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 world continues to watch as Russia attempts to rescue 116 crew members from its stranded submarine. However the rescue effort pans out, Russia's President Vladimir Putin will likely use the exercise to underscore his No. 1 message: the former superpower needs drastic military reforms.

Korean families are reunitingfor the first time in 50 years, with heart-rending stories and images reminiscent of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Faye Bowers Deputy world editor


*ALEX FLIES THE FRIENDLY SKIES: Monitor correspondent Alexander MacLeod once rode aboard the Concorde. In the 1970s, soon after it went into commercial service, he attended a flying press conference for the launch of a new safety razor that incorporated a then-novel blade head that, according to a public relations spokesman, "moved up and down like the nose of Concorde."

"We flew from Heathrow out toward Spain across the Bay of Biscay and back," Alex recalls, "in a flight that took about an hour. …

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