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November 13, 2020

Workers stuck in port as pandemic stalls cruise industry

  ​Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control lifted its sailing ban on cruise ships in U.S. waters and replaced it with a ‘conditional’ sailing order in effect for at least another year.  Among a long list of new requirements: Operators will need to test all crew members […]

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Colombia lifts PCR COVID-19 test requisite for passengers
November 11, 2020

Colombia lifts PCR COVID-19 test requisite for passengers

Colombia has dropped its requirement that visitors to the country arriving by air with first test negative ​for COVID-19. Officials say there were several reasons to lift the Polymerase Chain Reaction test, better known as ​a PCR, which diagnoses positive coronavirus cases. Watch and learn more.

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Texas teen wins contest with possible COVID-19 treatment
November 11, 2020

Texas teen wins contest with possible COVID-19 treatment

14-year-old Anika Chebrolu from Texas won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a discovery that could be used as a therapy for COVID-19. Her next step is contacting virologists and drug development specialists to further develop on her research. Watch and learn more.

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Venezuela sees U.S. election as new start
November 9, 2020

Venezuela sees U.S. election as new start

Both Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido say they welcome projected U.S. President Joe Biden, after the U.S. media projected Joe Biden as winner of the U.S presidential election. See how Venezuela sees an opportunity for a reset button in relations with the incoming administration.

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Joe Biden announces his COVID advisory panel
November 9, 2020

Joe Biden announces his COVID advisory panel

Joe Biden has appointed his COVID Advisory board and as promised it is made up of public health experts on Monday. Here is how Joe Biden plans to tackle the pandemic and other top issues in the U.S. Watch and learn more.

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Evo Morales returns to Bolivia after year-long exile
November 9, 2020

Evo Morales returns to Bolivia after year-long exile

Former Bolivia president Evo Morales returned to the country crossing the border from Argentina a year after he was removed from power. See what his return could mean for his successor Luis Arce who was sworn in as president just the day before.

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Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force
November 9, 2020

Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force

Drug maker Pfizer announced the early results from its research Monday. The news broke after a weekend in which the U.S. media declared Joe Biden the next U.S. president. Biden released his plans to stop the COVID-19 as U.S. surpassed 10 million cases. Watch and learn more.

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November 4, 2020

Trump, Biden lawyer up to prepare for election fight

  In past ​presidential elections, ​Americans would generally know who won by the end of the night. Perhaps not this year, given the historic levels of mail-in ballots that need to be counted  and the possibility the courts may need to step in and ultimately decide the […]

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November 4, 2020

COVID-19: Filipino nurses need additional protection

  As doctors combat the pandemic, working alongside them are nurses. An estimated 1,500 nurses have died from COVID-19 in 44 countries, many of them here in the U.S. National Nurses United, a union with more than 150,000 members, says around 240 American nurses have […]

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November 4, 2020

Republicans on course to keep control of Senate

  The U.S. presidential election remained too close to call on Wednesday with a handful of key states still to declare results. But the picture for the U.S Congress is getting clearer. Republicans appear on course to keep their majority in the Senate, while Democrats […]

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Argentine businesses go digital amid COVID-19 pandemic
November 2, 2020

Argentine businesses go digital amid COVID-19 pandemic

Argentina is the guest of honor at this year’s China International Import Expo, but the travel restrictions mean that only a reduced group of business leaders will actually travel to China. So here they are looking at opening up new avenues for communication and trade.

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October 31, 2020

Boom Supersonic unveils its prototype for commercial jet

  A big milestone in the return to supersonic travel: A new commercial supersonic airliner is a step closer to reality, 17 years after the Concorde jet stopped flying. A smaller version of that plane is now complete and that prototype is set to take […]

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October 28, 2020

U.S. Election: What issues Wisconsin voters care most about

  Wisconsin proved crucial in Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory. He became the first Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan to win the state. But partisan approaches to major issues in both the state’s rural and urban communities may determine the outcome this year.

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UN marks 75 years amid COVID pandemic
October 27, 2020

UN marks 75 years amid COVID pandemic

The UN officially turned 75 on October 24. But celebrations to mark the milestone have been marred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has put attention on how the organization has responded to other global challenges of health, poverty, and conflict.

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Officials in Colorado hope snow can diffuse fires
October 27, 2020

Officials in Colorado hope snow can diffuse fires

Firefighters in the U.S. state of Colorado are welcoming the early winter. Hundreds of homes have already been lost, as the state experienced record-breaking wildfires. Firefighters hope that Sunday’s storm may offer a temporary respite.

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Chileans celebrate vote win to rewrite country’s constitution
October 26, 2020

Chileans celebrate vote win to rewrite country’s constitution

Nearly 80 percent of eligible voters in Chile voted to approve rewriting the country’s constitution. Ten of thousands of Chileans took to the streets to celebration. The referendum is the result of mass protests which began a year ago that have laid bare widespread dissatisfaction with Chile’s economic system.

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This is what an undecided swing state voter looks like
October 26, 2020

This is what an undecided swing state voter looks like

As a swing state, Pennsylvania supported President Donald Trump four years ago. Is the state still a swing state this year? CGTN’s Sean Callebs spoke to an undecided Pennsylvania resident, a Muslim who immigrated from Pakistan years ago about U.S. immigration policy and 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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Colombian chef revives forgotten native tubers
October 26, 2020

Colombian chef revives forgotten native tubers

Potatoes are pretty basic fare in the world of food or are they? Turns out these tubers exist in many more varieties than you’ve likely ever seen, or eaten. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports on a Colombian chef, and his mission to put those long-forgotten potatoes back on the table.

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October 24, 2020

How California’s ballot measure Prop. 22 affects rideshare drivers

  In California, an appeals court recently upheld a ruling that Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. That would significantly raise costs for ridesharing companies, but also increase benefits for drivers. But ridesharing companies are now pinning their hopes on the […]

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October 24, 2020

U.S. states submit vaccine roll-out plans to government

  As COVID-19 cases climb in many parts of the U.S., work on developing effective vaccines to combat the virus continues. Individual states have now submitted plans to the federal government for how the drugs will be rolled out in their areas when they arrive.

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October 21, 2020

U.S.-Mexico border closure leaves students in limbo

  Among the policies and protocols impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is U.S. immigration management at its southern border with Mexico.  Since the spring, the asylum process has been essentially shut down and court hearings for pending claims indefinitely suspended with virtually no new asylum […]

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October 21, 2020

IMF’s latest economic outlook for Asia-Pacific region

  The International Monetary Fund says GDP in the Asia -Pacific region will shrink by 2.2 percent in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic hit China, South Korea and Japan hard in its early months but the region has also been praised for its response. 

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October 21, 2020

U.S. citizens living in the border city become more motivated to vote

  The U.S. elections won’t only have an impact in the United States, but also further abroad on economies which depend on the next president’s policies.  Mexico, for instance, is America’s largest trading partner, and in Tijuana, across the border from California, those who are eligible to vote […]

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October 21, 2020

How people deal with addiction to the social media

  Many people are constantly using social media on their phones even during work hours.  It’s an addiction that is by design, according to experts in Netlfix’s Documentary The Social Dilemma.  After watching the documentary, some of them chose to turn off as many app […]

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