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Christian Science Monitor--world
May 23, 2019

In EU elections, far-right talks up migration. But do voters care?
European elections will be all about immigration, if you listen to nationalist and populist politicians. But research indicates that's not the case.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 23, 2019

‘You can't unhurt a young person.' But you can help them thrive.
At Hopeworks, Dan Rhoton helps at-risk youths find opportunity by coupling coding and computer training with life readiness coaching.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 22, 2019

It's populism vs. liberal democracy as EU goes to the polls
European elections this week are expected to see a variety of Europhobic parties pick up around one-third of the EU parliament's seats.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 22, 2019

Letter from India: Lessons from an election with 900 million voters
India's national elections are a logistical feat, stretched over 39 days. On Thursday, the country learns if PM Narendra Modi has won a second turn. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 21, 2019

Russia looks for US to propose 'bigger, better' arms control
A few months ago, many were saying nuclear arms control was dead. But Mike Pompeo said it was on the agenda of his trip to Russia last week.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 20, 2019

From women's rights activist to Supreme Court chief: meet Meaza Ashenafi
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed Ms. Ashenafi the Supreme Court's first female chief, one of many women named to Ethiopia's top positions.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 20, 2019

Europe's sanctuary movement: Why churches enter immigration debate
Churches step in to protect asylum-seekers from being deported, embroiling themselves in Europe's fraught immigration debate. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 20, 2019

Can Europe be saved? One couple's mission to mend, not trash, the EU.
As nationalist and anti-Europe voices have gained strength, the Röders have organized pro-Europe rallies that encourage political participation.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 17, 2019

As southern Spain dries up, its farmers get inventive
Climate change threatens to turn southern Spain's farmland into desert. Farmers are employing regenerative agriculture to fight back.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 17, 2019

In Tokyo rice shop, loyalty to a sacred staple
Rice can seem nearly synonymous with Japan, but consumption has shrunk by half. Do rice shops have a future?



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 17, 2019

I.M. Pei, designer of Louvre Pyramid, leaves behind iconic landmarks
The master architect, who died Thursday, created buildings that added elegance to landscapes with their powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces. He once said architecture can reach a level where it "influences people to want to do something more with their lives."



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 17, 2019

First in Asia, Taiwan approves full marriage rights for same-sex couples
Taiwan's acceptance of gay and lesbian relationships began in the 1990s to help Taiwan stand out in Asia as an open society. Friday's vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including taxes, insurance, and child custody benefits.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 17, 2019

Points of Progress: Preventing extremism, and more
This is more than feel-good news - it's where the world is making concrete progress. A roundup of positive stories to inspire you.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 16, 2019

In search of a common ground: How debate is bringing Europeans together
Ahead of European elections, more than 500 citizens from across the EU gathered in Brussels to civilly discuss the future of the bloc.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 16, 2019

Far-right EU candidates fan the flames of anti-immigration rhetoric
Divisive words, once taboo, are becoming commonplace in campaigns in the lead-up to EU elections. But experts warn the continued use of inflammatory language to gain visibility can also lead to violence.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 16, 2019

Sabine and Daniel Röder call for Europeans to get involved
As nationalist and anti-Europe voices gain strength, the Röders organize pro-Europe demonstrations that encourage unity and political participation.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 15, 2019

Global city or Chinese city? Hong Kong fears the balance is tipping
A proposal to ease extraditions, including to mainland China, has prompted Hong Kong's largest protests since the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 14, 2019

‘Crisis of masculinity': How opioid epidemic hits men harder
Men are dying from opioid overdoses at a much higher rate than women. Officials around Vancouver are treating it as a ‘crisis of masculinity.'



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 14, 2019

Drones attack Saudi oil facilities as Mideast tensions rise
Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed a coordinated drone attack on the kingdom. The latest string of attacks reflects the increasing risks for shippers as Iran's nuclear deal with world powers unravels. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 13, 2019

Legal fights and threats to his life: an environmental activist in self-exile
He left Liberia for his safety and won the Goldman Environmental Prize fighting for land rights - and against governments and big corporations.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 13, 2019

Populism tests resolve of Europe's ‘establishment conservatives'
Barring a Brexit deal, the U.K. will vote next week in European Parliament elections. The results could echo the wobbly state of center-right parties.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 13, 2019

Crucial midterm test: Will Filipino voters back Duterte's allies?
In the Philippines, 43,500 candidates are vying for around 18,000 congressional and local posts in Monday's elections. The outcome could show if President Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian-style leadership still has popular support.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 10, 2019

Ahead of elections, Guatemala's strides and setbacks in justice
Guatemala has attempted to bolster accountability, tackling old civil war atrocities and recent corruption. But some ask if its gains are slipping.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 10, 2019

Sanctions, threats, deadlines: How the Iran nuclear deal is faring
A year after the U.S. withdrew from the multilateral Iran nuclear deal, it's under increased pressure. How close is it to unraveling?



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 10, 2019

The EU stuck together on Brexit. Can it remain united on future issues?
The European Union stood together in Brexit negotiations. Can that unity help it find a way through future internal arguments?



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 10, 2019

Ahead of EU vote, Hungary hammers home: 'Stop immigration!'
In this month's European Parliament election, no issue rings louder in Hungary than migration. But only around two dozen migrants currently enter the country per day - compared with more than 9,000 a day in September 2015. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 10, 2019

Zimbabwean officials try to sell parents on a new idea: adoption
During the HIV/AIDS crisis, many Zimbabwean families have taken in orphaned relatives. But a cultural taboo against adopting strangers persists.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 10, 2019

Points of Progress: A win for women's rights in Italy, and more
Women's rights are acknowledged from Italy to India. Latin America is making environmental gains. And 2018 saw a decline in terrorism.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 09, 2019

On Memorial Day, an Israeli-Palestinian experiment in reconciliation
On Israel's Memorial Day, a shared ceremony between Israelis and Palestinians is a controversial but growing experiment in reconciliation.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 09, 2019

North Korea puts diplomacy at risk with another weapons launch
North Korea has launched weapons twice in five days as a possible signal that Kim Jong Un's regime is turning away from diplomacy. South Korea said it is working with the United States to determine the types of weapons that were fired.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 09, 2019

India has a big trash problem. TrashBot is trying to help.
In Bangalore, India, a startup called TrashCon made a machine that helps manage waste by sorting mixed trash.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 08, 2019

When does birthright citizenship become citizenship for sale?
Birthright citizenship in the US is usually about illegal immigration. But in Canada, it's a matter of birth tourism and "bought" citizenship.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 08, 2019

Reporting in Xinjiang: ‘A war zone with no war'
As Ramadan starts, Muslims in Xinjiang, China, face tight restrictions. Our reporter gives a firsthand account of China's crackdown in Xinjiang. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 08, 2019

Not just apathy: Why young South Africans are skipping a big election
Disappointed with the pace of change, most young voters skipped an election that will give South Africa its next president.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 08, 2019

Four ways families can give back this summer
There are many ways to volunteer with family members. Try something different, maybe abroad or maybe in your own backyard.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 07, 2019

Russia's Venezuela motives: It's about the US, not Maduro.
Russia is involved in Venezuela not because of interest in Nicolás Maduro, but because it wants to curb what it sees as ‘meddling' by the US.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 07, 2019

War without end in Gaza: Why Israeli army is battling the government
Israel's military leaders are frustrated that their advice on the seemingly endless war in Gaza is being ignored by their political masters.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 07, 2019

China is awash in dinosaur fossils. But who will dig them up?
China's dinosaur researchers have made extraordinary discoveries, but worry about the paleontology pipeline. Can they spark new interest?



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 07, 2019

Jordan's men cheer working women. But will they help out at home?
Women are breaking barriers to enter Jordan's workforce. But without support at home, can they handle two jobs?



