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Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

China detains two Canadians, in political response to Huawei extradition
Two Canadians were arrested this week in China on national security charges in response to the potential extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese tech executive, to the US for violation of sanctions and bank fraud. The move further complicates US-China trade negotiations. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

In Armenia, a democratic revolution that no one noticed
Violence and bombast tend to dominate headlines. In Armenia, however, residents staged a quiet, grass-roots revolution while the world was looking elsewhere.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

Peace talks lead to cease-fire in Yemen, UN chief says
The civil war in Yemen, lasting more than four year, has left thousands dead in one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Ending the conflict has been slow, though both sides agreed this week to a province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida, a principal port on the Red Sea.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

Iranian hackers target nuclear officials and US federal government
A recent report by cybersecurity group Certfa identified Charming Kitten, an Iranian hacking group likely backed by the Islamic Republic, is targeting nuclear experts, US officials, and government contractors. The group uses phishing tactics to gain access to email accounts. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

China responds to possible tech executive extradition by detaining two Canadians
Two Canadians were arrested this week in China on national security charges in response to the potential extradition of Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese tech executive, to the US for violation of sanctions and bank fraud. The move further complicates US-China trade negotiations. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

A new age in Europe, 30 years later
The fall of the Berlin Wall seemed to promise a more democratic and cooperative Europe. But a historical rivalry between Germany and Russia is reasserting itself - even as the US seems to retreat. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

May survives no confidence vote, but future of Brexit still unclear
Prime Minister Theresa May staved off a rebellion by her fellow Torries, but emerged weaker after failing to guarantee a majority of votes in Parliament for her Brexit plan. Ms. May is heading back to Brussels for more EU negotiations, but the bloc is resisting substantial changes.  



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 13, 2018

Meanwhile in … The Hague, a church has held a seven-week-long continuous service to stop a family from being deported
And in Chiang Rai, Thailand, the cave where 12 boys were famously rescued this summer has become a busy tourist destination.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 12, 2018

Why an Argentine leader seeks to break the pull of populism
President Macri promised to make Argentina a ‘normal' country, far removed from the populist boom-and-bust economic cycles of the past. But populism's pull may be stronger than he bargained for.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 12, 2018

A reporter's backstory - finding a way to humanize a global crisis
Seventy million people have been displaced by political violence, war, and persecution, emptying their savings and risking their lives to reach new lands. The Monitor told some of their stories in our series On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration, with 10 journalists covering more than a dozen countries.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 12, 2018

British lawmakers prepare for no-confidence vote on May leadership
Disagreement over Brexit negotiations has spurred the British Parliament to a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Theresa May. Results of the vote are expected to be announced by the end of day on Wednesday, Dec. 12. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 12, 2018

Jailed Reuters journalists in Myanmar named 'Person of the Year'
Dec. 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar. Many believe the journalists were framed by the government in retaliation for reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2018

In a bid to save Soviet-era art, Kiev activists preserve a slice of history
Eager to erase its communist past, Ukraine recently launched a campaign to destroy Soviet-era symbols. But efforts to preserve these works point to the value of art as an important relic of history. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2018

Israel's own ‘witch hunt' ... and a test for the rule of law
Corruption allegations against Benjamin Netanyahu raise basic questions: To what extent may an elected leader maneuver to stay in power, and at what cost to democratic institutions?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2018

Why more states are giving juvenile offenders a second chance
More attention is being given to the idea that young offenders can still make radical changes to their mindset. As a result, measures aimed at rehabilitating juvenile prisoners instead of punishing them is spreading across the United States.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 11, 2018

Spain's unexpected wave of migrants: teenagers
Following an uptick of teenage migrants traveling from Morocco to Spain, the European nation is grappling with unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied - and vulnerable - minors who are looking for work. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

Meanwhile in ... the United States, students are attending college on esports scholarships
And in northeastern Brazil, researchers say a massive group of termite mounds could be as much as 4,000 years old.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

