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Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 30, 2021

After unprecedented protests, ‘Cubans need a response now'
Cubans angered by their government's economic and social failures have turned the revolutionary "Homeland or Death" into a more hopeful slogan.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 30, 2021

In Colombia, a digital divide slows integration of Venezuelans
Amid a humanitarian crisis, millions of Venezuelans have fled their homes to neighboring Colombia in recent years. But the lack of technological resources and digital skills is proving to be an obstacle to settling in, despite Colombia's welcoming policies.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2021

To curb urban flooding, China is building ‘sponge cities.' Do they work?
China's "sponge cities" program to absorb rainwater was severely tested by last week's record downpour in the central city of Zhengzhou.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2021

Olympic fans make a sport of glimpsing athletes from afar
The ban on spectators at the 2020 Olympics hasn't stopped die-hard fans in Tokyo who are finding creative ways - through chain linked fences and roadside spots - to see their favorite athletes in action.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 29, 2021

Why a yearlong wait is a boon for US water polo
The Tokyo Olympics' delay has cost many athletes. But for others, like U.S. water polo's Kaleigh Gilchrist, it made competing possible.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 28, 2021

Why Katie Ledecky's gold represents something bigger at the Games
Katie Ledecky's gold in the 1,500-meter freestyle was more than a personal win. The sport's Olympic debut for women is one more step toward gender equality.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 28, 2021

Something more than gold: How US gymnasts earned silver
After Simone Biles' exit from the team gymnastics finals, her teammates rallied for a silver medal - and showed their support for her difficult call.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 28, 2021

Can diplomacy get global cyberwarriors to sheath their swords?
Washington would like an international treaty to curb cyberwarfare. Other actors in the cybersphere are unconvinced now, but they too are vulnerable.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 28, 2021

Can diplomacy get global cyberwarriors to sheathe their swords?
Washington would like an international treaty to curb cyberwarfare. Other actors in the cybersphere are unconvinced now, but they too are vulnerable.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 28, 2021

More inclusive courts, from Canada to Colombia
In our progress roundup, Canada appoints a nonwhite justice, and Colombia's Constitutional Court translates from Spanish to 26 Indigenous languages.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 28, 2021

North and South Korea improve ties with renewed communication
After over a year of dormancy, North and South Korea have revived key communication channels. It's a sign that relations are improving and tensions are easing, even as negotiations over North Korea's nuclear weapons remain suspended.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 28, 2021

'I like simple': Peru's first family proud of rural roots
Up until now, Peruvian President-elect Pedro Castillo, his wife, Lilia Paredes, and their children have lived in a rural, adobe house in the Andes built by Mr. Castillo two decades ago. Now, as a presidential palace awaits them, the family reflects on their roots.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 27, 2021

‘Coup' in Tunisia: Why Arab Spring's last light is dimming
In Tunisia, a presidential power grab that seized on deadlock and pandemic pressures is winning support among a public increasingly down on democracy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 27, 2021

Free speech? Hong Kong trial ends in guilty verdict for protester.
The first conviction of a protester under Hong Kong's new security law underscores how far free speech has been throttled in the city.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 27, 2021

Wish we were there: Athletes' parents work around Olympics ban
Adaptability may be the name of the game for Tokyo Olympics - and not only for the athletes. Parents are finding new ways to support their Olympians.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 27, 2021

Olympic stumbles for Biles and Osaka, but their legacies shine on
American gymnast Simone Biles and Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka unexpectedly fell short of Olympic gold in Tokyo on day five of the summer competitions. Regardless, fans remain inspired by the representation and heart both women bring to their sports.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 27, 2021

Hong Kong activist found guilty in first for new security law
Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, the first person charged under Hong Kong's national security law, was found guilty of terrorism and inciting secession. Activists say the ruling represents an "ominous moment for human rights" in Hong Kong.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 27, 2021

A push to get India's folk musicians heard - and paid
The Anahad Foundation aims to help Indian folk musicians bring their art to a wider audience - and make a sustainable income, too.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2021

Why a Taliban victory may not be everything Pakistan wished for
Pakistan's heavy investment in the Taliban helped lead them toward a sweeping victory in Afghanistan. Why that's giving Pakistan second thoughts.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2021

Spyware scandal shakes trust in India's democracy - again
The Indian government's alleged use of Pegasus phone hacking software illustrates the country's slide toward authoritarianism, critics fear.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2021

