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Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 18, 2019

Ukraine: Why does it keep coming up in the Trump White House?
Ukraine has been the site of the political affairs of Paul Manafort, the business dealings of Hunter Biden, and the investigations of Rudy Giuliani.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 18, 2019

Immersed: A walk through Hong Kong's protests (video)
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have made headlines for months. But what does a typical demonstration really feel like?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 18, 2019

Why Canada has cooled on Justin Trudeau
Just a few years ago, Justin Trudeau was a political rock star in Canada. Now he's struggling to ensure that his party wins Monday's elections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 18, 2019

Is Giorgia Meloni the new champion of Italy's far-right?
Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni is the only politician to gain popularity in polls since the new coalition government took over in September.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 18, 2019

Points of Progress: Costa Rica's electricity was 99% renewable in 2019
In good news this week: New York City's poverty levels are at their lowest since the 1970s, harbor seals are returning to the Thames River, and more.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 17, 2019

Why Trump's withdrawal from Syria has Israel on edge
President Trump's withdrawal from Syria has refocused Israelis on what they want most from the U.S. - for it to remain active in the region.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 17, 2019

For Brits living in Europe, Brexit throws a once clear future into doubt
Brexit could overturn the lives of more than a million Britons living in the European Union in terms of residency, travel, and social security.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 17, 2019

The soft power of mothers: Fighting extremism begins at home
A program that has taught mothers in 16 countries was created by Edit Schlaffer to help women whose children are being recruited by extremists.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 16, 2019

Peace process in jeopardy as tensions rise in South Sudan
If the opposition leader cannot safely return to South Sudan, the country could miss its Nov. 12 deadline to create a coalition government.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 16, 2019

A city in India almost ran dry. What will prevent a repeat?
After water-supply scares this summer, Chennai is welcoming fall rains. But residents worry better planning is needed to avoid long-term water issues.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 15, 2019

In Turkey, killing ‘terrorists' in Syria sold as worth the cost
As Turkey tries to ride out an economic crisis, the incursion into Syria to fight Kurdish "terrorists" is already facing unanticipated costs.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 15, 2019

Indigenous protesters triumph, Ecuador to rework austerity plan
Quito begins cleanup after protests resulted in a deal. President Lenín Moreno kept his promise to allow protests, which his predecessor suppressed.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 15, 2019

Insults to Putin come with a fine. But is the cost to the Kremlin greater?
A ban on online slander of Russian officials, including Vladimir Putin, seems meant to silence critics. But is it making the Kremlin look weak?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 15, 2019

Zalando sets target for more women in top management
The Berlin-based online-fashion retailer has announced that at least 40% of its top management jobs will be held by women by the end of 2023.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 15, 2019

Retailer Zalando sets target for more women in top management
The Berlin-based online-fashion retailer has announced that at least 40% of its top management jobs will be held by women by the end of 2023.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 15, 2019

Protesters, police clash after Catalan verdicts announced
Three were arrested and more than 170 injured as separatist protesters confronted police after verdicts were announced in Spain's Catalan trials.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 11, 2019

Why Poland's illiberal ruling party is cruising toward reelection
Even as the EU has butted heads with Poland, the Polish ruling party has seen its popularity rise on a policy of patriotism and public spending.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 11, 2019

Migrants left home for a reason. Returning is a struggle.
Returned migrants sometimes receive support getting back on their feet in Nigeria. But how can short-term help become long-term success?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 11, 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize
The 100th Nobel Peace Prize honors Mr. Ahmed's work for peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea. The Nobel committee hopes to encourage further progress.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 11, 2019

Points of Progress: Tech halts poaching, garment workers get raise, and more
Australia's capital will be powered by 100% renewable energy in 2020, Norway is giving Gabon $150 million to protect rainforests, and more progress.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 10, 2019

Professor vs. media mogul: Populism plays in Tunisia, too
In Tunisia's presidential runoff, the issues are political reform and battling corrupt elites. It's anti-establishment populism, without xenophobia.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 10, 2019

The cost of a guest worker visa? For some scam victims, years of debt.
Temporary worker visas for the U.S. seem like a safe alternative to migration to many Guatemalans. But recruitment scams often target applicants.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 10, 2019

Serbia, Albania, N. Macedonia agree to passport-free travel
Citizens of those countries will be able to travel freely between the countries by 2021. Leaders hope it will boost commerce and living standards.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 09, 2019

In Iraq's protests, a popular cry to reform a broken political system
A weeklong display of rage over persistent unemployment and corruption in Iraq left at least 165 people dead and more than 6,000 wounded.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 09, 2019

When the right wing is still 'too socialist': Poland's far-right unites
Poland's far-right parties see an opportunity in Oct. 13 elections to challenge a right-wing government they see as do-nothing and too liberal.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 09, 2019

Cafe culture: France fights to keep its fraternité
In France, where the iconic cafe is on the decline, people are trying to hold onto a culture that promotes camaraderie in city and small town alike..

