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Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 21, 2019

Can a word change make women feel welcome at work? France hopes so.
How important is it that a job title reflect your gender? In France, an official change to add feminine titles has people debating whether the change increases equality - or lessens it. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 21, 2019

A look at New Zealand's weapons ban
Within a week of the shooting in Christchurch, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has banned semi-automatic weapons. Unlike in the United States, where owning guns is considered a right, New Zealanders have been swift to support the ban.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 21, 2019

Meanwhile in … the Cook Islands, the country is thinking about a name change.
And in the southern highlands of Mars, scientists confirmed the existence of a system of liquid water that once flowed on the red planet.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 21, 2019

Policymakers hear the needs of communities, thanks to this group
Cohear, an organization in Ohio, sets up conversations between local officials and and ‘everyday experts.' And those talks can help resolve acrimonious divides - from arguments about new developments to bullying in schools.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2019

‘Fake news' in Russia: State censorship elicits an outcry
‘Fake news' in Russia: Protests against new state censorship moves, signed by Putin, invoke universal principles.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2019

EU to May: no extension without an approved deal
Brexit looms, but a deal remains elusive. Prime Minister Theresa May appealed to the EU to extend the March 29 deadline to June 30. Critics say a delay of just a few months could leave the country once again facing a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2019

For Italy's homeless, salvation in selling newspapers
A recession and punitive populist policies are exacerbating homelessness in Italy. One publication is offering purpose and income by putting homeless people to work as newspaper vendors.  



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2019

UK's May asks a wary EU to postpone Brexit until June 30
Brexit looms, but a deal remains elusive. Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to extend the March 29 deadline to June 30, but EU officials aren't likely to grant a delay. Parliament remains deadlocked over how to move forward.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 20, 2019

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



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2019

After Christchurch, Muslims ask: Are we safe in the West?
The Christchurch attack has shaken Muslims around the world. It was preceded by increasingly Islamophobic rhetoric and hate crimes.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2019

In an age of authoritarianism, the world sees glimmers of hope
Globally, threats to democracy are acting in full force. But pushback against autocracy is also gaining strength and momentum. A look at some of those movements.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2019

NZ leader vows to deny notoriety to mosque gunman
New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern wants the gunman forgotten. She refuses to say his name and has clamped down on the distribution of his video. She has urged the public to avoid giving the shooter the fame he seeks from his horrific act.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2019

3 million Venezuelans have fled. Who will rebuild?
Many Venezuelans - those who stay, and those who have left - have new hope that change is ahead. But a political transition is just the first step.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2019

Brazil's new president seeks better ties with the US
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visits the White House this week to strengthen relations between the Western Hemisphere's largest two economies. Mr. Bolsonaro's political rhetoric is often compared to that of President Donald Trump.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2019

UK scrambles to break 'political paralysis' over Brexit
After two failed attempts by Prime Minister Theresa May to get Parliament to vote on her proposed exit from the European Union, the speaker of the House of Commons is now requesting something "fundamentally different," and more time to make a deal. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 19, 2019

Deadly cyclone swamps Mozambique
Four days after cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique, some reports estimate 1,000 people were killed. Floods and cyclones are common occurrences in this southern African country, but this storm knocked out electricity, shut down the airport, and submerged important roads.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2019

Lonely life in the middle for Britain's newest political movement
Britain's breakaway "Independent Group" has been earning an outsized share of polls. But even so, it faces a battle to become a player in Parliament.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2019

Artifacts and tears: Afghans confront emotional costs of war
Afghanistan's wars have inflicted a heavy cost on its people. A new center in Kabul seeks to preserve the memories of the lives lost.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2019

Kabul repository for memories of war speaks to need for peace
Afghanistan's wars have inflicted a heavy cost on its people. A new center in Kabul seeks to preserve the memories of the lives lost.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2019

Israeli election's upstart party turns cannabis into key issue
The fringe Zehut party's leader, Moshe Feiglin, was ousted from the ruling Likud party four years ago over his extreme far-right views. As he takes the election cycle by storm, his unusual liberal appeal could mask a more polarizing agenda.  



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2019

Manhunt underway as Utrecht tram shooting leaves three dead
The Denmark city's mayor said a "terror motive" was the most likely theory. Reacting to the shooting, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, "If it is a terror attack then we have only one answer: our nation, democracy must be stronger than fanaticism and violence."



