The World This Weekend with Martina Fitzgerald

The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories.

Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments.

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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

U.S. urges new sanctions on North Korea
The U.S. calls for new sanctions on North Korea and threatens to punish international companies doing banned business with the pariah nation's nuclear and missile programs.
Congress averts U.S. government shutdown
With just hours to spare, the U.S. Congress easily approves a short-term spending bill that prevents a partial federal shutdown over the weekend.
Israel plans 15,000 more settlement homes in East Jerusalem
Israel intends to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, according to its Housing Ministry, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's request to "hold back" on settlements as part of a possible new push for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Trump signs order to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans
Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order Friday that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
British police say they've foiled active terrorist plot video
British police said on Friday they had thwarted an active terrorism plot after a woman was shot during an armed raid on a house in north London.