Reset and resilience: US male gymnasts' approach to Tokyo
The Olympics' suspenseful delay prompted U.S. gymnast Sam Mikulak to reset his relationship with the sport, as it did for many athletes.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2021

Power grab or public wish? Tunisian president suspends parliament.
Over the weekend, Tunisian protesters, angry about pandemic and economic conditions, demanded the dissolution of the country's parliament. In response, President Kais Saied fired the prime minister, which critics worry may mark a descent into authoritarianism.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2021

As LGBTQ acceptance grows, sponsorships are likely to follow
As a record number of openly LGBTQ athletes attend the Tokyo Olympics, corporations are showing interest in sponsoring gay and transgender athletes, a sign authenticity sells and of growing recognition of LGBTQ people.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 26, 2021

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Jan 6. insurrection, revisited
Here are three news events - Republicans on panel investigating Jan. 6 insurrection, Summer Olympics, and the ADA anniversary - from this past weekend (while you may have been paddle boarding or making peach ice cream, and enjoying an offline life). Also, what to look for in the news this week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 25, 2021

Tunisian teenager stuns world with victory in Olympics pool
Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia was the surprise winner of the 400-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, beating a field of faster and older swimmers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 25, 2021

Why German women gymnasts wore unitards at Tokyo Olympics
For decades, female gymnasts have worn bikini-cut leotards. But the German Olympics team wore unitards to push back against sexualization of women.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 23, 2021

Meet the young mom who became the face of Belarus' democracy movement
When her husband was imprisoned in Belarus, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya took up his fight against Belarus' dictator. An interview about her journey.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 23, 2021

Olympics have lockdown aura. But the narrative isn't locked in.
Against a pandemic backdrop, the Tokyo Games include no shortage of challenges. Yet the promise of internationalism and athleticism remain.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2021

Canada residential schools: Will hunt for Indigenous graves bring healing?
After the discovery of unmarked children's graves at several residential schools in Canada, Indigenous groups are demanding they all be searched.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2021

How pro female surfers rose above storm waves of sexism
Women's surfing is enjoying a surge in interest and enthusiasm, but that hasn't always been the case. Sexism and inequality within the sport have created a gender gap that industry leaders are now working to bridge.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2021

Bridges from old wind turbines, better A/C from nonstick coatings
In our progress roundup, engineers address environmental concerns mere decades old: air conditioning's climate impact and aging wind turbine blades.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 22, 2021

In Africa's last absolute monarchy, a protest movement arises
Protesters are challenging the writ of the monarchy in Eswatini, a country of 1.2 million, at a time of mounting frustration in other African countries.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 21, 2021

Where slogans wear thin, citizens grow weary
Unrest hits Cuba and South Africa as the influence of iconic leaders wanes and citizens demand more than slogans.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 21, 2021

Who wears it best? Let the Olympic fashion show begin.
From neon-blue Wellington boots to see-through nylon jackets with oversized pockets, Olympic outfits have long stirred cultural critiques. The long wait for the 2020 Tokyo games has given fans extra time to speculate on each team's look.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 21, 2021

Step to recovery: German government gives millions in flood aid
In response to massive floods in Germany last week, the worst in living memory in the region, the federal government has approved a $472 million aid package to support rebuilding. While flood insurance will be taken into account, even those without it will receive aid.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 21, 2021

Rainfall 'not seen in 1,000 years' floods China, at least 100k evacuated
Heavy rainfall across Central China has triggered massive flooding. In an effort to control rising water levels and fatalities, the Chinese military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters and lessen pressure on one of its most heavily populated provinces.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 21, 2021

How Book Dash nurtures South Africa's young readers
For Book Dash, getting more books into the hands and homes of South African kids is a question of social justice.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 20, 2021

As floodwaters recede in Europe, helping hands come rushing in
The aftermath of last week's flooding in Germany, Belgium, and neighboring countries has seen Europeans of all stripes helping to rescue and recover.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 20, 2021

Russia worries: Will US exit from Afghanistan bring back bad old days?
Afghanistan was the Soviet Union's Vietnam War, and its effects still linger in Russia. So the U.S. withdrawal is disconcertingly familiar to Moscow.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 20, 2021

Political scoop: Ben&Jerry's pulls out of West Bank
On Monday, Ben & Jerry's announced that it will stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Israeli settlements are widely seen by the international community as illegal and obstacles to peace.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 20, 2021

