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Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 14, 2017

China willing to work with South Korea to maintain peace on Korean peninsula
During South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to China, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirms his commitment to maintaining stability on the Korean peninsula, aiming to denuclearize the peninsula through diplomatic talks.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 14, 2017

New Polish prime minister meets with EU leaders, aims to solidify ties
Poland's new prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with EU leaders for the first time in an effort to strengthen ties between Poland and the EU. Poland's controversial stance on refugees and issues of governance and rule of law have strained relations in recent years. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 14, 2017

Venezuelans facing currency crisis turn to bitcoin to survive
In the midst of a financial crisis with inflation nearing 2,000 percent, Venezuelans are using bitcoin to pay for groceries, medical bills, even honeymoons. Unaffected by the economic crisis, bitcoins gives users an alternative to black market worthless government currency.  



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2017

Graceless: Women warned off politics in Zimbabwe
Dislike for Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, was a big factor in the Zimbabwean president's downfall. But her treatment at the hands of press and public has revealed deep misogyny in national politics.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2017

US cities dedicate resources to international negotiations on migrants and refugees
Despite President Trump pulling out of the talks, US cities concerned with the rising number of migrants are asking for a seat at the table in international negotiations regarding migrants and refugees set to start next year.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2017

Palestinian president calls for US to leave peace negotiations
Mahmoud Abbas has insisted the US is no longer fit to serve as mediator following President Trump's US embassy move announcement. Mr. Abbas called for the UN to replace the US for the remainder of the negotiations. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2017

This woman's approach to mentoring in San Jose won a prize
Knowing that mentors can make all the difference for youths, Gisela Bushey designed the organization Critical Bridge. In October, it was named a recipient of the $50,000 Encore Prize.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 12, 2017

Brexit: Could Britain change its mind?
In a show of what the press has dubbed 'Bregret,' more British voters now think it was the wrong choice to leave the EU than still think it was the right decision.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 12, 2017

Russian Olympic Committee pledges support for athletes
While it denies state-sponsored doping, Russia's Olympic Committee announced its support for the athletes who choose to participate in the 2018 Winter Games under a neutral flag. The ROC urged them to 'achieve victory for the glory of Russia.'



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2017

Jerusalem: Exhausted and adrift, Palestinians offer muted response to Trump
When Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, analysts warned it could bring a wave of violence. But the response of outraged and distrustful Palestinians has been muted, and some are ready to abandon the two-state solution for peace.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2017

French rock star played on American persona
For three generations of French people, rock 'n' roll star Johnny Hallyday was a window on America and a chance to dream. A million people attended his funeral cortege in Paris this weekend.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2017

Putin declares victory against 'terrorists' in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. The visit marked the first visit by a foreign head of state to Syria since its civil war began in 2011.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2017

Netanyahu visits EU to win support following Trump's embassy move announcement
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Brussels to ask EU leaders to join President Trump in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Many EU foreign ministers continue to criticize Mr. Trump's decision and its ramifications for the peace process. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2017

After 35-year ban, movie theaters allowed once again in Saudi Arabia
The arrival of movie theaters in Saudi Arabia will mark the latest cultural change as a result of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to liberalize the conservative country.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2017

Russian athletes hope to compete at Olympics despite ban
Though they will not be able to compete under the Russian flag, a majority of Russian athletes still want to compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 08, 2017

Poland breaks norms and grants greater power to ruling party
Polish lawmakers approved two bills that give the ruling party more power over the courts, despite warnings from EU officials that the laws is not common democratic practice. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 08, 2017

Girl with albinism wins top school prize in Kenya
Earning the top score on exams in Kenya earns students national recognition and a spot on national television. This year the honor went to a young girl with albinism who has overcome prejudice and threats to her life, breaking down cultural stereotypes along the way.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 08, 2017

Brexit negotiations poised to move forward after major roadblocks cleared
A breakthrough in Brexit negotiations was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May and EU leaders after a long night of negotiations. Issues such as the border with Ireland, money paid to the EU, and citizens rights have been resolved, paving the way for the next round of talks.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 08, 2017

Second day of protests after Trump's announcement continue in West Bank and Gaza
Muslims and Arabs around the world continue to protest President Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognizing the Holy City as Israel's capital. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 08, 2017

Yemen: Why death of ex-dictator makes ending war harder, and more urgent
Just before his death, ex-dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh seemed to offer the Saudis a face-saving way out of their war in Yemen, where a humanitarian crisis is already in full swing. For now, they are vowing to press the attack against the Shiite Houthis.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2017

In Trump era, US-UK 'special relationship' faces - and causes - new trials
President Trump is deeply unpopular in Britain, and the multiple diplomatic flareups on his watch have put a unique strain on relations with Britain and Prime Minister Theresa May. But the 'special relationship' also limits how May can respond.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2017

Beijing gives migrant workers their marching orders
For decades, low-paid migrant workers from the Chinese countryside have been building the shiny new Beijing and keeping it running. Now the government is demolishing their homes and forcing them out of the city. How will the capital function without them?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2017

One woman's journey from CEO to minister to puppeteer
As a pastor in Detroit, Lottie Hood created the Underground Railroad Living Museum Flight to Freedom Tour. Then she brought all her experiences together to help at-risk children.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2017

Arab world responds to Trump's Jerusalem decision with protests and warnings
After President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protesters burned posters of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Israeli and United States flags across the West Bank.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2017

Australia legalizes same-sex marriage
After a nationwide postal survey showed the majority of Australians favor legalizing same-sex marriage, Australia's Parliament followed through with legislation, which allows same-sex unions to take place starting in January.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2017

With thaw toward S. Korea, Beijing shelves patriot games - for now
For months, Beijing punished Seoul for deploying the antimissile system, and encouraged Chinese consumers to do the same. But its habit of dialing citizens' nationalistic sentiments up and down to suit official policies may be getting harder. 



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