Shares Fall in Asia and Europe, Dimming Hopes for Quick Rebound

A sell-off across Asian and European markets on Monday risked setting a gloomy tone for the week, as more negative news highlighted a slowdown in global growth and rising trade tensions between the United States and China. Major markets from Tokyo to Hong Kong and Shanghai finished the day lower, with losses greater than 1…

Live: COP24 2018 climate conference

A new report presented at COP24 finds that wealthier countries are not paying their fair share towards tackling climate change. It calls for rich countries to urgently invest more not only towards domestic efforts, but also to actions beyond their borders. The report is backed by international trade unions, faith and other civil society groups,…

Best places in Europe to visit: A modern-day Grand Tour

(CNN) — The Grand Tour was a right of passage for men and women of certain wealth and status in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, taking in the best Europe had to offer. And with cheap flights, high speed rail connections and plenty of spectacular, not to mention off-the-radar, destinations on offer, there’s…

What I See: Gloria Steinem, Shoulder to Shoulder With Women of Color

One of the things we have lost in the digital era — and we have lost a lot — is a tributary medium of sorts, the tangible practice of holding an image in our hands that maps an emotional bayou of truth. Still photographs capture the private determination and personal integrity of their subjects in…

How to Foster Empathy in Children

Last August in Boston, for example, Cradles to Crayons volunteers filled 40,000 backpacks for children across Massachusetts from low-income or homeless families. Parents and children can participate together in such programs, perhaps using this program’s model to establish similar projects in cities elsewhere in the country. With older children, parents might take them to help…

Eight reasons Glasgow is better than Edinburgh

(CNN) — A former industrial powerhouse, Glasgow may not have the picture postcard charm of Edinburgh, its debonair neighbor to the east. But what the biggest city in Scotland may lack in storybook castles and manicured vistas, it more than makes up for with its gallus attitude, style and atmosphere. Scratch the surface and Glasgow…

Beijing Daxing International Airport: Take sneak peek inside

Beijing, China (CNN) — China is poised to overtake the United States as the world’s biggest air travel market by 2022 — and it’s little wonder the country’s airport construction craze shows no signs of abating. The government has plans to build or expand 74 airports nationwide by the end of 2020, aiming to accommodate…

John Kelly, Brexit, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We start today with a look at the wild swings in the stock market, President Trump’s search for a new chief of staff, and a major investigation into the sale of users’ smartphone data. Markets brace for more volatility Investors could face more…

Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Declining – The New York Times

Image The risk of getting a hospital-acquired infection is decreasing. In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers surveyed almost 200 hospitals caring for about 12,000 patients across the country in 2011 and again in 2015, reviewing medical records to find cases of health care-associated infection. They found that in 2015,…

SoftBank IPO: Listing of Japan mobile unit set to raise $23.5 billion

Strong demand from investors for a piece of one of Japan’s biggest wireless carriers prompted the Japanese tech company to increase the number of shares available by 160 million. It priced the shares at 1,500 yen ($13) each, raising a total of 2.65 trillion yen ($23.5 billion), it said in a statement Monday. That makes…