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 18, 2019

Mass shooting shifts New Zealand's attitudes on gun reform
In the wake of a shooting that killed 49 people and injured dozens more, the New Zealand government has promised to tighten the country's gun laws. Previous attempts to pass gun reform legislation has failed, but last week's shooting has swiftly altered public opinion.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2019

News organizations take a stand for most threatened journalists
The newly established One Free Press Coalition will spotlight reporters who have been jailed, threatened, or attacked. The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Kashoggi in October 2018 drives part of the urgency behind this global initiative.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2019

Algeria protests: Finding a voice, youth seek more than token change
Algeria protests: President Bouteflika is not seeking reelection, but the nation's youth is still demanding change. The Arab world is watching.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2019

Global students' strike demands action on climate change
From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global effort to protest against what they feel is government inaction on climate change. In Germany, the student-led crowd chanted "We are the last generation that can fix this."



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2019

'We built this from nothing': A country's bid for homegrown mental-health care
Years of conflict have left many people in need of counseling. The country has just two permanent Central African psychologists, but that could change.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2019

US threw away 'golden opportunity,' says North Korea
After the failed nuclear summit talks in Hanoi, Pyongyang says the onus is on the United States if diplomatic talks are to continue. A senior official spoke to reporters for an hour on Friday, saying Kim Jong Un will decide very soon whether to resume nuclear testing. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2019

Targeted attacks at New Zealand mosques kill dozens
One man has been charged with murder after at least 49 people were killed and 48 people were injured at New Zealand mosques Friday. It is the deadliest shooting in the country's history and appears to be part of a carefully orchestrated plan, with the gunman livestreaming. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 15, 2019

Points of Progress: Fair trade coffee thanks to blockchain, and more
This is more than feel-good news - it's where the world is making concrete progress. A roundup of positive stories to end your week.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 14, 2019

A budding nuclear threat, from more than just the usual suspects
Nuclear weapons: As the U.S. and Russia back away from arms control, how worried should the world be?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 14, 2019

Her gift to neighbors: green space that's both refuge and food source
In a Philadelphia neighborhood, Noelle Warford is protecting green space. That's allowing the community to get fresh food, become friendlier, and find leafy, peaceful places to relax.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 14, 2019

Sudanese continue protests as president tightens grip
President Omar al-Bashir has proved impervious to three months of protests. While the international community stays quiet, Sudanese protesters persist as they chant slogans from the 2011 Arab Spring.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 14, 2019

In Mosul's enduring rubble, fertile soil for an ISIS revival?
Defeating ISIS has military and political parts. As the fight winds down in Syria, could Iraq's too-slow recovery revive pro-ISIS sympathies?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 14, 2019

This woman is conquering a food desert with community gardens
In a Philadelphia neighborhood, Noelle Warford is protecting green space. That's allowing the community to get fresh food, become friendlier, and find leafy, peaceful places to relax.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2019

Amid Mosul's lasting rubble, grounds for an ISIS revival?
Defeating ISIS has military and political parts. As the fight winds down in Syria, could Iraq's too-slow recovery revive pro-ISIS sympathies?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2019

To make Russia great again, Putin is building roads and bridges
Why does Vladimir Putin remain so popular among Russians? One key reason: He is overseeing the construction of a better Russia in the form of new roads, rails, bridges, and other much-needed infrastructure.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2019

Flying first class? It's good to be a falcon in Abu Dhabi.
Falconry in the United Arab Emirates may seem like an extravagance. But it's rooted in the desert survival tactics of Bedouin nomads.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 13, 2019

Beating the blackout: Venezuelans use highway as cellphone hotspot
Nearly a week into the power outage, Venezuelans are finding creative ways to overcome it. Some congregate on the side of a Caracas highway for the slightest cellphone signal to connect with loved ones abroad.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2019

May's Brexit plan rejected again. Is UK running out of options?
The deadline for Brexit is not even three weeks away, and Britain still hasn't agreed on what comes next. With time dwindling away, the path forward for Theresa May's government and Parliament is narrow.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2019

Why the debate over anti-Semitism is so important
A resurgence of anti-Semitic hatred prompts our writer, himself a Jew, to share a lesson from history: Hatred rarely stops with one group.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2019

‘A women's revolution': Why women are leading calls for change in Sudan
It's considered a repressive place for women, but in Sudan, women are leading protests, confronting authorities, and demanding freedom - changing perceptions along the way.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2019

A women's revolution - in Sudan? How suppression sparked change
It's considered a repressive place for women, but in Sudan, women are leading protests, confronting authorities, and demanding freedom - changing perceptions along the way.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2019

China says Muslim 'training' camps will slowly disappear
An estimated 1 million people from the Uyghur and Kazakh ethnic groups are detained in China's Xinjiang region. China previously denied the existence of the internment camps, which the state calls "vocational training centers."



