The World This Weekend with Martina Fitzgerald

The World This Weekend is a comprehensive half-hour news and information program.

It wraps up the day's events on Saturdays and Sundays, bringing Canadians the latest developments on the key stories at home and around the world.

Journalists report not only what's happening, but why it's happening, providing context and analysis, along with feature-length documentaries.

World Headlines

Gaza rebuilding agreement brokered by United Nations
The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the UN's top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.
New California wildfire engulfs homes
Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters mopped up Tuesday around the smouldering remains of 100 structures, most of them homes, after a wind-driven wildfire raced through a hillside neighbourhood and forced more than 1,000 people to flee this small town near the Oregon border.
Scotland vote: U.K. leaders pledge 'extensive new powers' for Scots
Clashes between Yes and No campaigners in Scotland's independence fight forced U.K. Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband to cancel a walkabout in Edinburgh Tuesday intended as an eleventh-hour push to sway voters to remain part of Britain.
Hurricane Odile aftermath prompts airlifts for tourists, aid for Mexico
The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.
Why an anti-ISIS coalition could be 'a problem'
Middle East analysts say that given sectarian divisions and individual self-interest, forging a meaningful coalition to roll back ISIS in Iraq and Syria will be very difficult.