World Today

June 2, 2022

Would you still be contagious 10 days into COVID​-19 isolation?

While the ​U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least five days of isolation for COVID-19 patients, some people continue to test positive beyond those five days, raising questions about whether they may still be contagious. According to a Wall Street Journal special report, researchers […]

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June 1, 2022

German judges examine Peru’s glacier in a climate lawsuit

German judges and court-appointed experts visited a glacial lake in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range in May to determine whether Germany’s largest electricity provider, RWE, is partially liable for the human-caused global warming that could cause a catastrophic flood in Peru.  The visit is the […]

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May 29, 2022

Personalizing old motorcycles in Venezuela

  It is called “retro-classic”, adding a vintage touch to a modern motorcycle.  And it is proving popular in Venezuela where, after years of economic crisis, enthusiasts can personalize their bikes without going to the expense of buying something brand new.

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May 29, 2022

Mexico City working to improve cycling infrastructure

  With surging gas prices, climate change and health all reasons behind a growing popularity in​ bicycling, ​many global cities are updating their infrastructure accordingly.  In Mexico City, where millions of commuters take to the roads on a daily basis, expanding cycle lanes is a […]

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May 28, 2022

German judges visit Peru glacial lake to examine a climate lawsuit

  Judges and court-appointed experts visited a glacial lake in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range this week to determine whether Germany’s largest electricity provider, RWE, is partially liable for the human-caused global warming that could trigger a devastating flood in Peru.  The visit is the […]

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May 27, 2022

Venezuela’s government and the opposition to meet again

  Venezuela’s ongoing political crisis may be entering a new phase after the U.S. announced it is preparing to ease some energy sanctions on the oil-producing country. In return, Venezuela’s government has said it will meet again with the opposition, to find a resolution to […]

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May 27, 2022

Lithium mining in the U.S.

  The U.S. has a big lithium challenge: To build a greener economy with more electric vehicles, it needs to massively boost domestic production to power the batteries.  Even though the U.S. is one of the most lithium plentiful countries in the world, it only […]

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May 27, 2022

Colombia’s next president faces economic challenges

  Around 39 million Colombians will vote for a new president on Sunday with the country’s economy in limbo.  President Ivan Duque cannot seek reelection as Colombian presidents are limited to a single four-year term.  He leaves behind a series of economic challenges that a […]

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May 26, 2022

U.S. gun culture and the prospects for gun control

  On Tuesday, May 24th, ​police say an 18-year-old gunman shot his grandmother before ​he ​continued his rampage at an elementary school ​in Uvalde, Texas, ​opening fire and killing 19 children and two adults. The attack came 10 days after a racially motivated mass shooting took place at a ​Buffalo, New […]

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May 24, 2022

Cuba’s emerging private sector

The private sector in Cuba has grown considerably since the government approved the formation of micro, and medium-sized companies last September. Thousands of new businesses have emerged in a wide array of economic sectors. CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports from Havana.

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May 24, 2022

Title 42 and discrimination

Haitian migrants to the United States are experiencing additional difficulties due in part to the color of their skin. CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports from Reynosa, Mexico.

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May 24, 2022

Documenting Asian American lives

Asian Americans from all walks of life are working together on what is being called a Historical Context Statement to formally record their contributions to Washington, D.C. The project is funded by the National Parks Service for the DC Preservation League, focusing on Chinese Americans […]

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May 24, 2022

Largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history

The Calf Canyon Fire has become the largest in the history of New Mexico as it continues to burn. Experts are pointing to the impacts of climate change that have brought extreme weather conditions to the area. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan visits a number of local […]

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White House warns of COVID surge this winter
May 18, 2022

White House warns of COVID surge this winter

The White House says the United States has seen a threefold increase in COVID-19 cases over the past month. Health officials say more support is needed to make sure there isn’t a new even worse spike in the coming months. CGTN’s Caroline Malone reports from […]

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