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 12, 2019

Iran's Rouhani visits Baghdad, calls for 'unity'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his first official visit to Iraq on Monday. Historically at odds, the two nations became strange bedfellows in the war against ISIS - a partnership Mr. Rouhani would like to expand now that the Trump administration has reimposed economic sanctions.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2019

As Britain plans its exit from EU, Ireland proves a sticking point
Most of the talk in Britain amid the Brexit debate has been about how the fate of the Irish border will affect the United Kingdom. But no less important is the way in which Brexit could change the island of Ireland.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2019

As politics around the world pull apart, can the center rally?
Amid the polarization of the world today, some are increasingly calling for a return to the moderate middle. But centrism's definition, popularity, and practicality all depend on where you are standing.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2019

Can you pay an 18-year-old to be ‘cultured'? France gives it a try.


Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2019

Blackouts aggravate political crisis in Venezuela
Long lines are forming at mountain springs and gas stations as Venezuela's political fallout drags on. This has fueled a blame game between supporters and opponents of Nicholás Maduro's government about who is responsible for the collapse of the power grid.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2019

After a generation of war, a slow return to normalcy in Baghdad
Baghdad endured almost-daily bombings for 15 years after the 2003 U.S. invasion. But two years after the Islamic State's defeat, Iraqis are cautiously optimistic as street vendors return and concrete barriers have come down across the main commercial district.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2019

Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Un's half brother
The murder charge against Siti Aisyah has been dropped. Her lawyers have argued she was trapped as a pawn in a political assassination against a man seen as a threat to the North Korean regime. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 11, 2019

Ethiopian crash a serious blow to Africa's best-managed airline
Ethiopian Airlines officials are hoping information from the plane's black box will reveal what caused the crash that killed 157 people from 35 different countries Sunday morning. As a precaution, the airline has grounded four other 737 Max 8s in its fleet.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2019

Two years after tragedy, can Guatemala rethink child protection?
A 2017 fire at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital, killed 41 girls who had been locked in a room. Advocates are trying to strengthen the country's protections for minors, especially in institutions.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2019

Meanwhile in … France, lightsaber dueling is now a recognized sport.
And on social networks, research shows that being nice to internet trolls might help stop the spread of online hate. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2019

Popular support challenges Pakistan's crackdown on militant groups
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered a crackdown on militant groups after a suicide bomb killed 40 Indian soldiers and escalated tensions between India and Pakistan. Because many militant groups support the poor through charity networks, experts warn of a backlash.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2019

World marks International Women's Day with holiday, strikes, protests
Women around the globe join under #BalanceforBetter to call for gender equity on International Women's Day. Thousands took to the streets to protest on a range of issues from pay gaps, to gender-based violence, to forced marriages, and to rally for abortion rights.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2019

Gaza youths shot at the border struggle to see the future
Many young Gazans who were motivated to protest against Israel at the border as a national act of heroism are now grappling with the enduring heavy cost of wounds they suffered facing live sniper fire.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 08, 2019

Points of Progress: In Bhutan, anti-corruption efforts are succeeding, and more
This is more than feel-good news - it's where the world is making concrete progress. A roundup of positive stories to end your week.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 07, 2019

For Gaza youths who faced Israeli fire, a lifelong sacrifice
Many young Gazans who were motivated to protest against Israel at the border as a national act of heroism are now grappling with the enduring heavy cost of wounds they suffered facing live sniper fire.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 07, 2019

Inspired by #MeToo, Serbian woman speaks out against harassment
After her boss sexually harassed her for two years, Marija Lukic publicly accused him and has since become a rallying symbol for women across Serbia. It is another example of the #MeToo movement going global, this time in a country that hadn't criminalized sexual harassment until 2017.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 07, 2019

Italy's Mormons get their first temple in Catholic Rome
Italian Mormons will no longer have to trek to Switzerland after Italy's first Mormon temple opens this month. The new house of worship in the heart of Christianity is a comforting sign of acceptance for the country's 25,000 Mormons. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 07, 2019

Meanwhile in … Nairobi, Kenya, rollerblading is becoming an established sport.
And in College Park, Md., researchers invented a fabric that can cool or warm the body.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 06, 2019

As Turkey gears up for election, hostility at the vegetable tent
A full larder means a happy voter? That's one theory being used to entice Turks. But an American reporter visiting a produce market also encounters rancor, another part of the vote-getting pitch.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 06, 2019

