The Christian Science Monitor Daily News Briefing gives you the Editors' view of the day's most important events. Each issue is a tightly-edited report alerting you to the news stories that deserve your attention. Each issue features an exclusive, original column by our editors with their observations about the news, four breaking news stories, the daily Christian Science perspective and a Top Headlines column. Its short format is easy to quickly understand the important news topics of the day and why they matter to you.
Prison populations in the US are falling. Now what about all those prisons?
Iraq's prime minister would make history by leading Iraqis above factionalism
Instead of recoiling from the dangers of Ebola, 'global citizens' should step up assistance to West Africa.
With decreasing unemployment and cheaper commodity prices, the "real economy" is looking up.
Outside pressure and inside self-interest may be changing Vladimir Putin's approach to Ukraine.
A deal on Iran's nuclear program is in everyone's interests – and increasingly possible.
Countering the Islamic State will require a more united, vigorous effort.
Whatever is going on in the country's inner circle today, the 'hermit kingdom' cannot last.
As oil prices dip, nations such as Russia and Iran might see the wisdom of moderation and cooperation.
Turkey has so far held back from intervening. But a twist of history might change that.