World Today

Mexico’s rail project aims to ease Panama Canal bottleneck
June 18, 2024

Mexico’s rail project aims to ease Panama Canal bottleneck

The rising cost of imported goods around the world has a lot to do with increasingly complicated global logistics. That’s certainly the case in Panama, where its iconic canal, impacted by drought, is struggling to keep pace with demand. But further north, Mexico is building […]

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Over 1200 evacuated as wildfire rages outside Los Angeles
June 18, 2024

Over 1200 evacuated as wildfire rages outside Los Angeles

Firefighters in the U.S. state of California are gaining ground on a massive wildfire outside Los Angeles. Lighter winds and lower temperatures have allowed crews to contain about a-Quarter of the blaze. But the helpful weather isn’t expected to last. Ediz Tiyansan reports.

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Arun Sundarajan discusses AI issues
June 18, 2024

Arun Sundararajan discusses AI issues

A week-long major tech conference, known as the Olympics of tech, is underway in Toronto, Canada. Collision 2024 brings together thousands of tech experts, startups and investors. A key focus this year is on Artificial Intelligence and the potential benefits as well as the risks […]

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Brazil’s Rafaela Silva prepares for Paris Olympics
June 16, 2024

Brazil’s Rafaela Silva prepares for Paris Olympics

In its Olympics history, Brazil has won more medals in Judo than in any sport in which it’s competed. So naturally, Brazilians are eagerly anticipating the sport at this summer’s Paris Games. Among the nation’s top contenders is Rafaela Silva, currently ranked fifth in the […]

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June 15, 2024

Flooded residents of South Florida begin to clean up

South Florida is grappling with the aftermath of heavy rainfall and flooding. The rain is finally starting to dissipate on Saturday, while residents are discovering that they might not get much assistance from the federal government in their recovery. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez has the […]

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June 15, 2024

Hardships persist amid Argentina’s falling inflation

Combatting inflation was a key mandate for Argentina’s President Javier Milei, whose approval ratings remain high.  And the latest inflation figures cap off a week of positive economic news. But many Argentines are still experiencing serious hardships despite the falling inflation rate. Joel Richards spoke […]

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June 15, 2024

Poverty increase in Argentina

Poverty in Argentina is now running at over 55%, according to a report from the influential Social Debt Observatory at Buenos Aires’ Catholic University. The recently released figures give context to the violent incidents outside Congress this week, as Javier Milei’s government passed its controversial […]

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June 15, 2024

Elon Musk’s $56 billion payday

One of the world’s richest men is on the verge of a major payday. Tesla shareholders have reaffirmed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s pay package—worth up to $56 billion. The deal was first approved by shareholders in 2018 but struck down by a judge in January. […]

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June 15, 2024

Heavy rains lash South Florida

South Florida has faced a deluge of rain as a series of storms from the Gulf of Mexico have brought about flash floods, causing chaos for residents. The relentless downpour has resulted in cars being stalled and hundreds of flights being canceled. Seven million people […]

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Sheinbaum takes office amid immigration challenger
June 14, 2024

Sheinbaum takes office amid immigration challenger

Mexico’s first female president, Claudia Sheinbaum will be sworn into office on October 1st, before the U.S. presidential election in November. Immigration remains a top issue in the U.S., and it will likely be one of the first major political challenges and opportunities Sheinbaum will […]

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Violence threatens peace talks in Colombia
June 14, 2024

Violence threatens peace talks in Colombia

In Colombia, the government is negotiating peace with two armed groups, but violent acts have stalled progress. Last month, one of the groups said it would reinstate kidnapping to finance their war. Another group carried out gun and bomb attacks that killed four people and […]

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Chinese and U.S. students build friendship and cultural ties
June 14, 2024

Chinese and U.S. students build friendship and cultural ties

An American University has renewed optimism for student exchanges between the U.S. and China, following a recent personal letter from President Xi Jinping. Kean University in the U.S. state of New Jersey opened Wenzhou-Kean in China’s Zhejiang province in 2014, giving students the opportunity to […]

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June 13, 2024

FAA Adminstrator testifies on Boeing safety before Senate

The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration admitted on Thursday his agency was too “hands off” in its oversight of Boeing’s manufacturing. Michael Whitaker told lawmakers that he will maintain increased inspectors and inspections at Boeing to improve its safety record after a series […]

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June 13, 2024

Haiti’s interim Prime Minister forms new government

A new cabinet has been named in Haiti, to serve under interim Prime Minister Garry Conille. On Wednesday, June 12, Conille said he was committed to improving life for every Haitian as the Caribbean nation grapples with a severe humanitarian crisis fueled by armed gangs. […]

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June 13, 2024

Emerging tech smart cities

Major tech companies like Apple and Google have recently grabbed headlines for creating new features that personalize AI for individual customers. But other companies are making advancements in a type of AI that may have an impact on an even broader scale — cities. From […]

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June 9, 2024

A concert in tribute to rare cicada emergence

  It has been dubbed ‘cicada-geddon.’ Trillions of noisy cicadas are emerging from the ground across multiple U.S. states. But this year is a rarity, as two broods are climbing out of the ground at the same time, an event not seen since 1803. And […]

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June 8, 2024

Exclusive interview with China’s Ambassador to Cuba Ma Hui

  China and Cuba are celebrating 64 years of bilateral diplomatic relations, strengthened by bonds of friendship and cooperation. The Chinese Ambassador to Cuba, Ma Hui, granted CGTN’s Luis Chirino an exclusive interview as he concludes his diplomatic mission in Havana.

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June 8, 2024

Why should we protect our oceans?

  June 8th marks the World Ocean Day. Established by the United Nations, it’s a day to organize community events around the world to raise awareness and take action for the protection of our oceans. Covering 70 percent of our planet, oceans produce at least […]

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Texas to launch new electronic stock exchange
June 7, 2024

Texas to launch new electronic stock exchange

Competition in equity trading is about to heat up. A group of investors backed by BlackRock have announced that they plan to launch a new stock exchange in the Lone Star State. The Texas Stock Exchange is meant to rival the dominance of the New […]

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June 6, 2024

Five nations elected to UN Security Council

  Denmark, Greece, Pakistan, Panama, and Somalia were elected to the UN Security Council on Thursday, June 6. The 193-member General Assembly voted by secret ballot for the five countries and the newly-elected member states will serve two-year terms on the council.

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June 6, 2024

Extreme weather hitting U.S. at start of summer

  More than 34 million Americans are bracing for extreme temperatures as the western part of the United States faces its first heatwave of the summer, which doesn’t officially begin for another couple of weeks. In the meantime, the country’s east coast has been grappling […]

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Final day of International Renewable Energy Conference in Brazil
June 5, 2024

Final day of International Renewable Energy Conference in Brazil

It’s the final day of the International Conference on Renewable Energy in Teresina, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Piaui. The event highlighted the future of a booming industry, attracting officials, business people, and hundreds of students eager to pursue careers in clean energy. […]

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World Environment Day 2024
June 5, 2024

World Environment Day 2024

June 5 is World Environment Day. Established by the United Nations in late 1972 and first celebrated the next year, the day aims to raise awareness about key environmental issues. It aims to inspire citizens worldwide to take action to protect the environment. Coinciding with […]

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Biden and Mexico's AMLO hold phone call on migration issues
June 5, 2024

Biden and Mexico’s AMLO hold phone call on migration issues

U.S. President Biden spoke directly to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador about migration issues during a phone call Tuesday, June 4. While the Mexican leader has offered his support for Biden’s new border policy, migrants themselves are facing new fears, concerns, and uncertainty as […]

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