France's ‘yellow vests' only have one common message: anger at government
France's "yellow vest" protesters have been highly visible, but their motives have been cryptic, thanks in large part to their lack of leaders and structure.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

As Theresa May fumbles Brexit, a far-right backlash is brewing


Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

No haven from hardship: Why some Syrians return from Europe
Why would refugees who emptied their savings, took on debt, and risked their lives to reach Europe just a few years ago head back to a perilous Syria? Part 10 of On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

As European soccer clubs push gender equality, Real Madrid falls behind
Real Madrid is one of the increasingly few top European soccer clubs that don't have a professional women's team and the club says among its plans to launch into esports and build a theme park, it won't field a women's team any time soon. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

Bethlehem church renovation hopes to bolster local Christian community
For the first time in 600 years, murals and columns of the Church of Nativity, claimed to be the site of Christ's birth, have been restored to their former glory. Pilgrimage and tourism to the church are seen as a means to keep Palestinian Christians in the region. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

Episode 9: The Role of War
War… what is it good for? Turns out, perhaps peace. While we continue to fight long and expensive wars around the world, they are much less fatal than in the past. But with how much war has changed through the decades, do civilians really understand its role?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

Iraq celebrates anniversary of defeating Islamic State
Iraqis celebrated the one year anniversary of driving out the Islamic State stronghold on Dec. 10. While many approached the national holiday with a joyous attitude, some wondered about the 1.8 million Iraqis who remain displaced after the war.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2018

For minors with life sentences, US sentencing reform brings hope for rehabilitation
More attention is being given to the idea that young offenders can still make radical changes to their mindset. As a result, a wide range of legislation aimed at rehabilitating juvenile prisoners instead of punishing them is spreading across the United States.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2018

Witty repartee still features in Parliament. But does it persuade anymore?
After watching the oratory in the British House of Commons, American congressional speechmaking seems like an inferior method of debate. But is Parliament truly as persuasive as it seems?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2018

Book lovers fill gap left by tainted prize, but will Nobel be back in 2019?
The New Academy's recognition of Maryse Condé has covered for the lack of a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2018. But the Nobel Committee is still recovering from the issues that waylaid this year's award.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 07, 2018

What one death threat says about Taliban's campaign of fear
What advantages do insurgents have? Afghanistan's Taliban have been tenacious - in battle, in gathering intelligence, and in the way they can "play" people, as our reporter learned close at hand.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2018

How a border ‘shutdown' would look from a border town
For many, daily border crossings are a way of life: Hundreds of thousands of people and a billion-plus dollars in goods legally cross the US-Mexican border every day, making closures a blow to both sides. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2018

Trump Tower Moscow: doomed by cultural divides?
Much is being made about the legality over then-candidate Donald Trump's attempts to put a Trump Tower in Moscow in 2016. But just how close was he to breaking into Moscow's real estate market?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2018

In France, mass demonstrations are part of the cultural fabric
Though French President Emmanuel Macron has backpedaled on a controversial fuel tax, protests are expected to continue in France over perceived inequality at large. Historically, direct action has been a consistent part of French political culture. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2018

In a first step toward peace, Yemen factions meet in Sweden
Leaders from both sides in the Yemen conflict - the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels and the US-sponsored internationally recognized government - will come together Dec. 6 in Sweden to find solutions toward ending a catastrophic three-year war. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2018

Canada arrests executive of Chinese tech company
The CFO of Huawei Technologies is facing extradition to the US after allegedly violating terms of sanctions on Iran. The move comes as delicate negotiations proceed between the US and China to avert a continued trade war. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 05, 2018

There's safety in the family fold for rural LGBT people in Uganda
Tolerance can grow from the inside out. In Africa, traditional families may at first feel shame in their LGBT members, but their strong values may also hold the group together.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 05, 2018

In Taiwan's upset election, a complicated message for Beijing
Some say midterm elections that sharply boosted the China-friendly KMT party give China confidence about its growing influence ahead of Taiwan's 2020 presidential poll. But others paint a much more nuanced picture.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 05, 2018

