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Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 20, 2019

Protest and authoritarianism in the internet age
The development of increasingly sophisticated high-tech tools that can quash dissent is raising questions about technology development.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 20, 2019

A school bus with hoofs: How one town embraces sustainability
Ungersheim's environmentally friendly initiatives include ones that promote renewable energy. Local leaders across Europe are taking notes.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 20, 2019

With patience and binoculars, Ugandan women build jobs as birders
In Uganda's Mabira Forest, women birders are their own guides. One helped our reporter train his gaze on a feathery find.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 19, 2019

In eastern Ukraine, a broad desire for peace. But whose peace?
Almost everyone in eastern Ukraine wants a peace plan that will end the fighting, but what that peace will look like can vary dramatically.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 19, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Hong Kong and Portland protests, Venezuela
Here are three news events this weekend: A big, peaceful protest in Hong Kong, secret talks about Venezuela, and an alt-right rally in Portland.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 16, 2019

Points of Progress: Less goes to landfill in Shanghai, and more
Shanghai introduced its first trash sorting program, and islands in the Caribbean are taking measures to protect their coral reefs.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 15, 2019

What are Beijing's best options for ending Hong Kong protests?
As tensions rise, Beijing is signaling that it's considering a military option to end the Hong Kong protests. Why that's not the most-likely path.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 15, 2019

How geopolitics enabled India's gambit in Kashmir
Revoking Kashmir's autonomy has been a Hindu nationalist dream for decades. Today's global political atmosphere provided India the right moment.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 15, 2019

Chesapeake Bay water quality is improving after years of work
Cities and towns in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have long struggled with pollutants. Thanks to new EPA regulations, water quality improved last year.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 15, 2019

Watershed moment: How Chesapeake Bay turned its H20 around
Sometimes progress comes drip by drip. That's true in the Chesapeake Bay, where decades of dedication to reducing pollution has helped turn the tide.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 15, 2019

Watershed moment: How Chesapeake Bay turned its H2O around
Water quality in the Chesapeake Bay is improving after years of cleanup efforts and an EPA regulation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 14, 2019

Britain is desperate for a US trade deal. But would it pay off?
British and U.S. trade officials met in Washington last week, as Britain sweats the risks of a "no deal Brexit" that undercuts its trade with Europe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 14, 2019

Chlorinated chickens! Why swapping trade allies is tough for Britain.
British and U.S. trade officials met in Washington last week, as Britain sweats the risks of a "no deal Brexit" that undercuts its trade with Europe.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 14, 2019

Inside Kashmir's lockdown: Barbed wire and a sense of loss
India's decision to revoke Kashmir's special status and statehood has prompted a week of curfews, barbed wire, and confusion.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 13, 2019

Isolated by Ukraine's war, Mariupol looks for a peaceful future
In the port city of Mariupol, locals struggle with Ukraine's ongoing civil war and plan for a future where trade with the world is free again.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 13, 2019

More like Modi: Hindu nationalists nurture the next generation
Hindu nationalists have launched new leadership programs for educated urban youth, designed to foster qualities that combat corruption.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 12, 2019

First test for a new president: How to make Guatemala ‘safe' for asylum
Guatemala's president-elect Alejandro Giammattei, who takes office in January, inherits a controversial deal with the U.S. to limit migration.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 12, 2019

Illegal border crossing: How U.S. guns wind up in Canada and Mexico
As the gun debate reignites after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Canada and Mexico are speaking out about how they are hit by U.S. gun laws.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 12, 2019

What Russian deal? Israel and Jordan cast wary eye toward Syria.
Israel and Jordan are disappointed with a Russian security deal that hasn't stopped Hezbollah from entrenching itself in southern Syria.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 12, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: After Epstein, Norway hero, and Jerusalem clash
Jeffrey Epstein, Norway hero, Jerusalem clash, and immigration protest: Here's what happened this past weekend (while you were dancing, watching Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and enjoying an off-line life).

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 09, 2019

Talking in Qatar, bombing in Kabul. How to explain the Taliban?
What does the Taliban's "fight and talk" approach signal about the durability of an Afghanistan peace deal?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 09, 2019

A trade war over history? Sort of. Why Japan and South Korea are feuding.
Japan and South Korea's grievances have spilled into a trade war that could ripple across global industries, and deeper divide two U.S. allies.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 09, 2019

For residents of 'Canada's Texas,' a sense of ‘western alienation'
In Alberta, the heartland of Canada's energy industry, many feel they are being taken advantage of and disrespected by the rest of country.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 09, 2019

For residents of ‘Canada's Texas,' a sense of ‘western alienation'
In Alberta, the heartland of Canada's energy industry, many feel they are being taken advantage of and disrespected by the rest of country.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 09, 2019

