World Today

May 1, 2020

Rolling Stones keyboard player talks about the COVID-19 outbreak

The new normal means all sporting events, concerts, and public gatherings are on hold until the COVID-19 crisis comes under control. Major performers, such as the Rolling Stones are postponing tours – and just like everyone else, embracing safe sheltering. Stones keyboard player Chuck Leavell, who is […]

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May 1, 2020

10K COVID-19 deaths in U.S. nursing homes, care workers need support

Nursing homes in the United States have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with media surveys counting more than ten thousand deaths. Many of these facilities say they don’t have enough protective clothing for staff and they need more support from the state and federal governments. […]

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April 30, 2020

COVID-19: Uncertain harvest season for U.S. farmers

The ripple effects from COVID-19 are washing across the United States. Even hitting farmers who work in wide-open spaces. For them, social distancing isn’t as big of a problem as it is in densely-packed cities. But they worry about the future. And, wonder what the global […]

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April 30, 2020

Brazilian project offers free covid tests in favelas

Despite a dismal rate of testing, Brazil has the most Covid 19 infections in Latin America and, experts fear, the country may be on the brink of exploding. Especially in the densely populated favelas, or slums, conditions are ripe for the rapid spread of the […]

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April 30, 2020

Food stamp demand rises amid the pandemic

The pandemic has prompted more Americans to seek help to buy food and groceries. ​States across the country report food stamp applications ​are way up. And the federal government, which ​had plans to tighten eligibility for those benefits prior to the outbreak, is now putting more money […]

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April 30, 2020

COVID-19: Over one million cases confirmed in the U.S.

The U.S. has passed a grim milestone: more than one million confirmed cases of COVID-19. But there are some signs social-distancing measures may have “flattened the curve” – there are no longer exponential increases in new cases, hospitalizations or deaths in large population centers. “But we’re still by no […]

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April 30, 2020

Chicago hospital faces huge resource shortage amid pandemic

The death toll in the U.S. from the COVID-19 pandemic now tops 60,000. The virus has placed a huge strain on the resources of the country’s hospitals. That is especially true of Roseland Community Hospital, a small but vital safety-net hospital on Chicago’s South Side. […]

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April 26, 2020

Waterloo for America’s leadership

Editor’s note: The Trump administration’s widely acknowledged irresponsible reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns on a global level. For the first time since the World War II, the world is not looking Washington for assurance and leadership amid a global crisis. This video lays […]

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April 26, 2020

Trump’s disinfectant comments reveal his contempt for science

Editor’s note: Tom Fowdy is a British political and international relations analyst and a graduate of Durham and Oxford universities. He writes on topics pertaining to China, the DPRK, Britain, and the U.S. The article reflects the author’s opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. […]

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April 26, 2020

Media needs to de-platform Trump for his statements about COVID-19

Editor’s note: Bradley Blankenship is a Prague-based American journalist, political analyst and freelance reporter. He has been featured on Press TV, Russia Today and Radio Sputnik. The article reflects the author’s opinions, not necessarily the views of CGTN. In 1985, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro and noted cigar smoker […]

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April 26, 2020

U.S. info warfare about China’s COVID-19 response is hypocritical

Editor’s note: Andrew Korybko is a Moscow-based American political analyst. The article reflects the author’s opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. It’s obvious by now to any objective observer that the U.S. is engaged in an intense information warfare campaign about China’s COVID-19 response, […]

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April 26, 2020

Trump’s quick-fix approach to COVID-19 could devastate America

Editor’s note: Hannan Hussain is a security analyst at the London School of Economics – South Asia Centre, and an author. The article reflects the author’s opinions, not necessarily the views of CGTN. There is a reason why presidents shouldn’t treat pandemics with sarcasm: the implications of […]

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April 23, 2020

WHO urges U.S. to reconsider suspending funding

The World Health Organization’s head said he hoped the United States would reconsider suspending U.S. funding to the international organization. The U.S. is the world’s biggest donor country and gave $400 million last year.

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False racism claims can't dampen China-Africa ties
April 19, 2020

False racism claims can’t dampen China-Africa ties

Editor’s note: Ssemanda Allawi is the author of Global Governance and Norm Contestation: How BRICS is Reshaping World Order. The article reflects the author’s opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. Over the past few days, there have been claims that Africans living in […]

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How to restore international trade after the pandemic ends
April 19, 2020

How to restore international trade after the pandemic ends

Editor’s note: Djoomart Otorbaev is the former prime minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, a distinguished professor of the Belt and Road School of Beijing Normal University, and a member of Nizami Ganjavi International Center. The article reflects the author’s views, and not necessarily those of CGTN. […]

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April 19, 2020

The choice between overreacting and underreacting

Editor’s note: U.S. President Donald Trump decided on Wednesday to halt the funding of the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing it of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” However, it is not the first time that the WHO has been blamed for […]

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April 13, 2020

Why locusts such a huge threat to Africa

A swarm of locusts is set to devastate parts of East Africa. This swarm is up to 20 times the size of the one that hit only 2 months ago. Locusts are related to grasshoppers, but locusts swarm and can fly long distances. A swarm […]

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March 31, 2020

Cyber threats in the time of the coronavirus outbreak

More people are working from home and online due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, but now, more threats to people’s online activities are on the rise. CGTN’s Mark Niu takes a look at how cyber threats remain in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 31, 2020

New York police fight COVID-19 while maintaining lockdown

Police departments across the United States are trying to find ways to continue working while keeping officers and the public safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. In New York, the epicenter of the outbreak in America, five members of the NYPD have died, and more than […]

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