World news (or international news) is a type of journalism that deals with news sent from abroad or information gathered by foreign correspondents or news agencies. It is sometimes considered a separate field from national news, which deals with events occurring within a specific country.
It is a broad field that includes such areas as wars and conflicts, international summits of multilateral organizations, and other issues. It may also include reports on political and economic events in a country, as well as general reporting on the political and social developments of a region.
A large number of journalists specialize in world news and report from overseas. Some are permanent correspondents, working for a news organization or agency, while others are special envoys, sent abroad to cover a particular subject, usually for a short period of time.
The field of world news has been around since the 19th century, although it wasn’t a particular specialization until after World War II, when telecommunications made it easier for reporters to send news to the rest of the world. Originally, it was done using telegraphy, but today the bulk of major news agencies use the Internet to transmit articles.
In the early years of world news, most of the reporting was done by foreign correspondents, who worked for a particular media outlet or agency, with the exception of war coverage. However, many journalists now work on a freelance basis.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Russia this week to promote a new international order that has Beijing at its center. During his visit, Putin is facing pressure from sanctions and an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court over war crimes charges in eastern Ukraine.