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Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2022

Freedom is his business: How Jared Genser extracts political prisoners
Iran's longest-held American prisoner was freed Oct. 1. His attorney's legal strategy behind the scenes has similarly helped hundreds.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2022

When war came, it was time to go. Stories on the Kupiansk bridge.
For residents of one long-occupied area of eastern Ukraine, the dramatic shift in the war's front lines meant it was time to flee their homes. A bombed-out bridge was their path to safety.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2022

Indonesian soccer fans seek justice after deadly stampede
As Indonesians face the aftermath of a deadly stampede at a weekend soccer match, the National Police have opened an investigation into 18 officers who fired tear gas into the crowd. The event was among the world's deadliest disasters at a sporting event.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2022

'This rioting was planned': Iran's supreme leader faults US
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has broken his silence on the protests entering their third week in Iran over the death of a young woman at the hands of the morality police. He said the US and Israel are to blame for the unrest.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2022

Second coup in a year: Burkina Faso's new junta vows to bring safety
Soldiers in Burkina Faso have deposed the country's eight-month-old junta, saying it failed to protect the nation against a violent Islamist campaign. Supporters of the new coup are urging its leaders to seek military help from Russia, as nearby Mali has.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2022

Facing new hardships, Lebanese weigh safety vs. ‘living this life'
What happens when the needs for dignity and safety collide? As Lebanon crumbles, individuals are taking greater risks, invading banks and fleeing on boats; 100 died last week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2022

As Putin issues illegal annexation, Ukraine moves to join NATO
In a fiery speech, President Vladimir Putin illegally annexed four regions of Ukraine on Friday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a formal request for NATO membership in response.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2022

Brazil election: Candidates are familiar, citizens have changed
Brazilians vote for their next president Oct. 2 in one of the most divisive elections in decades.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2022

Looking beyond the Ghandis, Indian party rebukes dynastic politics
The Indian National Congress, India's main opposition party, is set to choose a non-family member as its next president. Historically led by the Nehru-Gandhi family, the party's move could transform India's dynastic politics.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 29, 2022

India's bridge to Kashmir: Path to prosperity or tool of control?
A record-breaking bridge is set to connect Kashmir to mainland India. The ambitious project has sparked hope and worry, and shows how development can be a double-edged sword.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 29, 2022

He left gang life behind. Now Curtis Toler helps others find peace.
In one of America's most violent cities, Curtis Toler of Chicago CRED is helping young people see the power of choosing peace.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 29, 2022

In Ukraine's restored grain trade, relief for farmers - and the world
The Ukraine grain deal reached last summer helped lower world food prices. Eager to bring their crop to market, Ukrainian farmers remain mindful of the nation's role as a global breadbasket.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 29, 2022

North Korea tests missiles hours after Harris departs South Korea
North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile toward its eastern waters after the departure of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. The launch was North Korea's third round of missile tests this week, part of a record level of missile testing this year.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 28, 2022

Is war in Ukraine costing Russia control of its own backyard?
Russia was able to impose a certain peace among the post-Soviet states for three decades through diplomacy and intimidation. But its invasion of Ukraine may have shattered that stability.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 28, 2022

Meet the women fighting air pollution in Delhi's slums
In India, female construction workers are especially vulnerable to air pollution. An initiative to equip these workers with tools to monitor and report air quality has offered agency, as well as meaningful change.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 28, 2022

'Bonfires with veils': Protests in Iran renew history of defiance
Women protesting the death of Mahsa Amini are targeting the compulsory veil - something central to the identity of Iran's Islamic cleric-led rule. The protests are drawing on a long tradition of resistance among Iranian women.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 28, 2022

‘We are many': Indigenous candidates aim to transform Brazil politics
Indigenous rights have been trampled under Brazil's President Bolsonaro. Now, a record number of Indigenous people are running for office.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 28, 2022

Kremlin unmoved: Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine
Armed Russian troops collected ballots during five days of voting in Kremlin-organized referendums in Ukraine that asked if the occupied areas should become part of Russia. Western countries say the move is an attempt to justify Russia's invasion.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 28, 2022

Mystery attack on gas pipelines prompts EU safety measures
European officials are vowing to defend their energy infrastructure after apparent sabotage caused leaks in two natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. Authorities and energy companies are hurrying to protect pipelines against any further attacks.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2022

Planned English town reveals Charles' recipe for an ideal future
King Charles III has put his controversial opinions on architecture and planning into practice by founding an experimental town, now home to 3,800.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2022

