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Kim Jong Un Makes Historic Walk Across North Korean Border to Meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in

(GOYANG, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set off Friday from his stronghold in the capital of Pyongyang for the border with South Korea, which he’ll walk across for historic face-to-face talks with his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Their discussions will focus overwhelmingly on whether the North can be persuaded(…)

The US is descending into tribalism, Nobel laureates say hold Myanmar accountable, Israel’s church taxes increase tensions over East Jerusalem, Threats of force not the answer in the South China Sea, German courts push a green shift in the auto industry

A roundup of global commentary for the March 12, 2018 weekly magazine. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Wants to ‘Write a New History’ With South Korea After Talks

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had an “openhearted talk” in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday. It’s the first time South Korean officials have met with the young North Korean leader in person since he took power after his dictator father’s death in(…)

‘We’re Gonna Do What International Law Says We Can Do.’ Aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea

Crowned with a giant disc-shaped radar — the captains all call it their “eye in the sky” — the E-2C Hawkeye early warning aircraft is typically one of the first to launch and the last to retire on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. By day’s end, more than 100 sorties will have(…)

Rex Tillerson’s Monroe Doctrine invocation was bizarre, Meeting between North and South Korea sparks hope, War between Israel, Syria, and Iran looks imminent, Social media normalizes stalking, Elon Musk proves the benefits of privatized space programs

A roundup of global commentary for the Feb. 26, 2018 weekly magazine. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories