A Mao Impersonator at a Blockchain Conference in China Sparks Outcry

An actor who impersonated former Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong delivered a speech at a conference about blockchain technology in China, causing outrage and forcing organizers to apologize. Wearing a gray suit and imitating Mao’s Hunan accent, a man named Xu Guoxiang parodied the founder of the People’s Republic of China at the Boao Blockchain(…)

The UN Security Council solve the Rohingya crisis, How Arabs can avoid an Israel-Iran war, Windrush scandal sparks soul searching among black Tories, Nicaragua upheaval a warning about changing presidential term limits, Global press freedom worsens

A roundup of global commentary for the May 14, 2018 weekly magazine. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

Jordin Sparks Welcomes First Child — A Healthy, Happy Son Named Dana Isaiah Thomas, Jr.!

Couldn’t be happier for Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah! The American Idol alum gave birth to their first child earlier this week, on May 2, according to a breaking new announcement in People this afternoon! The 28-year-old singer and her 25-year-old husband will keep the name all in the family, too, opting to name their(…)

Kendall Jenner Selfie Sparks Plastic Surgery Rumors: What Do YOU Think?

In many ways, Kendall Jenner is not like her famous siblings. The 22-year model doesn’t flaunt her love life in public nor does she really flaunt her body on Instagram. Which is ironic when you consider her profession. For the most part, Kendall seems content to stay sort of far away from the spotlight, traveling the(…)

Plan for China’s Xi to stay in power indefinitely sparks criticism – Plan for China's Xi to stay in power indefinitely sparks criticismNBCNews.comThe ruling Communist Party's Central Committee proposed to remove from the constitution the expression that China's president and vice president "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms," the Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. advertisement …China's Lurch Toward One-Man Rule Under Xi Jinping Should(…)

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

Jordin Sparks: ‘I Would Love to be a Part’ of the ‘American Idol’ Reboot

Ten years after Jordin Sparks won American Idol’s sixth season at the age of 17, the singer is hopeful she’ll get to be part of ABC’s reboot of the talent competition. American Idol Winners “I want to be,” Sparks told Us Weekly exclusively on Thursday, November 30. “I got to do the kick off for the auditions this past summer.(…)