Teacher turned president: Peru's final vote shows Castillo wins
Following alleged election fraud, Peruvian officials completed the country's longest vote count in 40 years, finally presenting leftist Pedro Castillo as the next president. Now, the newcomer must focus on building alliances in a divided political climate, analysts say.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 19, 2021

In bid for stability, Haiti's interim prime minister to step down
Haiti's interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph agreed to step down on Monday in accordance with the wishes of slain President Jovenel Moïse. In his place, Ariel Henry will assume the position of Haiti's interim prime minister in the near future.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 19, 2021

OPEC and allies find common ground after crude oil dispute
A new OPEC policy agreement shifts the number of barrels of crude oil certain countries can produce. Under the new production limits, the UAE will be able to produce up to 3.5 million barrels of crude oil a day, beginning in May 2022.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 19, 2021

When a Nobel Peace Prize winner wages war, who loses?
War in Tigray has prompted debate about Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's Nobel Peace Prize. But what does the Nobel represent anyway?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 19, 2021

Monday Sunrise Briefing: A climate of fire and rain
Here are three news events - Europe flood recovery and a global spyware investigation - from this past weekend (while you may have been building a shed or throwing a pot, and enjoying an offline life). Also, what to look for in the news this week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2021

Israeli company's spyware found on phones worldwide
From a leaked list of more than 50,000 cellphone numbers, media outlets identified more than 1,000 individuals in 50 countries who were allegedly selected by NSO clients for potential surveillance.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 18, 2021

Search and recovery underway after severe flooding in Europe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel toured a devastated village on Sunday and pledged quick financial aid in the wake of the flooding.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2021

US exit leaves a roiling Afghanistan in China's court
Afghanistan's influential neighbors disliked the U.S. presence on their borders. Now, they worry about instability that could affect their interests.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2021

Massive flooding in central Europe puts all hands on deck
After heavy storms caused flood gates to burst in Germany and Belgium, many people have been pronounced dead or missing. The German army has deployed soldiers to assist in the rescue operation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 16, 2021

In Tokyo, a lonelier Olympics awaits as families watch from afar
Olympians will face a much different experience than usual this year as they prepare to compete without the typical crowds - or their families - in attendance. Instead, some athletes may find encouragement and comfort from veteran team members.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 15, 2021

‘Back to the darkness': Afghan women speak from Taliban territory
Despite Taliban vows that they had reformed while out of power, Afghans say women's and girls' rights are regressing where the insurgents have advanced.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 15, 2021

Russians say Marvel's ‘Black Widow' is ‘klyukva.' That's not flattering.
Marvel's latest blockbuster is about former Soviet superheroes in Russia. But for Russian filmgoers, "Black Widow" doesn't feel very Russian.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 15, 2021

Migrants caught in the middle of Belarusian-EU tensions
Waves of migrants are entering Lithuania in what officials term a tactic of "hybrid war." After recent EU sanctions, Belarus refused to help curb illegal immigration. As a result, Lithuania is swiftly deporting migrants in procedures critics call a violation of human rights.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 15, 2021

India's new law would restrain social media. Are rights at risk?
After a series of quarrels between the Indian government - led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - and Twitter, officials in India have now proposed a new law that would put platforms like Twitter and Facebook under direct government control.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 14, 2021

What helps Haiti? ‘Working with' versus ‘doing for.'
Have billions in aid left Haiti worse off? When top-down assistance is replaced with cooperation plumbing Haitians' resilience, conditions improve.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 14, 2021

Gender-based murder stats differ starkly in France and Spain. Why?
Spain and France have both tried to tackle gender-based violence with varying success. The results show there's no one-size-fits-all strategy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 13, 2021

Will the Greens lead a post-Merkel Germany into the future?
The German Greens party could herald a changing of the generational guard, driven by new values on everything from taxes to the environment.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 13, 2021

Sparked by Zuma's arrest, unrest in South Africa escalates
South African protesters have taken to the streets following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. Current president Cyril Ramaphosa said the rioting is rooted in discontent with high poverty, inequality, and unemployment and urged peace.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 13, 2021

In Tunisia, garment workers organize to rectify unpaid wages
Following months of unpaid wages, garment workers in Tunisia have organized to demand payment. The situation sheds a light on labor abuses in the Tunisian garment industry, which mostly supplies European fashion brands.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 13, 2021

