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New members could shift balance on UN Security Council

Some new faces on the next U.N. Security Council. Estonia and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have won their first seats. Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam also won two-year terms. The new members could bring a shift in alliances on the […]


UN issues warning over air pollution

The struggle continues in the face of rising energy demand and a growing global population, but the hope is that with big polluting countries like China taking a lead in providing solutions, the rest of the world will follow suit.


Mexican delegation in US for talks over Trump tariff threat

The U.S. president has been frustrated with the lack of success he’s had in tackling illegal migration. A key campaign pledge to build a wall along the southern border and have Mexico pay for it has failed- and draconian immigration policies have led to a spike in detained immigrants including children held for long periods of time.

Through Their Eyes Afghanistan

Afghanistan through the eyes of its people

About the series CGTN’s Sean Callebs and Photojournalist Andrew Smith tell the stories of today’s Afghanistan through the eyes of its people. Afghanistan gem hunters risk all for precious minerals Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley is home to one of the richest supplies of gems in the […]


China accuses US of naked economic terrorism

One of China’s top diplomats is accusing the US is waging “naked economic terrorism” against Beijing. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui made the comments to reporters as the Chinese commerce ministry also said that it was ready to fight a trade war if necessary.