How To Get The Latest World News
We live in a world where events in distant places have a profound effect on our lives. If you have international business interests, family who live overseas or are planning a trip to foreign lands it's important to know the business, political and social situation in other countries. More than those reasons, it's also fun to be up to date on the latest news and gossip circulating our planet.
Because of the Internet, world news is easy to find. The major news websites have links to world news but often the stories posted have been selected on the basis of what the major news sites think will be interesting to their readers. To avoid this sort of pre-selection it's best to go to foreign news sources by doing a bit of research. Searching for BBC.com or CBC.com will take you to the British and Canadian national news services. Both are excellent sources for news of those nations as well as British and Canadian perspectives on world events. For other national news services a search engine and the phrase online world newspapers or online news agencies.
Another source for world news is shortwave radio. For almost a century news has been broadcast via shortwave radio. Depending on your location and the equipment you have, shortwave is available almost any time of the day to listen to news reports from around the world.
If you prefer hard copy, newspapers and magazine subscriptions from foreign countries are available. Newsstands carry a selection of foreign publications that you can regularly purchase or even subscribe to for delivery to your home. There are also online sources where you can subscribe to foreign periodicals. Subscriptions can be expensive, especially if you opt for the quickest delivery service the publication offers. However, some online sites allow you to download and print the latest editions for a fee which can be less than the cost of mailing the periodical to your home.
An often overlooked source for world news is your local library, especially if your community has a large population of recent immigrants.
Finding news from other countries isn't difficult but being able to read the news can be complicated. Unless you're multi-lingual you'll run into the problem of not being able to understand the news you hear or read. Fortunately, English has become a common method of communication. Most news services, whether they are print, broadcast or Internet and both commercial as well as government funded, make their news reports available to English speakers.
For practical and personal reasons or just because it's fun to be in the know, tapping into the news of the world isn't difficult to do
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