Cost of education
The cost of higher education has risen significantly in the United States over the last few years.
Combined with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer students are choosing to enroll in college altogether.
CGTN’s Caroline Malone reports from Washington.
U.S. gun violence
Buffalo, New York. Highland Park, Illinois. Uvalde, Texas. These are just a handful of the dozens of U.S. cities rocked by mass shootings this year.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit group that tracks such incidents, 2022 will likely end just short of the country's all-time rec...
U.S. stock market and crypto
2022 has been a rollercoaster for global stock markets.
Nowhere more so than on Wall Street which has been wrestling with inflation, rising interest rates and the collapse of the latest asset class – cryptocurrency.
CGTN's John Terrett reports.
The U.S. policy towards China in 2022 was a lesson in the difference in rhetoric versus reality.
While Washington said repeatedly that it wants to work with Beijing in an era of what the Biden administration calls “strategic competition” the reality was one of tightening export controls, keeping...
Immigration at U.S.-Mexico border
The United States is ending 2022 staring down a full-blown border crisis, as a pandemic-era policy, known as Title 42, which allows officials to immediately expel migrants, expires.
It’s led to a surge in border crossings.
Biden administration critics say the White House has neglected the issu...
2022 was the year the world got a rude awakening by something that had largely disappeared from many countries: inflation.
Just when the supply chain crisis that defined the early pandemic recovery started to ease, many policymakers were surprised when inflation proved “stubborn” instead of “tra...
The world's conflicts
The Ukraine crisis dominated world headlines in 2022, but it wasn’t the only global strife. Take a look back on major conflicts impacting lives around the world in the past year.
Travel & Tourism
International travel seems to be on its way to post-pandemic recovery.
But new concerns are adding a few bumps. Inflation and a strong U.S. dollar have global consumers re-considering how far they can stretch their bank accounts.
Extreme weather events
With each passing year, the impact of climate change become more evident and extreme. Environmentalists say several alarm bells rang this past year all around the globe.
Fighting COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 cases are back on the upswing in the U.S., up 44 percent over the past two weeks according to a New York Times tracking tool.
Deaths are up 71 percent. Medical experts urge Americans to take precautions as they head into the holidays. Still, when it comes to the pandemic, the country i...
Crisis in Haiti
For most Haitians, 2022 will be a year to be remembered for all the wrong reasons... Gang violence, kidnappings, hunger and disease.
Their government has been incapable of restoring stability following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise back in 2021.
Now, the humanitarian crisis th...
A year in space exploration
2022 was a historic year in space exploration. Take a look back on some of the key highlights in space travel worldwide over the past year.
Latin America politics
Political analysts have been talking about a new “pink tide” in Latin America as leftist parties began defeating incumbent right-wing governments in several countries over the last few years.