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Monday, Sep 24

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What Kavanaugh case means for 'innocent until proven ...

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US Supreme Court confirmation hearings often become political spectacles. But in recent days, the Kavanaugh hearing has come to represent a collision between established legal norms and evolving socia...

With stalled talks between EU and May, Labour Party ...

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Negotiations between the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May have stumbled, and the future of Brexit looks more uncertain. At its party conference this week, divided Labour will debate merit...

Breakfast with Tom Donohue: ‘real trade war’ would harm ...

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At a Monitor Breakfast, US Chamber of Commerce leader Tom Donohue talked trade, tariffs, and why - after 21 years at the helm - he's not talking retirement.

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Brexit tensions and the two 'i-words' - CSMonitor.com

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Tensions have risen in recent days over Brexit negotiations, both between Britain and the EU and in Britain’s domestic political arena. The IMF says if what transpires is a “no-deal Brexit,” the conse...

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In high-stakes election in the Maldives, a win for ...

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In what many feared would be a rigged election and a slide back toward autocratic rule, opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory over President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Over the past fe...

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Hungary continues to stifle independent journalism ...

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The new owners of the largest independent news outlet in Hungary say they will not meddle in its editorial policies. Reporters at Index.hu are far from sure, and recent history shows why. Dozens of ne...

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UN honors Nelson Mandela as peace summit begins ...

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A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela was unveiled in front of the New York United Nations building on Sept. 24. The UN looks to remember the symbolism of Mandela's struggles again...

Friday, Sep 21

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Kavanaugh hearings: Does panel need 'protocol' for sexual ...

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As US-Iran sanctions begin, world powers try to save ...

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Ministers from countries around the world – except the US – will meet in New York on Sept. 24 to discuss a way to move forward with Iran's nuclear deal. European diplomats are desperate to keep the de...

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EU rejects May's exit plan as Brexit looms - CSMonitor.com

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In a series of meetings between the EU and the UK, both sides left empty-handed as Prime Minister Theresa May's government feels increasing political pressure in London and the final date for Brexit a...

Under Trump administration, number of Mexican immigrants ...

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The number of Mexican-born immigrants in the US plunged between 2016 and 2017, according to new census figures. The decline is likely due to both growing US hostility towards immigrants and increased ...

In struggle over Ukrainian Orthodox communion, a political ...

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Orthodox leaders in Ukraine are attempting to create a national church. But their success would likely result in a political schism, as parishes that were once spiritually allied to Moscow would be fo...

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N.C. hog farmers caught in conundrum: US loves pork, but ...

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Even before hurricane Florence, the hog debate in North Carolina had come to symbolize larger environmental questions amid climate change.

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Netanyahu support for Trump on UNRWA exposes political ...

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Israelis love to disparage the UN refugee agency for Palestinians as a political arm of the Palestinians. But the Israeli government’s support of President Trump’s new policy flies in the face of the ...

Thursday, Sep 20

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Why both Iran and US have taken hits from nuclear deal withdrawal

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On the world stage, the use of economic or military might is value-neutral only in rare instances. More often it catalyzes opposition, resentment, or active resistance. Yet it is still used. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters. President Trump holds up…

Liberal arts watch: Colleges appeal to students with ...

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Is college meant to prepare students for jobs or to help them be better thinkers? Liberal arts colleges in the United States, increasingly defending their content, have found a way to do both.

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As Canada legalizes cannabis, concerns mount over challenges, uncertainties

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Legalization of marijuana is only the first step of introducing it to society as a recreational substance. Many issues, like how it will be sold and what effect it will have on communities, remain. Part two of two. Sara Miller LLana/The…

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With Catalan politicians still in Spanish prison, dialogue ...

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It has been almost one year since Catalans voted to separate from Spain. The government in Madrid reacted by imprisoning many Catalonian political leaders, and that continues to be a source of tension ...

Female entrepreneurs in Ghana gain organizing power ...

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In Ghana's capital, female market vendors are often forcibly removed from the street, leaving them with nowhere to sell their goods. But this year, the women came together to demand a new, safer worki...

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Meanwhile in ... the Maldives, thousands of applicants ...

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The Maldives, thousands of applicants from around the world have overwhelmed a bookstore looking to hire. Philip Blackwell, founder of the 15-employee Ultimate Library bookstore, was stunned when appl...

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Putin calls downing of Russian plane off Syria a chain of ...

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A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic ...

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Can Islamist moderates remake the politics of the Muslim ...

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The era of political Islam appears to be waning in some regions. But as some Islamists broaden their appeal, there's an opportunity to increase our understanding of the nuances of Islam in politics.

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Cutting emissions still matters. But carbon capture rises ...

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Climate mitigation strategies tend to focus on emissions reduction. But carbon capture is becoming an equally vital prong of climate action. And the technology to do it is rapidly catching up.

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As legal cannabis comes to Canada, communities welcome ...

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Smiths Falls, about 40 miles south of Ottawa, used to be known as “Hershey Town” before the chocolate factory shuttered its doors. Today the ailing community of about 9,000 has re-emerged as the canna...

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As cannabis comes to Canada, communities welcome ...

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Smiths Falls, about 40 miles south of Ottawa, used to be known as “Hershey Town” before the chocolate factory shuttered its doors. Today the ailing community of about 9,000 has re-emerged as the canna...

Instant divorce of Muslim women outlawed by India's Modi ...

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The practice of talaq in Indian Muslim communities allows men to instantly divorce their wives. India's Hindu-led government is pursuing its punishment of this edict in efforts to, some experts say, b...

Nigerian Army in need of reform as ISIS gains strength in ...

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Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the ...

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North and South Korea take steps toward easing tension ...

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The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements on Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearizatio...

Tuesday, Sep 18

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In trial for eco-activist's murder, push for a full ...

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Honduras's supreme court has indefinitely delayed the trial for the murder of Berta Cáceres, a renowned environmental rights activist, after her family's lawyers filed a series of appeals.

What has changed since Anita Hill? Female senators who ...

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History often gives us some perspective on progress. Two former US senators offer their view of Anita Hill’s testimony before Congress in 1991, and the lessons for Kavanaugh hearings today.