When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

USA

This Happened

This Happened—January 26: Happy Birthday To Hockey's Great One

On this day in 1961, Wayne Gretzky was born.

Get This Happened straight to your inbox ✉️ each day! Sign up here.

Watch VideoShow less

This Happened—January 22: The World's First "Jumbo Jet"

On this day in 1970, Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service in on a Pan Am flight from New York to London.

Get This Happened straight to your inbox ✉️ each day! Sign up here.

Keep reading...Show less

This Happened—January 20: The Obama Presidency Begins

Barack Obama is inaugurated as 44th President of the United States on this date in 2009, making him the first African-American president.

Get This Happened straight to your inbox ✉️ each day! Sign up here.

Keep reading...Show less

This Happened—January 14: Final Sex Pistols Concert

The Sex Pistols' final concert is held in Winterland, San Francisco, in 1978 on this day.

Get This Happened straight to your inbox ✉️ each day! Sign up here.

Keep reading...Show less
eyes on the U.S.
Bertrand Hauger, Ginevra Falciani and Renate Mattar

World Peeks In Biden’s Garage, Files Fire Up International Coverage

"Two Presidents, Two Polemics.." Newspapers from Germany to Italy to Mexico and Lebanon and beyond are trying to gauge the ramifications for the ongoing Biden v. Trump showdown.

The “Garagen-Affäre” — Berlin-based daily Die Welt took a crack at giving a moniker to the accumulating revelations that President Joe Biden had not turned over all classified documents from his time as Barack Obama’s vice president.

The German coverage, along with a flood of articles published around the world on Friday, came after a second batch of documents were discovered in the garage of Biden’s home in Delaware, next to the president’s prized Corvette sports car.

Watch VideoShow less
This Happened

This Happened—January 2: The Trial Of The Century

Billed as “the trial of the century,” the case begins against Richard “Bruno” Hauptmann, accused of kidnapping and killing the 20-month-old son of renown aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Get This Happened straight to your inbox ✉️ each day! Sign up here.

Watch VideoShow less
LGBTQ Plus

LGBTQ+ International: Trusting Truss, Uganda’s Banned Festival, Peaceful Poland Pride — And The Week’s Other Top News

Welcome to Worldcrunch’s LGBTQ+ International. We bring you up-to-speed each week on a topic you may follow closely at home, but can now see from different places and perspectives around the world. Discover the latest news on everything LGBTQ+ — from all corners of the planet. All in one smooth scroll!

This week featuring:

Watch VideoShow less
In The News
Lisa Berdet, Chloé Touchard and Lila Paulou

Night Of Shelling Across Ukraine, Lula Leads, Resurrecting Tasmanian Tigers

👋 Laphi!*

Welcome to Wednesday, where Ukraine wakes up from a night of sustained shelling, Lula leads the polls as Brazil’s presidential race opens, and researchers are trying to bring Tasmanian tigers back to life. Meanwhile, we look at the dire dairy situation in Cuba, which faces severe milk shortages.

[*Aymara - Bolivia]

Watch VideoShow less
Geopolitics
Nikolaus Doll

Russian Oil And The Double Standard Of Biden's NordStream Squeeze

The United States expects Germany to put a halt to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. But the Americans are not mentioning the fact that they themselves import plenty of oil from Russia.

-Analysis-

BERLIN — On his return flight from his inaugural visit to Washington on Monday evening, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was half-jokingly asked to say “Nord Stream 2”, so that he would have uttered the irritant word at least once on his trip. Scholz did it. In all his public statements, he had consistently avoided mentioning the controversial gas pipeline by name.

Americans, both the politicians and the media, tried hard to pressure the Chancellor into making a clear statement that a shutdown of Nord Stream 2 could be part of sanctions against Russia if Vladimir Putin orders his troops to march towards Ukraine.

Watch VideoShow less
Green
Carl-Johan Karlsson

Urban Jungles? See Wildlife Moving Into 7 Cities Around The World

Wild boars in Rome, big cats in Colombia cities, polar bears in Russian towns: a series of factors, including climate change and urbanization, is creating unlikely encounters between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom.

Wild boars jogging down the street, pumas sauntering through the neighborhood, coyotes patiently waiting for the traffic light to turn green… This isn't the stage set for a new Jumanji or Ace Ventura movie, but an increasingly common sight in residential areas around the world. In recent decades, deforestation, changing agriculture and livestock practices, global warming and the rapid expansion of urban areas into the natural habitats of animals have forced a growing number of species to adapt to life in the city.

And with no sign of urbanization slowing down, some experts suggest that we have entered into a new era where city dwellers must get used to sharing their space with four-legged neighbors.

Watch VideoShow less
Society

9/11 Front Pages: World Newspapers Coverage Of The Attack

History happened instantly before our eyes 20 years ago on September 11, 2001 — and the global press was there to offer a first view on a day that continues to live in infamy. Here are 31 newspaper front pages and magazine covers.

By the time United Airlines Flight 175 sliced into the second tower, news reporters and editors around the world knew they were facing the most monumental story of their lifetime. The Sep. 11 attacks forever changed the world, and put the powers of modern journalism, from real-time video coverage to deep news analysis (on deadline), to the test like never before.

With events unfolding on that Tuesday morning in New York and Washington, newspapers around the world could go to print that evening with special editions for Sep. 12 that offered the proverbial "first draft of history" on their respective front pages. News magazines followed suit with tragically iconic covers. TIME magazine's lead writer Nancy Gibbs recently recalled the unique pressure of producing a special issue in 24 hours.

Watch VideoShow less
EXPLORE OTHER TOPICS
chinaitalyusafrancegermany