England defends Black national soccer players from abuse
After Black players on England's national soccer team missed penalty kicks at the high stakes Euro 2020, racist attacks proliferated online. A police investigation is underway, but some critics say British lawmakers aren't doing enough to support anti-racist efforts.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2021

Biden backs Trump-era position on South China Sea
Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a statement rejecting China's claims to the South China Sea. The message came ahead of the fifth anniversary of an international tribunal's ruling in favor of the Philippines, against Chinese maritime claims.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2021

As food shortages worsen, Cuba sees largest protests in decades
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets across the country Sunday in the largest protests in decades over food shortages, calling for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to resign. The island nation is in the midst of an economic crisis the government blames on sanctions.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2021

How a rumored hidden creek inspired a Baltimore pastor's peace park
A hidden creek in a messy bramble on church property inspired a Baltimore pastor to build a peace park. Now it's a model of environmental justice.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2021

As Olympics near, a Japanese fishing town waits - to say thanks
Japan's excitement about the Olympics plummeted amid the pandemic. Feelings are especially complex in "host towns" still recovering from the tsunami.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2021

Monday Sunrise Briefing: The era of space tourism lifts off
Here are three news events - Richard Branson in space, Haiti's plea for help, and the Euro2020 winners - from this past weekend (while you may have been visiting relatives or section hiking the Appalachian Trail, and enjoying an offline life). Also, what to look for in the news this week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2021

Euro 2020: Why Italy's soccer victory feels like redemption
Italy won the European Championship (Euro2020) for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2021

Richard Branson reaches space in new era of tourism
British billionaire Richard Branson rocketed into space aboard his own winged ship Sunday along with five employees of Virgin Galactic, his space-tourism company.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2021

What's behind Haiti's unusual request for outside help?
Haiti officials asked for U.N. and U.S. troops to be deployed but Biden administration officials said the U.S. has no plans to provide military assistance at this time.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 09, 2021

Heat waves challenge governments to step back from ‘climate abyss'
Heat waves have reminded the world of its climate crisis. Will they push nations to pledge net-zero CO2 emissions at November's climate conference?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2021

In England's Euro success, so much more than just a soccer win
England is in the 2021 European Championships final, and the country is overjoyed. For many Britons, it's not just about the football.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2021

Beneath Haiti chaos, a deep need for trust
President Jovenel Moïse's assassination intensified Haiti's climate of fear, but it made clearer the need to build individual trust.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2021

More than memories: Digital archives are preserving refugee cultures
Our progress briefs highlight the fostering and preservation of marginalized cultures, from Indigenous Australians to refugees who've lost homelands.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2021

Former South African president turns himself in to authorities
Former president Jacob Zuma was convicted of contempt after defying a court order, and begins serving a 15-month prison term. In a separate case, Mr. Zuma is on trial facing charges of corruption related to a 1999 arms deal.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 07, 2021

Why police violence proves a stubborn problem for democratic Tunisia
Tunisia, a young democracy, faces a challenge linked to its past but recognizable worldwide: police violence in marginalized communities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 07, 2021

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated amid civil unrest
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was killed in his home by attackers and his wife hospitalized. Mr. Moïse, who had ruled by decree for more than two years after the country failed to hold elections, was under increasing pressure to step down.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 07, 2021

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated amid unrest
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was killed in his home by attackers and his wife hospitalized. Mr. Moïse, who had ruled by decree for more than two years after the country failed to hold elections, was under increasing pressure to step down.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 06, 2021

Chinese youth revolt against overwork culture by 'lying flat'
Amid slowing economic growth and hypercompetitive work environments, a small, youth-led group of Chinese urban professionals has chosen to "lie flat," rejecting the traditional narratives of success and taking a laid-back, anti-consumerist approach to life.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 06, 2021

How Otto Orondaam helps students make the grade
Nigerian nonprofit Slum2School, founded by Otto Orondaam, aims to help kids access education in a country where about 1 in 3 are out of school.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 05, 2021

In Malaysia, white flags bring help from good Samaritans
A citizen-initiated campaign in Malaysia gives ordinary good Samaritans a way to help those facing extreme hardship due to pandemic lockdowns.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2021

Afghans' choice as US departs: Weak government, or hated Taliban
As the U.S. vacates Bagram, winding down its Afghanistan campaign, in whom can Afghans place their faith? The hated Taliban, or a corrupt government?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2021

