World News, also known as international news or foreign coverage, is the news media jargon for any story about a place or subject outside a country’s borders. This is a broad field, which can include such subjects as war (although much of that reporting is often national for media in belligerent countries), international politics, global economics and environmental issues. It also encompasses reporting from abroad by foreign correspondents and, more recently, news agencies that are not based in a single location.
Correspondents are full-time reporters based in one or more foreign cities who cover a region, a country or sometimes an entire continent. They regularly file stories to their news editor, gathering materials from local officials and members of the public as well as from events that they witness firsthand. They may also be used to provide a “bulk” service to other news organizations, corporations or intelligence agencies through wire services that originally transmitted via telegraphy and now use the Internet.