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  • ‘Munich’ dramatizes one of the turning points of World War II
    Robert Harris's book centers on the Munich conference held in September 1938 in which British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met with Hitler in one last desperate attempt to forestall a general European war.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Catalan parliament to decide if self-exiled Puigdemont can be president
    Catalonia's parliament has elected a pro-independence leader of parliament. Now the body must decide if self-exiled secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont can be considered a candidate in an upcoming presidential election. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • In a threatened Cambodian forest, hand-in-hand push to protect land and people
    Cambodia's deforestation rate is one of the fastest in the world. That puts endangered animals at risk, as well as cultures that have long drawn on the forests for their livelihoods and traditions. But conservation initiatives may help protect these communities. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • France looks to speed up wind power projects
    France will announce steps this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines. To date, only half of the authorized French onshore wind projects have been installed due to legal opposition from activists.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Spy suspect’s arrest: What motivates turncoats?
    The FBI has charged Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a former CIA officer, with passing secrets that helped Beijing brutally dismantle US espionage operations in China. Along with raising questions about why Mr. Lee would betray America, the arrest also points to the growing Chinese intelligence threat. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Stealth parenting
    I’ve found a surefire way to lure my teen out of his room. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Home is a power
    A Christian Science perspective: An understanding of God’s goodness, tenderness, and perpetual care for all His children brings a sense of home that can never be lost. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Democrats watch Pennsylvania special election race for anti-Trump sentiment
    A moderate Democrat and a Trump supporter face off in conservative Pennsylvania in a special congressional election race as Democrats hope for a political renaissance on the heels of sweeping wins in Virginia and a surprise upset in Alabama.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • As Indian cities develop, minorities forced into slums
    Ghettoized into cramped conditions, low-income Hindus and Muslims struggle with access to civic amenities, ostracized in their efforts to find a job and better living conditions. These minorities and their increasingly worsening conditions highlight the deepening divide between the rich and the poor in India. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • How insecurity in Afghanistan is constraining the Red Cross
    Curtailing operations anywhere is not exactly in the ICRC's DNA, but attacks in 2017 undermined the relief organization's sense of security in Afghanistan and called into question its 'need versus risk' calculations. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • 5 new titles to check out in the New Year
    Among the flood of 2018 book releases, here are five particularly fine new titles. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Coarse words and new thinking
    The use of foul language to describe immigrants from certain regions provides an opportunity to examine our own preconceptions – and to seek the facts. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • How a book by a White House insider made waves … in 1868
    Exactly 150 years ago, another insider account captivated the nation by exposing the secret inner workings of the White House. That one was from seamstress Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Keckley, a former slave who became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Libya crisis as opportunity: Who are the Madkhalis?
    The fundamentalist Madkhalis, who supported Qaddafi until the end, have fought hard to prevent ISIS from establishing a base in Libya. But experts warn of their influence on society and aim of establishing a theocracy. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • Daily life is slow to return to Syrian ‘rebel’ capital
    Four years after the start of the civil war, the Bab Dreib district of Hobs, Syria, stands abandoned and destroyed. Only 30 percent of its former inhabitants have returned as roads and buildings are in ruins, making access to food and other resources difficult.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • ‘Mama warrior’ helps children of immigrants
    Immigration activist Nora Sandigo has accepted responsibility for 1,250 children of immigrants living in the United States illegally. Hundreds of parents have signed power of attorney documents giving her the ability to care for their children if they are detained or deported.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • In push to ‘fast track’ women into office, gender quotas gain traction
    When nations across Africa and Latin America began emerging from civil conflicts and dictatorships in the 1980s and '90s, they identified a need to involve more women in politics. Today, 24 have at least 30 percent female representation. Part 2 of Reaching for Equity, a global series on gender and power. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-17
  • For Senegal island’s residents, famed slavery heritage site incurs a cost
    Visitors have flocked to Gorée Island, with its memorial to the transatlantic slave trade, since UNESCO designated it a place of 'outstanding universal value.' But locals say the benefits haven't trickled down, echoing a common claim at World Heritage Sites. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-16
  • 2018: The year the European Union stands and delivers?
    After a year of challenges from the populist far right, Europe looks set for an opportunity to reform. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – if she can assemble a coalition – may not get a better chance. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-16
  • False missile alert raises questions about preparedness
    A false missile alert sent Hawaii into a panic on Saturday with many people unsure of how to respond. The incident fueled skepticism of the government's ability to alert residents during a real emergency. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-01-16