United States officials are working toward separate trade agreements with the European Union and Japan. At the same time, Congress is considering trade promotion authority that would require a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote on trade agreements. The legislation would leave trade negotiations to the president.
One billion teenagers and young adults around the world risk losing their hearing by listening to loud music. This is according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. agency is asking young people to turn down the volume to prevent losing their hearing.
Finding weakness in large structures, such as bridges and airplanes, can be the difference between life and death. Scientists in Britain say they have found a new way of looking inside metal parts to identify areas of weakness before they fail.
Cambodia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Southeast Asia. The number of Cambodian women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped in recent years. Yet more than 1,000 young mothers and pregnant women still die each year.