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U.S. birth falls to record low in 2020
June 12, 2021

U.S. birth falls to record low in 2020

Many countries are now worried about declining birth rates, some have dubbed it the ‘silver tsunami.’ That’s when an aging population doesn’t have enough young people to fund its benefits. As CGTN’s Karina Huber reports, there’s been a noticeable drop in births in the U.S. during the pandemic.

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June 11, 2021

A traditional Chinese medicine consultation

Traditional Chinese Medicine is gaining more acceptance around the world.  The World Health Organization now endorses traditional Chinese medicine, especially in conjunction with Western medicine.  CGTN’s Jim Spellman visited a doctor helping to spread Chinese medicine in the U.S. and around the world.

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June 11, 2021

Cyber attacks for ransom

Brazil-based JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier, is now confirming it paid the equivalent of $11 million in ransom to computer #hackers who recently targeted the company. The cybersecurity attack temporarily shut down ​JBS facilities in North America, Canada and Australia. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports […]

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June 11, 2021

Black entrepreneurs carve out space in tech

Although the COVID-19 pandemic hit the startup world hard with layoffs, those that did survive pulled in record amounts of venture capital funding – $130 billion in 2020. But often left behind were startups founded by people of color – especially Black Americans – who […]

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June 11, 2021

Beef producers in Argentina target Chinese market

Argentina’s government is in negotiations with beef producers to lift a ban on exports at a time when the country is looking to expand its production. Argentinian production minister Matias Kulfas says the country is helping small and medium sized companies target the Chinese market. […]

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June 10, 2021

Alleged human rights abuses reported during Colombian protests

Colombia’s national strike marked its sixth consecutive week of protests on Thursday. The massive demonstrations began in late April against controversial tax reform. They grew into anti-government protests voicing concerns over a wide range of social and economic inequities and police brutality. The world’s oldest […]

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June 10, 2021

Biden gears up for G7 meeting

In the U.S. President’s own words as he prepared to board Airforce one -The United States is back, and multilateralism is too, and the focus is on Russia and China. CGTN’s Nathan King reports.

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June 10, 2021

Millions of “Brood Ten” cicadas awaken across East Coast

Some have dubbed it the big invasion. But these guys aren’t fighters, but lovers. These critters are “Brood Ten” cicadas, and they are everywhere, especially along the east coast of the United States. The Washington D.C. region is now the epicenter. CGTN’s Frances Kuo reports.

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June 7, 2021

Project Earth

We tell the stories of confronting the climate crisis, one of the most pressing problems confronting the world.

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Navajo language is disappearing in the U.S.
June 7, 2021

Navajo language is disappearing in the U.S.

CGTN’s Xu Dezhi visits Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’Ólta’ School, a Navajo language school in Arizona and speaks with a Navajo language teacher about the disappearing language and what challenges they are facing in preserving their language.

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June 6, 2021

Mexicans vote to decide thousands of public positions

  Mexico is holding its midterm elections today, in a broad-ranging vote that will decide thousands of public positions for the next six years. And while President Lopez Obrador isn’t on the ballot, his administration is one of the day’s most pressing issues. 

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June 5, 2021

Mexicans vote on Sunday in largest elections ever

  Mexicans head to the polls this weekend, ​for elections historic in size with thousands of positions on the line. But they’re historic, too, for the violence that’s accompanied the campaign raising additional security concerns.

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June 5, 2021

Peruvians to vote for the country’s new leader Sunday

  Peruvians will go to the polls Sunday to elect their fifth president in five years but whoever wins, the country’s ongoing political crisis is unlikely to end. Polls show the two candidates, leftist Pedro Castillo and, on the right, Keiko Fujimori, are technically tied.

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June 5, 2021

California’s governor plans state ban on fracking by 2024

  The state of California has never been shy about taking on environmental challenges. In an effort to phase out fossil fuels, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced California would ban fracking by 2024 — a drilling process that involves injecting toxic chemicals into the ground.  […]

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June 5, 2021

Heat is leading weather-related killer in U.S.

  Florida is a clear flashpoint of the climate change crisis in North America. Sea levels are rising, beaches are disappearing, Atlantic Hurricanes are getting stronger. But, until recently, little attention has been paid to a more direct and lethal threat to humans: Heat.

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Mass shootings surge in the U.S.
June 4, 2021

Mass shootings surge in the U.S.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day will take place on Friday. As shootings surge in the U.S., advocates are calling on Americans to wear orange this weekend to protest gun violence. Learn more.

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June 4, 2021

The Heat: Tulsa Race Massacre

America remembers one of the darkest moments in its history – the Tulsa race massacre. A White mob went on a rampage in an African American community called Black Wall Street. Hundreds of Blacks were killed, and more than 10-thousand people were left homeless. Some […]

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June 3, 2021

Mexican wine producers seeing huge growth opportunities in China

  We’re all familiar with Tequila, and most of us have heard of Mezcal, both renowned alcoholic beverages from Mexico. But what about Mexican wine?  The country’s reputation for quality wine is growing and getting notice from as far away as China, with most of the attention focused […]

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June 3, 2021

Ohio Vax-a-Million program drives increase in COVID vaccination

  The race to vaccinate continues across the United States.  Twelve U.S. states have now vaccinated 70 percent of their adult populations with at least one dose of the vaccine.  But for other states, the battle against hesitancy continues and that has led to some interesting initiatives. 

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June 3, 2021

Do you want any COVID regulations to stay after the pandemic?

  As life starts to return to normal in the U.S., many people will be happy to toss out their face mask or hand sanitizer. But many bar and restaurant owners in Washington D.C., are hoping that temporary rules introduced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic will be made […]

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June 3, 2021

Many established family businesses in Argentina decide to close

  Argentina was among the hardest hit economies in Latin America impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.  Growth is expected this year, but while the industrial and agricultural sectors are propping up the economy, the effects of restrictions and the second wave of infections is leading […]

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June 3, 2021

U.S. and Denmark face fallout for alleged spying on allies

  Denmark says it has “good dialogue” with its European allies and that’s there’s “no need to repair ties” with France and Germany. The statements come after ​new reports that the U.S. used Danish cables to spy on European leaders ​nearly ten years ago.

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June 3, 2021

UN report: Global job loss to remain high in 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to impact the global labor market until at least 2023. That’s according to a new report from the International Labour Organization.  The UN agency estimates that at least 220 million people will remain out of work this year.

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