Points of Progress: 271 million lifted out of poverty in India, and more
Living standards are improving in India, Kyrgyzstan has granted citizenship formerly stateless people, and more good news.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 08, 2019

Raise the retirement age? In Brazil, that's starting to sound all right.
Pension reform in Brazil has long met firm pushback. But this week, Congress moved closer than ever to approving changes seen as key for the economy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 08, 2019

Refugees and the real-life implications of climate change
The politics around climate change in the developed world are especially complex - because they are closely related to migration.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 07, 2019

Checkbook diplomacy? How Qatar's renewed US ties reshape the Gulf.
President Trump's "transactional" diplomacy has created competition among Gulf Arabs for U.S. support. Qatar has taken advantage.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 07, 2019

To save rare ponies, one couple gives up almost everything
Amanda Simpson and Stathis Katsarelias have given up almost everything to care for Skyrian horses on the island of Skíros.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 06, 2019

Not just a toy: Channel-hopping hoverboard draws military's eye
When Franky Zapata crossed the English Channel on his hoverboard Sunday, the French Army saw a new way to move troops across the battlefield.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 06, 2019

Not just a toy: Channel-hopping hoverboard draws military's eye.
When Franky Zapata crossed the English Channel on his hoverboard Sunday, the French Army saw a new way to move troops across the battlefield.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 06, 2019

Christchurch survivors, relatives find healing in pilgrimage
Hoping for peace and healing, 200 survivors and relatives of the Christchurch mosque attacks will travel to Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 05, 2019

In Sierra Leone's fight against rape, a reminder that law is not enough
Last year, the president's declaration against sexual violence raised hopes for change. But the work of changing attitudes is just getting started.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 05, 2019

Why Syria is signaling refugees they're not all welcome home
The hardship endured by millions of Syrian refugees, one of the main human costs of the civil war, is outlasting the conflict.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 05, 2019

After years of war, signs of renewal in Syria's ancient bazaar
In Aleppo, markets that have stood since the 1300s are slowly being repaired. Once a hub for Syrians and tourists, shop owners hope for their return.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 05, 2019

Indian government ends Kashmir's special status
India revoked Kashmir's special status Monday, declaring the territory under its control. Pakistan says it will step up efforts to stop the order.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 05, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Mass shootings and white nationalism
Mass shootings in the U.S. A path to peace in Afghanistan. Here's what happened this weekend (while you were enjoying an off-line life).



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 05, 2019

Why Hong Kong protests ebb and flow, like water
"Be Water" means adopt an attitude of adaptability. That was on display this weekend as protestors occupied and vacated five  Hong Kong neighborhoods.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 02, 2019

New law allows Saudi women to travel without male consent
Saudi Arabia ends its guardianship policy, loosening restrictions on women's rights. Now women can apply for passports, register marriage and births.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 02, 2019

Kibbutz in the city? The healing mission of Israel's new communes.
With a modern pioneering zeal, a new generation is reinventing the kibbutz idea, moving to development towns and disadvantaged cities around Israel.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 02, 2019

Points of Progress: Endangered fish are rebounding, and more
One of the most endangered species in the United States is staging a comeback, and an indigenous community in Canada is improving safety.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 01, 2019

Taiwan says China's tourism ban hurts 'mutual understanding'
The July 31 restriction was largely seen as a move to solidify Taiwan's status as a Chinese territory ahead of the island's January elections.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 01, 2019

Rebels in Mozambique sign peace accord with the government
Mozambique's civil war lasted 15 years. Warring leaders signed a deal Aug. 1, and will sign another Aug. 6 to promise peace for October elections. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 01, 2019

With local connections and quirkiness, indie bookstores thrive
Despite dire predictions about Amazon and e-readers, independent bookstores are finding their local niches and selling more books.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Aug 01, 2019

Comeback story: A new chapter for indie bookstores
Despite dire predictions about Amazon and e-readers, independent bookstores are finding their local niches and selling more books.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 31, 2019

In France, a radical approach to fighting radicalization
How to fight extremism? In Argenteuil, France, with an innovative program that identifies and addresses discrimination, one prong of radicalization. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 31, 2019

Disney cruises put Bahamas to test: Environment or economy?
As Disney Cruise Line gets the go-ahead for a facility on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, it puts the pristine environment under strain.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 31, 2019

Belfast presents major Brexit challenges for Boris Johnson
Northern Ireland has been a key issue in the Brexit debate. While neither the EU nor the U.K. want a hard border, how that can be avoided is unclear.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 31, 2019

Renewed US-China trade talks end with little progress
After a meeting between U.S. and Chinese trade officials stalled in Shanghai, observers say both sides could be entrenched in a "war of attrition." 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 31, 2019

