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Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 08, 2020

Lapping the living room: Lockdown marathoners get creative
COVID-19 lockdowns are turning many of us into couch potatoes, but not all. How about an at-home marathon?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 07, 2020

From Israel, thoughts on Passover in a pandemic world order
This year, the Passover Seder may be a smaller affair, but it offers our writer comfort, and a chance to reflect on the world we hope to reenter.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 07, 2020

Why is this night different? Finding Passover comfort under curfew.
This year, the Passover Seder may be a smaller affair, but it offers our writer comfort, and a chance to reflect on the world we hope to reenter.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 07, 2020

India's lockdown: Where community is prized, isolation proves tough
Social distancing is hard enough in cultures that prize independence. What does it mean for places like India, where community is even more key?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus stirs old question anew: What is government for?
The answer among citizens, among the governed, seems to be changing dramatically, at least in places feeling the worst effects of the virus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 07, 2020

What is government for? Coronavirus stirs old question anew.
The answer among citizens, among the governed, seems to be changing dramatically, at least in places feeling the worst effects of the virus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 06, 2020

‘The doctor won't see you now.' Rethinking health care delivery in a crisis.
A pandemic has highlighted shortages in health care workers in Europe and the U.S. Long-term solutions are likely to include telemedicine.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 06, 2020

Premier for a pandemic: How millennial Sanna Marin won Finland's approval
Sanna Marin's four-month-old cabinet of mostly young women is managing one of Europe's lowest COVID-19 rates, earning high marks from constituents.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 06, 2020

Their past was a nightmare. For many refugees, the Dream Center offers hope.
Founded by refugees, the Dream Center offers other refugees support and compassion - and for many, a sense of family.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 06, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Europe's lockdown flattens the curve
Catch me up on the weekend news: Three major European nations see progress against the pandemic, Britain's queen offers hope, and Canada takes high road.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 05, 2020

In the United Kingdom, a monarch's message of hope
In a rare televised address, Queen Elizabeth II offered support to her nation, saying they would rise to the challenge and overcome the pandemic.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 05, 2020

Canada responds to Trump order blocking N95 mask exports
Canadians across the political spectrum expressed anger and disappointment that President Trump blocked shipments of N95 masks from the United States.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 03, 2020

Points of Progress: Tapirs return to Brazilian forest, and more
In good news this week: Tapirs, sometimes called "forest gardeners," return to an endangered Brazilian ecosystem - and more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 03, 2020

Listen: #StayHomeSounds emerge in silence of lockdowns
The way the world sounds has changed dramatically. Birdsongs. Cheers. Rain falling. The Cities and Memory project is capturing rediscovered sounds on a website to unite people living in isolation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 03, 2020

Victory over the virus? Sidewalks bustle to life in Wuhan.
No new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in Wuhan for one week. But Chinese officials are keeping a close watch as millions of people cautiously head back to work in factories, offices, and shops.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 02, 2020

National Orchestra of France delivers rousing 'Boléro' from home
The National Orchestra of France may be stuck home, but that didn't stop the 50 musicians from stitching together a performance of "Boléro," by Maurice Ravel. "We are starting to realize that we really need each other," a kettle drum player said.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 01, 2020

Virus 'angel': S. Korean cobbler donates land to help others
A South Korean cobbler plans to donate about $500,000 worth of farmland so the funds could help people facing economic difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic. "I've always thought I should one day become a person who helps others," said Kim Byung-rok.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 01, 2020

As virus cases surge, nations set aside differences to help
Russia sent medical equipment and masks to the United States. Cuba sent doctors to France. Turkey dispatched masks, hazmat suits, goggles, and disinfectants to Italy and Spain. Rich nations staggering to meet health care demands are welcoming help from less wealthy ones.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus drives competing global ‘playbooks'
Governments worldwide have adopted similar measures to address the coronavirus. It bears watching where they diverge - especially on social controls.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 31, 2020

