World Today

September 23, 2022

Energy shortage in Cuba

  Cuba has faced an energy shortage for the past couple of years which is having an impact on everyday life. Officials say repeated breakdowns of aging thermoelectric plants, a major source of energy on the island, are the main cause of the crisis, along […]

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September 22, 2022

Migrants were sent from Texas to Chicago

Since April, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has bused thousands of migrants to Democrat-led cities. Authorities in Chicago and elsewhere accused Abbott the migrants are being used as political pawns. Find out more details.

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September 20, 2022

High cost of living fuels a pet crisis

The thought of having to give up your pet is a heartbreaking one, but a growing number of families are having to make this impossible choice because of their financial situation.

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September 20, 2022

New Mexico’s dwindling water supply

Earlier this year, the U.S. state of New Mexico saw its largest wildfire in recorded history, followed by an extraordinary monsoon rainfall that washed all the burned debris and sentiment into its rivers, contaminating primary water supplies for certain towns.

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September 19, 2022

Biden administration resumes Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods

The Biden administration’s decision to keep the Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods has dashed the hopes of an imminent end to the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington. Some of those feeling the greatest effect of this trade war are those in the agricultural […]

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September 19, 2022

Puerto Rico ravaged by Hurricane Fiona

Puerto Rico has been the victim of another powerful tropical storm that has devastated the island and left a significant amount of destruction in the process.  Hurricane Fiona, which recently hit the Caribbean island, approached Puerto Rico over the weekend, as powerful winds, coupled with […]

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September 19, 2022

Bolsonaro attacks Brazil’s voting system ahead of elections

With Brazil`s first round of its presidential election fast approaching, ​President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for re-election, has been voicing concerns over the country’s electronic voting system. Trailing ​his rival, the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in all ​polls, there are fears […]

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September 19, 2022

World leaders descend on UN for first time since 2019

World leaders will descend on the United Nations headquarters in New York this week – their first face-to-face gathering since 2019.   More than 150 heads of state and high-level representatives will deliver speeches Tuesday through Monday.   Between climate change, a worsening food crisis and the […]

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September 19, 2022

More than 11,000 migrants bused out of Texas since April

The fallout continues ​following decision​s by Texas Governor Greg Abbott ​and other Republican state leaders – to intentionally send busloads of migrants to ​Democrat-controlled cities.  Saturday, ​a second bus sent by Abbott arrived outside ​the home of Vice-President Kamala Harris ​in Washington. In ​all, Abbott […]

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September 18, 2022

Detroit Auto Show puts spotlight on electric vehicles

  After a three-and-a-half-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North American International Auto Show has opened its doors to the public once again.   Analysts predict electric vehicles could make up more than half of U.S. car sales by 2030. And that trend is […]

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September 18, 2022

Controversy over Texas migrant busing

  Another 50 migrants have been dropped at Vice-President Kamala Harris’s Washington, D.C. residence on Saturday, the latest in a wave to be bused from Texas to the country’s capital. It follows months of efforts by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has sent more than […]

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September 16, 2022

Why Republican governors are dropping off migrants in Democratic areas

  A group of migrants were dropped off by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday night.  Officials of the upscale resort town were surprised by the unannounced flights.  Martha’s Vineyard has called itself a ‘sanctuary destination’ that welcomes immigrants.  Still, Democrats were quick to criticize the […]

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September 15, 2022

Joe Biden visits Detroit’s famous Auto Show

Car enthusiasts are gathering in Detroit this week as the North American International Auto Show gets underway.  U.S. President Joe Biden as well as China’s Ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, were both in attendance on the opening media day.  A key focus is […]

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September 15, 2022

Smart guns could be the future of firearm control

Gun ownership in the United States spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic – almost 20 million guns were purchased last year. And with that came more accidents.  Firearms are the number one cause of death for young people in the country. Soon, there could be a […]

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September 14, 2022

Possible freight rail strike could be costly to the U.S. economy

A potential logistical and economic crisis is looming in the United States if the nation’s freight railroad workers go on strike in the next couple of days.  Freight rail carries about 30% of U.S. goods into the market. A work stoppage would disrupt already strained supply chains. […]

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September 14, 2022

Top issues expected at UNGA agenda

  The United Nations General Assembly has opened in New York with full, in-person official meetings happening for the first time since the pandemic. Global education is among items top of the agenda, as are global food and fuel crises. Caroline Malone reports from UN […]

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September 14, 2022

UNGA and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

  As the United Nations hosts the 77th General Assembly, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to pose one of the biggest challenges the organization has ever faced. Despite many member states accusing Russia of violating the UN charter, the Security Council has failed […]

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September 14, 2022

Monkeypox outbreak slowing in the U.S.

  U.S. health leaders defended the federal response to the worldwide monkeypox outbreak after the second reported death from the virus. Although cases are declining in the U.S., there’s concern that the virus is now disproportionately hitting minority communities. And authorities are under pressure to […]

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September 14, 2022

California’s tomato drought

  Amid a major drought, a recent heat wave has added to the challenges facing California farmers. One crop they’re battling to get to market is the tomato. Reporter Mark Niu has the details.

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September 14, 2022

Latest on inflation in the U.S.

  The Consumer Price Index for last month shows inflation cooling in the U.S., but not as much as many analysts had expected.  The good news for consumers: gas prices are way down. The bad news: just about everything is costing more. CGTN’s Jim Spellman […]

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September 13, 2022

UN General Assembly 2022

World leaders at this year’s United Nations General Assembly are expected to appeal for solutions to the worst cost of living crisis in a generation.

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September 13, 2022

COVID-19 brings high-tech pet care

During the COVID-19 pandemic, isolated without much to do, Americans adopted millions of dogs and cats. But that strains veterinary resources when the cuddly creatures need care.

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September 13, 2022

Climate change fuels food insecurity

Many parts of the United States have endured extreme heat waves in recent weeks. The agriculture industry in particular, has faced crippling challenges as a result of record-high temperatures, drought and historically-low water supplies.

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U.S. marks 21st anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks
September 11, 2022

U.S. marks 21st anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

On Sunday, ceremonies marking the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks were held across theU.S. These anniversaries evoke painful memories, but they can also offer an opportunity to mourn, to heal and to pay tribute to mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters.

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NYC considers making temporary street-side dining permanent
September 11, 2022

NYC considers making temporary street-side dining permanent

As NYC recovers from the pandemic, outdoor dining at restaurants is becoming more contentious. Some sidewalk set ups were credited with keeping the restaurant industry alive during the worst days of the pandemic. But some residents say noisy nightlife is ruining their communities.

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