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Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2024

Gender equality may have reached the Olympic fields. But coaching is still a man's game.
For the first time, the Paris Olympics will host an equal number of male and female competitors. But women striving to reach Olympic coaching levels still face bullying and discrimination. Barely 10% of the coaches at the Summer Games will be women.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2024

Paris wants the Olympics to shine. Where does that leave its homeless people?
As the Olympics approach, Paris's homeless people are being shunted out of sight. Will the city improve life for its most vulnerable residents?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 12, 2024

How Portugal became a world leader in fighting drug addiction
Portugal was the first country in the world to decriminalize drugs. Its drugs chief is clear that decriminalization alone does not work. Part 3 of a series. Here are Parts 1 and 2.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2024

Hamas believes it has won. Why it now wants to unburden itself of Gaza.
Ever since Hamas triggered a calamitous war in Gaza last October, questions have been asked: What were its aims? How could it win? What was it thinking? Today it sees victory at hand, and its ambitions are soaring.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2024

In UK, can Starmer make landslide majority a force for healing?
The new British Prime Minister wants to use his victory to heal divisions in society. But does he have time to revive people's trust in democracy?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2024

‘Our children would not be dead.' Why these moms are advocating for safe drugs.
What's the best way to prevent overdose deaths amid a crisis of toxic opioids? In British Columbia, mothers who have lost children are advocating for a safe and regulated supply of drugs. The public does not agree. Part 2 of a series.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2024

In deference to Russia, China warns NATO to not spread its ‘chaos' in Asia
China has responded to NATO's accusation that it is a "decisive enabler" of Russia's war against Ukraine, saying NATO members are seeking security at the expense of others.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2024

Forest fires, power demand, melting pavement: Sumer heat smothers Europe
As temperatures in parts of central and southern Europe soar toward 104 degrees Fahrenheit, authorities warn people to be cautious, drive carefully, drink plenty of water, and avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 11, 2024

Africa's youngest leader tasked with challenge older than he is: restore regional unity
Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso left The Economic Community of West African States after military takeovers fractured their relations with West African neighbors. Now Senegal's youngest president has been appointed to bring them back into the fold.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 10, 2024

India-Russia summit: Why the world's largest democracy is keeping Putin close
India-Russia ties seem as strong as ever after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin spent two days together in Moscow. But for India, experts say, the trip was really about asserting independence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 10, 2024

Unraveling China's fast fashion: Why cotton recycling and innovative design isn't enough
In China, 26 million tons of clothes are thrown away every year. Recycling and design companies are repurposing discarded clothes, but experts say government intervention, financial incentives, and zero-waste workflows are necessary for real change.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 09, 2024

Pandas on a mission: China sends furry envoys to boost US ties - and aid conservation
The return of pandas to the United States is sparking a new wave of "panda-monium," highlighting the bears' enduring power to shape China's foreign relations and global wildlife conservation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 09, 2024

Two-thirds of Parliament from a third of the votes: Are British elections out of whack?
The July 4 U.K. election revealed that the country's smaller parties are winning a growing share of the popular vote, even as the two big parties dominate Parliament.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 09, 2024

Tokyo's female governor keeps winning: What it means for Japan's male-dominated politics
The first woman governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, has won a third term - against another woman candidate. The race between multiple women signifies a push for greater female representation in Japanese politics, which is still overwhelmingly dominated by men.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2024

How a reformist connected with Iranians and inspired enough to vote
The one reformist candidate allowed to stand for president in Iran faced severe hurdles, not least of which was a public largely unwilling to confer legitimacy on the regime by voting. But his everyman persona and a message of improving lives resonated.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2024

They've beaten the far right. Now French parties need to learn to govern together.
France staved off a parliamentary takeover by the far right. Now it has to assemble a coalition in a landscape where "compromise" is a dirty word.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2024

Deadly Russia missile attack hits Kyiv children's hospital, among other targets
Ukrainian officials say a major Russian missile attack has killed at least 31 people and injured 154 across the country. One missile struck a large children's hospital in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv; another struck the birthplace of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2024

A school in Spain reawakens the ‘dwindling art' of church bell ringing
Church bells used to be a vehicle for sharing information with communities. Today, they are background sounds. But a small school of bellringers in northeastern Spain is working to bring back the language of tolling.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 08, 2024

The pleasure of whale songs, and more playgrounds for all
Progress roundup: More whale sounds in the Southern Ocean may indicate species recovery. Playgrounds designed for all ages spread the pleasure.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 07, 2024

Israelis mark 9 months of Gaza war with protests demanding hostages deal
The "Day of Disruption" started at 6:29 a.m., the same time Hamas fired the first rockets at Israel in the Oct. 7 attack that triggered the war. Protesters blocked main roads and demonstrated outside of the homes of government ministers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 06, 2024

Vowing outreach to the West, an Iranian reformist is elected president
Supporters of longtime lawmaker Masoud Pezeshkian, a multilingual heart surgeon, entered the streets of Tehran and other cities early Saturday to celebrate as his lead grew over a hard-line former nuclear negotiator. Iran's Interior Ministry said 30 million people voted.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 05, 2024

Nepalis thought they were going to Russia to ‘help.' They were made to fight - and die.
Russia has sent thousands of foreign "helpers" to fight in Ukraine - including many Nepalis. Families of missing recruits are searching for answers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 05, 2024

Starmer in as UK prime minister after Labour trounces Conservatives
New Prime Minister Kier Starmer led his party back to government less than five years after it suffered its worst defeat in almost a century. But Labour also faces a mammoth task of reinvigorating a stagnant economy and dispirited nation.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 05, 2024

Mailboxes on every street: Afghanistan's plan to modernize postal services
Phasing out the traditional "pay and pray" system, Afghanistan's postal service plans to replace mosque-based drop points with mailboxes nationwide.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 05, 2024

It's a big year for Caesar salad. The popular dish is turning 100.
Tijuana will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Caesar salad with a three-day festival and the unveiling of a statue of Caesar Cardini.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 05, 2024

As wildfire season looms, these residents aren't waiting for government help
After a record 2023 wildfire season, Canadian officials say they are better prepared to protect communities this year. Residents aren't so sure.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 05, 2024

Europe's worry: Would America care about us if Donald Trump were president?
Joe Biden's poor debate performance has worried America's allies overseas, who fear a second presidential term for the unpredictable Donald Trump.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 03, 2024

UK Conservatives are about to lose big. Here's how the Reform party is making it happen.
After 14 years in power, the Conservatives are set for an epic fall in British elections Thursday. The Reform UK party is making it that much bigger.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 03, 2024

Trapped by Sudan's civil war, nuns protect 80 women and children. Time is running out.
Caught between Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, 80 people are taking refuge in a Catholic church and school compound. Extreme hunger has spread across the country, with an estimated 10 million people displaced.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 03, 2024

Putin and Xi are meeting again in Central Asia Summit. What does their growing alliance mean?
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet in Kazakhstan July 3 and 4 as part of an international group to counter Western alliances.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 03, 2024

4 ATMs, 2 million people: Cash crunch compounds Gaza's wartime woes
Food and transportation are expensive; shelter and humanitarian aid are scarce. For Palestinians trying to survive in wartime Gaza, cash is a precious commodity, and worth going to great lengths to find.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2024

China's new world order: What Xi's vision would mean for human rights, security
China's road map for a new, multipolar world order raises questions of fairness, cooperation, and good governance.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2024

In Latin America, armies stage comebacks - but not by coup
A coup attempt in Bolivia last week reminded Latin Americans of the bad old days of military rule - and of regional armies' renewed prominence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2024

Sprinting toward gold: US Olympic track team poised to sweep medals in Paris
The U.S. Olympic track trials concluded with the team on pace to bring home up to 30 medals in Paris. Top athletes to watch include Noah Lyles, Sha'Carri Richardson, and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, who shattered the world record in the 400-meter hurdles.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 02, 2024

The British are voting: key players and promises
Millions of Britons are set to vote in a new government July 4. After 14 years in power, Conservatives are widely expected to lose.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2024

French parties once united to stop the far right. Will they do it again now?
France's far right National Rally is on top after one round of elections. But if a left-wing coalition and Emmanuel Macron's bloc can coordinate, they could still pull an upset.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2024

Scottish identity is in. Scotland's nationalist party is (likely) out. Why the disparity?
Scottish national identity is soaring. But Scotland's nationalist party is set to lose many of its seats in July 4 elections. What happened?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jul 01, 2024

Category 4 Hurricane Beryl churns across Caribbean. Here's why it's historic.
The earliest recorded Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic hit the Caribbean early on July 1. It turned from a tropical depression into a hurricane in less than 42 hours.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 28, 2024

A global snapshot of LGBTQ rights and setbacks, 55 years after Stonewall
Tracking global LGBTQ rights is a complicated endeavor. The community continues to face diverse challenges, but overall, data shows a story of gradual, hard-won progress.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 28, 2024

Smart rings, hyperbaric chambers, and corn balls are high-tech features of soccer's 2024 Euro Cup
Cutting-edge technology at Germany's Euro 2024 promises to revolutionize the game experience. Ten cameras are installed in each of the host stadiums, plus seven in each goal, and the official tournament ball has a sensor to help detect every touch.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 28, 2024

Wakan Gli, a rare white buffalo calf born in Yellowstone, means much more to the Lakota
In Yellowstone National Park, the birth of a rare white buffalo calf signals the fulfillment of sacred prophecy for several Native American tribes - and conveys a warning to take care of the natural environment.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 28, 2024

Poaching crisis in South Sudan threatens world's largest mammal migration
Antelopes in South Sudan's migration are threatened by a rise in commercial poaching. As the world's largest land mammal migration, conservation scientists say it is "incredibly important" to save them.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 28, 2024

In Gambia, a youthful country grapples with how to care for its elders
Advocates for Africa's growing elderly population are pushing their governments to consider policies that make their societies more "age friendly."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 28, 2024

Using scrap metal and imagination, this contractor builds lifelines in Tunisia
Karim Arfa's work serves to assure those who have long felt abandoned by their national and local governments that regular people can come up with solutions to entrenched problems.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 27, 2024

Protests continue in Kenya after president ditches tax hikes. Here's why.
Youth-led protests against taxes and the country's leadership continued Thursday across Kenya after violent clashes earlier in the week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 27, 2024

After tumultuous India election, Modi softens toward Kashmir
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be easing up on Kashmir - a shift that could restore a sense of political agency to millions in the beleaguered region, and buttress peace efforts.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 27, 2024

British and French elections promise dramatic turnover. Will aid for Ukraine falter?
Two of Europe's strongest supporters of aid for Ukraine - France and Britain - are likely to have new governments soon. What will that mean for Kyiv?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 27, 2024

In Bolivia, democracy prevails for another day over an attempted coup
After Bolivia's nation watched in shock as troops stormed the presidential palace on June 26, calm is returning. In their coup attempt, military forces seized control of the main square, crashed a tank into the palace, and fired tear gas at protestors.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 27, 2024

As Ukraine war drags on, a gold rush in Poland to counter ‘turbulent times'
Uneasy about Russia's invasion of neighboring Ukraine, Poland is turning to gold for a sense of security. As the war enters its third year, gold investors are buying in for psychological and financial safety.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 26, 2024

Many Israelis are resigned to war with Hezbollah. Are they prepared?
Many factors fuel resilience in time of war: hope, confidence, unity, trust in government. As Israelis endure their longest-ever war, against Hamas in Gaza, the threat of a far more arduous conflict looms with Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 26, 2024