Work and parent at the same time? A crisis highlights 'dual lives.'
Working parents' balancing act has been made more challenging, but also more visible, by the COVID-19 crisis. Could it lead to lasting change?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 31, 2020

Work and parent at the same time? A crisis highlights dual lives.
Working parents' balancing act has been made more challenging, but also more visible, by the COVID-19 crisis. Could it lead to lasting change?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 31, 2020

Democracy test: Hungary, Serbia leaders expand emergency powers
In Hungary, Serbia, and elsewhere, populist leaders are restricting civil liberties in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But critics say harsh measures like cellphone surveillance and jail sentences are over reach.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 30, 2020

It's official: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 2021
Japan and the International Olympic Committee have announced a new date for Tokyo Olympics in July 2021, at a massive expense for Japanese taxpayers. The Paralympics have also been rescheduled to August 2021.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 30, 2020

Wuhan revives: From outbreak epicenter to forefront of hope
"I'm so excited, I want to cry," said one customer on one of Wuhan's major shopping streets as stores started reopening after two months. Residents and business owners are cautiously emerging to normal routines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 30, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Trump extends virus guidelines
Catch me up on the weekend news: President Trump extends national social distancing guidelines, Angela Merkel steps up, a civil rights icon dies.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 29, 2020

Angela Merkel rises to the coronavirus leadership challenge
Germany's Chancellor Angel Merkel gave a rare televised national address: the tone was calm, reasoning, and created a message that inspired.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 27, 2020

Points of Progress: Reparations for Guam islanders, and more
In good news this week: Women will make up half the playing field at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, reparations come to Guam islanders, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 27, 2020

Why US placed a $15 million bounty on Venezuela's Maduro
The Trump administration has placed a $15 million reward for the arrest of Venezuelan President Maduro for drug trafficking. The indictment of a ruling head of state is highly unusual.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 26, 2020

In El Salvador, quick COVID-19 response fuels fears of an iron fist
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele was one of Latin America's first to take strong measures against COVID-19, prompting both praise and concern.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 26, 2020

In France, buying baguettes daily becomes a moral choice
"A life without bread ... is not French," one baker said. Steering a path between their love for baguettes and staying at home to beat the virus, French residents are trying new approaches from going without to freezing fresh loaves.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 25, 2020

Turkey charges Saudi aides in 'premeditated' Khashoggi killing
Turkish prosecutors filed an indictment over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accusing former Saudi aides. Saudi Arabia concluded their own murder trial last year, ultimately placing the blame on rogue officials.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 25, 2020

Global giving: Easing coronavirus fears with kindness
Communities across the globe are fighting coronavirus fears with kindness. Our correspondents across the globe offer ways to help.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 24, 2020

‘Genocide is un-Burmese': Breaking taboos, activists speak up for Rohingya
Rohingya persecution has become a taboo topic in Myanmar, as the country fights charges of genocide. But some activists push back against the silence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 24, 2020

In Israel, pandemic tests democracy's immune system
Critics say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted a "coup" in the guise of protecting civilians from the novel coronavirus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 24, 2020

Hoops and Homework: One man shelves retirement for an after-school dream
Herb Chasan shows what it takes to launch an after-school program in Massachusetts - and how the rewards can be big.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 24, 2020

After weeks of speculation, Abe postpones 2020 Olympics to 2021
As more countries said they would pull their athletes out of the Summer Olympics, the IOC and Shinzo Abe stepped up their decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics until 2021.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 23, 2020

Why for pandemic parents, the bathroom is the only escape
The coronavirus is a global pandemic, but it is also a family-level challenge in countries under lockdown.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 23, 2020

A new ethos for capitalism? 'Do the right thing.'
More business leaders are trying to confront a moral crisis in capitalism by putting social and environmental concerns front and center.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 23, 2020

A new ethos for capitalism? ‘Do the right thing.'
More business leaders are trying to confront a moral crisis in capitalism by putting social and environmental concerns front and center.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 23, 2020