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 09, 2019

What Turkey wants after U.S. leaves Syrian border
Turkey says it wants Syrian Kurds - U.S. allies - out of the Syrian border area. The U.S. no longer stands in the way. What's the local impact?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 09, 2019

To avoid protesters, Ecuador president moves capital
With the country in crisis, Ecuador President Lenín Moreno moved its capital after protesters descended in Quito to rally against economic austerity.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 08, 2019

In Tanzania, a new generation has a change of heart about lions
Younger Maasai pastoralists are helping to educate people about the importance of coexisting with lions instead of retaliating against the big cats.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 07, 2019

The Catalan Trials: Explaining Spain's prisoners' dilemma
A separatist saga continues in Spain. Twelve Catalan politicians and activists await verdicts for their roles in the 2017 independence referendum.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 07, 2019

North Korean negotiator says future talks depend on US proposals
North Korea called Saturday's nuclear disarmament negotiations "very bad" and contradicts U.S. claims that both sides are open to further talks.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 07, 2019

‘A place of refuge': Bird-watching takes flight on Chicago's South Side
When she created the first "afrobirding" group 15 years ago, Sherry Williams helped broaden and diversity a pastime known for its narrow demographics.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 07, 2019

Malaysia's first 'ethical' job agency targets modern slavery
To disrupt the practice of debt bondage, a Malaysian job recruiting agency is cutting the cost of finding workers jobs.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 07, 2019

Portuguese Socialists win election, look for coalition partners
Emerging from an election with 36.6% of the vote, Portugal's Socialists look set for four more years in government. Who will join them is less clear.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 07, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Another whistleblower, US leaves Syria
Catch me up on the weekend news: What a second whistleblower means, why the U.S. is abandoning Syria, and what's behind violences in Iraqi streets.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 07, 2019

U.S. troops abandon northern Syria as Turkey preps for invasion
Major U.S. policy shift: Syrian Kurdish fighters accuse Washington of failing to abide by its commitments to its key allies in the fight against ISIS.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 06, 2019

Iraqi government desperate to quell street protests
Iraq's prime minister announced a 17-point plan Saturday to appease the protesters, including paying out unemployment benefits. Will it work?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 06, 2019

Pope Francis urges Amazon bishops to shake up status quo
Pope Francis opened a three-week meeting on preserving the Amazon. But conservatives oppose ending celibacy and the pope's ecological agenda.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 04, 2019

Dictator: deposed. Democracy: check. But what about jobs?
The Tunisian freedom fighters who delivered democracy cannot rest on their laurels in the current elections. The people want jobs, too.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 04, 2019

Hong Kong mask ban sparks protests, may signal hardening stance
The government's ban on masks could result in a one-year jail sentence. Protestors who wear them say it protects their identity from Communist China.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 04, 2019

Kosovo holds early election amid calls to normalize Serbia ties
Political observers believe the opposition may have an edge with their softer stance on tariffs and lack of corruption scandals.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 04, 2019

Points of Progress: Shelter euthanasia rates are down, and more
More cats and dogs at U.S. shelters are surviving, thanks to plummeting euthanasia rates. And red streetlights are helping English bats hunt better.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2019

A rapper's quest to be president
Bobi Wine wants to unseat Uganda's entrenched ruler. Can he stir a youth revolution here and across Africa?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2019

Climate is a top issue in Canada. Why aren't the Greens doing better?
While the environment and climate change assume unprecedented importance for many Canadians, the party that champions them - the Greens - still lags.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2019

Rewriting the historical epic: African women writers go big
Petina Gappah's "Out of Darkness, Shining Light" is the latest example of a new generation of African novelists reinventing historical fiction.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2019

Amid inflation, protests, Haitians 'living on hope'
With inflation rising to almost 20% and violent protests demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, schools and businesses are closing.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 03, 2019

Johnson softens stance on Brexit, seeks coalition
After a hardline approach almost crashed him out of Parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed new Brexit plans and a compromise.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 02, 2019

As Poland's election heats up, so does anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Why?
Poland's LGBTQ community is feeling a new level of persecution as the ruling party turns sexuality into a political issue ahead of elections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 02, 2019

Impeachment, Brexit, and the battle to define democracy
Amid Brexit and an impeachment inquiry, citizens' visions of core principles of government have diverged sharply.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 02, 2019

Taste of Tunisia: Cafe culture is democratic, and uplifting
Cafes are Tunisia's "great equalizer" - both a crossroads and a haven where all, even the unemployed, can afford a seat and a cup of coffee.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 02, 2019

