Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Today's Story Line

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The North-South Korean summit looks like more than feel-good atmospherics. The two leaders say they've agreed to move forward on key issues, including reuniting families and establishing trade and transportation links.

Is Putin stifling free press? The arrest of the owner of Russia's largest independent media empire is considered a troubling sign.

Beaches are closed, and France is struggling to mop up the most extensive - and perhaps the most expensive - oil spill in French history.

David Clark Scott World editor


*HELP FROM CELL MATES: "It is gratifying to find that you can cast yourself on the mercy of total strangers and be helped," says Peter Ford, our European correspondent. He was traveling by train from Paris to the Atlantic coast for today's story on an oil-spill cleanup. But his cellphone wouldn't work. With many work calls to make, he went to the next car and asked if he could borrow a cellphone. A passenger offered him one. …

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