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World news publications

I'm looking for a weekly publication in the US that has good coverage of world events and news. I'd like to familiarize myself with world current events before I head out on my RTW.

I think I've seen recommendations on this list for US News and World Report. I've checked that publication out, along with Newsweek and Time, but they all seem to be heavily biased towards US news. Now I know that Americans think that the world revolves around the US but I'd like to find something with more world news since clearly most of my travelling will be outside the US.

So, does anyone have recommendations for a publication covering mostly world news? Thanks for the advice.

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I don't know about publications, but BBC Worldnews, which is online, is pretty good.

Just go to to http://news.bbc.co.uk/news

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I used to subscribe to the Guardian Weekly: http://www.guardian.co.uk/GWeekly/Ho...210611,00.html

And sometimes stopped by a christian science reading room to browse the Christian Science Monitor. (not an evangelical publication)

Not a publication, either, but a shortwave radio is a great luxury to travel with.

You can listen to news from pretty much anywhere, and on a darky, dusty mexican highway when new york was getting bombed last year, it was a godsend.

And like Grant said. The internet is really where it's at.

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by far the best but dense world news - The Economist (economist.com).

other sources I use are the WSJ (read the front page of each section only), New York Times (their columnists my be biased but in both directions), stuff.co.nz (very unbiased for world news). UK newspapers such as the guardian seem to have lost it a bit after sept 11.

CNN, Time, Newsweek, US News et al are hopelessly biased, which us a shame as historically they were not too bad.

Realisticaly USA news so dominates world news that a lot of these newspapers will cover the same events but with a more approriately neutral bias.
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as geoff says, you can do a lot worse than the beeb.
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For me BBC world is the best source of info and news. (see the link in the other post) Once in the US is becomes very hard to find a 'neutral' source of info if you don't have internet acces.



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