Attacks on Christians and Jews in Dagestan worry Russia
Russia stamped out domestic terrorism 20 years ago. But ethnic and religious tensions appear to be rising again amid wars in Gaza and Ukraine - and with them, worries about extremist terrorism.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 26, 2024

Kenyan president won't sign finance bill after youth protesters burn parliament
In Nairobi, part of parliament burned while protesters rushed in on June 25. A youth-led group warned the government what would happen if they passed a finance bill, but they passed it anyway. The president said on June 26 that he won't sign the bill.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 26, 2024

A first look inside the US $230 million pier delivering aid to the Gaza coast
The U.S. military has reopened the $230 million pier on the Gaza coast for humanitarian aid delivery amid conflict. For the first time, international media was allowed to watch its daily operations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 25, 2024

With free laundry and salsa classes, Bogotá tries to care for its unpaid caregivers
Bogotá's Care Blocks are serving as models for governments around Latin America that want to recognize the value of unpaid caregiving.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 25, 2024

In British elections, Muslim voters seek candidates who care about Gaza
British Muslims protest Gaza war at U.K. elections by deserting political parties whose response has been tepid and choosing independent candidates.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 25, 2024

Israel's ultra-orthodox men have not had to serve in the army, until now
Ultra-orthodox men will now be drafted into the Israeli army, the high court ordered on June 25. With Israelis divided over the decision, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition may collapse.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 24, 2024

Near Ukraine war's front lines, threatened villages try to build a future
Like many Ukrainian villages once occupied by Russian forces, Staryi Saltiv straddles two outlooks: hope for a better future and trepidation that Russian troops could return.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 24, 2024

How North Korea is capitalizing on Russia's war woes
Vladimir Putin's brief Asia tour marks his latest bid to rally old allies of the Soviet Union, with major ramifications for international security.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 24, 2024

In Tunisia, a Sufi shrine with an exuberant feminist vibe
It is said that Sayyida Manoubia, a Sufi saint, refused to marry, concerned it would interfere with her charity and pursuit of heavenly truths. Which is why, perhaps oddly, her shrine is now a must-stop for Tunisian brides.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 24, 2024

Trash talk? Border tensions soar as North Korea deploys more garbage balloons.
North Korea has resumed its launch of balloons filled with trash toward South Korea. Citizens have been advised not to touch the balloons and to report sightings to authorities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 24, 2024

EU accuses Apple's App Store of unfair practices under new Digital Markets Act
The European Commission accused Apple on June 24 of breaching the 27-nation bloc's Digital Markets Act, a sweeping set of regulations aimed at preventing tech giants from cornering digital markets.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 24, 2024

Amid economic turmoil, Iranians pin hopes on ‘Hamster Kombat' app
The rise of the "Hamster Kombat" crypto app in Iran underscores economic desperation and widespread hope for relief amid the presidential election. Iran's economy suffers from Western sanctions, high inflation, and few jobs.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 23, 2024

Niger bet on a China-backed oil pipeline. Now, the project is stalled.
An internal security crisis and a diplomatic dispute threaten a China-backed pipeline in Niger. Observers worry that the stalled pipeline operation could halt the country's economic growth.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 22, 2024

Seeing success on northeast front, Ukraine wants to use US long-range missiles
The decision weeks ago to allow U.S.-supplied weapons to be used for limited strikes slowed Russia's momentum. But Ukrainian officials say they can't do much more until restrictions are lifted on the use of U.S.-provided long-range guided missiles.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 21, 2024

Gangs have taken over Haiti. Schools must educate anyway.
Haiti has dealt with decades of political turmoil and natural disasters. Although there hasn't been an uninterrupted academic year since 2017, schools here embody hope for a stabler future.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 21, 2024

How Lebanese escape Hezbollah-Israel fight, a war beyond their control
Nonbelligerents in war often pay a very high price in the violent disruption of their lives. In Lebanon, the children, perhaps, can be entertained and distracted in the moment, but adults are all too aware of the value of what has been lost.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 21, 2024