Belgian Africa Museum to take a more nuanced look at colonial past
After more than 10 years of renovation, the Africa Museum in Belgium will reopen Dec. 8 with a new perspective on Belgium's influence in Congo. The museum, built by colonialist King Leopold II, will now address Belgian abuses in Africa along with the development sponsored by the European nation. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2018

Black Pete no more? Tide turning against Dutch Santa's blackfaced helper.
The controversy over Black Pete, Santa Claus's helper long portrayed in blackface, seems to be as much a tradition in the Netherlands as the holidays themselves. But the debate may have reached a tipping point.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2018

On Mexico border, asylum-seekers take organizing into own hands
At the border, volunteers - asylum-seekers themselves - manage a list of those waiting to begin a review process by US immigration officials. It's a system with potentially dangerous drawbacks. But observers call it better than the chaotic alternative. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2018

Will British politicians OK a Brexit bill that few are happy with?
With MPs pulling in different directions, the only guarantee is that Britain's relationships with the rest of the EU will be different regardless of Parliament's vote Dec. 11.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2018

Thailand's indigenous Chao Lay under threat by both tourism and conservation
Confronted by a booming tourism industry and new efforts by the government to preserve marine ecosystems, the Chao Lay, one of Thailand's many nomadic and aboriginal groups, are facing new challenges to preserve their traditional way of life. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2018

Israel targets Hezbollah tunnels near Lebanese border
The Israeli military has begun a concerted campaign to destroy tunnels built by the Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah leading into Israeli territory as concerns rise over new Israeli-Hezbollah tensions. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2018

Cambodia considers lifting ban on opposition party activities
The Cambodian parliament will consider legislation that reverses a previous decision to ban all opposition party members from political participation for five years. Some believe Cambodia is looking to improve it's democratic reputation with the US and European nations.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2018

As 'yellow vest' protests ramp up, Macron suspends fuel-tax increases
In response to a wave of sometimes violent protests in France, President Emmanuel Macron has suspended planned fuel tax increases for at least six months. The move has done little to placate protesters, who see Mr. Macron as representing big business and the urban "elite." 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 03, 2018

Yemen faces enduring conflict even if outside forces leave, experts say
The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents has renewed efforts to end Yemen's civil war, which sets the Saudi-led coalition against the Iran-aligned Houthis. But even if the Saudis withdrew, some experts say, the fighting could get worse.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 03, 2018

In third week of protests, 'Yellow Vests' demand economic change from Macron
Nationwide protests over the weekend in France turned violent as popular anger against fuel increases metastasized into a larger social movement against declining living standards for the country's middle and working classes. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 30, 2018

With new president's inauguration, leftist leadership comes back to Mexico
Leftist leaders have been common in Latin America - except in Mexico, which hasn't had one since 1940. That will change Saturday with Andrés Manuel López Obrador's inauguration. But why has it taken so long?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

As odds of Corbyn government grow, British Jews eye anti-Semitism in Labour
As a no-deal Brexit looks increasingly possible, so too does the swap of Theresa May's Conservative government for a Labour one led by Jeremy Corbyn. That possibility worries - and may hinge on - Britain's Jews.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

As US sours on young prince, old Saudi succession pot is stirred. Too late?
How much sway does the United States have over Saudi Arabia? Enough so that disfavor toward the crown prince over the Khashoggi affair has shaken the royal family - after MBS had already moved to solidify his power.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

Filipino policemen convicted of murdering teenager in drug war
Three policemen were convicted this week for the murder of a 17-year-old student accused of selling drugs. It was the first known wrongful death conviction related to the deadly drug war fueled by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

ln Gambia, dreams of a less dangerous path to a future somewhere else
Thousands of Gambians take the infamous "back way" toward Europe each year. But others search for a legal route, hoping they can cross the world "by love or luck or sheer ambition," Ryan Lenora Brown writes.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