Letter from Gambia: After 22-year regime, ‘We need the truth'
Gambia's Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission has launched a national reckoning with former President Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 02, 2019

Black women take US mayoral reins in record numbers
Historically, black women have engaged in politics from the sidelines. Now they're stepping into the limelight - especially as mayors.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 01, 2019

In now-or-never mindset, Hong Kong protests keep up pressure
China celebrated National Day on Tuesday with a grand military parade. But Hong Kong's protesters cast the day as one of mourning and demonstrations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Oct 01, 2019

More Iranians buy homes in Turkey as a 'plan B' under sanctions
It's now easier to get a Turkish passport when buying a home in the country. This increasingly draws Iranian buyers who want to avoid U.S. sanctions.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2019

As a generation of Syrian refugees come of age, what future awaits?
What happens when primary and secondary school are the focus of aid for refugees, but not college? Syrian students search for ways to keep learning.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2019

As a generation of Syrian refugees comes of age, what future awaits?
What happens when primary and secondary school are the focus of aid for refugees, but not college? Syrian students search for ways to keep learning.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2019

Yemen rebels free 290 detainees, reviving hopes for talks
Houthi rebels released several hundred prisoners Monday. The country has been in civil war since 2014 when the rebels overran the capital.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2019

Greek silk-makers are reinventing a centuries-old tradition
Combined with new printing technology, luxury fashion firms are helping reboot silk factories in a remote border town.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: What's next on impeachment and Hong Kong?
Three big news events from this past weekend - impeachment maneuvering, Hong Kong protests, and a new spaceship from Elon Musk. Also, what to look for in the news this week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 30, 2019

Hong Kong protests ramp up ahead of China's National Day
Violent clashes in Hong Kong were part of global "anti-totalitarianism" protests against "Chinese tyranny," with rallies in Sydney and Taipei.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2019

At stake in Afghan vote: presidential vision, and legitimacy
To confronts an advancing Taliban, the next Afghan president will need to be seen as legitimate. Voter turnout and the appearance of fairness are key.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2019

A corner of Moscow fights to keep history from being built over, literally
Developers in Moscow plan to turn the historical Badaevskiy Beer Plant site into the home of airborne apartment blocks. But locals are fighting back.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2019

Rwanda opens its doors to asylum-seekers once headed for Europe
In 1994, 2 million Rwandans were displaced by genocide. Thursday, the country accepted the first of 500 asylum-seekers as part of a U.N. agreement.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2019

Portugal's animal-nature party poised as unlikely kingmaker
Polarized politics can allow previously niche interests to have majority-making influence. In Portugal, this may benefit an environmental party.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 27, 2019

Points of Progress: Racial minorities are majority of new hires, and more
Racial minorities are the majority of new hires in the United States, and a grocery chain in Finland came up with a way to reduce food waste.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 26, 2019

How attacks on women mobilized Mexico's ‘feminist earthquake'
Feminist protests in Mexico City face pushback for their tactics. But activists angry at the rate of violence against women see change in the making.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 26, 2019

Letter from Uganda: 5,000 miles from China - and yet not far at all
China's much-debated role in Africa has been growing for years. Even so, our correspondent was surprised at just how much of China he found in Uganda.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 26, 2019

What the Taliban are telling themselves about war and peace
Internal Taliban messaging raises serious questions about whether the negotiations about a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan can be successful.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 25, 2019

UN envoy: Constitutional committee first step to peace in Syria
Syria's U.N. envoy called the agreement to establish a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria "a door opener" to U.N.-supervised elections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 25, 2019

Migrants arrive in Sicily as Italy pushes repatriation at UN
An aid ship rescued 182 people near Libya and they disembarked Tuesday in Italy. Though hopeful, migrants are unsure where they can resettle.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 25, 2019

Tesla ‘Dog Mode' saves lives, but confuses alert humans
Tesla offers a clever solution - Dog Mode - to the problem of protecting pets in cars. But a vigilant apublic is still learning about the feature.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 24, 2019

In UK Supreme Court ruling, a blow to faith in British institutions?
The U.K. Supreme Court ruled today about parliamentary sovereignty, but in Britain's heated politics, the decision may undermine faith in democracy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 24, 2019

‘Freedom is in our mind': Why Hong Kong protests are still escalating
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, rather than abating, are showing signs of radicalization - borne out of deepening distrust toward the government.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 24, 2019

After brownface scandal, how do minority Canadians view Trudeau?
A month away from Canadian elections, minority voters interviewed say the focus of the brownface scandal has been misplaced.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 24, 2019

Indonesian students, police clash over corruption law protests
In Jakarta, thousands protested a law they say hampers the state's anti-corruption agency and demanded a delay for a bill that would violate rights.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 24, 2019