After nuclear summit fails, N. Korea reportedly rebuilds rocket site
North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site, according to a South Korean intelligence report. North Korea could be preparing itself if diplomacy completely collapses, or it may rebuilding the site only to destroy it as a sign of disarmament compliance.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2019

As Netanyahu rails against 'witch hunt,' some Israelis see end of an era
What does it mean for a democracy to have a leader indicted for corruption? That's a question being asked in Israel, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a political survivor, heads to elections.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2019

Whose stories get streamed? Netflix tells more Africans: yours
The company has begun creating and streaming more content from African artists, commissioning original films and shows from Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2019

Second minister resigns over scandal rocking Trudeau's government
Canada's Treasury Board president has resigned, citing loss of confidence in the government over its handling of a scandal related to former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. One resignation is rare, but two reveals deeper divisions in the cabinet, observers say.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2019

Macron calls on voters to support pro-EU candidates in May elections
French President Emmanuel Macron is pulling hard for a strong European Union. In a column published Tuesday, he outlines his vision for "European renewal" based on freedom, protection, and progress, while bashing nationalist parties that "offer nothing."



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2019

In Russia, getting arrested isn't personal. It's just business.
The vicious nature of Russia's business world is usually hidden. But the arrest of a US investment firm founder has drawn back the curtain on how cutthroat and corrupt the Russian business environment can be.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2019

US closes consulate in Jerusalem, says no policy shift
The move, which infuriated Palestinians when it was first announced in October last year, hands over the control of US diplomatic channels with the West Bank and Gaza to ambassador David Friedman, a longtime supporter for the West Bank settler movement.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2019

Far-right election gains complicate Estonia coalition talks
A surge of support for an anti-immigrant and nationalist party in Estonia's general election will likely upend the typical governing coalition, continuing the trend of far-right parties gaining popularity and power in countries across Europe.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2019

As Kenyan Maasai abandon girls' ritual cutting, elders lead the way
On Feb. 6, cultural elders announced that the Loita Maasai, in Kenya, would abandon female genital cutting - the first such declaration in the country. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2019

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Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2019

Why protests are roiling Serbia anew, 20 years after Miloševic
In the ex-Yugoslav state, threats mount to press freedom and political dissent. The ongoing "1 of 5 million" protests nationwide signal to the government that Serbs have had enough. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2019

Venezuela's Guaidó plans to go home despite risk of arrest
Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó said that he will be coming home after visiting Brazil and Paraguay to lobby for international pressure on Nicolás Maduro's military-backed government, which had accused Mr. Guaidó of leaving the country illegally. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2019

Brexit uncertainty pushes 'preppers' to stockpile seeds, goods
Britain is scheduled to leave the EU in less than a month, but its departure terms are still unknown, turning easygoing Brits into "preppers" who are stockpiling vegetable seeds and other goods in anticipation of potential trade disruptions.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2019

As Kenyan Maasai abandon female circumcision, elders lead the way
On Feb. 6, cultural elders announced that the Loita Maasai, in Kenya, would abandon female genital cutting - the first such declaration in the country. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2019

Points of Progress: Germany will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, and more
A roundup of the world's good news for the March 04, 2019 weekly magazine.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 28, 2019

New Arab military force to reckon with as 'Little Sparta' rises
The Middle East's leadership seems suddenly in flux: The Saudis have been humbled, and the US posture toned down. Can a tiny, wealthy emirate rebrand itself to fill the void and become a regional power?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 28, 2019

Corruption charges ensnare Netanyahu weeks before election
After two years of investigation, Israel's attorney general has recommended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on several corruption charges, a momentous move that will likely turn Israel's election into a referendum on the prime minister.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 28, 2019

As Kashmir dispute escalates, Pakistan to free captive Indian fighter pilot
In an attempt to de-escalate tensions after a terror attack killed more than 40 Indian troops, Pakistan's prime minister pledged on Thursday to release a Indian pilot captured in an aerial skirmish, the latest spat in a military tit-for-tat over the disputed Kashmir territory. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 28, 2019

How one woman is taking an after-school program to the big leagues
Bethany Rubin Henderson has expanded a program with an unusual blend of offerings - soccer, poetry, and service. And the program is partnering with soccer franchise D.C. United.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 27, 2019

Specter of new arms race has Russia recalling Soviets' fate
With new weapons development and the end of the INF treaty, a new nuclear arms race seems all too possible to Russians. Lessons from the last one, which ended in the USSR's collapse, may prove critical.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 27, 2019