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 07, 2019

Myanmar frees jailed Reuters reporters after two years
Two Reuters journalists arrested in 2017 for reporting on the killings of Rohingya villagers have been freed in Myanmar. Press freedom groups around the world continuously called for their release.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 07, 2019

Despite recent airline crashes, flying has never been safer
Advances in aircraft and airport design, better air traffic control, and improved pilot training have drastically improved air travel. Aviation experts say accidents and fatalities from plane crashes are a fraction of what they were as recently as the 1990s.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 06, 2019

Mining wrote South Africa's history. Does it have a future?
The discovery of gold and diamonds transformed South Africa's trajectory. Today the industry is in decline, and voters are hungry for solutions.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 06, 2019

North Korea missile test downplayed by Trump administration
The test alarmed Washington's regional allies. Tensions have grown since North Korea and the U.S. failed to make any deals during their February summit.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 03, 2019

Barcelona elected a feminist government. Here's what happened next.
Barcelona has been taking a feminist approach to governance by bringing a female perspective to urban planning.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 03, 2019

In race to dominate AI, US researchers debate collaboration with China
More oversight is needed over boundary-crossing research on artificial intelligence, experts say. But collaboration on beneficial AI is essential too.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 03, 2019

Points of Progress: Slovakia's first woman president, 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
May 02, 2019

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Christian Science Monitor--world
May 02, 2019

A Great Firewall of Russia? Kremlin puts key bricks into place.
Russians have enjoyed a relatively freewheeling internet, but that is likely to change with a new surveillance law.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 02, 2019

Points of Progress: Wood skyscrapers, crop-dusting drones, and more
This is more than feel-good news - it's where the world is making concrete progress. Here's a roundup of positive stories.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 02, 2019

Separation and sacrifice: 'Pedro Pans' who fled Cuba see echoes today
Operation Peter Pan brought 14,000 children to the U.S. after the Cuban Revolution. Families hoped to be reunited quickly, but geopolitics intervened.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 02, 2019

A different lens on people facing homelessness
Mark Horvath's videos help people understand homelessness. He's reached hundreds of thousands of viewers and sparked local volunteering efforts.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 01, 2019

Why Europe is again a battlefield for Iran's internal wars
Under mounting pressure from the U.S. and regional rivals, Iran has revived a long-dormant covert war against insurgents based in Europe.



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 01, 2019

Could aid for Notre Dame help rebuild France's crumbling history?
Notre Dame Cathedral is getting the money it needs to be rebuilt. But what about the other monuments across France that are still crumbling?



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 01, 2019

Desperate for change, Venezuelans weigh risks of protest
Military support is key to Juan Guaidó's bid to replace Venezuelan President Maduro. But so is continued support in the streets. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 01, 2019

A note to readers: What's going on in Venezuela?
Scenes of mayhem in the streets prompted us to highlight a few key points from our recent coverage. A Venezuela cheat sheet. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 01, 2019

Olympic champion loses appeal on testosterone rules
Women athletes with especially high levels of testosterone pose a challenge for regulators. A major ruling in world sports' highest court against an appeal from South African runner Caster Semenya means athletes with this condition must medicate to compete. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
May 01, 2019

Israel preserves Holocaust history in survivors' memorabilia
As the world's community of Holocaust survivors shrinks, their live testimonies will soon to be a thing of the past. Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial is in a race against time, collecting survivors' objects to preserve their memories. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 30, 2019

Art of the steal: European museums wrestle with returning African art
Western museums have wrestled for decades with whether to return objects taken from Africa. A new report and controversial plan are adding urgency.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 29, 2019

With rise of Vox, Europe's populist wave reaches Spanish shores
Vox rejects the far-right label, but it shares themes with France's National Front and Italy's League. Critics call it a throwback to the Franco era.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 29, 2019

Nostalgia and hope as Japan's emperor hands over throne
Emperor Akihito will abdicate on Tuesday, leaving the throne to his son Naruhito. The handover has spurred spending - and eagerness to turn a page.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 26, 2019

