World news or international news is a form of reporting about topics and events that occur outside a country. This can include reporting on foreign governments, national institutions or other global issues.
It is one of the most popular forms of journalism. Newspapers and other news organizations generally employ correspondents in foreign cities who report on subjects that occur in that region or country.
These correspondents typically stay in contact with local officials, members of the community and the media in the area, gathering information for stories. They also collect materials from events that they personally witness.
This form of news has been around since the 17th century. At that time, many newspapers aimed at bankers and merchants were only interested in foreign news.
In the 19th century, the telegraph allowed reporters to send news stories abroad, a process that was made more convenient by radio and satellites. As these technologies developed, newspapers and other news sources expanded their overseas coverage and became specialized in delivering world news.
Today, most journalists who specialize in world news do so by covering wars, summits of multilateral organizations and other events affecting the global economy. Occasionally, they cover a particular subject (e.g. terrorism, human rights abuses or religious conflicts) that has a national impact.
The United States is currently engaged in a conflict with Russia over Ukraine. The two countries are battling for control of the strategic Black Sea naval base of Sevastopol. The United States is also negotiating with Russia over the safety of a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as well as for new trade and military agreements.