Thousands rally for constitutional reform in Myanmar
Tension has been rising between the ruling party and the military after party leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched a bid in January to change the constitution that enshrines the Army's role in politics. It's the Nobel Laureate's biggest challenge to the Army's power in three years.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 27, 2019

Nigeria re-elects president, challenger vows to fight decision
After an election marked by terrorist attacks and a week-long delay, Nigeria's incumbent president President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the winner of a second term in Africa's largest democracy, despite claims of a "sham election" from challenger Atiku Abubakar.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

As Kashmir waits on edge, timing adds fuel to the fire
Disputes over Kashmir have long colored India and Pakistan's relations, and call for farsighted solutions. But with elections just months away, some worry that short-term strategy will trump long-term perspective.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

A president, a crown prince, and a tale of two summits
All eyes are on the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. But another summit last week underscores how quickly assumptions about global influence are shifting - and changing the political calculus of many countries. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

‘Snow moles' on patrol: Volunteers prowl city's winter walkways
Walkability is increasingly valued, even as a changing climate gives Ottawa a thaw-freeze winter that encourages ice. A Council on Aging program is getting volunteers to pinpoint hazardous trouble spots.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

British PM says Parliament will get to decide between no deal and delay
With barely a month to go before Britain is due to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers that if her deal with the EU is defeated, they will then be able to vote on whether to leave the bloc without an agreement.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

Gaza Strip struggles to address burgeoning opioid crisis
Years of blockades, conflict, and mass unemployment have fueled an underground illicit drug industry that is now spilling out as an opioid crisis in Gaza Strip. Treatment facilities say they lack the resources to properly help those wanting to be free of addictions. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

Reading, writing, and…Rousseau? Why Philosophy 101 starts young in France
The idea that philosophy is a suitable subject for children is a hard sell. But in France, where educators recognize the value of helping children understand a complex world, the practice is catching on. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

India-Pakistan tensions high after Indian airstrike in Kashmir
An Indian airstrike on Pakistani-controlled territory in Kashmir ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday between the two nuclear-armed rivals, the latest escalation since a deadly suicide bombing in India's section of Kashmir earlier this month killed more than 40 Indian soldiers. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2019

Iran's foreign minister resigns as his nuclear deal verges on collapse
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigned Monday in a surprise move that leaves President Hassan Rouhani without one of his main allies in pushing for further negotiations with the West. Analysts say a negotiation-seeking foreign minister is falling out of favor in Iran.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 25, 2019

A murky scandal threatens to mar Trudeau's - and Canada's - good names
You may not know it from abroad, but Canada is riveted by a scandal that could erode Justin Trudeau's standing on rule of law, and even gender and indigenous rights. Could Canada be like everywhere else?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 25, 2019

Amid US talks with Taliban, Afghan women remain vigilant
As the US prepares to pull out of Afghanistan, many women are, unsurprisingly, worried they will face heightened risks and challenges. But our correspondent found a spirit of determined optimism, too.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 25, 2019

Rhino protectors' new approach: befriending the poachers
Amy Bracken knew her cousin Matt had long been trying to stop rhino poachers in Africa. When at a family reunion he said he was organizing soccer games for poaching communities, she was intrigued.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 25, 2019

Kindergarten diplomacy: children in Hanoi prepare to greet Kim
While the communist state of Vietnam has embraced trades and investment from South Korea, a kindergarten in Hanoi gifted by North Korea, is excited by Kim Jong-un's visit to the capital this week for the summit meeting with President Trump.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 25, 2019

Israeli startups align with firms making lab-grown 'clean meat'
Lab-grown meat is considered a solution to feeding the world's ever-growing population. After its early decades of meat rationing, Israel is quickly becoming a leader of the synthetic food frontier.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2019

#HandsOffCaster: Why star runner's case strikes a nerve at home
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya is challenging proposed rules to require female athletes who naturally have unusually high levels of testosterone to artificially lower them. A decision is expected in March. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2019

Back out in the open, Europe's anti-Semitism kindles new response
Public figures harassed and cemeteries defaced in France. MPs in Britain abandoning a party they say is ignoring hatred against Jews. Old libels given new life by the far right. Why is anti-Semitism growing bolder?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2019

Too strong for other women? Why star runner's case strikes a nerve at home
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya is challenging proposed rules to require female athletes who naturally have unusually high levels of testosterone to artificially lower them. A decision is expected in March. 



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