Should ISIS brides and children return to their home nations?
US and European countries don't want to take back the women and children who supported ISIS. But experts say the world would be safer if they did. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 26, 2019

Plans for train connecting Korean peninsula to region remain stalled
Rail travel linking the Korean peninsula, Russia, and beyond would connect markets and make travel more efficient. But sanctions and distrust stand in the way.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 26, 2019

Points of Progress: Farming drones, 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
Apr 25, 2019

By playing Korean peacemaker, Putin seeks to revive Russia's Far East
Vladimir Putin is hoping to use his summit with Kim Jong Un to insert himself into U.S.-North Korea denuclearization talks.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 25, 2019

Amid government repression, Nicaraguans get creative
One year after the start of mass protests and Nicaragua's political crisis, activists aren't letting the clampdown quiet their cause.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 25, 2019

From combat to cornfields: In farming, veterans find new purpose
Air Force veteran Sara Creech found new purpose on an Indiana farm. Now, she's showing other veterans how to find this path, too.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 25, 2019

Spain's far-right Vox party gains edge before Sunday elections
Spain could see further fragmentation of its politics after the country's third vote in less than four years. The far-right Vox party is set to put its lawmakers in the lower house for the first time since the 1980s.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 25, 2019

The Venezuelan who's feeding thousands of youths in his hungry country
Roberto Patiño is a Harvard-educated Venezuelan who has established more than 100 free dining halls around his country in the past three years.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 24, 2019

She helps her fellow veterans sow seeds of peace and recovery
Air Force veteran Sara Creech found new life on an Indiana farm. Now, she's showing other veterans how to find this path, too.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 24, 2019

ISIS legacy haunts Iraqi women, children seeking new life
Thousands of Iraqis face discrimination because their male relatives were seen as affiliated with or supporting ISIS. Many of the wives, widows, and children have been disowned by their families and abandoned by the state. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 24, 2019

Journalist slain in Northern Ireland riot honored by UK, Irish politicians
Lyra McKee was the first journalist killed on the job in the U.K. in almost 20 years. Her death caused wide shock in Northern Ireland, a country still shaken by tremors from decades of violence.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 24, 2019

In Notre Dame fire, a reminder of history's complexity
The Notre Dame fire fueled an intensive debate over how we restore iconic buildings. It offers important lessons about how we view history as well.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 23, 2019

After the bombings, searching for sense in Sri Lanka
In the wake of the Easter bombings, a reporter who covered the Sri Lankan civil war unpacks some pressing questions.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 23, 2019

Why the Arab battle for democracy now runs through Sudan
Sudan has suddenly emerged as the focus of the Arab world's battle for democracy, with a Saudi-UAE alliance backing the military.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 23, 2019

Bosnian Serb businessman, a nationalist party critic, slain
A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who criticized the ruling Bosnian Serb nationalist party was shot dead in a Mafia-style killing. He hired and served all Bosnian ethnicities, even as tensions rise in the country's Serb-run region. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 23, 2019

Bosnian Serb businessman and nationalist party critic slain
A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who criticized the ruling Bosnian Serb nationalist party was shot dead in a Mafia-style killing. He hired and served all Bosnian ethnicities, even as tensions rise in the country's Serb-run region. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 22, 2019

Comedian cruises to landslide victory in Ukraine
Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly to elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian turned politician, to be their next president on Sunday. The victory is seen as a rebuke to entrenched political corruption and a persistent low standard of living.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 22, 2019

In new Ikea line, African designers are more than ‘inspiration'
Ten African designers have paired up with furniture giant Ikea to create the Överallt, or "everywhere," collection.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 22, 2019

US-bound migrants struggle as Mexican support fades
Reports from the latest Central American migrant caravan indicate a growing lack of food and shelter. Support from Mexican towns and officials for continuous waves of migrants is drying up.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 21, 2019

Deadly explosions rock churches, hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday
The Easter Sunday bombings in and around Sri Lanka's capital left hundreds dead and injured. No one immediately claim responsibility for the blasts.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 19, 2019

