Child care workers are vanishing and it's hurting the entire economy

January 28, 2022 at 14:46

Every time a classroom goes virtual, a child care center caps out on enrollment or a day care center closes, parents — typically mothers — can't go to work, she explained. The child care industry was "barely getting by before the pandemic," she said. Child...

Travel to the United States: What you need to know

January 28, 2022 at 14:35

Health officials caution against travel unless you're fully vaccinated. (CNN) — If you're planning to travel to the United States, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. The basicsAfter restrictive, nat...

Death toll rises after Tropical Cyclone Ana tears across southern Africa

January 28, 2022 at 13:01

(CNN) More than 80 people have now died and tens of thousands more are impacted after Tropical Cyclone Ana tore across southern Africa this week, the European Commission's humanitarian agency said Friday. Ana made landfall in Angoche, Mozambique on Monday,...

US authorities block China Unicom from the nation's telecom market

January 28, 2022 at 10:52

Hong Kong (CNN Business) The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to ban China Unicom ( CHU ), a state-owned Chinese telecommunications carrier, from offering telecom services in the United States. In a tweet , the FCC said the action "safegu...

After more than 600 days shut out, Delhi's students just want to go back to school

January 28, 2022 at 01:27

More than 600 days later, he still sits behind his computer screen, attempting to learn virtually -- while making zero contact with his classmates and teachers. The Delhi government ordered schools shut in March 2020 when cases started creeping up across th...

Microsoft makes a big bet that it can fix Activision Blizzard's troubled culture

January 28, 2022 at 00:32

(CNN Business) Microsoft's nearly $70 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard could make it a leader in gaming. For months,has been under pressure to overhaul its workplace culture. Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, attending the...

Xiomara Castro becomes Honduras' first female president

January 27, 2022 at 22:44

(CNN) Xiomara Castro was sworn in as Honduras' first female president Thursday in the capital, Tegucigalpa. Castro, a democratic socialist, won a landslide victory in last year's presidential election after campaigning on a radical agenda to counter years o...

27 drug smugglers killed at Jordan-Syria border, Jordanian army says

January 27, 2022 at 20:40

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) Jordanian soldiers killed 27 armed drug smugglers as they tried to enter the country from Syria on Thursday, an army spokesman said. Smugglers were "backed up by armed groups" who managed to flee back into Syrian territory,...

Europe could live with less Russian gas. A complete shutdown would be 'catastrophic'

January 27, 2022 at 19:28

They're also trying to identify alternative sources of natural gas that could be rerouted to Europe. Plus, energy supplies in Europe are already under major strain . A worst-case scenario in which Russian gas disappears completely, however, would be a diffe...

These companies decided to go fully remote --— permanently

January 27, 2022 at 16:35

As the pandemic heads into yet another year, companies are still grappling with uncertainty in the workplace. Here's what happened when these companies decided to pivot to remote work full-time. All our rituals were in person, like our meetings, our kickoff...

McDonald's sales haven't been this good since Bill Clinton was president

January 27, 2022 at 15:58

New York (CNN Business) Higher prices and chicken sandwiches are helping boost McDonald's sales. But earnings disappointed Wall Street Thursday morning. Last year, sales at US stores open at least 13 months jumped 13.8%, the largest annual increase since Mc...

Forget Zoom school. For some students, class is in session in VR

January 27, 2022 at 13:21

But it wasn't until last year that the Stanford professor felt the technology was good enough that he could actually teach a class in VR. Some days, the class discussed assigned readings over Zoom; other days, students and instructors gathered in VR for a v...

Kerry hosts world's largest carbon emitters in first forum since UN climate summit

January 27, 2022 at 11:07

(CNN) John Kerry on Thursday is hosting his first major international climate meeting of the year with the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters. The Major Economies Forum will focus on next steps following November's UN climate summit in Glasgow , and ch...

Why this might be the weapon Russia fears most

January 27, 2022 at 10:06

US lawmakers have suggested in recent weeks that Russia could be removed from SWIFT, a high security network that connect thousands of financial institutions around the world. Excluding Russia from SWIFT would cause its economy to shrink by 5%, former finan...

UAE summons people for sharing videos of missile attack interception

January 27, 2022 at 09:58

Dubai (CNN) The United Arab Emirates public prosecutors' office said on Wednesday it had summoned several people for sharing videos showing defense systems intercepting Monday's missile attack by Yemen's Houthi movement. The UAE, the region's commercial and...

How one family's rewilding project returned lions and cheetahs to a corner of South Africa's Great Karoo

January 27, 2022 at 09:54

(CNN) — In the Great Karoo, a vast semi-arid expanse in South Africa, lions and cheetahs once roamed. Much of what is now the Samara Private Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape, became home to livestock. That was until 1997, when nature was once again allowed...

Anxiety and anger grip press corps in Mexico after spate of murders

January 27, 2022 at 04:19

Journalists in Mexico are fed up. In a country whose climate is infamous for being exceedingly hostile toward journalists, a spate of murders has disillusioned an already cynical press corps, prompting journalists to publicly speak out about the dangers the...

Leaked emails suggest Boris Johnson may have lied about evacuating animals before people from Afghanistan

January 27, 2022 at 03:45

(CNN) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's credibility was once again thrown into doubt on Wednesday, after leaked emails appeared to contradict his claim of having no involvement in the evacuation of animals from a British charity in Afghanistan as the countr...

First US evacuation flight since November leaves Afghanistan

January 27, 2022 at 03:21

(CNN) A flight chartered by the US government left Kabul, Afghanistan , on Wednesday, marking the first evacuation departure since November, according to two sources familiar with the matter. An unknown number of Americans were on board the plane, which was...

Cuba calls on Biden to restaff embassies, normalize relations following CIA 'Havana Syndrome' report

January 26, 2022 at 20:50

Havana, Cuba (CNN) A high-ranking official in Cuba's foreign ministry is calling for the Biden administration to restore relations with the island in light of a recent CIA report that found most "Havana syndrome" cases were unlikely to have been caused by a...

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