Why Maduro blames US for Venezuela's domestic woes
Sanctions are a famously blunt instrument. Is Venezuela's Maduro using the pandemic - and U.S. sanctions - to maintain his narrative, and control?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2021

Why Maduro blames US for Venezuela's vaccine shortage
Sanctions are a famously blunt instrument. Is Venezuela's Maduro using the pandemic - and U.S. sanctions - to maintain his narrative, and control?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2021

Can French law rein in cyberbullying? A court case may tell.
The trial of 13 people who harassed online a teen who condemned Islam could indicate how France will punish the crime of cyberbullying.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2021

Communist Party at 100: Will Chinese nationalism at home backfire abroad?
China's Communist Party has stoked nationalist pride ahead of its 100th anniversary. That may be risky for Beijing.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2021

In Finland, Sami people protect native land against logging
In the northern forests of Finland, the semi-nomadic Sami people's way of life is under threat. Under a draft revision of Finland's main forestry certification program, logging could increase by 30%, shrinking the forests that the Sami depend on for reindeer grazing.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2021

Rival histories, alternative facts: Can elections mend Ethiopia?
Will the mandate from Ethiopia's elections help heal a conflict-ridden society - or deepen the dispute over national identity?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2021

Protecting fur and fins: Bans on fashion in Israel and fishing in Jamaica
Our progress roundup: Israel is first country to ban fashion furs, and a Jamaica fish sanctuary where conservationist-fisher cooperation is key.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2021

UN declares Serbian officials guilty of 1992 Bosnia war crimes
A U.N. court convicted Serbian officials for aiding in the ethnic cleansing campaign perpetrated against non-Serbs in a Bosnian town in 1992. The verdict wraps up the U.N.'s prosecution of Yugoslav war crimes, though some question the value of such delayed justice.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 30, 2021

Why some Canadians aren't celebrating Canada Day this year
Since the remains of Indigenous children were found at residential schools, Canadians have been struggling with how to celebrate Canada Day.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 30, 2021

In divisive ex-president's prison sentence, South Africans see a reckoning
South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Tuesday for contempt of court. He still faces corruption charges.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 30, 2021

Palestinians tell Abbas to ‘leave.' Did he ignite a new ‘Spring'?
Mobilized by the killing of a political activist, Palestinian protesters are saying their increasingly autocratic president, Mahmoud Abbas, must go.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 30, 2021

Facing famine, civilians in Tigray call for aid
In the conflict-torn region of Tigray, the U.N. estimates that 1.6 million people are located in areas difficult for aid to reach, and has warned that at least 33,000 children are severely malnourished. Can resources make it to those who need it?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 30, 2021

China's CCP celebrates centennial by looking back - and ahead
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, China's ruling party again uses a selective picture of history to justify its rule. The party's goal - global Chinese leadership and prosperity for all its citizens - may also be its biggest challenge, scholars say.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 30, 2021

Post-Brexit, migrants at home in the UK must now apply to stay
All migrants currently living in the U.K., including decades-long residents, must file a settlement application by Wednesday to retain the right to work, housing, and health care. The uncertainties brought on by the deadline reveal the continued ripple effect of Brexit.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 30, 2021

Why Europe's far-right parties are losing steam
Across Europe, support for far-right parties is dropping, eroded by the pandemic and international changes. Can moderates win back their old voters?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 29, 2021

‘Creation care': How churches aim to save a warming planet
In Canada, a "wild church" movement symbolizes growing urgency around climate change. In the U.S., too, many faith communities embrace the issue.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 29, 2021

South China Sea: A new US president confronts an old challenge
The Biden administration aims to strengthen relations with Asia - in part, to counter China. That priority will be tested in the South China Sea.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 29, 2021

Brazil redeploys troops to save Amazon. But are they really?
President Jair Bolsonaro has sent troops in the rainforest to bolster the policing of illegal logging and encroachment, a change from earlier development goals. Critics say the efforts are simply to placate international criticisms of the country's aggressive deforestation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 29, 2021

Violence in Tigray comes to standstill with Ethiopian cease-fire
After nearly eight months of violence Ethiopia has declared a cease-fire in Tigray - a region currently facing one of the world's deadliest hunger crises. The announcement comes as the country awaits the results of pivotal national elections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 28, 2021

Ending racial injustice requires reparations, says UN report
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a meeting in Geneva that a worldwide undertaking to address historical discrimination of people of African descent is overdue. The UN has released a landmark report addressing systemic racism.

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