Just say no. European parents band together for smartphone-free childhoods.
Parents across Europe are uniting to delay smartphone use in children, citing safety and mental health concerns, with support from grassroots movements, schools, and government initiatives.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 21, 2024

Beneath an offshore wind farm in Denmark blooms seaweed and mussels for harvesting
The largest wind farm off Denmark's east coast opened in 2023 and delivers energy to Denmark and Germany. But researchers realized it has other potential, too: an underwater seafood farm growing seaweed and mussel crops.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 21, 2024

There were only 62 mature Iberian lynx in 2001. Now, there's over 2,000 of them.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature said on June 20 the brown feline species is no longer endangered, after numbers rebounded from 62 mature individuals in 2001 to more than 2,000 adults and juveniles now.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 20, 2024

Working-class ‘red wall' voters decided the last UK election. How do they feel now?
In 2019 elections, Britons living in "red wall" constituencies helped lift the Conservatives to victory. Now, they may decide the election again.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 20, 2024

When does self-defense cross a line? Outcry over Israel in Gaza mounts.
Debate grows about what level of civilian casualties in Gaza is justifiable in international law, raising fundamental ethical and political questions.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 20, 2024

Climate activists vandalize jets and Stonehenge as summer travel soars
Two activists from Just Stop Oil were arrested at London Stansted Airport for spray-painting private jets orange, following a similar incident at Stonehenge. The group aims to end fossil-fuel use by 2030, using nonviolent protests.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 20, 2024

Russia and North Korea ink historic deal. What are the ramifications?
Russia and North Korea have signed a pact mandating mutual aid in the event either country is attacked. It's the "strongest deal" between the two nations since the Cold War.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 18, 2024

French athletes avoided talking politics. The rise of the far right changed that.
Kylian Mbappé and other top French athletes, many of them Black, are breaking a taboo against talking politics to urge fans to vote against the extreme right.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 18, 2024

If the far right wins France's elections, what would that actually mean?
Emmanuel Macron's call for snap elections has flustered the French, as the prospect of a far-right government is now real. What is actually at stake?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 18, 2024

Philippines, China on collision course in disputed South China Sea territory
The collision of a Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship near the disputed Spratly Islands on June 17 is yet another incident among increasingly frequent and direct confrontations between China and its neighbors surrounding the South China Sea.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 18, 2024

From museums to monasteries, saving art amid climate change
Progress roundup: Museums use less air-conditioning, monasteries are being cared for by local conservators, and the "Yosemite of South America" is sold to conservationists.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 18, 2024

A historic moment for Thailand: Senate approves same-sex marriage bill
Thailand's Senate majority voted to approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriages. It just needs the king's endorsement. Thailand would become the first country in Southeast Asia and the third in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 17, 2024

In Pokrovsk, Ukraine, a rose is a rose - and a sign of resilience and hope
Amid the trials of a long and ugly war, where can people turn for the tranquility and beauty that restores their spirit? Sometimes the solution is right at hand, in parks and private gardens, as the rose lovers of Donetsk, Ukraine, can attest.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 17, 2024

In South Africa, ANC holds out its hand to strongest rival
For the first time in nearly 30 years, South Africa's new government will include Black and white leaders, representing different economic priorities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 17, 2024

Germans can now be dual citizens. But will society treat them like they belong?
Those born in Germany of foreign descent have had to choose between their heritage and their native land. Now Berlin is addressing that dilemma.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 17, 2024

Deaf students in Nigeria boost their coding skills - and their self-esteem
A Nigerian nonprofit trains children and young adults who are deaf in computer programming and robotics.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 14, 2024

More than a strongman? In India, coalition politics will be Modi's third-term test.
For India's new coalition government to last, experts say Prime Minister Narendra Modi must find ways to temper his party's Hindu nationalism and compromise on other key issues.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 14, 2024

