Topic 1 America Marks 20 Years Since Sept. 11 Attacks
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, took place in just under 102 minutes. On that day, 2,996 people died in the worst terrorist attack in modern history.
Topic 2 What Does China’s New Border Law Mean for Its Neighbors?
China recently announced a new Land Borders Law that permits the use of weapons to stop "illegal" border crossings.
Topic 3 What Is the US Debt Limit?
American President Joe Biden again asked Congress to lift the United States debt limit after a meeting Wednesday with the nation’s business leaders.
Topic 4 Young Burmese Risking All to Fight Military Leaders
Gue Gue used to be a travel guide in Mandalay, Myanmar, an ancient royal city that has moved quickly into the 21st century.
Topic 5 Japan Confronts Rising Inequality
Japan's stock market has increased and luxury cars are selling well in Tokyo after eight years of economic growth under Abenomics.
Topic 6 Debt Problems of China’s Evergrande Hurt Investors Large and Small
Evergrande is a big Chinese business that develops large buildings, such as offices, homes and hotels.
Topic 7 US, Chinese Presidents Seek to Ease Tensions in Video Meeting
U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping by video conference on Tuesday.
Topic 8 Ethiopian Textile Industry at Risk if US Suspends Trade over Tigray
The United States is considering suspending Ethiopia’s tax-free trade position to punish it for violence and food shortages in Tigray.
Topic 9 EU Blames Belarus for Migrants Seeking to Cross into Poland
The European Union is blaming the government of Belarus for a group of migrants seeking to cross over into Poland.
Topic 10 Elon Musk Asks Twitter Followers about Selling Tesla Stock
Elon Musk, the founder of the electric car company Tesla, recently asked people on Twitter if he should sell billions of dollars in company stock.
Topic 11 Presidential Election Could Change More Than Chile’s Leader
Chilean citizens vote Sunday to choose a president.
Topic 12 Taiwan Chip Maker Expands to Japan
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, is one of the world's largest chipmakers. It announced plans in October to build a new plant in Japan.
Topic 13 Tanzania's Female President Appoints Woman as Defense Minister
Tanzania's first female president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, recently named Stergomena Tax as defense minister.
Topic 14 An Afghan Orphanage Struggles to Provide Food
A large orphanage in Kabul is limiting meals for the children it cares for because it is running out of money.
Topic 15 Salvadorans Concerned about President’s Plan to Use Bitcoin
When El Salvador makes bitcoin a legal currency on September 7, it will become the first nation in the world to do so.
Topic 16 Leaders Call for Ceasefire as Conflict Spreads in Ethiopia
African and Western nations on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia.
Topic 17 China Strengthens Control in Macao
China is strengthening federal controls over its territory of Macao.
Topic 18 Doctors, Oil Workers Join Protests against Sudan Military
The World Bank halted aid to Sudan on Wednesday after the military's capture of power from the transitional government.
Topic 19 Almost Half of Argentines in Poverty
About 42 percent of Argentinians live at or below the poverty rate, the government said.
Topic 20 Why Western Countries Back Taiwan Despite Their Pro-China Policies
Over the past four months, officials from two European countries, the European Parliament, and the United States have formed stronger relationships with Taiwan.