World News

News about the world, from major breaking events to smaller stories with global impact.

The term world news or international news is the newspaper jargon for news from abroad, about a country or a global subject. It is often reported by a national or regional news agency. A news agency prepares hard news and feature articles that can be used by other news organizations with little or no modification, and then delivers them in bulk electronically through a wire service (originally by telegraphy; today, frequently via the Internet). Individuals, corporations, analysts and intelligence agencies may also subscribe to a news agency’s services.

New Year’s Eve brings hope, but wars cast a shadow

As celebrations rang out across the globe, ongoing conflict in Ukraine and Gaza dampened festivities and raised security concerns. NPR’s Greg Myre looks at where those two conflicts stand and what may be in store for 2025.

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe to step down after 52 years on the throne

Europe’s longest-serving monarch plans to abdicate next month and will hand the crown over to her eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik.

Israel’s Netanyahu says the Gaza war will continue for “many more months”Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to call for a cease-fire, saying the war against Hamas must go on to stop what he calls Iran’s reckless attacks on Israeli ships and civilians in the Red Sea.

China eases visa restrictions for American tourists