Christian Science Monitor | All Stories A Saudi leader’s test of moderation 2018-03-23T12:39:07.957000000+00:00 The crown prince’s visit to the US puts a spotlight on his claim of ending the country’s past hate-filled ideology and instead embrace a ‘moderate Islam.’ Putin's provocations: Is it a new cold war if West doesn't push back? 2018-03-23T12:27:56.205000000+00:00 The West and Russia are once again at ideological loggerheads, this time between authoritarianism and democracy. But as Putin advances and provokes, Western pushback is mostly verbal, avoiding measures that would be costly to both sides. And he knows it. When Iraqi women face discrimination, her legal clinic can help 2018-03-23T12:05:58.240000000+00:00 Rajaa Abd Ali provides legal support to Iraqi women facing violence and prejudice, and educates women about their rights ‘because education is the most powerful weapon for them.’ Top Picks: Superorganism's album, the documentary 'Jane,' and more 2018-03-23T10:15:58.748000000+00:00 The Podbean app can help podcast fans find new content to listen to, 'The Shape of Water,' this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, is available on DVD and Blu-ray, and more top picks. ‘One Kiss or Two?' author Andy Scott explores origins of greetings and cultural differences 2018-03-22T21:47:59.083000000+00:00 'Greetings ... can be fraught with difficulty, doubt and embarrassment,' Scott says. Yes, a trade war could hurt everyone. But we're not there yet. 2018-03-22T21:36:57.935000000+00:00 President Trump announced sizable trade sanctions against China Thursday, and retaliatory moves by Beijing are expected. But it may lead toward negotiation and some resetting of rules, not a full-blown trade war that imposes severe hardship on the world economy. 'Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown' expertly reveals a hidden immigrant world 2018-03-22T21:04:15.126000000+00:00 This story of a Chinese activitst's efforts to make a new life in the US is startling but heartening. Illinois democratic primaries see spike in voter turnout 2018-03-22T20:15:01.574000000+00:00 More than 1.2 million people voted in Illinois' Democratic primary elections on Tuesday – the highest midterm showing in over a decade. Several long-term Democrats in the state faced fierce competition from relative political newcomers. Facebook: Take the virtual community with its corporate flaws or leave it? 2018-03-22T20:15:01.525000000+00:00 Facebook represents a truly 21st-century conundrum to users: When your community is a big business, and when a company's biggest business is your community, things can get very messy. In fossil fuels lawsuit, judge turns courtroom into classroom 2018-03-22T20:04:04.566000000+00:00 US District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers representing San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., and those representing five major oil companies, to conduct research on the science of global warming and present their findings in a federal hearing.