Uganda's forests are disappearing. He's fighting back.
Environmental activist William Amanzuru's network, Friends of Zoka, is determined to push back against illegal logging and deforestation in Uganda.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2019

After attack on refinery, Saudis souring on go-it-alone posture
Multilateralism may be out of vogue, but after the refinery attack the Saudis are contemplating the downside of an overreliance on individual allies.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2019

Slave trade revisited: For Ghanaian archaeology team, past is personal
Archaeologist Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann leads a team excavating Christiansborg Castle, a slave fort in Ghana where many of the team's ancestors worked.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2019

Thomas Cook's financial collapse strands travelers
The collapse of the 178-year-old travel firm, weakened by the rise of Airbnb and budget airlines, will have sweeping effects across the industry.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 23, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Trump's call to Ukraine and the Emmys
Catchup on three big news events from this weekend: Trump on his call to Ukraine, Israeli political shift, and inspired by the Emmys.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 22, 2019

Historic first: Arab parties endorse Gantz for prime minister
Israel's Arab parties reluctantly broke with tradition and backed a candidate for prime minster, former Israeli military chief Benny Gantz.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2019

Does Hungary education reform mean more patriotism, but less democracy?
Viktor Orbán's education reform is making Hungary's curriculum more patriotic, but critics say it's at the expense of critical thinking and democracy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 20, 2019

Points of Progress: Women shattered a glass ceiling on Wall Street, and more
Global good news and progress: There are no longer any all-male boards among S&P 500 companies, and Ethiopia has a plan to end child marriage by 2025.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 19, 2019

Attack on Saudi oil fields: A broader view
The Saudi oil fields strike claimed by Shiite Houthis is best understood as part of a conflict with Iran involving actors across the region.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 19, 2019

Attack on Saudi oil fields: Mapping a broader view
The Saudi oil fields strike claimed by Shiite Houthis is best understood as part of a conflict with Iran involving actors across the region.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 19, 2019

‘Am I Next' protests: South Africans push to renew fight against rape
Uyinene Mrwetyana's rape and murder have reawakened outrage about violence against women in South Africa. But will it lead to change, protesters ask?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 19, 2019

In new Sudan, women want more freedom, bigger political role
After the military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir in April, Sudanese women are seeking freedoms which were restricted by the old regime.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 19, 2019

Israeli vote leans centrist; Netanyahu's future in doubt
With left-right divide largely preserved, a secular party opposed to an ultra-Orthodox role in government is poised to play the role of kingmaker.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 19, 2019

Less Bollywood, more us: How India's weddings are changing
Indian weddings are still sacrosanct. But more couples are changing up traditions, reflecting evolving views on money, gender, and happiness.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 18, 2019

Melinda Gates: What she's learned
How her approach to philanthropy, and her own life, has changed after $50 billion of giving.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 17, 2019

Diplomacy: When a winner-take-all approach risks losing big
US President Trump and British Prime Minister Johnson have raised expectations of diplomatic wins on their terms. But their approach may be shifting.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 17, 2019

As China's National Day approaches, Hong Kong protests cast a shadow
National Day celebrations are an opportunity for China's Communist Party to project strength. But Hong Kong's ongoing crisis poses a challenge.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 17, 2019

These dogs get second chances. Just like their inmate caretakers.
Pennsylvania nonprofit pairs dogs with inmates. The goal is to help participants land a full-time job within 90 days of their release.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2019

Who will win in Israel Tuesday? Meet the unlikely kingmaker.
The separation of religion and state has never been sorted out in Israel. Now a born-again secularist champion could swing a tight election.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2019

As basketball fandom rises in China, NBA looks for opportunity
The FIBA Basketball World Cup ended in Beijing on Sunday. Fan enthusiasm is rising in China despite escalating tensions with the United States.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2019

UN mission finds evidence of 'genocidal acts' in Myanmar
The group says it has a list of more than 100 suspected actors in the war crimes that forced 740,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh in 2017.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2019

Monday Sunrise Briefs: Drones attack Saudis, UAW strikes
Catchup on weekend news: Iran blamed for epic attack on Saudi oil facilities. A big auto workers strike hits G.M. Why Dems want to impeach Kavanaugh.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 16, 2019

Tensions, and oil prices, rise after attack on Saudi oil fields
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attack on Saudi Arabia and released satellite photos of 19 impact points at oil facilities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 14, 2019

Points of Progress: A lake's path to restoration, and more
Conservationists have reclaimed water rights for fish and wildlife in Walker Lake, and museums are repatriating human remains.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Sep 13, 2019

Amid rubble in Kabul, fatigue with ‘talking while fighting'
In Afghanistan, with U.S.-Taliban talks halted, there's a consensus among Afghans: "The first law of peace is a cease-fire."

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