India's bustling train stations empty as Modi calls for curfew
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 14-hour voluntary curfew was the first nationwide effort to enforce social isolations practices meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 23, 2020

Tokyo Olympic Games lean toward rescheduling to 2021
On Sunday, the IOC said it is seriously considering the postponement of the 2020 Olympics by one year as pandemic shutdowns mount. Host country Japan "fell in line quickly" after weeks of resistance to postponing the games.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 23, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: No deal yet on U.S. economic rescue
Catch me up on the weekend news: Congress struggles to agree on a huge rescue deal, China sends supplies worldwide, and Kenny Rogers dies.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 22, 2020

Altruism or PR? China sends supplies to help fight coronavirus
China is sending millions of masks and other needed items to nations fighting COVID-19. But some say Beijing is trying to defuse criticism.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2020

Points of Progress: Serbia's tech boom draws workers, and more
In good news: A tech renaissance in Serbia is keeping skilled workers in the country, global carbon emissions from electricity use dropped, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2020

How do you do social distancing in a refugee camp?
Syrian refugees point to a challenge for the whole world. Defeating the coronavirus means improving conditions even in the toughest places.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2020

China offers apology as Wuhan sees second day with no new cases
Wuhan reports a second day with no new virus cases. It will take 14 days before the quarantine is lifted. The Communist Party has issued an apology for reprimanding Dr. Li Wenliang, who had warned about the coronavirus in December and later died of the disease.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2020

Lemony, savory fusion: Israel's brash food revolution
Israel's food revolution reflects the country's diverse culture and fits easily into the seasonal, local movement in modern cuisine.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2020

A health officer with a fan club? Meet Canada's Dr. Bonnie.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia's provincial health officer, has become beloved across Canada.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2020

Sweeter than hand sanitizer: handmade French soaps get a boost
Traditional Marseille soapmakers are enjoying a resurgence of interest in their product as hand sanitizers are getting harder to find across Europe. Each bar is crafted by hand using an abundance of local oils, soda, and salt.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2020

Letter from Romania: A 12th-century village endures
By investing in its cultural heritage, a Transylvanian village makes a comeback.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2020

Why Israeli settlements keep growing with Trump support
Thanks to the Trump administration's friendly policies, Israeli settlements in the West Bank have surged. Whether the settlements keep expanding may depend on who leads Israel's next government and who wins the U.S. presidential elections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2020

Saudi opening: How tourism is breaking down social barriers
The Saudi initiative to bring foreign tourists to previously inaccessible sites is creating groundbreaking opportunities for those who live there.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2020

Russia continues disinformation tactic, this time with coronavirus
Russia is attempting to "aggravate the public health crisis" by spreading coronavirus disinformation on social media, similar to tactics used in the U.S. presidential 2016 election, according to a European Union document.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 17, 2020

Exploring Russia's forgotten land: The North Caucasus
Our reporter revisits the rugged Caucasus to see how the region has emerged from an era of tumult and revived local cultures.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 17, 2020

Coronavirus puts world cooperation to sharp test
International cooperation was central to overcoming the 2008 financial crisis. Now that's in short supply, which could affect the coronavirus crisis.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 16, 2020

'Hate has lost': New Zealand marks mosque shooting anniversary
Survivors say newfound strength in their community has sustained and healed them in the wake of New Zealand's largest mass shooting. Christchurch marked the first anniversary of the March 15 shootings in "small but poignant ways" amid coronavirus fears.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 16, 2020

How to deal with the climate emergency? Ask your neighbor.
Climate change is a divisive issue. But some say people could unite around it - if they worked through their differences with deliberative democracy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 16, 2020

Quidditch in Uganda: On this pitch, women and men are equal
Quidditch isn't just make-believe. John Ssentamu brought the Harry Potter game to Uganda, where it's giving women a new chance to compete as equals.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 16, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Will Fed confidence-building steps work?
Catch me up on the weekend news: The U.S. Fed took steps to boost the economy, virus mitigation efforts spread worldwide, and Joe Biden debated Bernie Sanders.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2020

