"CBS This Morning" took a look at what life is like for mothers in four very different places around the globe: Finland, Kenya, China and the U.S. In our four-part series, The World of Mothers, we explore how motherhood, childcare, childbirth and healthcare looks different – for better or worse. Holly Williams showed us how Finland, consistently ranked one of the best places to be a mom and praised for its low infant and maternal mortality rates, is pushing to be even better. Williams learned that it costs less than $60 to have a baby there and talks to one doctor who says it's possible for the U.S. to do the same. Alex Wagner explored motherhood in the United States. She meets a Massachusetts emergency room nurse and mother of two who did her best to prepare before her daughter arrived four weeks early via emergency C-section. She took on extra shifts, and even cashed out part of her 401(k), at a penalty, to keep her family afloat during her 12 weeks of … [Read more...] about The World of Mothers: What motherhood looks like in Finland, Kenya, China and the U.S.
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WARSAW—Authorities in Poland and the U.S. are probing the deep ties Beijing has forged in this strategically important country on NATO’s eastern frontier in the wake of high-profile arrests of a Chinese executive and a former Polish official. Wang Weijing, who worked in Poland for Huawei Technologies Co., and Piotr Durbajlo, a former senior Polish counterintelligence official, were detained this month and charged with spying for China. Mr. Wang, who was fired by Huawei following his arrest, issued a statement via his lawyers... … [Read more...] about Spy Case Linked to China Raises Red Flags for Poland and the U.S.
World Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to "Make America Great Again," the United States did not even make the top five in an annual ranking of the world's "best" countries published Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report. The "Best Countries" index, published alongside the BAV Group consultancy and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, ranks nations based on a range of categories, including its allure as a travel destination, business friendliness, cultural influence, modernness, entrepreneurship, quality of life, heritage, power and growth. Based on a combination of these metrics, Switzerland took the number one spot this year, followed by Japan, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom in the top five. Next came Sweden and Australia before the U.S. in eighth place, a point to which it first slipped in 2018 and retained this year around. The U.S. took fourth place in 2016, but has slid down the list in recent years in a trend some have … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s ‘Best’ Countries—and the U.S. Isn’t Even in the Top Five
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Brexit and the U.S. Shutdown: Two Governments in Paralysis Supported by ByEllen Barry and Mark Landler Jan. 12, 2019 LONDON — In Parliament, lawmakers are mired in gridlock over Britain’s departure from the European Union, with no clear path forward. In Washington, President Trump stormed out of a meeting with congressional leaders who oppose his border wall, hardening a standoff that has shut down much of the government for longer than ever before. Two governments paralyzed. Two populist projects stalled. Two venerable democracies in crisis. Rarely have British and American politics seemed quite so synchronized as they do in the chilly dawn of 2019, three years after the victories of Brexit and Donald J. Trump upended the two nations’ political establishments. The countries seem … [Read more...] about Brexit and the U.S. Shutdown: Two Governments in Paralysis
In this June 21, 2018, photo, Buck Paulk walks through his warehouse storing pecans at Shiloh Pecan Farms in Ray City, Ga. Paulk estimates that over 50 percent of his pecans are exported out of the country, China being one of the main recipients. Georgia is the nation's leading producer of pecans. (AP Photo/David Goldman) In this June 21, 2018, photo, Buck Paulk... Photo by David Goldman NEW YORK (AP) — After the U.S. imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, China retaliated by imposing tariffs on the same amount of U.S. products. Here's a look at reaction from some of the U.S. industries affected: ——— PORK PRODUCERS The U.S. pork industry last year sent $1.1 billion worth of product to China, making it the third largest export market after Japan and Mexico. Dave Warner, a spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council, said pork producers have already seen the value of their pigs fall after a previous Chinese tariff. Warner … [Read more...] about Reaction to the trade battle between China and the U.S.