rely on dry seasons for harvest and refer to the rainy seasons as the hunger season, because it's the time they rely on stored food before the next harvest. This year's harvest is THE SMALLEST on record since the country was formed in 2011. Over the past few years, a number of peace talks have been held with little results. Although ending the war may not solve all food insecurity issues in the country, one thing is clear, the war ending would be a step in the right direction. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter:https://twitter.com/AlexLJanin » Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexljanin NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 week ago

What Countries Have Tried Universal Basic Income? | NowThis World

What happens when a government gives their citizens free money? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2yY92Zg In this episode of NowThis World, Alex Janin will explain Universal Basic Income, what it is, and why it’s becoming a popular subject of debate. Countries around the world have piloted versions of the UBI experiment including Kenya, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, and Spain, and others have proposed versions in places like India and Scotland. As UBI grows in popularity - it also becomes a more controversial topic of debate. So, let us know your thoughts. Would something like this work in the U.S.? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

2 weeks ago

The Rise Of Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan | NowThis World

Here's how the president of Turkey went from popular politician to now being referred to as a power-grabbing dictator. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/PtPjaQnC7nw Turkey is on the verge of a major shakeup to its power structure - and it all comes down to what happens to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey’s 2018 elections. In this episode, NowThis World host Judah Robinson will looking at the life of the man touted as the most popular politician in Turkey, who has also been described as an authoritarian leader. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

3 weeks ago

The Malaysia Election & Opposition Victory Explained | NowThis World

Malaysia just had its first-ever opposition victory. We’re talking about a whole new government. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/NssFRFwJyP0 Following an election result that surprised even longtime analysts in the region, Najib Razak stepped down as Malaysia’s Prime Minister in May 2018, to cede power to a man who not only mentored him, but actually helped him get into power in the first place: Mahathir Mohamad. So what does this all mean for the people of Malaysia? Check out our full story to learn more about this historic shift in governance. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

4 weeks ago

How Russia Won The Bid For The 2018 World Cup | The Russia Desk | NowThis

Here's how Russia hosting the World Cup led to a massive international scandal and the downfall of several FIFA officials. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/K9iHSX9Yryo Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

What Were The Palestinian Intifadas? | NowThis World

There have been many Palestinian uprisings against Israel in the past but what makes the Intifadas stand out? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/VUxRVu5RK-A Tension and violence between Palestinians and Israelis isn’t anything new. In fact, there have been a number of other mass Palestinian uprisings against Israel in the past, that lasted for years. In this episode we’re going to answer the question, what were the Palestinian Intifadas? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

Why Are Countries Reporting Their Gender Pay Gap? | NowThis World

Here’s why countries like the UK, Japan, and Australia have implemented reporting on their gender pay gaps. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/_vUxSsfc8rg As of 2017, UK companies with at least 250 employees have to report how much they’re paying men and women on average. And they’re not the first. From Japan, to Australia, to Belgium, several nations around the world have implemented gender pay gap reporting schemes, in the hopes of holding businesses accountable. But can reporting on the gender pay gap actually help close it? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

Arkady Babchenko on How Putin Weaponizes Propaganda | The Russia Desk: Extras | NowThis World

The Russian journalist who staged his own death has a lot to say about how Putin dehumanizes other people and countries. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/VIcBGu-4TS4 Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

PutinCon: What To Expect From Putin's 4th Term | The Russia Desk | NowThis World

What to expect from Putin’s fourth term: more military might, more foreign interference. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/GuUf8YVeKzE Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

Will The Philippines Finally Legalize Divorce? | NowThis World

The Philippines is one of only two countries in the world where divorce is illegal – here’s why this is a huge issue. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/Tz8GiayTeb8 The Philippines is one of only two countries in the world where divorce is illegal. Join NowThis World Producer Alex Janin as she explores how the Philippines became one the last countries in the world with a ban on divorce, and how that affects its people. The only other state with a divorce ban is Vatican City - and with a population of under 1,000 made up of mostly nuns and priests, divorce isn’t in very high demand. But in the Philippines, a country with more than 40,000 married couples, more than half the population supports legalizing the practice. So when will Filipinos in unhappy marriages finally get the chance to move on? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