US-Mexico relations at crossroads as Obrador takes office
Crisis or opportunity? Mexico's new president promises bold reforms at home, but his leadership could spark new tensions with the US as President Trump continues to rail against trade agreements, border security, and asylum policy. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

NBA looks to Africa for new talent and fans
After opening a regional office in South Africa eight years ago, the National Basketball Association is looking to continue engaging with Africa by training promising young people in academies, establishing a pan-African league, and hosting games in Africa. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

China orders medical team to stop gene-editing project
Researcher He Jiankui claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month, a move that many scientists condemned as premature. On Nov. 29, China ordered Mr. He's team to stop its gene-editing experiment, with a top official calling the project "shocking and unacceptable." 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2018

Meanwhile in … London, dancers of color now have ballet shoes that match their skin tones
And in Glasgow, police have been able to cut the crime rate in half by rethinking their strategy.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2018

Old Saudi succession pot stirred as US sours on young prince. Too late?
How much sway does the United States have over Saudi Arabia? Enough so that disfavor toward the crown prince over the Khashoggi affair has shaken the royal family - after MBS had already moved to solidify his power.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2018

Letter from Buenos Aires: Soccer fan violence leaves G20 host with jitters
Argentina hoped hosting this week's G20 economic forum would showcase how far it's come in recent years. Could a poorly-timed confrontation among soccer fans throw that plan off course?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2018

Russia-Ukraine crisis turns on Kiev politics, irreconcilable views of Crimea
Kiev and the West have been quick to cast blame for last weekend's naval incident at the Kerch Strait on Russia. But a major cause may be Ukraine's own internal politics and unstable democracy.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2018

MPs urge Kenya to pass gender representation bill
Kenya's 2010 constitution states that no more than two-thirds of any elected body can be of the same gender, but women hold only 22 percent of seats in the lower house of parliament. To avoid a constitutional crisis, Kenya's lower house is expected to vote on a bill reinforcing the rule Nov. 28. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2018

At a dinner party play in Quebec, politics is the main course
During times of intense political polarization, meaningful dialogue often suffers. In Canada, a theatrical "dinner party" offers a radical idea: an opportunity to transcend differences by simply listening. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2018

Art lessons: Why France is giving countries back their cultural treasures
"It belongs in a museum," as Indiana Jones once said of an artifact. But which museum? From Easter Island to Greece, countries are asking for their cultural treasures back - and, in a sign the tide may be shifting, a leader of a colonial power has said yes.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2018

In exile and disarray, Venezuela's opposition adopts new strategies
Venezuela's dire economic crisis is forcing a transformation of the political opposition against the incumbent Maduro government, which they see as irresponsive and increasingly authoritarian. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 27, 2018

COP24: Nationalism and the challenge of climate change
At a world gathering on climate change this weekend, nations will face a key political test: whether they can transcend the narrowness of nationalism in favor of cooperation. All eyes will be on the US and China.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 27, 2018

EU tests idea in Gambia: Would more opportunity at home mean fewer migrants?
Would better opportunities at home persuade would-be migrants to stay put? The European Union is pouring hundreds of millions of euros into an experiment in Gambia to find out. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 27, 2018

Egyptian housing crisis exacerbated by government policies
Egypt's president has cracked down on building residential homes on agricultural land. The dilemma is posing a catch-22 for Egypt's poor and middle-class, who cannot afford living in new government-subsidized housing communities. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 26, 2018

EU approves May's Brexit deal as its fate heads to Westminster
European leaders met on Sunday to approve UK Prime Minister May's Brexit deal after a year and a half of negotiations. It will face stiff opposition in the British Parliament from the Labor Party, Scottish nationalists, and conservative Torries. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 26, 2018

EU message for migrants: You can live the Gambian Dream - in Gambia
Would better opportunities at home persuade would-be migrants to stay put? The European Union is pouring hundreds of millions of euros into an experiment in Gambia to find out. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 26, 2018

