World Today

January 19, 2023

Mexico Receives U.S. Deportees

U.S. President Joe Biden has said he does not like Title 42, the Trump-era policy that allows migrants who cross the border illegally from Mexico to be immediately expelled.

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January 17, 2023

Why egg prices in the U.S. surged

  U.S. egg prices have soared over the past year. While overall food prices have risen much higher than core inflation, it’s the cost of eggs that’s really stood out.

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January 17, 2023

Volunteers help improve community on MLK Day

  Many Americans had Monday off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who fought for equality through nonviolent resistance. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. And volunteers across the country heeded the […]

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January 16, 2023

Students, educators weigh pros and cons of AI assisted essays

If you are in college, you’ve probably already heard of ChatGPT – the new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot that is generating university-level papers. Some professors say they can’t tell the difference between their students’ work and the bot’s. It’s raising concerns of cheating and plagiarism – […]

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January 15, 2023

Politics in a digitalized world

  In a world where more business is conducted online, the political space has been slow to catch up. But with online trends reaching wider audiences, politicians are having their own attempts at ‘influencing’ the sector.

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January 15, 2023

Asian American Expo kicks off in California

  The 41st Asian American Expo is underway in Southern California this weekend, bringing together hundreds of vendors, exhibitors, along with music and dance shows.  It marks the beginning of the new Chinese Lunar Year and provides a unique opportunity for the Asian American community […]

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January 15, 2023

Dozens killed in weeks of protests in Peru

  Peru’s President Dina Boluarte apologized on Friday for at least 42 deaths caused by clashes with the security forces in more than a month of unrest across the country.  Despite widespread calls for her resignation, she said she would not step down. 

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January 14, 2023

R’Bonney Gabriel prepares for Miss Universe competition

  History will be made this coming Saturday night at the Miss Universe competition in the U.S. city of New Orleans. For the very first time, a Filipina-American will represent the United States. R’Bonney Gabriel won the Miss USA pageant last October, just two years […]

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January 14, 2023

How AI technology affects global fashion industry

  The AI market is forecasted to generate more than $63B by 2028 and contribute $15 trillion to the global economy.  By the end of 2022, 30% of all retail sales were influenced by AI recommendations. But as the industry grows – so are calls […]

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January 13, 2023

Colombian tropical seed bank protects seed biodiversity

The world lost 75 percent of its crop diversity during the twentieth century, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization says, making the protection of the biodiversity in crops key to feeding the planet’s ever-growing population. CGTN’s Michelle Begue visited one of the world’s largest tropical […]

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January 13, 2023

Mexico and Canada pledge ongoing cooperation

Mexico and Canada pledged ongoing cooperation toward what they call their ‘shared future’, focusing in part on the fact that they both have significant indigenous populations.  CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock explores the common ground, as well as the bumps ahead, for these two nations.

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January 13, 2023

Mexican tourists make travel plans as China reopens

China’s reopening of flights for foreign travelers is being well-received in Mexico. Tourist and business leaders there are among the many around the world making plans to visit China this year.  CGTN’s Franc Contreras visited with some key players in the Mexico-China tourism industry.

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January 13, 2023

Brazil on edge after attacks on government buildings

Brazil’s federal government has taken over security in the capital of Brasilia through January. The country remains on edge after the attacks that ransacked the capital’s key government buildings. CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco shows us what’s going on in Rio de Janeiro.

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January 11, 2023

Californians react to China’s easing of COVID travel curbs

  China has lifted its quarantine requirement for international travelers as of Sunday, clearing a major obstacle for many Chinese citizens wanting to travel abroad, as well as foreigners looking for their next visit to China.  The easing of one of the longest coronavirus restrictions […]

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January 11, 2023

U.S. consumers getting buried under credit card debt

  With inflation still three times higher than the Federal Reserve’s target rate, a potential recession looming, and a central bank bent on cooling a hot labor market – 2023 is poised to deliver a bumpy ride for consumers carrying credit card debt.

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January 11, 2023

Fighting climate change jointly in North America

  North American leaders are back home on Wednesday after their two-day summit in Mexico City. Among the key announcements they made is a decision to “move boldly,” in their words, and create coordinated policies to combat climate change. Learn more.

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January 11, 2023

U.S. lawmakers face battle over debt ceiling

  The 118th U.S. Congress finally began this week after the Speaker of the House standoff brought government business almost to a standstill. But if it brought relief for new Speaker Kevin McCarthy after the most protracted election for more than 150 years, some lawmakers […]

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January 11, 2023

North America Leaders’ Summit ends in Mexico

The North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City has wrapped up after two days of meetings among the leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. With trade, security and migration as some of the key topics, the summit could define relations in North America for […]

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January 8, 2023

What factors impacting food prices

  Grocery store prices around the world remain high. A U.N. organization has been tracking global food prices since the 1990s, and in the past year, it’s recorded a 13.5 percent increase in the cost of groceries, the largest increase in more than four decades. […]

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January 7, 2023

Biden to visit U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday

  Ahead of next week’s North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City, U.S. President Joe Biden is set to visit his country’s border with Mexico on Sunday to see for himself the migration crisis up close. 

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January 7, 2023

Tech companies eye China from CES

All eyes are on Las Vegas, in the U.S. state of Nevada this week, as the “most influential tech event in the world” takes place. The CES, or Consumer Electronics Show 2023 is taking place from January 5 to 8, with over 3,000 participating companies […]

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January 6, 2023

Mexico arrests alleged drug cartel leader Ovidio Guzman

  In Mexico, a massive military operation on Thursday led to the arrest of an alleged major fentanyl trafficker. Ovidio Guzman, a leader of the Sinaloa cartel, is in a maximum-security prison awaiting extradition to the United States. His arrest also sparked widespread retaliatory violence […]

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January 6, 2023

CES 2023 kicks off in Las Vegas

  The CES is the world’s largest consumer electronics show and it has officially kicked off in Las Vegas.  The show has struggled in year’s past due to the pandemic. 

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January 5, 2023

New Omicron offshoot XBB.1.5 taking hold in U.S.

  There is growing concern over a sudden spike in COVID-19 infections tied to a new Omicron variant that is now responsible for more than 40 percent of U.S. cases in December. But data suggests the number is much higher in parts of the Northeast, […]

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January 5, 2023

Very Asian Foundation encourages advocacy of Asian-Americans

  The Very Asian Foundation is an organization founded to shine a light on Asian experiences through advocacy and celebration. Since its inception earlier this year, the foundation has blossomed and is getting lots of support within and beyond the Asian community.  As a TV […]

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January 5, 2023

Exhibition features migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

  A cultural exhibit now open in Los Angeles aims to explore the migration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, in part, through items discarded by migrants who’ve taken the long, treacherous journey toward new lives in a new country. Many don’t make it, and organizers say these items […]

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January 5, 2023

Challenges and priorities for Brazil’s new president

  On New Year’s Day, leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in as Brazil’s new president after a bitter political campaign against his right-wing predecessor Jair Bolsonaro. This is Lula’s third term as president and may be his toughest test yet. 

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January 5, 2023

What to expect from 2023 CES

  The preview “Unveiled” event signaled this week’s Consumer Electronics Show is on the rebound.  At its peak, more than 170,000 people attended CES. But due to the pandemic, attendance last year dropped to 45,000. Organizers believe this year it could more than double, surpassing […]

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