Russian online propaganda? Meta says yes, shuts down network.
Facebook's parent company Meta disabled what it described as the largest, most complex Russian propaganda network since the Ukraine invasion began. The network created websites filled with pro-Russian disinformation and spread them throughout Europe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2022

In Russia and Iran, autocrats face rising resistance
Widespread anti-government protests in Russia and Iran suggest the fear that helps hold their autocratic leaders in place may be evaporating.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2022

‘Rather curious timing': Russia grants citizenship to Edward Snowden
Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who fled to Russia in 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. for leaking national security information, has been granted Russian citizenship. The U.S. State Department still wants Mr. Snowden to face trial.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 26, 2022

They are Black. They are Italians. And they are changing their country.
It's not easy for Black Italians to grow up feeling Italian when significant portions of Italy treat them as outsiders. But legally, artistically, and socially, Black Italians are staking their claim to Italy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 26, 2022

Responsible or reckless? India brings back the long-lost cheetah.
Advocates of India's cheetah reintroduction project say they're driven by a sense of national responsibility. But others argue the single-minded push to bring back the big cat is reckless.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 26, 2022

Why plans for Abe's state funeral are dividing Japan
Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's successor is organizing a state funeral for him. Here's why that unusual honor is prompting widespread protest.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 26, 2022

Pound falls to all-time low as UK announces sweeping tax cuts
The pound is plunging to new lows against the dollar after Britain's new Conservative government announced sweeping tax cuts.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 25, 2022

As Russian men flee military call-up, Europe split on letting them in
German officials have voiced a desire to help the men and called for a European-wide solution. But Latvia says those fleeing now can't be considered conscientious objectors since they did not act when Russia invaded Ukraine.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2022

‘This girl has united us all': Women's rage mobilizes Iranians?
Women and their freedoms are the catalyst for widespread demonstrations in Iran demanding reforms - even, as some protesters are saying, the toppling of the Islamic Republic.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2022

Why is Italy swerving far right? Many feel they have no choice.
Italians have seen a variety of governments come and go over recent decades, but with few results that they want. Now they look set to elect a new leader, despite her fascist ties: Giorgia Meloni.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2022

'Remarkable unity': International opinion turns against Russia
At the U.N. General Assembly, many leaders, including Russian allies, used their speeches to denounce Russia's war in Ukraine. It was a rare display of unity at the often fractured U.N.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2022

Putin's draft divides families, spurs vows of more protests
As Russia escalates its military campaign against Ukraine, shock over the mobilization is reverberating across the country.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 22, 2022

Trust in elections: Mexico shows how fast it can be lost - and regained
Confidence in elections plummeted in Mexico after an infamous 2006 race. With a series of reforms, the electoral institute has rebuilt trust.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 22, 2022

Displaced by floods, two Indian children find hope in a new language
After floods destroyed the home of Jerifa and Raju, their family moved to the Indian city of Bengaluru, where schools are taught in Kannada, a new language for the children. The move was spurred on by dreams of a better life and education.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2022

More troops, more annexations: Putin announces new Ukraine plans
After Russia's defeat in Kharkiv, the pressure was on Vladimir Putin to respond. Today he did, by announcing the escalation of the war in Ukraine through the mobilization of 300,000 Russian troops.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2022

For Russia, a geopolitical price for military setbacks in Ukraine
Russia's recent setbacks in Ukraine have given pause to President Putin's allies, and undermined his ambition to restore Moscow's superpower status.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2022

A boost to wildlife in Bolivia and to child welfare in Nigeria
Progress roundup: From Nigeria's drop in child marriage to wildlife populating a dangerous Bolivian road; also notes from California, Nepal, Belgium.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2022

Putin mobilizes new Russian troops, makes veiled nuclear threat
Under pressure from a Ukrainian counteroffensive, President Vladimir Putin is ordering a partial mobilization in Russia, calling as many as 300,000 men into military service. The move risks turning Russians against the war and Mr. Putin, experts say.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2022

Protests continue in Iran after hijab arrest results in death
Protests erupted in Iran after a young woman died in the custody of morality police, accused of wearing her hijab improperly. Women in Iran have since been seen displaying defiance of the regime's increasingly violent treatment of young women.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 21, 2022

World leaders emphasize hope and unity, despite global woes
As the U.N. General Assembly meets in-person for the first time in years, world leaders expressed hope for humanity amid a barrage of global crises. With war, famine, and disease threatening global peace, delegates highlighted the importance of cooperation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2022

United front: Understanding China and Russia's deepening alliance
China's deepening ties with Russia are likely to grow even stronger in coming years as each country reaps key benefits from the other. Yet historical mistrust and differing global aspirations remain potential weaknesses.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2022

U.S. hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan in peace talks amid cease-fire
As a fragile cease-fire holds, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Armenia's and Azerbaijan's foreign ministers on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. The meeting comes days after a U.S. congressional delegation visited Armenia.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2022

Ukrainian regions plan votes to join Russia, alarming the West
Separatists in four Ukrainian regions are planning referendums that would allow Russia to annex 15% of Ukraine. The votes could lead to a possible conflict with the West.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2022

Hurricane Fiona delivers record floods to Puerto Rico
National Guard troops have rescued more than 900 people in Puerto Rico, following more rain Monday from Hurricane Fiona. Floods are at historic levels, though the island still hasn't fully recovered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2022

A farmer's shovel uncovers a rare ancient mosaic in Gaza
A Palestinian farmer discovered a rare and colorful mosaic that is being touted as one of Gaza's greatest archaeological treasures. The discovery highlights the importance of protecting Gaza's antiquities amid conflict with Israel, experts say.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 19, 2022

After queen, new king and prime minister seek to steady ship of state
Britain's new monarch and new prime minister start their jobs in difficult circumstances; each will be called on to protect the country's equilibrium.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2022

Rout in Ukraine fuels debate in Russia: Ease up or double down?
The rout of Russian forces in Kharkiv reignited debate in Moscow over what to do next. While critics of the war have found new voice, even louder are those calling for escalation in Ukraine.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2022

New Wave filmmaker Godard lived France's love-hate relationship with US
French film director Jean-Luc Godard first found inspiration in American film, then rejected the U.S., epitomizing France's ambiguous attitude toward the country.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2022

Receding waters relieve flood-stricken southern Pakistan
After a deadly summer of torrential monsoon rains, floodwaters are finally beginning to recede in southern Pakistan's Singh province. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has promised to financially support those who lost crops and homes in the deluge.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2022

'Sweden first' party surges to success, furthers right-wing trend
The Sweden Democrats secured their election Wednesday in a vote that had been too close to call. The anti-immigration party is now the nation's second-most popular political party, continuing a far-right political trend across Europe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 15, 2022

Britain's immigrants: Mournful of the queen, but mindful of empire
Many immigrant Britons have mixed feelings about the queen, revering her sense of duty, but increasingly aware of the monarchy's role in colonialism.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 15, 2022

In Ukraine - and Europe - who can win the winter?
Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that cutting gas supplies to Europe, prompting power cuts, will sap governments' support for Ukraine.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2022

Not gone, but forgotten? Syrian refugees struggle to move forward.
An outpouring of generosity and compassion a decade ago created a refuge for Syrians fleeing civil war, offering them dignity and hope. What happens when the world's focus moves on?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2022

Armenia-Azerbaijan border conflict flares up, Russia intervenes
Fighting at the Armenia-Azerbaijan border on Tuesday killed nearly 100 troops across both sides. Control over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has provoked conflict for decades, but recent fighting is the first since a 2020 peace deal between the countries.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2022

'They left very quietly': Russian forces abandon Ukrainian village
The small village of Hrakove in Ukraine has only 30 people who have remained in the town compared to the 1,000 residents before Russian troops invaded. On Sept. 9, Russian forces withdrew from Hrakove after a successful counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 13, 2022

For Ukrainians rooting out Russians in south, patience pays
For the Ukrainian resistance preparing for months for the promised military advance on Russian forces in Kherson, maintaining a patient equilibrium has been key.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 13, 2022

Back in business: Why China is willing to cooperate on US stock audits
Despite rising geopolitical tensions, the United States and China moved to cooperate on a key financial issue - but to build trust, action must follow words.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 13, 2022

‘Why do we have a queen?' Complex reactions in the Commonwealth.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II has been met with sorrow in the United Kingdom. But in the former colonies of the British Empire, it has stirred up memories of past injustices that dampen sympathy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 13, 2022

Europe readies a plan to stay warm and check winter fuel costs
With cold months approaching, the EU has drafted a series of measures aimed at reducing gas and electricity prices and reducing energy consumption. Russia has said it will not reopen its main Nord Stream 1 pipeline to supply Europe with fuel this winter.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 13, 2022

Kenya's new president promises to deepen democracy, uplift poor
After a fraught, narrowly won election, William Ruto has become Kenya's new president. Mr. Ruto, whose campaign highlighted his humble origins selling chickens by the roadside, is promising to deepen his country's democracy and uplift its most impoverished.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 12, 2022

Ukraine's homefront: People fill void left by overwhelmed government
War has forced millions in Ukraine from their homes, overtaxing the battle-focused government's safety nets. To the rescue have come civilians who feel compelled to take responsibility for one another.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 12, 2022

Charles is king. Can he also become a unifier?
Queen Elizabeth II was a rare example of a leader who gave her subjects a unifying common point of reference by standing above the political fray.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 12, 2022

New diversity in gaming - and in Oxford dictionaries
Progress roundup: a wave energy first in Australia, a new Oxford Dictionary of Black English, and the female soccer stars of a new video game.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 12, 2022

Across former empire, queen's death stirs reflections on colonialism
Reaction's to Queen Elizabeth II's death vary across the former territories of the British Empire. Some mourn her as a unifying global icon, while for others, her passing marks an opportunity to revisit the dark legacy of colonialism.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 12, 2022

Anti-immigration party opposes Swedish left in vote too close to call
In Sweden's latest elections, the center-right opposition holds a razor-thin edge over the governing Social Democrats with more than 94% of the ballots counted. Its popularity was won on rising fears of crime in largely immigrant neighborhoods.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 12, 2022

Has the tide turned in Ukraine? Russians routed in northeast.
In a speedy counteroffensive, Ukraine retook much of a key eastern region, reversing hard-won Russian gains. The sudden, striking success is causing recriminations in Moscow and prompting some observers to claim Ukraine has turned the war in its favor.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2022

Mine gold or go hungry in Venezuela? Indigenous groups struggle for balance.
Many Indigenous communities in Venezuela see mining as a last resort, but economic hardship and the pandemic have left few alternatives.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2022

World owes Pakistan 'massive' help, says U.N. Secretary-General
As flooding in Pakistan leaves million homeless, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging world aid for the impoverished nation. Despite facing frequent climate disasters, Pakistan is responsible for only 0.4% of the world's carbon emissions.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2022

'A constant through everything': Britain mourns Queen Elizabeth
As Britain mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II scores of admirers are congregating at the palace gates to honor their longest-reigning monarch. Her son, King Charles III, will take the throne in a tumultuous time for the nation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2022

‘Russia will be free': Putin critic makes jail a soapbox for dissent
A Russian dissident won't let the Kremlin's continuing crackdown on free expression shut him up, even as he faces up to 10 years in prison. Speaking from his jail cell, Ilya Yashin urges Russians to dissent and become part of a free world: "It is only our responsibility."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 09, 2022

Iconic French glassmaker pauses production as energy costs rise
French tableware brand Duralex will cease production on Nov. 1 after 77 years as energy costs increase. Duralex joins a slew of European firms, including German bakeries, that have reduced or halted production because of the pandemic and war in Ukraine.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 08, 2022

Queen Elizabeth: The monarch at the heart of an evolving Britain
Queen Elizabeth II oversaw Britain's struggle to define itself in the postwar era. Yet through the tumult, the queen's legacy has been to maintain a sense of purpose - for country and monarchy - when pessimism and insecurity could have led Britons to turn their backs.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 08, 2022

In Venezuela, solar-powered cars offer route around fuel lines
Two Venezuelan innovators are advocating for solar-powered vehicles in the face of power outages and long lines at gas stations. Fuel shortages are a result of decreased production in Venezuela's state-owned oil industry following years of poor maintenance.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 08, 2022

Europe tries to reel in sky-high inflation with rapid rate hike
The European Central Bank increased its interest rate Thursday by the largest amount in its history. The bank joins other central banks around the world trying to slow record inflation by raising interest rates.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 08, 2022

Do ‘winner-take-all' elections serve democracy?
Election reform might make the U.S. more democratic, but the two major parties prefer a winner-take-all system that excludes challengers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2022

No Paris? No problem! Russian tourists holiday in the homeland this summer.
Amid war and sanctions, Russian tourists have been cut off from many vacation spots this summer. That has spurred a boom in travel to destinations within their own vast homeland.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2022

One step forward, one back? Singapore's compromise on LGBTQ equality.
In Singapore, the repeal of a colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex restores a sense of dignity to the LGBTQ community, but equality remains elusive.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2022

Black history restored: New life for Atlanta civil rights home
A Victorian Atlanta home with a storied past was bought by an Atlanta couple who wanted to preserve its place in Black American history. The restoration was filmed by PBS, which will air as part of the channel's series "This Old House" on Sept. 29.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2022

Xi Jinping to meet Putin in first trip abroad since pandemic
China's President Xi Jinping will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit later this month, a bloc of nations the Communist leader sees as a counterweight to NATO and U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2022

At Fly Compton, the sky's not a limit. Neither is race.
Aviation's underrepresentation of minorities spurs a group of Black pilots to pass along their skills to the next generation of professionals.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 07, 2022

Italy's left sees hope in young progressive candidate for premier
Elly Schlein is facing off against far-right leader Giorgia Meloni to become Italy's first female premier. Ms. Schlein, who volunteered on former President Obama's presidential campaigns, wants to create a progressive coalition that might unite the Italian left.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 06, 2022

‘I'm still alive, but that's it': Pakistan floods test resilience
Catastrophic flooding throughout Pakistan is demanding immense resilience and forcing communities to make difficult decisions about what can be saved.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 06, 2022

Dignity in a home address, and the right to a healthy environment
Progress roundup: The dignity of slum residents in India receiving home addresses, final exoneration in Salem witch trials, environment as a human right, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 06, 2022

Russian shelling knocks Ukrainian nuclear plant offline
Minor damage caused by Russian shelling has stressed a fragile situation at Europe's largest nuclear plant in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Concerns about the safety of frontline plant persist as U.N. inspectors continue to tour the complex and assess risks.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 06, 2022

Britain's new PM: Liz Truss takes the helm of a crisis-battered UK
Liz Truss of the Conservative Party assumed role as Britain's prime minister Tuesday. As new leader of the nation, she will face a host of challenges from skyrocketing energy costs to a struggling public health service.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 06, 2022

In Pictures: On the hunt for Manitoba's ‘prairie sentinels'
Our reporting team found surprise and delight when an assignment in Manitoba turned into a scavenger hunt for treasures from Canada's agricultural past.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 05, 2022

Chileans resoundingly reject a left-leaning constitution
Chileans widely agree the constitution that dates from the country's 1973-1990 dictatorship must change, but a new proposal proved controversial. Now it's back to the drawing board.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 04, 2022

As new rains threaten, Pakistan may flood villages to save a city
Pakistani engineers are working to release water from one of the country's largest lakes to protect a nearby city. But other communities are in the path of the diverted waters. Humanitarian needs in Pakistan are already "immense," officials say.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 02, 2022

UN's Xinjiang report: A stand against China, and chance for justice
The release of the U.N.'s long-awaited report on human rights abuses in Xinjiang not only offers victims a chance for justice, but also reveals the limits of China's increased influence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 02, 2022

Chileans offered a modern constitution: Will they choose it?
Chileans want a new constitution, but they are divided over the text that an elected Constitutional Convention has drawn up. Does it go too far?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 02, 2022

Walk. Listen. Care. Grassroots women's groups help keep peace in Kenya
Grassroots organizations and a maturing electorate are transforming Kenya's political culture.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 01, 2022

Ukraine's wartime schools: Intensity, purpose, and an eye to safety
As a safety-minded Ukraine launches a new school year at a time of war, the conflict has sharpened a seriousness of purpose - among educators and students alike.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 01, 2022

Water: Lessons in survival from a bone-dry land
There's drought, and then there's Jordan. Lacking water all the time - their country is the second-most water-poor in the world - Jordanians rely on resourcefulness to cope with a lack of resources.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 01, 2022

UN report questions China's treatment of Uyghurs and other groups
The U.N. has released a long-awaited report examining a crackdown on Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups. Beijing on Thursday denounced the assessment as a fabrication cooked up by Western nations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2022

Who's a Latvian and why? A complex question just got harder.
The Latvian government's fear of Moscow, in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, has halted Riga's efforts to incorporate its ethnic Russian citizens.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2022

In Canada's language debate, a turn toward inclusion?
A new law promoting use of the French language in Quebec has sparked predictable controversy, but some hope it can be seen as a boost for inclusivity.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2022

Achievements and failures: How the world remembers Mikhail Gorbachev
The departure of Mikhail Gorbachev, who brought tremendous change to Russia, Europe, and the world as steward of the Soviet Union in its twilight years, prompted praise, reflections, and some bitter resentment from leaders and diplomats around the globe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 31, 2022

Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who changed the world
Mikhail Gorbachev helped end the Cold War and oversaw the dissolution of the totalitarian Soviet Union. But he was widely reviled in Russia.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 30, 2022

Can a country restore trust after students disappear? Mexico takes responsibility.
The Mexican government called the disappearance of 43 college students a state crime, which could help Mexicans regain trust in their justice system.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 30, 2022

‘This is not a revolution': sparks of civil war cool in Iraq
After days of gunfights with government forces in the streets of Iraq's capital, forces loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr began to withdraw after he called on them to stand down. Mr. Sadr, who triggered the conflict, appears now to back peace and stability.

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