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December 15, 2022

Chinese ice sculptors build Christmas display

A big December storm has covered several U.S. states in a sheet of snow and ice. Meanwhile, ice has also piled up indoors at one Colorado venue. It’s part of an extravagant Christmas display. In fact, for some ice sculptors from China, this is their specialty.

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December 14, 2022

New government in Peru faces continued unrest

Peru’s new Government declares a 30-day national emergency amid continuing protests following the ouster of President Pedro Castillo. The death toll from growing protests against the new government of Dina Boluarte has risen to at least seven. Dan Collyns reports.

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Global Action Initiative 2022
December 14, 2022

Global Action Initiative 2022

Global Action Initiative, now in its third year is dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing issues through mutual understanding, showcasing positive outcomes, and offering possible solutions to help all people achieve sustainable global change.

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GMO corn debate between Mexico and the U.S.
December 13, 2022

GMO corn debate between Mexico and the U.S.

Mexico plans to ban U.S. imports of genetically modified maize starting in 2024. However, while the idea of a return to all-natural corn is welcome by local food supplier, Mexico’s own agricultural sector will need a boost to balance the deficit.

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December 12, 2022

The International Havana Film Festival returns in full

  Cubans are going to movie theaters this week in large numbers to enjoy a large sampling of films at the International Havana Film Festival. The event returns in full after two years of COVID-19 restrictions.  Short and full-length feature films, documentaries, poster exhibits and theoretical […]

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December 12, 2022

COP15: Delegates working to slow biodiversity crisis

  At the UN Biodiversity Convention, COP15, in Montreal, delegates are under pressure to draft a global agreement to slow the loss of the Earth’s biodiversity.  By some estimates, around a million animal and plant species could disappear, many within decades. 

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December 12, 2022

Chinese automaker Chirey eyes business growth in Mexico

  China is playing an increasingly larger role in the global auto market, and as a result, unfamiliar brands are becoming more common in many countries. In Mexico, automaker Chirey, one of Asia’s largest vehicle manufacturers, is having success. 

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December 12, 2022

Brazilian fans pack festival to support team at World Cup

Brazil’s national team suffered a tough loss to Croatia in the World Cup quarterfinals, but that did not stop its faithful fans from cheering them on till the end. The five-time FIFA World Cup champions are one of the most well-known soccer teams in the […]

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December 12, 2022

Protecting the environment and Indigenous Peoples go hand-in-hand

The COP15 has seen several important topics raised by delegates, including the protection of the world’s ecosystems and its biodiversity.At the UN Biodiversity conference, delegates continue to work on a framework that could help shape how the world’s land and water are protected. In the […]

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December 12, 2022

Delegates from 200 nations strive to save world’s ecosystems

Delegates from 200 nations strive to save world’s ecosystemsSocial: Delegates from some 200 nations are in Montreal to try and forge a legally binding global deal to save the world’s ecosystems from irreversible climate change. Much of their work hinges on complex percentages and numbers […]

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December 12, 2022

NASA’S historical Artemis 1 mission concludes

The Artemis 1 mission ended on Sunday, December 11th after it began its journey to space on the 50th anniversary of the historical Apollo 17 mission. The Artemis 1 mission came to a successful conclusion Sunday when the unmanned Orion crew capsule splashed down in […]

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December 12, 2022

Ten year anniversary of Sandy Hook mass shooting

Mass shootings have become a common occurrence in the U.S., as the topic of gun control continues to remain at the forefront of political discourse in Washington. These mass shootings will also be the topic of discussion on Wednesday, December 14th, as this date marks […]

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December 10, 2022

COP15 delegates gather in Montreal

  Representatives from nearly 200 governments have descended on Montreal for the UN Biodiversity COP 15 conference.  As Mark Niu reports, the delegates are getting a push from environmentalists to come up with solutions to save the planet. 

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December 10, 2022

Colorado legalizes “magic mushrooms”

  Colorado is now the second U.S. state to legalize “magic mushrooms”. A month ago, residents voted to legalize psilocybin mushrooms as a way to treat anxiety, PTSD and depression.  Now, the lengthy process of setting up so-called healing centers begins.

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December 10, 2022

Chinese tech companies increase investments in Mexico

  It’s been more than two years since the United States, Mexico and Canada entered into the USMCA trade agreement. International investment on the continent has soared, especially in Mexico, where the southernmost of the three countries has seen large interest from tech companies from […]

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December 10, 2022

Key U.S. states move to eliminate wage discrimination

  The wage transparency law passed in New York city in November. It came after a six-month delay due to initial pushback from some members of the local business community.  According to the New York city Commission on Human Rights, the mandate requires New York […]

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December 10, 2022

Droughts and wildfires threaten forests in Sierra Nevada

  The once-sprawling green forest ranges in California’s famous Sierra Nevada mountain range are dying out at a much larger scale than previously thought.  A recent study found nearly a third of southern Sierra Nevada conifer forests have disappeared in the last decade. And the trend is […]

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December 9, 2022

Peru’s new president sworn in

  Peruvians have a new president today after hours of political drama that saw leftist leader Pedro Castillo arrested and removed from office following his last-ditch bid to cling to power by dissolving Congress.  

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COP15 kicks off in Canada’s Montreal
December 8, 2022

COP15 kicks off in Canada’s Montreal

Delegates from nearly 200 governments gathered in Canada on Tuesday for the two-week UN Biodiversity COP 15 conference. As Mark Niu reports, the delegates are getting a push from environmentalists to come up with solutions to save the planet.

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New York City rents rise as inflation surges
December 7, 2022

New York City rents rise as inflation surges

Many New York renters are seeing rent-stabilized prices increase up to 3.25% on one-year leases signed between October 2022 and September 2023. See how some city dwellers are willing to endure to call NYC home.

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December 6, 2022

U.S. chipmakers see layoffs

In recent months, major U.S. tech companies like Twitter, Meta and Microsoft have begun making cuts that have left thousands of workers without a job.

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December 6, 2022

FBI investigates North Carolina power outage

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined a probe into power outages in the state of North Carolina that investigators believe was caused by intentional and targeted attacks on power substations over the weekend. 

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December 6, 2022

Climate change threatens California town

California state officials predict that because of climate change, up to 10 billion dollars worth of its infrastructure could be under water by 2050, and much more threatened by high tides.

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December 5, 2022

Colorful murals transform Mexico City suburb

In the heart of Mexico City, a once crime-ridden suburban area has been transformed into a lively and welcoming place for its residents and visitors. A collaboration between artists and government officials has turned the urban space into an area filled with colorful murals. CGTN’s […]

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December 5, 2022

New Colombian government seeks to end educational deficits

Colombia’s new left-wing government under Gustavo Petro, has promised to tackle long-standing issues of inequality and poverty; however, the country has a long way to go to reverse decades of educational deficits while tackling new issues. CGTN’s correspondent Michelle Begue has this story from Bogota.

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December 5, 2022

Japan stuns perennial World Cup powers

The World Cup has gotten off to a crazy start, with some of the globe’s top teams suffering shocking defeats at the hands of lower ranked opponents.  However, it wouldn’t be a World Cup without an underdog story and this year, it is Japan.Japan sent […]

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