Behind Ukraine-Russia naval tensions, a more brutal economic war
Trade ties with western Europe haven't matched Ukraine's hopes. That gives Russia extra leverage over a neighbor with whom historic bonds run deep, even amid the current situation off the shores of Crimea.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 26, 2018

New Egyptian watchdog agency will protect the government, not citizens
Egypt has established a new human rights agency to battle accusations against the government of human rights violations. Egyptian lawyers see the move as a return to Egypt's status quo at the turn of the century. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 26, 2018

Russia attacks Ukrainian navy in Black Sea - Kiev to vote on martial law
Three Ukrainian naval ships were attacked by Russia near Russian-annexed Crimea on Sunday, escalating tensions between the two countries. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for parliament to enact martial law ahead of March elections. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 22, 2018

Meanwhile in ... Minnetonka, Minn., agribusiness has developed the first robot cowboys
And in Southampton, England, community members formed a line more than 500 feet long to help a small independent bookstore move to a new location.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 21, 2018

How to give with quality: five points to consider
These days, many people looking to make a donation want to be sure it will truly make a difference. So in this piece, a philanthropy expert shares her insights.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 21, 2018

This bighearted Flint resident helps many feel blessed at Thanksgiving
When Chia Morgan saw a need in her Michigan community, she rose to the occasion. Her annual Thanksgiving dinner highlights what's possible when one person takes action.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 21, 2018

What's giving gender parity a leg up at US corporations
Companies in the United States have struggled to reach gender quotas in leadership positions, especially as compared to their European counterparts. But new laws and cultural shifts are beginning to change that situation.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 21, 2018

In nationalism and patriotism, a battle over words and ideas
Nationalism shapes the politics of Europe and the United States, but their historical experiences of it differ. President Emmanuel Macron draws a distinction between nationalism and patriotism that speaks to the current challenge of European cooperation. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 20, 2018

China sprints toward next sports goal: half a billion weekend warriors
During decades of intense economic growth, many Chinese feel wellness - both personal and environmental - was put on the back-burner. Today, balance is actually being written into national goals. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 20, 2018

Think again? Calls mount for British to vote again on Brexit.
In a democracy, when have the people really decided? Disappointment with the British government's negotiated terms for withdrawal from the European Union is fueling a campaign for a second Brexit referendum.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 20, 2018

New fears of Russia politicizing Interpol and targeting dissidents
Russian prosecutors this week laid criminal charges against British financier Bill Browder, a Kremlin critic and key backer of sanctions against Russian officials. The move comes as Russia bids for Interpol's presidency. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

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Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

In Niger, a reporter seeks a refund and finds astonishing generosity
This short piece about our reporter's experience while on assignment in Niger links to Part 7 of our migration series, which you can find here. You can find all the stories in the series here.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline
How far beyond their national borders should European governments go to rescue refugees threatened by violence? And how many such victims is the European public ready to shelter?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

‘There are no people': China's crackdown in the Uyghur heartland
Ann Scott Tyson found reporting especially challenging in the western region of Xinjiang, where she went to witness the impact of China's forced ‘reeducation' of its Uyghur minority. But that work produced a rare and nuanced look at the project's effect.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

Why cease-fire with Hamas has formed cracks in Israeli coalition
How responsive should leaders be to their citizens' passions? It's a delicate balance, and the prudent course can be politically perilous: Israel's cease-fire with Hamas almost brought down the government.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

Houthis in Yemen signal willingness for peace talks with Saudis
In a grueling war that has cost the lives of thousands of people and produced one of the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the first step for peace is being laid by Houthis rebels as pressure mounts for a solution to the conflict. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

In high stakes experiment, EU migration policy moves front lines to Niger
Where do Europe's borders really begin? To stem the flow of migrants, the EU is now implementing policies in Africa, recognizing that the two continents' futures are closely intertwined. Part 7 of On the Move: The faces, places, and politics of migration.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