Shanghai tackles 9 million tons of waste one pile at a time
China's largest city has rolled out a campaign to boost recycling and compost. Garbage must be sorted by wet, dry, recyclable, and hazardous waste.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 30, 2019

Australian refugees protest uncertainty from temporary visas
Hundreds of refugees gathered outside Australia's Parliament July 29 to protest the visas they claim are discriminatory. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 30, 2019

Meal programs and food banks chip away at US child hunger
Signs of malnutrition in children under the age of 5 declined by 36% between 2001 and 2012, and meal programs are reaching more people in need.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2019

An imaginative space that helps kids believe in stories - and themselves
The nonprofit Grimm & Co. boosts literacy skills at its store and in schools, serving close to 3,000 children a year in Rotherham, England.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2019

Five nations meet with Iran to save 2015 nuclear deal


Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2019

Hong Kong push for democracy turns more violent
Saturday and Sunday night police used tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Five nations try to salvage Iran nuclear deal


Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2019

Police arrest 1,400 at pro-democracy rally in Moscow
A Russian monitoring group said Sunday that 1,400 arrests was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital in this decade.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2019

Puerto Rico protests: With governor gone, this is ‘just the beginning'
Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has resigned after weeks of protests. But this is just the beginning of needed change, some protesters say.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2019

Meal programs and food banks chip away at U.S. child hunger
Signs of malnutrition in children under the age of 5 declined by 36% between 2001 and 2012, and meal programs are reaching more people in need.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2019

‘The best race of their lives': A day with the Wild Coast's traditional jockeys
Traditional horse racing has been part of Xhosa culture for 200 years. Today, its audience is growing - but will that change the soul of the sport?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2019

Pan Am games stoke debates over inequality in Peru's capital
The largest multi-sports event in the Americas, opening Friday, has brought new multi-million dollar arenas to Peru. But in Lima, the new sports centers cast a shadow over communities who have been demanding drainage, roads, and drinking water for decades.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2019

Russia bans eight activists from running for Moscow city council
The Kremlin has been accused of attempting to stifle a growing opposition party. In one of the city's largest opposition protests in years, more than 20,000 took to the streets this past Saturday, with another protest planned this upcoming Saturday.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2019

Points of Progress: Apps reduce food waste, inmates start businesses, and more
Apps are reducing food waste all over Europe, elephant populations are rebounding in Tanzania, and inmates are becoming entrepreneurs in Uruguay.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 25, 2019

How a tiny island nation deals - or doesn't - with 40,000 Venezuelans
As Venezuelans continue to flee, tiny Trinidad and Tobago has absorbed more per capita than almost any other country. But it hasn't been smooth.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 25, 2019

‘The wheels of time will not turn back': Saudi women eye new freedoms
Insiders say the kingdom is set to allow women to obtain passports and travel abroad - the core part of the so-called male guardianship system.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 25, 2019

Village store revival? German towns opt for community over big-box retailers
Peter Böhmer reopened the village store in his German home of Farchant a few years ago, and it has been going gangbusters ever since.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 25, 2019

Paris sizzles, London boils as record heat hits Europe
European nations have struggled to cope with a record-breaking heat wave that contrasts with their usually temperate summers. Climate scientists fear such conditions are soon to become the norm.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 24, 2019

Afghan children follow parents to work as hardships continue
Education in Afghanistan remains a luxury for many families. Despite billions in aid from the U.S. and its allies, more children are participating in manual labor to help keep their families afloat.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 23, 2019

Iran crisis reminds UK of a cost of Brexit
Even as Brexit looms, tensions in the Gulf have highlighted the limits of Britain's strength without international allies.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 23, 2019

With Boris Johnson as U.K. prime minister, economic forecast darkens
Boris Johnson's decisive win over Jeremy Hunt makes a "no deal" Brexit look increasingly likely for Nov. 1. If Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, economists predict tariffs, a loss of jobs, and a weakened economy will be unavoidable.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

Six months of fading promises, but Venezuela's Guaidó hangs on
Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president in January, but has fallen short of many lofty promises. Why does he still have so many supporters?



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

Behind Iran spy drama, a broader escalation
The timing of Iran's declaration today that it captured 17 Iranians last year who were trained by the CIA signals a renewal of the US-Iran covert war.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

‘Hostage diplomacy' spat between China and Canada hits home
China's arrests of two Canadians, which followed the arrest of a Huawei executive in Vancouver, have some people rethinking their dealings in China.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

A Tory Tea Party? How fringe voters are reshaping British politics
In the U.K., tension between the Tory base and the elite has echoes of the Tea Party revolt that reshaped the GOP and blazed a path for Donald Trump.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

Ukraine votes for reform. Will new president seize the opportunity?
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy now has the ability to make sweeping reforms in Ukraine, after Sunday's election gave him a majority in parliament.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

Duterte to deliver state of the nation address amid protests
Protesters criticized Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before his his state of the nation address Monday. Mr. Duterte's violent anti-drug campaign has caused international alarm, but he remains popular in opinion polls and in the Philippine Congress.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

How to talk with kids about migration? Try picking up a book.
Our Mexico City correspondent shares the children's books her family uses to discuss migration - with a stamp of approval from her daughter.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

Monday Sunrise Edition: Is US heat wave a harbinger?


Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

Iran taunts British with videos of tanker ship seizure
Iran released video and audio recordings of the seizure of the HMS Stena Impero, suggesting Britain's once mighty Navy was unable to save the ship.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2019

Monday Sunrise Edition: Is U.S. heat wave a harbinger?


Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 19, 2019

Lebanese lose faith in politicians as economy falters
The public has grown distrustful of the political class widely considered corrupt and steeped in personal rivalries. Taxes, utility bills, and prices have increased in recent years while income has stagnated.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 19, 2019

Points of Progress: Refugees are getting a chance to shine, and more
An international show, "Refugees Got Talent," is putting a new light on the issue of immigration. And Mozambique's elephant herds are increasing.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2019

The ball is in Europe's court to save Iran nuclear deal
Europe may be the best hope for salvaging the Iran nuclear deal amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington in the Persian Gulf.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2019

What Hong Kong's man without a mask wants you to know
On July 1, as Hong Kong's young protesters stormed the legislature, Brian Leung became a face of the movement's most controversial action yet.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2019

Congo ebola outbreak declared a global health emergency
An ebola outbreak in Congo was declared a global health emergency on July 17 after 1,600 deaths since August 2018. The closing of Congolese borders, however, could lead to economic problems in the future. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2019

Japanese anime studio hit by deadly suspected arson attack
A fire at Kyoto Animation, a popular Japanese anime studio, has left 33 dead and 36 injured, some critically. Anime fans around the world have expressed support for the company and anger for the suspected attack.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2019

Struggling with a sanctioned economy, Iranians turn to Bitcoin
Facing an economy crippled by U.S. sanctions, Iranians are turning to Bitcoin to make extra money. The currency's lack of regulations, however, are making some in the U.S. and Iranian governments wary. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2019

Human landlords, avian tenants: How purple martins survive
In the eastern half of the United States, few purple martins have natural nesting habitat left. But humans have stepped up to fill the housing void.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 17, 2019

A police killing puts racism on the agenda. This time in Israel.
The outrage and protests that followed the death of an Ethiopian Jew are forcing Israel to confront anti-black racism as a real problem.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 17, 2019

Moldova shows Russia and the West can work together. Can they do it again?
That Russia, the U.S., and the EU could oust an oligarch in Moldova is raising hopes that they can find solutions in Ukraine and Georgia too.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 17, 2019

Power-sharing deal marks progress in Sudan
After weeks of protests and a deadly crackdown, Sudan takes its first steps toward a more comprehensive democracy. A constitutional agreement that establishes a joint civilian-military sovereign is set to be adopted on Friday.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 17, 2019

As Japan, South Korea spar over trade, US plays peacemaker
The U.S. has sent a top diplomat to ease tensions between Japan and South Korea. The two nations, whose economies are closely linked, have sparred over trade restrictions and colonial-era reparations.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 17, 2019

Von der Leyen confirmed as first female EU Commission president
After a close vote, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed Tuesday. An outside candidate to begin with, Ms. von der Leyen must now corral a fractious European Parliament. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2019

When a breakup makes you rethink your relationship: Brexit and Germany
Germany's disappointment over Brexit also affects its thinking about the future of the EU, even as German-British trade is expected to stay strong.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2019

For Venezuelan migrants, culinary staple takes on greater significance
Migrants throughout time have brought local cuisines with them to new places. Opening arepa restaurants has allowed Venezuelan migrants to make a living abroad while keeping alive a culinary tradition.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2019

France the first major economy to regulate cryptocurrencies
An international leader in tech oversight, France became the world's first major economy to regulate cryptocurrencies - attempting to stabilize a potentially disruptive new industry.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2019

Honduras coup: Why the 10-year anniversary matters today
Ten years after a coup removed President Manuel Zalaya from power, its consequences still shape Honduras - from months of protests to migration.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2019

Hong Kong protests find new purpose and momentum
Protests against a controversial extradition bill began over a month ago. Now, demonstrations have ballooned to address how Hong Kong is governed.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2019

Why the U.S. high school dropout rate has fallen so dramatically
U.S. high school dropout rates have fallen by nearly two-thirds in 18 years, thanks to investments in education and workforce degree requirements.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 15, 2019

Tired of waiting for Canada, native peoples reclaim their culture
Though it made many promises to Canada's indigenous peoples on reconciliation, the Trudeau government has realized little substantive progress.



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