Christian Science Monitor | All Stories Trump’s fresh approach to the Middle East 2017-05-22T17:09:53.400000000+00:00 By design, his first official trip abroad alights in the centers of three faiths, hoping they can use their common roots to unite against terrorists and their supporters. Addressing concerns about our new website 2017-05-22T16:58:52.001000000+00:00 'Last Hope Island' celebrates the brave exiles who helped defeat Nazi Germany 2017-05-22T16:58:51.997000000+00:00 Author Lynne Olson explains the little-known roles of the Dutch, Poles, Czechs, and French in helping the United Kingdom survive the Battle of Britain and even shortening the war. Why is truth so important to us? 2017-05-22T16:47:51.845000000+00:00 A Christian Science perspective: We don’t have to compromise truth to get things done in the world. Top Picks: 'The Red Turtle' on DVD and Blu-ray, the Wild Weather app, and more 2017-05-22T16:47:51.842000000+00:00 A raw and beautiful sadness permeates the 11 tracks on Feist's 'Pleasure,' the movie 'Silence' features an intriguing turn by actor Issei Ogata, and more top picks. China expands its Antarctic ambitions 2017-05-22T16:04:43.747000000+00:00 The country plans to expand its scientific research programs on the icy continent amid growing environmental concerns associate with rising temperatures there. EU ministers lay out tough mandate for Brexit negotiations 2017-05-22T16:04:43.743000000+00:00 Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will launch the complex talks following the British election in June. He’s led a transformation among Roma villagers: crime down, productivity up 2017-05-22T16:04:43.668000000+00:00 László Bogdán, the mayor of Cserdi, Hungary, has worked to instill a sense of self-worth in the villagers while also countering common prejudices about the Roma. And he’s led by example. Trump's budget proposal includes more than 25 percent cut to food stamp budget 2017-05-22T15:42:45.900000000+00:00 Many aspects of the proposal are likely to face opposition from Democrats and several key Republicans. 'Bathroom bill' set to pass for Texas transgender students 2017-05-22T15:42:45.870000000+00:00 The new measure was originally intended to apply to the general public, though it will only apply public school students when it is likely signed into law.