World News

World News is news about events outside of a nation’s borders. Often it refers to war, politics and diplomacy as well as economic, social and cultural events. Originally world news was reported through wire services, which transmitted articles from abroad using long distance communication technologies like telegraph. These services are now often delivered over the Internet. In general, news organizations report on world news in addition to local and national news.

A newspaper’s world news section may include both hard and soft news stories, and it typically includes a global perspective. In journalism, there is often a distinction between world news and “national” news; however, with the advent of electronic communication and the development of global institutions, this line has blurred.

Often the distinction between international and world news is made by how directly the events affect a nation’s government or its citizens. This is often reflected in the language used: for example, news of a foreign war or a summit of an international organization are usually referred to as world news, while political turmoil within a nation’s borders are generally called national news.

WORLD is a news organization that covers world events from a biblically grounded perspective. Our print magazine, online articles and podcast programs equip thoughtful believers to competently talk about the news and to discern how God is at work around them. Support our sound journalism by becoming a WORLD subscriber today. Or give a tax-deductible donation to help sustain it. Thank you! WORLD readers and listeners are smart, discerning, and eager to find how God is working in the world. They want the truth, but they understand that the truth must be placed in a biblical context. They are often empowered to love and serve others in light of the news they read and hear.