World Toilet Day calls attention to sanitation crisis in Africa, Asia
In 2013, the UN General Assembly designated Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day in an effort to highlight the enduring lack of proper sanitation worldwide. Today, an estimated 2.5 billion people still do not have adequate toilets, with many of them located in parts of Africa and Asia. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

Tijuana residents protest the arrival of migrant caravan
Some residents of border city Tijuana expressed their displeasure over the arrival of the Central American migrant caravan with signs and physical assaults. With only 100 asylum applications processed per day, the influx is expected to last for at least six months.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2018

Poverty Progress
After surveying a global segment of the population, the Gapminder organization in Sweden found that only 10 percent of people knew the state of extreme poverty. Why is it that our perceptions are so… wrong?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 16, 2018

Former leaders of Khmer Rouge convicted of genocide, war crimes
The last surviving members of the Khmer Rouge have been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity under an international tribunal. The process toward justice has been long and winding in the decades since Pol Pot left power in the 1970s.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 16, 2018

Why Brexit compromise hasn't defused political tensions in Britain
Reactions to Theresa May's deal on Brexit, which sought to balance national sovereignty and economic interdependence, raise the question of whether that's even possible in today's Britain.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 16, 2018

Future of Cairo uncertain as government plans mass exodus to new capital
One government solution to the squalor overtaking Cairo, home to 20 million, is simple: just leave. As ministries and the wealthy prepare to abandon the city for a fresh start, many see this as a sign of President el-Sisi's cronyism and lack of accountability. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 16, 2018

In global refugee flow, Canada finds a surprising solution to a labor shortage
It's widely understood that refugees need help, but sometimes, they also can lend a helping hand. A program that places skilled refugees in jobs in Canada helps resettle uprooted people - and may help fill a labor shortage in the northern nation.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 16, 2018

Fertilize by drone, till by text: Making tech work for Africa's farmers
Sometimes we talk about automation and job rates as though they're in a zero-sum game. But successful innovation does more than develop new technology; it figures out how to boost workers, too.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2018

Meanwhile in ... Jinan, China, local authorities are using a point system to encourage better supervision of dogs by their owners.
And in New Delhi, social media is being used to combat the Indian capital's notorious air pollution. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2018

In Sweden, conscription and a leaflet on how to prepare for war - just in case
Since its intervention in Crimea and Ukraine, Russia has been a growing concern for its neighbors in the Baltics and Scandinavia. But is it moving Sweden to truly step away from a long-time pacifist, neutral stance?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2018

May's ministers resign over Brexit, new fears of no confidence vote
As the divorce deal Britain negotiated with the European Union gains approval and heads to the British Parliament for a vote, Pro-Brexit ministers unhappy with the outcome are resigning. The future of Prime Minister May's government hangs in the balance. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2018

Chinese officials defensive over Muslim re-education camps
Chinese officials have responded to a letter from 15 foreign ambassadors, spearheaded by Canada, expressing concern over the incarceration of thousands of Chinese Muslims, saying the letter contained "unreasonable requests" and was based on hearsay. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2018

After Rohingya refuse to go, Bangladesh puts return plans on hold
On Nov. 15, Bangladesh had planned on beginning the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, where they had previously faced violence. But the Rohingya people - fearing for their own safety - refused to return when the buses appeared.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2018

Saudi prosecutor will seek the death penalty for Khashoggi's killers
Saudi Arabia's top prosector announced at a press conference he will seek the death penalty for five suspects charged with orchestrating the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. The prosecutor stated the killing was a spontaneous action and not premeditated.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 14, 2018

In Afghan vote, an optimistic, energetic young guard targeted the old
Warlord-heavy politics has dominated Afghanistan for much of its modern history. A generation of budding politicians, many of whom ran in parliamentary elections Oct. 20, aspires to change that.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 14, 2018

Israel's cease-fire agreement with Gaza triggers defense minister's resignation
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Nov. 14 sending Israel's coalition government into a tailspin. Prime Minister Netanyahu insists the cease-fire deal with Gaza militants is best for Israel's long-term security.



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