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Daily News Briefing

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.

Ukraine is the latest in a series of Russian-backed separatist operations. But the stakes in Ukraine are higher than elsewhere.

Yesterday's vote may be a turning point in the post-war European integration project.

Amid persistent worries about deflation, the European Central Bank is following the lead of the Federal Reserve.

World events, economic trends, and national politics make headlines, but at the grass roots level the American union is strong.

From one end of the Arabian Peninsula to the other, Saudi Arabia and Iran are vying for influence.

Racial equality is sometimes frustratingly slow. Sometimes it seems to backslide. But progress persists.

Momentum shifts in Iraq

Islamic State's aggressive attacks drew attention last year. But it is increasingly on the defensive.

Extremists divided

A rift between Al Qaeda and the Islamic State echoes rifts among earlier militant groups.

Mainstream Islam and jihadist Islam are in a doctrinal war. Voices in the mainstream are beginning to speak up.

Countering violent extremism doesn't end at the borders of Europe or the United States.