Europe emerges as new frontline in fight against coronavirus
Germany closed its borders with five countries. The Czech Republic went to a national lockdown Monday, and Netherlands ordered all schools, day-care centers, restaurants and bars to close until April 6.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2020

Points of Progress: Gender equality goes up worldwide, and more
In good news: Gender equality increases globally, conversion therapy is banned in Virginia, South Korea recycles 95% of its food waste, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2020

Why coronavirus crisis may keep Putin in office until 2036
Vladimir Putin appears to be set for another two terms as Russia's president, amid reforms weakening the position. What is driving the move?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2020

Why context matters on coronavirus crisis
Government officials have urged prudence, not panic, but too often media reports don't equip readers with the context needed to stay calm.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2020

2,000 miles, 72 hours, a tough choice: Asylum in Guatemala, or go home?
Guatemala has received some 800 Central American asylum-seekers under an Asylum Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. But can its asylum system keep up?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2020

'A hope for all women': Greece swears in first female president
Katerina Sakellaropoulou became the president of Greece on Friday. She is the first woman in the nation's 200-year history to occupy one of its highest political offices.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2020

Germany without Merkel: Where does Europe's engine go next?
Angela Merkel has guided Germany and Europe for two decades. But with her tenure nearing its end, the vision of Germany's future is suddenly unclear.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2020

Germany designates a wing of far-right AfD party 'extremist'
Known as "The Wing," the radical group of German's far-right AfD party is under surveillance and branded an "extremist entity" by the German intelligence agency. Germany continues to respond to increasing acts of racism and anti-semitism.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2020

‘Something human:' Mideast fight against virus elicits rare unity
Israelis and Palestinians mount a collaborative response to the coronavirus, rising above their divisive politics.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2020

‘Something human': Mideast fight against virus elicits rare unity
Israelis and Palestinians mount a collaborative response to the coronavirus, rising above their divisive politics.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2020

Amid uncertainty, Afghan youth cling tight to what they've gained
Young Afghans were hopeful for peace, but are concerned by political instability in Kabul and wary of a return to Taliban rule.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2020

The national archives built from a crumpled napkin
Hargeisa Cultural Center, founded by Jama Musse Jama in Somaliland, is more than a library.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2020

In Wuhan, a cautious return to work after coronavirus ebbs
Businesses and factories are starting to reopen in Wuhan and restrictions are loosened across China as the nation works to bounce back from the coronavirus quarantine. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan for the first time since the virus outbreak.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2020

How the EU is trying to prevent a virus-induced recession
European countries are passing short-term financial measures to support health care, businesses, and labor markets in the hope of averting long-term economic effects from the coronavirus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2020

Russia's latest reform allows Putin to stay in power past 2024
The constitutional reform that would allow Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 prompted calls for Russian opposition protests. These changes redistribute the executive powers and further reinforce the power of presidency.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 10, 2020

A day without women? Mexico's strike against femicide.
Women across Mexico went on strike Monday, calling attention to growing alarm about violence against women.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 10, 2020

As Delhi riot wounds heal, neighbors look for ‘the way ahead'
Al Hind hospital and the Mustafabad neighborhood have become the center of relief efforts after New Delhi's worst sectarian violence in decades.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 10, 2020

Afghanistan swears in two presidents as US troops withdraw
The U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan marks a step forward on the U.S.-Taliban peace deal. But confusion in the Afghanistan government could threaten the next phase: releasing Taliban prisoners.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 10, 2020

As global markets rebound, Trump floats stimulus measures
Global stock markets and oil prices rebounded after Monday's plunge. President Donald Trump has proposed payroll tax cuts and other measures to calm the fears of financial markets.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 09, 2020

China's effort to regain trust: A 'people's war' against a virus
For the Chinese Communist Party, COVID-19 is both a risk and an opportunity. Chinese state media are used to project positive images in tackling the novel virus but growing numbers of social media users are questioning the party's line.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 09, 2020

