Palestinian protests are growing in the West Bank, with many seeing more hope in Hamas's resistance model than in PA President Abbas's negotiations with Israel.
The EU is expected to move ahead with heavier, sectoral sanctions against Russia next week. Today it added two Ukrainian rebel groups to its list of sanctioned individuals.
Human rights advocates say Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev, each of whom were sentenced Thursday to 4-1/2 years in prison, were railroaded by Russian authorities to deter civil activism.
The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras meet with President Obama on the Central American crisis today. While their focus is often police and military solutions, others are seeking ways for kids to work or attend school without fear of being killed.
A court challenge could invalidate Australia's strategy of pushing boats with asylum seekers back before they enter its waters.
The Florida law seeks to bar doctors from discussing firearms safety with their patients. It was passed after several individuals perceived questions about gun ownership as intrusive and offensive.
At a Monitor breakfast Friday, an Obama aide said that House Speaker John Boehner’s move to sue President Obama has ‘opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment.’
HHS revealed on Thursday the number of unaccompanied migrant children being housed in each state. Some public officials want them, while others want to send them back.
Burn pits are open-air areas where the US military burned water bottles and plastic-foam cups, as well as human and medical waste. The VA has set up a registry for troops to detail their concerns.
Psychiatrist Lee Silverman worked in a gun-free hospital, but pulled out a gun in his desk to subdue an armed patient, who had just shot his caseworker. The case renews the issue: Should doctors and teachers be armed?
Three prominent leaders – two Shiite ayatollahs and a Palestinian scholar – defy religious intolerance with bold acts of understanding toward the 'enemy.'
The surge of child migrants over the US border may only continue if Americans don't open their hearts to the countries of origin – Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
The Indonesian presidential election brings a fresh leader with a record of clean governance, something this young Asian democracy has been struggling for.
Three states jumped into online gaming last year with high hopes. But so far their take is very low. The inherent problems in this addictive form of gambling should give pause to other states and to Congress if they are tempted to follow suit.
Letters to the Editor for July 21, 2014 weekly magazine:Gann: Actions taken by Israel in rounding up people suspected of complicity in the kidnapping were entirely legitimate. Horacek: High levels of student loans amongst recent graduates mean they won't be able to save for their future children's college
British Sky Broadcasting has agreed to take control of its Italian and German sister companies from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. The British Sky Broadcasting deal gives Rupert Murdoch and 21st Century Fox enough cash to possibly buy Time Warner.
Americans now owe $902.2 billion in car loans, up 10 percent from last year. However, most Americans also repaying their car loans on time.
A group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi reportedly conducted a feasibility study into buying the Buffalo Bills and building a stadium in Toronto. If Jon Bon Jovi were to buy the Buffalo Bills, how much would the NFL team fetch?
Mutual funds in the US fell $2.18 billion to $2.56 trillion for the week. Meanwhile, regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds — at least for some money funds used by big investors.
A judge struck down a fracking ban in Longmont, Colo. Thursday – a victory for oil and gas companies, and a blow to environmentalists trying to halt fracking at the local level. As more and more cities and towns mull fracking bans, courts are weighing in with decisions that vary widely by state.
Today's lithium-ion batteries may be too big for future electronics. A startup in California has developed paper-thin, flexible batteries that could be used in smart phones and other gadgets of the future.
Xi Jinping has launched a campaign against his political rivals that is roiling the entire Communist Party. A Reuters examination of the oil-industry component of the Chinese president's crackdown shows the extent of the Xi Jinping purge, a drama that will have repercussions well beyond China.
Virginia campground tornado tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, killing two and leaving more than two dozen injured. About 1,300 people were at the Virginia campground when the tornado hit.
Minnesota will issue hundreds more wolf hunting licenses this year, three years after the animals came off the endangered species list. The expanded Minnesota wolf hunting season begins in November.
After Facebook's strong second quarter results, founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $33.3 billion, placing him at number 16 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Google will reportedly buy Twitch.tv for $1 billion. But will the sale open up Twitch to legal disaster? Worry not, says the company.
Although the iPad has been losing market share, the Apple device is still the best-selling tablet on the market. Analysts predict its sales will rise as result of Apple's partnership with IBM.
Exclusive: The tech team behind Marvel Universe LIVE explains how it pulls off the stage show's special effects.
The state announced Thursday a new "public-private partnership" with IBM to improve government efficiency using cloud computing servers.
The event two years ago this week was the most powerful solar storm ever recorded. It could have triggered widespread power failures and wreaked havoc on satellites.
National Weather Service Radar has detected an enormous swarm of mayflies emerging from the Mississippi River for the slippery finale of their brief lives in the open air.
Biologists who tracked blue whales over 15 years say small adjustments to shipping lanes near San Francisco and Los Angeles could vastly improve the long-term survival of the species.
Clouds on alien planets have a sliver lining: by keeping surface temperatures from varying too much between day and night, they might make it easier for life to evolve.
The Audubon Society has criticized the design for the Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction, saying the humongous glass windows could spell death for unsuspecting birds.
With colorful red cabbage, kale and carrots, this crunchy salad gets a kick from lemon juice and some nuanced savor from za'atar, a blend of Middle eastern spices.
One mom encourages her son to test crowdfunding site Kickstarter, and learns that kids are well-represented on the crowdfunding circuit.
Another child has died from being left unattended in a car in the summer heat. Meanwhile, efforts are building nationwide to raise awareness of child heatstroke deaths and how to prevent them.
'Firefly Online,' an upcoming online multiplayer game, will reportedly include the voices of the cast members of the original TV show. Fans can register for 'Firefly Online' now.
'Goes' stars Michael Douglas as a curmudgeonly real estate agent and Diane Keaton as his neighbor.
A Christian Science perspective: God’s power and love, understood, can deflect and even defeat anxiety, alarm, hate, and violence.
Radcliffe stars in the film adaptation of Joe Hill's novel.
Harkness's book is the third in a planned supernatural trilogy.
'The Wake,' by Paul Kingsnorth was reportedly published by the website Unbound, which funds the publishing of books through donations.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
In the short stories of novelist Jane Gardam, tragedy is is an intimate, muted affair.