How the Pro-Democracy Movement Can Thrive in Russia | The Russia Desk | NowThis World

“Nothing is forever and Mr. Putin is no exception.” — This man believes democracy can work in Russia. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/snewoRQLW2I Opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza explains how the pro-democracy movement could actually thrive in Russia. As Vice Chair of ‘Open Russia’ Kara-Murza organizes a nationwide grassroots pro-democracy movement for people, all across Russia, who reject the regime of Vladimir Putin and everything it stands for; the corruption, the authoritarianism, the aggression, the media censorship, the political oppressions, etc. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

What’s Behind Northern Ireland’s Mental Health Crisis? | NowThis World

The suicide rate in Northern Ireland nearly doubled in a 10-year span after the signing of the peace agreement known as the Good Friday Peace Agreement or the Belfast Agreement – here's a look into why mental illness has become more prevalent in Northern Ireland over the last 20 years. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/iDJ8G3dx5wI April 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, or Belfast Agreement, being signed in Northern Ireland. The move sought to end 30 years of sectarian conflict in the region, between Irish Republicans and the British State Forces and Loyalists. But in the aftermath of the violence, staggering numbers of suicides and reports of local people struggling with mental health issues emerged in Northern Ireland. NowThis World Senior correspondent Versha Sharma will dive into data that shows there’s a real mental health crisis in Northern Ireland, where more people have died of suicide during the last 20 years of peace than were killed during 3 decades of conflict. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

1 month ago

Russia's Attempt to Ban Pavel Durov's 'Telegram' App | The Russia Desk | NowThis

Imagine the protests that would break out if the U.S. government tried to ban Facebook Messenger. That’s what young people in Russia are going through right now. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/zyoyWkA112Y Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

2 months ago

Is Burundi On The Brink Of Conflict Again? | NowThis World

The President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, is seeking to change the nation's constitution so that he can remain in power through 2034. We're looking back at Burundi's troubled past, it's peace building successes after war, and the president that could jeopardize it all. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/0ALHQvYJs6c Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

2 months ago

Will North & South Korea Really Denuclearize? | NowThis World

Are the Koreas finally on a path to peace? Join NowThis correspondent Versha Sharma as she breaks down the historic Interkorean summit that took place on April 27, 2018. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/q8vgTkAKHdo In the meeting between North Korea and South Korea at the DMZ, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed the Panmunjom declaration and agreed to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and seek a permanent end to the 1950s Korean war. Similar commitments and calls for action on a peace treaty and denuclearization came in 1992, 1994, 2005, and 2010 -- so will these talks prove any different? Only time will tell. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

2 months ago

Who Has Used Chemical Weapons Since They've Been Banned? | NowThis World

From Adolf Hitler to Bashar al-Assad, here are some of the world’s leaders who have used chemical weapons since they were banned globally in 1925. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/cGqj1XCkYWM On April 8, 2018 -- an attack in Syria shocked the world. Footage from the aftermath of the incident showed men, women and children desperately gasping for air and being hosed down with water by first responders -- a scene that is often associated with chemical weapons attacks. But chemical weapons are illegal and have been banned globally since the Geneva Convention in 1925 when the international community came together and signed a treaty called The Geneva Protocol. Despite chemical weapons being banned, it hasn’t prevented some world leaders from using these brutal weapons against people. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

2 months ago

Fidel & Raul Castro's Legacy and What’s Next For Cuba | NowThis World

In this episode NowThis World correspondent Judah Robinson looks back at the legacy of Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, asking the question: What’s next for communist Cuba? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/72-QbwDnUQI A new era is dawning on Cuba. On April 19, communist Cuba’s National Assembly came together to officially elect the communist nation’s next president, Miguel Diaz-Canel. It was the second leadership change in the communist island since 1959. And for the first time in nearly six decades, the new leader isn’t part of the Castro family. Fidel & Raul Castro's Legacy and What’s Next For Cuba | NowThis World Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

2 months ago

The Poisoning of Sergei & Yulia Skripal | The Russia Desk | NowThis World

Diplomatic relations with Russia are the worst they've been in years, since the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia — here’s what you need to know. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/2y9vMIOzOuI Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

2 months ago