North Macedonia's election: a victory for Western diplomacy?
North Macedonia votes on Sunday for a new president. But more important may be how the United States and European Union made this possible.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 19, 2019

Why frustrated Ukrainians may elect a comedian as president
Ukraine's presidential election looks in the bag for comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. But that reflects disappointment in incumbent Petro Poroshenko.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 19, 2019

Notre Dame fire further stokes anti-rich sentiments in France
The French government's speedy response to the Notre Dame fire triggered backlash from yellow vest protesters, saying they feel even more overlooked after months of protests. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 19, 2019

Daily essentials scarce in Cuba, as economic crisis looms
Routine staples have disappeared from Cuban markets as the country struggles with a weak domestic economy and new U.S. sanctions.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 19, 2019

Ai Weiwei exhibit honors unsolved case of missing Mexican students
Large colorful portraits in Mexico's capital depict 43 students who disappeared at the hands of police five years ago. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was inspired to create the exhibit after meeting the students' relatives.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 18, 2019

North Korea says it tested new weapon amid stalemate with US
North Korea test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," it said Thursday, and demanded the removal of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks. Pyongyang said Washington has until end of 2019 to reach an acceptable deal.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 18, 2019

Is populism waning in Germany? The steady rise of The Greens party
In Germany, the populist backlash has become a galvanizing force for The Greens party, now the country's second largest party.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 17, 2019

Tangle of church and state roils Ukraine's Orthodox parishes
Ukraine's Orthodox parishes are being riven as they decide whether to retain a traditional affiliation with Moscow or join a new national church.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 17, 2019

In Jordan, a place for animals to forget the trauma of war
In Jordan, an animal shelter offers four-legged victims of Mideast conflict a place to recover their physical and mental health.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 17, 2019

How to defy apartheid? For journalist Juby Mayet, with pen in hand.
Reporter Juby Mayet knew apartheid's toll on South Africa all too well. But she defied the regime with vivid descriptions of black communities.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 17, 2019

Indonesia's Widodo eyes election victory, despite objections
Indonesian President Joko Widodo is likely headed to a second term, according to initial results Wednesday. The moderate Muslim survived a campaign marked by the growing influence of conservative Islam in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 16, 2019

Paris can learn others' lessons in loss after Notre Dame fire
The Notre Dame fire is a major cultural loss for Paris. But communities around the world, from Warsaw to New York, show that recovery is possible.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 16, 2019

At a new university, Syrian Kurds build their own future
In the autonomous region of northern Syria, a Kurdish university is providing a new generation with the tools to build their society.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 16, 2019

As smoke clears, Paris reckons with charred Notre Dame
The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris lost its spire and roof to a fire on Monday, but firefighters were able to put out the blaze after 12 hours, sparing the iconic twin bell towers and other treasures within the nearly 900-year-old structure. 



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 16, 2019

Syria oil shortages, worsened by US sanctions, spark anger at Assad
The shortages have led to rare and widespread public criticism of President Bashar Assad's government, even on state media and in parliament. The purchase of fuel has been rationed since earlier this month.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 15, 2019

Tumbling toward community: The ‘blossoming' circus of Addis Ababa
The Fekat Circus, like Addis Ababa itself, is many things at once: a professional troupe, a community circus school, and daily dose of happiness.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 15, 2019

Militaristic and anti-democratic, Ukraine's far-right bides its time
Ukraine's right-wing groups like Right Sector and the National Corps pose a danger to the country's still unstable democracy.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 12, 2019

Bashir out, military in. But for Sudan's protesters, the story's not over.
Ousting Omar al-Bashir is only step one of the revolution, Sudan's protesters say. Their next challenge: avoiding military rule and civil conflict.



Christian Science Monitor--world
Apr 12, 2019

Points of Progress: Carnivores are bouncing back, 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
Apr 11, 2019

It's a deal: Spanish fixer-uppers for tenants willing to work
A nonprofit in Spain matches owners willing to discount the rent with tenants in need of affordable housing, who help with maintenance and repair.



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