International

The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

from Scheer Intelligence

Many Angelenos are closely watching Israel’s parliamentary elections. LA is home to some of the largest Jewish and Palestinian communities in the world.

from Greater LA

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

Benjamin Neanyahu’s reelection might end hopes for a peace deal with Palestinians

Israeli voters will head to the polls on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tensions between China and the U.S. are rising, rife with trade wars and combative speeches.

The close ties between China and California

Tensions between China and the U.S. are rising, rife with trade wars and combative speeches.

from Greater LA

The HBO show “Our Boys” is about the murder of a Palestinian teenager and the aftermath. Three Israeli Jews kidnapped and burned alive Mohamed Abu Khdeir.

'Our Boys' documents real-life brutal murder of a Palestinian teen

The HBO show “Our Boys” is about the murder of a Palestinian teenager and the aftermath. Three Israeli Jews kidnapped and burned alive Mohamed Abu Khdeir.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Afghanistan is bracing for increased violence after peace talks at Camp David were canceled over the weekend.

Why are there such differing versions of why Trump-Taliban peace talks were canceled?

Afghanistan is bracing for increased violence after peace talks at Camp David were canceled over the weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s hard to take attention away from the complicated mess that is Brexit. But John Bercow, at least for Americans, often seems to steal the disastrous show.

Amid Brexit drama, one man tries to maintain order

It’s hard to take attention away from the complicated mess that is Brexit. But John Bercow, at least for Americans, often seems to steal the disastrous show.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the run-up to the Iraq War, Katharine Gun, the subject of the film “Official Secrets,” nearly changed the course of history with one corageous decision.

The Most Consequential Whistleblower Who Wasn't

In the run-up to the Iraq War, Katharine Gun, the subject of the film “Official Secrets,” nearly changed the course of history with one corageous decision.

from Scheer Intelligence

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. Seven people are dead, and that number is expected to rise. It’s going to be a long road ahead for the Caribbean island nation.

How islands recover from devastating storms: Lessons from the Virgin Islands

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. Seven people are dead, and that number is expected to rise. It’s going to be a long road ahead for the Caribbean island nation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated on Monday that he could call a snap election if Parliament tries to block his Brexit plans.

Will Boris Johnson be able to divorce the UK from Europe?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated on Monday that he could call a snap election if Parliament tries to block his Brexit plans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The three-day G7 summit ended today with not much to show for it. The most significant accomplishment was a pledge of $20 million to fight the fires in the Amazon jungle.

As fires rage in the Amazon, the world’s richest countries pledge $20 million to help (but not the U.S.)

The three-day G7 summit ended today with not much to show for it. The most significant accomplishment was a pledge of $20 million to fight the fires in the Amazon jungle.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This summer, the ice around the world has been disappearing fast under record heat. In one day, 13 billion tons of ice melted.

Melted glacier in Iceland gets an obit and funeral

This summer, the ice around the world has been disappearing fast under record heat. In one day, 13 billion tons of ice melted.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Italy’s government collapsed today, and it joins a growing list of countries where the far-right is gaining power.

Italy's prime minister steps down as the far-right party rises

Italy’s government collapsed today, and it joins a growing list of countries where the far-right is gaining power.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump has praised dictators and autocrats such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.

What the rise and fall of past global dictators says about foreign affairs today

President Trump has praised dictators and autocrats such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chronic loneliness affects 60 million Americans, and its impact on physical health is equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Effective cure for loneliness? Pay a monthly fee to rent a friend

Chronic loneliness affects 60 million Americans, and its impact on physical health is equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

from Greater LA

For decades, China limited the number of children families could have to just one. The One Child Policy was implemented in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Film looks at lasting trauma from China's One Child Policy

For decades, China limited the number of children families could have to just one. The One Child Policy was implemented in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This summer, Press Play has been looking at cities overrun with tourism in a series called #stayhome.    Venice   , Italy has overflowed with foreigners on cruise ships.

Tips for traveling sustainably

This summer, Press Play has been looking at cities overrun with tourism in a series called #stayhome. Venice , Italy has overflowed with foreigners on cruise ships.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a 5-4 decision along partisan lines, the Supreme Court justices freed up more than $2 billion in military funding to build President Trump’s border wall.

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funding for border wall

In a 5-4 decision along partisan lines, the Supreme Court justices freed up more than $2 billion in military funding to build President Trump’s border wall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Russian government tried to hack election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election, and in at least one state, Russians were in a place to delete or change voter data,…

Russia tried hacking election systems in all U.S. states, according to Senate report

The Russian government tried to hack election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election, and in at least one state, Russians were in a place to delete or change voter data,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In1961, Gordon Parks photographed South America’s poorest neighborhoods for Life magazine. While shooting in a Rio De Janeiro slum, Parks met 12-year-old Flávio da Silva.

Public outrage sparks from Gordon Parks' photos of a boy in Brazilian slums

In1961, Gordon Parks photographed South America’s poorest neighborhoods for Life magazine. While shooting in a Rio De Janeiro slum, Parks met 12-year-old Flávio da Silva.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand