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Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2019

Why French Jews and Muslims are learning each other's language
France's Jews and Muslims are fighting Islamophobia and anti-Semitism by sharing their cultures and languages with each other.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2019

Points of Progress: Humpback whale populations rebound, and more
In good news this week: There are 25,000 humback whales in the Western South Atlantic, up from 450 whales in the 1950s - and more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2019

Post summit, a NATO in search of common purpose
NATO needs to address daunting questions if it is to survive.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2019

India considers religion-based citizenship, U.S. panel opposes
Critics say the bill could undermine the secular foundations of India's democracy. The government says it will protect non-Muslims from persecution.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 10, 2019

Drawing West Africa, one emoji at a time
Emoji app Zouzoukwa grew from graphic designer O'Plérou Grebet's resolution to draw an image a day depicting life in Ivory Coast and West Africa.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 09, 2019

Mexico wracked by ‘heinous violence.' But is it terrorism?
U.S. won't apply "terrorist" label to Mexican drug cartels for now. Its effect on crime control and U.S.-Mexico relationship is up for debate.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 09, 2019

Behind huge Hong Kong march, a dramatic show of public support
At the six-month mark, about 89% of Hong Kongers believe a combination of peaceful protests and radical tactics can achieve the best outcome.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 09, 2019

Why a journalist's murder is shaking the Maltese government
The investigation into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder inspired protests against Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who will resign in January.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 09, 2019

No Olympics: Anti-doping agency imposes ban on Russia
Russia has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency for four years from international sports events after accusations of tampering with a database.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 09, 2019

Sanna Marin tapped to be Finland's next prime minister
As Antti Rinne steps down as prime minister amid criticism, Sanna Marin is expected to become the youngest government leader in the world.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 09, 2019

Young Moroccans love their country. Here's why they're leaving.
Morocco's king was lauded for creating an exception to the Arab Spring, but for Moroccans today, his measures have fallen short.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2019

Iraq protesters to government: Listen to us (not to Iran)
Iraq protesters want broad reforms and less Iranian influence. Iraq's top cleric called today for new premier to be named "without foreign influence."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2019

Hundreds of thousands in France protest proposed pension changes
President Macron has yet to release the proposal but demonstrators turned out in mass numbers, echoing last year's yellow vest movement.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 06, 2019

UK elections bring independence back to mind in Scotland
Five years after Scots voted to remain in Britain, voters are again weighing a referendum, as Brexit tests the strength of the United Kingdom.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 05, 2019

After six months and a siege, Hong Kong's front line takes stock
Hong Kong's protests saw a dramatic November, with a campus siege and local elections. A protester takes stock at the six-month mark.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 05, 2019

Tunisia as a hub for LGBTQ rights? Democracy is making it happen.
The democracy Tunisia won in the Arab Spring has allowed the LGBTQ community the freedom to advocate for itself and make the country a haven.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 05, 2019

Moon calls for cooperation with China on North Korea
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his first visit in four years to South Korea to thaw strategic relations and promote regional stability.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2019

‘Not really a white boys' sport': Canadian youth hockey gets inclusive
Hockey is perhaps the most iconic pastime in Canada but has been historically expensive and predominantly white. Now the sport is changing to survive.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2019

A religion-based citizenship bill heads to India's parliament
India's cabinet sent a bill to parliament that would grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslims minorities in neighboring countries based on religion.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2019

Egypt's government plans to drive away tuk-tuks
Motorized rickshaws carry millions of Egyptians home every day, but the government wants to replace them with licensed, more eco-friendly minivans.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 04, 2019

How will more female EU leadership change the bloc's governance?
Ursula von der Leyen has made gender equality a cornerstone of her commission. The greater presence of women in government could reshape the EU.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 03, 2019

Iran state media acknowledges protest violence
After weeks of silence, Iran state media admitted government clashes with protestors had fatal results. Watchdogs say there is more to the story.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 03, 2019

Once its critic Trump defends NATO against Macron
Frequent infighting among its 29 members is raising questions about the military alliance and its commitment to collective defense.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 03, 2019

A city's ambitions, measured in skyscrapers
Leonardo, challenger to Johannesburg's tallest building, rises as a symbol of faith in South Africa's future, even as economic growth slows further.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 03, 2019

Kansas in Middle East? How US has - and hasn't - changed Afghanistan
The U.S. has spent more in Afghanistan than it did rebuilding Europe after World War II. But the legacy of those efforts has been mixed.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 02, 2019

Sight unseen: This teacher brings science to life for blind students
Carla Curran is working to ensure that visually impaired people have an opportunity to make contributions in science.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 02, 2019

Letter from Hong Kong: An unexpected Thanksgiving
President Trump's decision to sign two bills aimed at protecting the territory's special status prompted Thanksgiving Day celebrations in Hong Kong.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 02, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen: The making of Europe's top leader
Ursula von der Leyen was an unexpected choice for president of the European Commission. But observers say she has impeccable credentials for the post.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 02, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Protests topple leaders in Iraq and Malta
Catch me up on the weekend news: Iraq and Malta saw top leaders resign this weekend. In the U.K., leaders are talking about security not Brexit.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 01, 2019

Death of crusading journalist topples Malta prime minister
After 20,000 protested the murder of an anti-corruption journalist, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday that he would resign in January.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 01, 2019

Iraq's prime minister resigns, but what happens next?
Iraq's parliament on Sunday accepted Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi's resignation. But the path to replacing him was clouded with legal questions.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 01, 2019

Why British leaders are talking aren't talking about Brexit now
Britain's political leaders sparred Sunday over the early release of Usman Khan, who killed two people after serving about half his prison sentence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Dec 01, 2019

London's 'Narwhal Knight': How others have responded to attacks
In the wake of the London Bridge stabbing attack, a look at some other examples of citizen bystanders rising to the violent challenge.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 30, 2019

Should terrorists be held indefinitely? London Bridge attack renews debate.
The London Bridge attacker was known to UK authorities and had had previously served eight years for terrorist activities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 29, 2019

Iraqi prime minister set to resign: Will protesters be satisfied?
After nearly two months of violent protest, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has said he will step down.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 28, 2019

Points of Progress: Women are entering the Latin American workforce, and more
In good news this week: An 11% increase in the number of working Latin American women is thanks in part to more education - and more positive stories.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 27, 2019

How do you feed an island? Try World Central Kitchen.
Two months after Hurricane Dorian, meals are still a challenge in the Bahamas. World Central Kitchen is cooking, and trying to rebuild resilience.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 26, 2019

Is Netanyahu finished? His American political style likely isn't.
As prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has turned Israel's party politics more personal, attacking democratic institutions as he fights to keep power.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 26, 2019

Palestinians protest US shift on settlements in ‘day of rage'
Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank on Tuesday, Nov. 26 to voice their outrage over U.S. policies and Israel's treatment of prisoners.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 25, 2019

In Hong Kong elections, the message is clear. The next step may not be.
Hong Kong's district council elections were a key win for pro-democracy parties, signaling support for protesters' demands.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 25, 2019

What turned the tone of British politics from civil to bitter?
Historically, British politics may have been rough, but rarely hostile. In recent years, though, bullying and threats have become alarmingly common.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 25, 2019

Around the globe, going green at the ballot box
Climate change is becoming a more prominent electoral issue because political parties, to a far greater extent than before, see votes at stake.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 25, 2019

Points of Progress: Australian women's soccer team gets pay equity, and more
In good news this week: The Australian women's national soccer team will now have the same resources as the men's, and more positive stories.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 25, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Hong Kong backs democracy, Bloomberg runs
Catch up on the weekend news: Hong Kong's pro-democracy candidates sweep local elections and Michael Bloomberg, the 2020 pragmatist candidate?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 25, 2019

Hong Kong voters send historic pro-democracy message to Beijing
Pro-democracy candidates won 90% of the 452 seats in Hong Kong's local elections, as voters sent a signal of support for anti-government protests.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 22, 2019

Zimbabwean doctors' difficult call: Do they have to strike to serve?
Zimbabwe's doctors are striking over low wages and poor conditions, underscoring the country's lack of economic change since Robert Mugabe's ouster.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 22, 2019

Why Holland aims to leave $80 billion in the ground
Earthquake fears are prompting the Netherlands to close a huge gas field. That has added new urgency to the search for alternative energy sources.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 22, 2019

Bougainville will likely vote to become world's newest nation
The Pacific islanders will have two weeks, starting Nov. 23, 2019, to decide if they want to split from Papua New Guinea.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 22, 2019

Baghdad tunnel becomes street art museum during Iraq protests
Young Iraqi artists have covered Baghdad's Saadoun Tunnel in bright murals conveying protesters' messages of hope and defiance.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 22, 2019

France confronts its 'shame' of pervasive domestic violence
Studies show France's rate of domestic violence is exceptionally high for Europe, despite a long focus on gender equality. Activists call for reform.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 21, 2019

Ukraine in play: How Chinese investments change the game
Ukrainian industry is ailing. And with the West showing little interest in helping, China has stepped in - and could reshape Ukraine's allegiances.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 21, 2019

Israel PM Netanyahu indicted for corruption
After a three-year investigation, Israel's attorney general charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption, charges he calls a "coup."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 20, 2019

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack
After Iran fired rockets into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Israel returned fire on Iranian targets in Syria Wednesday, killing at least 20.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 20, 2019

A new program aims to end Africa's financial gender gap
Singer Angélique Kidjo is promoting Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa, a program that seeks to boost financing for female entrepreneurs.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 20, 2019

In Jordan, mourning matters. This app keeps funeral-goers on task.
In Jordan, the need to balance the ancient obligation of communal mourning with the demands of a hectic modern life has led to the creation of an app.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 20, 2019

Hong Kong schools reopen as officials try to restore normalcy
City leaders attempt to restore order before elections this weekend. A small group of protestors remain on a university campus, resisting police.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2019

‘Without a shot': How a local warlord aims to break Hezbollah's hold
Hezbollah made its name fighting Israel. But in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, a local warlord says what the people need now are services and better lives.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2019

These musicians fled home - but brought the music with them
Venezuelan refugees don't always stay close to home. Thousands are drawn to Buenos Aires - including musicians sharing their talents.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 19, 2019

'Angels of the Salt': Venice volunteers save works from flooding
Thousands of young Venetians, clad in rubber boots, are wading through water to save precious sheet music from the worst flooding of their lifetimes.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 18, 2019

Election after election after ... Is it harming Israeli democracy?
How long can Israel tolerate a caretaker government before trust in politics is eroded? New elections would carry the stalemate to a full year.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 18, 2019

In one of Mexico's most dangerous places for women, his students push back
Ecatepec, Mexico, is a hot spot for violence against women. Manuel Amador is helping students push back against the idea that's the way it has to be.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 18, 2019

Hong Kong protesters, police standoff on university campus
Hong Kong's democracy movement has taken a violent turn. Protesters barricaded inside a university campus are fighting police in order to escape.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 18, 2019

‘Double discrimination': In French soccer, being female and LGBTQ
As gay players fight for acceptance in the game and off the field, women in soccer also seek pay equity with men.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 18, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: China's Uighur crackdown, Iran's internet blackout
Catch me up on the weekend news: A leak of 400 pages of documents exposes China's Uighur crackdown. Why Iran shut down the internet. Dems win Louisiana.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 18, 2019

Points of Progress: Libyan factory reopens after conflict, and more
In good news this week: No new clothes made for Queen Elizabeth will have fur, a Libyan factory reopens after years of regional conflict, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 17, 2019

Why Iran shut down the internet this weekend
Iran's government shut down internet access across the nation to curb sometimes violent protests that took place in about 100 cities and towns.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2019

Coptic in Cairo: Woman challenges Islamic inheritance laws
A Christian human rights lawyer is demanding Egypt's courts grant her an equal inheritance. Similar proposals have been hailed by Muslim feminists.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 15, 2019

From shattered glass and broken tents, Lebanese draw resolve
Lebanon's protesters wield the national flag to show unity. But the shattered remnants of failed attempts to intimidate them symbolize their resolve.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 14, 2019

In Bolivia, sharp divides over the president's fate - and the country's
Evo Morales' controversial departure from Bolivia marks the start of the country's next chapter. But the path ahead is far from clear.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 14, 2019

China, pushing space exploration, tests Mars lander
China tested a Mars lander Tuesday and hopes to launch the lander next year. Earlier this year, Chinese scientists successfully landed a moon probe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 14, 2019

Behind Hong Kong's resolve: Locals' view of a city under siege
Hong Kong's protests have dominated headlines for months. But today's crisis has roots in deeper divides with the mainland that date back generations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 14, 2019

Iraq protests force question: Where does all the oil money go?
Iraq's GDP is growing alongside its oil production, but unemployment and poverty remain high. Its brand of government patronage may explain why.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 13, 2019

China's great pork shortage: Why it could cost Beijing
African swine fever's hit on China's pork supplies may threaten perceptions of the government and its ability to keep raising living standards.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 13, 2019

Venice 'on its knees' as worst flood in 53 years hits islands
Water levels reached 74 inches, bypassing the city's usual flood defenses. The mayor has called on Rome to declare a state of emergency.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 13, 2019

University students leave increasingly violent Hong Kong
As clashes between police and the largely student-led protest movement intensify, university students from elsewhere are fleeing Hong Kong.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 13, 2019

Brexit gives a nudge to ‘separation of powers' in Britain
Brexit has overturned many apple carts in the U.K. Now it is prompting constitutional controversy as the role of a 10-year-old Supreme Court rises.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 13, 2019

Points of Progress: Wiyot Tribe reclaims land, and more
In good news this week: New Zealand is cracking down on extremist content, Latvia will grant citizenship to all born inside its borders, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 12, 2019

Inside Hezbollah: How Lebanon protests are breaking ‘fear barrier'
Hezbollah amassed great power even as its fighters died in Syria. But the bold uprising in Lebanon has brought quiet Shiite grumblings into the open.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 12, 2019

Yellowstone in Tibet: China designs new national park system
China is limiting development on the Tibetan plateau as it prepares to launch a national parks system based on global best practices and new science.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 12, 2019

Bolivia president resigns, flees country without successor
Pushed by protests and accusations of electoral fraud, President Evo Morales abruptly left for Mexico, leaving Bolivia confused and leaderless.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 08, 2019

How rugby became a marker for inclusion in South Africa
For many, South Africa's World Cup win was made all the more sweet by the role of the Springboks' black captain. But why is he such an exception?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 08, 2019

A journalist's bumpy ride through four decades of global events
Whether eluding Haiti gunmen, being set up by Hugo Chávez, or spending time with a grateful couple who were part of the French Resistance, the Monitor's diplomacy writer, Howard LaFranchi, is himself a story that's rich with history and an understanding of global culture.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 08, 2019

Points of Progress: All-women spacewalk, new land for bison, and more
In good news this week: Bison roam across land they haven't touched in more than 100 years, an all-women spacewalk happens on the ISS, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 07, 2019

The Berlin Wall is long gone. Its notorious prison still stands.
The Rolling Stones, considered subversive, were rumored to be performing near the Berlin Wall in 1969. Hundreds of fans who showed up were jailed.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 07, 2019

In global protests, a common thread: Community
The political context of each protest is different. But in seeking to discern a pattern, commentators have rightly focused on striking similarities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 07, 2019

Points of Progress: Iranian women gain access to stadium, and more
In good news: Iranian women gained access to a national soccer stadium, and the South Pole ozone hole is shrinking - down to its smallest size yet.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 06, 2019

Three decades into democracy, Chile reckons with inequality
Chile's protests were sparked by a 30-peso hike in subway fare. But they reflect years of frustrations over inequality - and hopes for democracy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 06, 2019

How Lebanese youth stand alone, speaking their truth to power
Lebanon's young protesters have only each other to rely on for support in their campaign against corruption and for political reforms.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 06, 2019

Citizens in India's capital protest smog, government inaction
Air pollution has become so toxic in New Delhi it triggered a public health emergency this week, closing schools and limiting the number of cars on the street.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 06, 2019

They survived Ebola. Now, they're helping others do the same.
Congo's Ebola survivors are often mourning loved ones lost to the same disease. Yet many find a sense of purpose caring for other patients.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 05, 2019

Where an ancient Jewish-Muslim coexistence endures
In Morocco and Tunisia, a shared and poignant history and intermingled culture are keeping hopes for Jewish-Muslim coexistence alive.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 05, 2019

In France, portrait theft sparks debate among judges
Activists are stealing presidential portraits to protest France's climate policies, but their trials have turned into debates on civil disobedience.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 05, 2019

Rich in spirit: How Rev. Robin Hood fights for housing justice
Meet Robin Hood, Chicago's activist minister helping shield African American seniors from mortgage fraud.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 04, 2019

Can Lebanon's young uprising withstand embrace of the ‘machine'?
Lebanon's entrenched powers are in no rush to surrender their standing, despite the unrelenting demands of a civilian protest movement.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 04, 2019

Pro-Spain Catalans push back on Barcelona secession protests
Catalans who want the region to remain part of Spain are increasingly frustrated with disruptions brought by a new wave of pro-independence protests.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 04, 2019

Heat waves: How France has cut death toll 90% since 2003
In 2003, France suffered a heat wave that left more than 15,000 dead. This past summer, the heat wave was worse, but the death toll plunged.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 04, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: What fuels protests from Hong Kong to Iraq
Catch me up on the news: From Iraq to Hong Kong, protests for economic equality are simmering, a whistleblower's offer, and California fires recede.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 03, 2019

Iraqi protesters turn rage on Iran
Iraq's prime minister on Sunday called on anti-government protesters to reopen roads saying "it's time for life to return to normal."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 03, 2019

Hong Kong police and pro-democracy protestors clash
A pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong was attacked Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Nov 03, 2019

Dueling protests in Lebanon for control of movement
'All of them means all of them,' protesters chanted in Beirut, Lebanon, a reference to the removal of an elite they accuse of pillaging the state.

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