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China Stocks Just Fell the Most in 3 Weeks

China stocks closed lower on Monday as some investors took profits on infrastructure and transportation shares, leaving the blue-chip CSI 300 index …

North Korea

Budapest to Berlin: stranger on a train

Returning home from a beery few days in Budapest, Ed Cumming decided to try the train. Soon he was lost in Berlin<p>In early June, when everyone in Britain was arguing about Europe, I found myself in Budapest. I had fond memories of my only previous visit, in 2013, when I’d been there for a literary …

Thousands of Strange Blue Lakes Are Appearing in Antarctica, And It’s Very Bad News

Uh oh.<p>Scientists have confirmed that thousands of pristine blue lakes have appeared on the ice sheets of East Antarctica, and it’s got them very …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Lyft reportedly tried to sell itself to Uber and several other companies, but failed.</b> The ride-hailing startup is refusing to comment on the report.<p><b>2. Facebook has made a surprising move that could save its one shrinking business.</b> Revenue from payments and fees has been trending downward, but …

Trends

Tuberculosis in 2012

This MSF illustration explores the history of TB and multidrug-resistant TB, diseases that affect millions of people worldwide.<p>Tuberculosis (TB) is …

Medicine

Doctors Without Borders Calls for Rapid Introduction of New TB Medicine

The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration of an important new tuberculosis treatment must lead to its availability in countries with high …

Medicine

First New TB Drug in Fifty Years Risks Being Squandered Without Better Research and Pricing Strategies

<b>PARIS/NEW YORK</b>—Without a new approach to developing and pricing new tuberculosis (TB) medicines, the global TB response will be unable to deliver the …

Medicine

Tuberculosis: The New Face of an Old Disease

<b>AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK</b><i>—</i>Immediate action is needed from governments, pharmaceutical companies, and researchers to find new treatments for drug-resistant …

Medicine

INFOGRAPHICS: How Provisions in the TPP Will Hurt Access to Affordable Drugs

<b>Harmful rules in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will mean people in developing countries will have less access to lifesaving</b> …

International Relations

MSF Urges Countries Not to Trade Away Health as Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Negotiations Intensify

Governments must ensure that the TPP doesn't amplify shortcomings in the medical research and development system and restrict access to</b> …

Pharma

Global Vaccines Community Must Bring Price of New Vaccines Down

MSF calls on GAVI and pharmaceutical companies to extend discounts so more children can be reached.<p>The GAVI Alliance is an international …

Public Health

The U.S. Won't Let Google Trademark 'Glass' for Its Glass-Less Eyewear

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Still struggling to make a good name for itself with a skeptical American public, Google Glass is …

Wearable Tech

Secret US-made 'Cuban Twitter' to go under government microscope

The social-media platform was designed to attract young Cubans and get them to rebel against the country's communist government.<p>The US government took a page out of Twitter's book to undermine Cuba's leadership, and now lawmakers want some answers.<p>Over a period of two years starting in 2009, the US …

Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure

KIEV (Reuters) - The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures “as the price of independence” as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilise it, including by raising the price of gas, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told Reuters.<p>Yatseniuk, 39, who stepped in as interim prime …

South Korea finds two crashed drones, suspects North Korea

SEOUL -- South Korean officials were scrambling to explain how two drones, apparently from North Korea, entered the nation's airspace, took photos of political and military sites and remained unnoticed until they were found crashed on the ground.<p>One of the unmanned aircraft was found March 24 in …

North Korea

U.S. Warns China Not To Attempt Crimea-Style Action In Asia

(Adds comment from Chinese foreign ministry)<p>By David Brunnstrom<p>WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the …

Disease

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Judith Rodin: Unemployment Makes Our Youth 'Less Resilient'

During an interview with HuffPost Live at Davos on Thursday, Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, warned of the devastating long-term impact of youth unemployment.<p>"When young people remain unemployed, it makes them less resilient for the rest of their lives... so the impact of …

Climate Takes Center Stage at World Economic Forum

Climate, environmental and energy issues are set to dominate the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland, where organizers have prepared …

Climate

DAVID CAMERON: I'm Confident We Can Stay In The European Union

"I'm confident that we'll have a successful renegotiation and a successful referendum," he told delegates, referring to his plan to reshape his country's EU ties before offering Britons an in/out referendum if he is re-elected next year.<p>"I'm confident this is do-able, deliverable and, as I say, …

United Kingdom

Davos 2014: My second Davos - what I learned

<b>Despite the problems of becoming a social outcast, which I described at last year's World Economic Forum, I have been lucky enough to get the chance to attend the conference again.</b><p>As I am now no longer a wet-behind-the ears Davos debutante, I thought I should update you on what I have now …

George Soros

Davos billionaires: Oblivious to the coming revolution

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The world looks different from rarified altitude of a billionaire. Especially if you’re one of the 85 richest …

Davos diary: A new angst settles over the world's elites

The Google Club Lounge is a step removed from Davos, in distance and spirit.<p>Anchored in a new hotel, high above town, it seems designed to send a message. The customized pad has sliding doors, fireplaces, a long bar and panoramic views of the Alps, as if to say, "all you governments meeting down in …

Davos Is Not As Glamorous As Everyone Thinks

Instead of collecting invitations and business cards I was driven to attend academic discussions with riveting topics such as "Is Europe Back?" "The Reshaping of Japan: Global Consequences," and "Changing the Climate for Growth and Development."<p>Consequently, I missed some of the interactions …

Davos

Davos 2014: What is at stake?

The World Economic Forum, commonly referred to as the Davos Annual Meeting, started on January 22, in Switzerland.<p>The theme of this year's gathering is 'The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business,' which looks at the causes of future global instability, like climate …