June 27, 2018

US politics divided over conservative and liberal extremes

There’s been a potentially significant shift in the U.S. political landscape this week. President Donald Trump is poised to lock in a conservative majority on the nation’s highest court after one key justice announced his retirement. The revelation came just hours after a political newcomer achieved a major upset in a primary election.

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June 12, 2018

Trump and Kim sign document agreeing to further cooperation

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed his historic meeting with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday, telling a news conference that the parties are at “the beginning of an arduous process, our eyes are wide open, but peace is always worth the effort.”

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June 11, 2018

Milestones in DPRK missile development

In addition to the advance of DPRK’s nuclear weapons programs, there has been steady progress in the nation’s missile delivery system over the last 35 years. The most recent tests could put the entire continental United States within range.

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DPRK nuclear and missile testing
June 11, 2018

Backgrounder: UN Sanctions Against the DPRK

The United Nations “Security Council Report” lists 20 resolutions related to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them. What measures has the UN taken, and why? This article explains.

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June 7, 2018

Survivors of volcano eruption criticize Guatemala’s disaster response

Guatemala is suspending rescue efforts in the hardest hit areas near the Volcano of Fire. At least 109 people are dead and nearly 200 are still missing. Some of the injured are being airlifted to the United States and Mexico for treatment at special burn units. As the shock of the disaster subsides, the government’s response is being criticized.

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May 31, 2018

Enter “Manhattanhenge”

A unique natural phenomenon takes place in an even more unique city: in New York City, Manhattanhenge refers to the alignment of the sunset (Summer) or sunrise (Winter) with the Manhattan street grid.

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May 10, 2018

Crayfish vs Crawfish: Cooking up China’s favorite ‘little lobster’

In China, crayfish is called xiao lóngxiā (小龙虾), or “little lobster”. In the U.S., you might hear crawfish called “crawdads” or “mud bugs”. But in both countries, you’ll find these crustaceans have quite the following. In this special edition of the Digital Hub, CGTN’s Audrey Siek and Jim Spellman teamed up for a crayfish cook off, comparing Chinese versus American dishes.

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