World Today

December 10, 2023

China Home Life Expo held in Mexico

  Hundreds of Chinese vendors showcased their products at the latest China Home Life Expo in Mexico City, looking to find success in the Mexican market. China and Mexico pledged to strengthen bilateral ties following a visit by Mexico’s Foreign Minister to Beijing last week.

Read More...
December 9, 2023

Art Basel returns to Miami Beach

  Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious international art fairs, returned to Miami Beach in 2023 with more than 80,000 attendees and a growing presence of Asian Art. This surge in representation is slowly reshaping the global art landscape while highlighting Asia’s diverse artistic traditions. 

Read More...
December 9, 2023

A recap of 2023 Atlantic hurricane season

  The energetic 2023 Atlantic hurricane season came to an end last week. It was active and unpredictable in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific regions, leaving scientists baffled by how quickly many of this year’s storms strengthened. 

Read More...
December 9, 2023

Highlights from Mercosur Summit in Brazil

  Leaders of the South American trade bloc Mercosur gathered in Rio de Janeiro as tension escalated between Venezuela and Guyana.  Brazil is handing the group’s rotating chair over to Paraguay and despite failing to secure a trade agreement with the European Union, the summit […]

Read More...
December 6, 2023

Mercosur kicks off 63rd group meeting in Brazil

The foreign ministers of the four Mercosur trading bloc nations met in Rio de Janeiro for its 63rd group meeting this week. The South American alliance is set to announce several milestones before Brazil hands over the bloc’s rotating presidency to Paraguay, but the anticipated […]

Read More...
December 3, 2023

Brazil invited to join OPEC+

  Brazil was invited to join OPEC+, and it has the production and exports that justify inclusion in the group. But Brazilian President Lula said Brazil will never join as a full member and will only participate as an observer.

Read More...
December 2, 2023

Spreading gang violence worsens food crisis in Haiti

  A UN report released this week on the situation in Haiti paints a grim picture of life in the Caribbean nation. Already wracked by poverty and lawlessness, the report warns of spreading gang violence further threatening food supplies. 

Read More...
December 2, 2023

Women’s football: China vs. U.S. matches taking place

  Fans of Women’s football are in for a treat over the next week as the U.S. take on China in two international matches. The first encounter kicked off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday afternoon. The matches are a chance for both sides to […]

Read More...
December 1, 2023

Highlights from Ron DeSantis vs. Gavin Newsom debate

  Billed as “The Great Red vs. Blue State Debate,” the governors of two of the largest states in the U.S. – Florida and California – faced off on in a televised debate Thursday night.  They addressed a wide variety of topics including the economy, immigration, […]

Read More...
December 1, 2023

Soccer mania grows in the U.S.

  Football is king in most of the world. But U.S. fans young and old have been catching up over the past three decades to the sport most Americans call ‘soccer.’ See how the soccer mania is growing in the U.S. 

Read More...
December 1, 2023

Brazil partners with China to foster family farming

  New partnerships between China and Brazil are helping to foster family farming in South America’s biggest country.  Among the highlights of this project are the contacts with small farmers associated with Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement. 

Read More...
December 1, 2023

World reaction to the death of Dr. Henry Kissinger

  Henry Kissinger’s influence around the world is being remembered.  At home, almost always a controversial figure. But abroad, especially in China, the former U.S. Secretary of State is being remembered for his historic ties with China. 

Read More...
November 30, 2023

Henry Kissinger’s legacy

Mourning the passing of Henry Kissinger, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden called the former diplomat an “old friend” of China. Kissinger met face-to-face with President Xi just a few months ago in July, in Beijing, his last of […]

Read More...
November 30, 2023

The U.S. vs China women’s soccer rivalry

To football now, as China’s women’s team gets set to take on the U.S. this weekend in the first of two international matches. It’s the first time the two sides have met in over five years but the fixture has served up some classics. CGTN’s […]

Read More...
November 30, 2023

Brazil’s integrated farming

Brazil is bringing an ambitious proposal to the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai. The idea is to immediately set in motion the recovery of millions of hectares of degraded farmland in Brazil, an alternative for expanding agricultural production that could […]

Read More...
November 30, 2023

Venezuela’s new recycling initiative

Recycling is one of the most accessible environmental actions available to everyday citizens. Still, some countries lag behind, like Venezuela, where one environmental group estimates less than 15% of waste is recycled. However, a new initiative aims to change that. The Recyclers Club, a program […]

Read More...
November 29, 2023

COP28: How far off is the world from reaching its climate goals?

Delegates from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Dubai this week for the United Nations climate summit, COP28, which begins on November 30. At this year’s meeting, countries are faced with a contentious set of issues amid record heat, droughts and flooding. U.S. Vice President […]

Read More...
UNInsider
November 29, 2023

UN Insider

UN Insider is a weekly, half hour show focused on the workings of the United Nations, exploring the many roles of the UN and the impact it has all over the world.

Read More...
November 29, 2023

The U.S. climate commitment and COP28

U.S. Congress is facing resistance to climate spending from Republicans. The Biden administration has vowed 1.6 billion dollars for the Green Climate Fund next year, but will Congress be able to agree insteps for tackling climate change?

Read More...