Why Iranian hard-liners are allowing a reformist candidate for president
Iran's leadership sees every election as a referendum on its legitimacy. But as hard-liners have sought to solidify their control over the levers of power, political apathy has set in, and voter turnout has fallen.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 13, 2024

Almost no one recognizes the Taliban. But Russia appears set to start.
Much of the world regards the Taliban as outlaw rulers of Afghanistan. But Russia appears set to recognize them, in the interest of domestic security.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 13, 2024

Protesters and police collide after Argentine president's spending cut passes Senate
Argentina President Javier Milei's proposal to cut state spending and strengthen his power was barely approved on June 13 by the Senate. Thousands of protesters gathered outside Congress, and federal security pushed back with tear gas and water cannons.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 13, 2024

How the G7 plans to tap frozen Russian assets to fund a massive Ukraine aid package
G7 leaders have agreed to a $50 billion loan for Ukraine, backed by profits from Russia's frozen $300 billion assets in the central bank. The funds could reach Ukraine by the end of the year.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 12, 2024

For this housewife-turned-commander, the Ukrainian battlefield is the place to be
War is often portrayed as a man's world. But in Ukraine, women like drone commander Ananda are providing leadership with their own unique expertise.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 12, 2024

‘This is not our war.' Lebanese Christians caught between Hezbollah and Israel.
It's a recurring theme in warfare: the plight of noncombatant civilians caught in the crossfire. In southern Lebanon, Christian villagers say Hezbollah's tactics make them vulnerable to destructive Israeli salvos.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 12, 2024

How hard is it to root out corruption? Ask Guatemala's new president.
Guatemala's leader rose to power on a pledge to clean up corruption. He's learning that it takes more than just political will and popular support.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 11, 2024

European elections were supposed to be the far right's day. But the center held.
Going into European Parliamentary elections, most expected big gains for the far right. But it didn't gain that much, and continuity ruled the day.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 11, 2024

Pakistan's army buried Imran Khan with legal cases. The courts are digging him out.
With one of the three major cases against former Prime Minister Imran Khan overturned, Pakistanis are now reckoning with what the popular but divisive leader's release would mean for the country.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 11, 2024

The Soviets stifled volunteerism in Russia. Torrential flooding may be reviving it.
The idea of volunteers organizing to help in a crisis is not new in the West. But when it happened amid recent massive flooding in Russia, it was a surprise.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 11, 2024

Rishi Sunak vows tax cuts as UK Conservatives fight to close polling gap
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is urging UK voters to support the Conservative Party in the upcoming July 4 election, promising tax cuts. Despite trailing Labour in polls, Mr. Sunak is emphasizing the party's economic policies to regain voter confidence.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 11, 2024

Filipino pride shines in global Philippine Independence Day celebrations
Philippine Independence Day, celebrated globally on June 12, marks the nation's autonomy and reflects the cultural pride and flourishing of the Filipino diaspora.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 10, 2024

Why Israeli relief over hostages' rescue from Gaza was short-lived
Pure joy swept Israel Saturday after the electrifying news that four hostages had been brought home to safety from Gaza. But within hours, the unresolved questions raised by the war against Hamas had reasserted themselves.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 10, 2024

No Caitlin Clark? How US Olympic basketball teams are chosen.
In an Olympic year, difficult choices are often made about who participates on the U.S. basketball teams. How do officials balance ability and chemistry among players vs. popularity?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 10, 2024

Where the wildflowers grow ... in a Ukrainian war zone
When a Ukrainian dam blew up a year ago, floods destroyed homes and farmland across swathes of the south. But nature is reclaiming its rights.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 10, 2024

In South Africa, curbing violence starts with showing boys their potential
A program for teenage boys in South Africa is teaching them how to become defenders of women, rather than perpetrators of violence against them.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jun 10, 2024

Key takeaways from the 2024 EU parliament elections
The European Parliament elections June 6 through 9, saw major shifts. President Emmanuel Macron's party in France faced a defeat, Germany's ruling coalition lost ground, and Italy's far-right gained influence.

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