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Florida proposes 18% increase to electric bills by 2025
June 19, 2021

Florida proposes 18% increase to electric bills by 2025

In the U.S. state of Florida, residents are facing higher prices for rent, gas, and food. Florida’s largest utility company is proposing an 18% base increase to electricity bills by 2025. Community activists say this is not the time for another hike. See the latest.

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June 19, 2021

The Heat: Biden-Putin Summit

What’s ahead for the U.S.-Russia relationship after the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva? And controversy over a U.S. investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. 

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June 18, 2021

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Thursday was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, created by the UN to raise public awareness of the factors contributing to desertification, and ways to improve land degradation and biodiversity.  Reservoirs across the U.S. state of California are showing water levels below average […]

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June 17, 2021

Is Pedro Castillo Peru’s next president?

Peru’s leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory this week, after holding the narrowest of leads following a lengthy vote count.  But Castillo has not been declared the official winner yet.  CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports on this week’s events in Lima.

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June 16, 2021

Argentina looks to ramp up vaccination rates in country

Argentina recently signed agreements with two Chinese labs for shipment of vaccines in the coming months as the country reached the milestone of 20 million doses on Monday. But there are also talks to ramp up the country’s production capacity which includes developing its own […]

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June 14, 2021

Surfing set for Olympic debut in Tokyo

Since the 1960s, Southern California has been the home base for the world’s governing authority for professional surfers taking part in international competitions. But ideal surfing conditions are not found on just any coastline. For its debut in the Tokyo Olympics, finding the right setting […]

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U.S. birth falls to record low in 2020
June 12, 2021

U.S. birth falls to record low in 2020

Many countries are now worried about declining birth rates, some have dubbed it the ‘silver tsunami.’ That’s when an aging population doesn’t have enough young people to fund its benefits. As CGTN’s Karina Huber reports, there’s been a noticeable drop in births in the U.S. during the pandemic.

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June 11, 2021

A traditional Chinese medicine consultation

Traditional Chinese Medicine is gaining more acceptance around the world.  The World Health Organization now endorses traditional Chinese medicine, especially in conjunction with Western medicine.  CGTN’s Jim Spellman visited a doctor helping to spread Chinese medicine in the U.S. and around the world.

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June 11, 2021

Cyber attacks for ransom

Brazil-based JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier, is now confirming it paid the equivalent of $11 million in ransom to computer #hackers who recently targeted the company. The cybersecurity attack temporarily shut down ​JBS facilities in North America, Canada and Australia. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports […]

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June 11, 2021

Black entrepreneurs carve out space in tech

Although the COVID-19 pandemic hit the startup world hard with layoffs, those that did survive pulled in record amounts of venture capital funding – $130 billion in 2020. But often left behind were startups founded by people of color – especially Black Americans – who […]

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June 11, 2021

Beef producers in Argentina target Chinese market

Argentina’s government is in negotiations with beef producers to lift a ban on exports at a time when the country is looking to expand its production. Argentinian production minister Matias Kulfas says the country is helping small and medium sized companies target the Chinese market. […]

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June 10, 2021

Alleged human rights abuses reported during Colombian protests

Colombia’s national strike marked its sixth consecutive week of protests on Thursday. The massive demonstrations began in late April against controversial tax reform. They grew into anti-government protests voicing concerns over a wide range of social and economic inequities and police brutality. The world’s oldest […]

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June 10, 2021

Biden gears up for G7 meeting

In the U.S. President’s own words as he prepared to board Airforce one -The United States is back, and multilateralism is too, and the focus is on Russia and China. CGTN’s Nathan King reports.

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June 10, 2021

Millions of “Brood Ten” cicadas awaken across East Coast

Some have dubbed it the big invasion. But these guys aren’t fighters, but lovers. These critters are “Brood Ten” cicadas, and they are everywhere, especially along the east coast of the United States. The Washington D.C. region is now the epicenter. CGTN’s Frances Kuo reports.

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