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Women seeking justice fill the streets
Catch me up on the weekend news: In cities around the world, women protested for equality and justice. Also, we have a virus lockdown in Europe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2020

Like China, Italy now adopts sweeping month-long lockdown
Italy became the first democracy to attempt a major lockdown of 16 million people for nearly a month to halt new coronavirus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2020

Like China, Italy now adopting sweeping month-long lockdown
Italy became the first democracy to attempt a major lockdown of 16 million people for nearly a month to halt new coronavirus.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2020

Women march for equality and justice worldwide
Most protests against gender violence and inequality on International Women's Day were peaceful celebrations, but some were marred by violence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 06, 2020

Points of Progress: From Alaska to Nepal, edging towards equity
In good news: Alaskan employers can no longer pay disabled workers subminimum wages, Senegal opens West Africa's largest wind farm, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 06, 2020

Russia-Turkey truce in Syria: Just 'time for fighters to rest'?
The presidents of Russia and Turkey reached an agreement which may end fighting in northern Syria, now in its ninth-year of conflict. But critics are skeptical the truce will last.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 06, 2020

Caught in the middle: How Mexico became Trump's wall
U.S. has transformed migration and asylum-seeking in recent years, with help from Mexico - despite its president's vow to protect migrants' rights.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2020

After Delhi's burst of violence, a Muslim artist takes stock
New Delhi's riots, which began during Donald Trump's state visit to the capital last month, left dozens of people dead, mostly Muslims.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2020

No more Kafka: Russian bureaucrats now offer service with a smile
Government clerks in Russia have long had a reputation of being mean, petty, and corrupt. But in the last few years, they have been transformed.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2020

Migrants squeezed by Turkey, Greece who can't house them
Five years on, the European Union is still stuck on how to process asylum-seekers. Violence in Syria is sending a new large wave of migrants flowing towards Turkey, which has opened its border with Greece. Migrants are caught in the middle.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2020

Are forced-labor Uyghurs making Apple and Samsung phones?
Are iPhones made using forced Uyghur labor? Connections between some Chinese factories and global tech giants suggest companies are benefiting from forced labor provided by Xinjiang's mostly Muslim ethnic minority.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2020

‘The heart of Australia': Fires are out, but how to save the bush?
Australia's bushfires have left the country reckoning with questions about how to preserve the nature so essential to its identity - and economy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2020

Can Putin and Erdogan once again keep their countries from going to war?
As tensions rise in Syria, the onus is on Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pull Russia and Turkey away from the brink of war.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2020

Forced online by virus, China's schools grapple with censors
China's Education Ministry announced that "classes have stopped but learning will not." But online lessons keep failing the ruling party's pervasive internet censorship tests, puzzling teachers and students.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 03, 2020

Two new reasons not to avert your eyes from Syria
Civilians are bearing the brunt of a heavy offensive by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to subdue a last area of rebel resistance.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 03, 2020

Israeli election: Netanyahu leads but not enough yet to govern
With 90 percent of votes counted in Israel's third election this year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not yet have a majority in parliament necessary to form a new government.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2020

After US deal, Afghans see long road to peace. Still, they hope.
Afghanistan's people are holding on to their hopes for peace, even as the details of the U.S.-Taliban deal require they do so with abundant caution.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2020

Containing coronavirus: Where democracy struggles - and thrives
Coronavirus poses different challenges for democracies than for China, where COVID-19 began, as they balance public health with individual rights.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2020

Beijing is challenging global 'rules.' But some are pushing back.
Today, many capitals share Taiwan's alarm - and readiness to push back - as China increasingly asserts itself as an economic and military power.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2020

When the friend who has your back is a horse
Dream Catchers, a therapeutic horseback riding center, helps people with disabilities build trust and confidence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2020

Points of Progress: ESA plans to clean up space trash, and more
In good news this week: Women lead top 16 law school journals, China commits to reducing smog, and more positive headlines.

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