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Erdogan responds to US tariffs on steel and aluminum with a rise in rates on alcohol, technology, tobacco and automobiles. Behind the clash the arrest and detention of a US pastor in Turkey. Moscow and Beijing ready to rush to Ankara's aid. Qatar launches a $ 15 billion investment plan.

 

| 16/08/2018
| TURKEY - USA - QATAR
by Lawrence Jangma Gam

The initiative will bring energy to around 10 thousand families in the Chin State and in the autonomous area of ​​Naga. The agreement provides for a grace period of 18 years; starting from the fiscal year 2036-2037, every year the Burmese authorities will return 3 million euros.

 

| 16/08/2018
| MYANMAR-ITALY

At the Angelus, Pope Francis recites a Hail Mary with the pilgrims for the Genoa tragedy victims and their loved ones . The Assumption of Mary means that "God wants to save all of mankind, body and soul". The resurrection of the flesh "is an element proper to Christian revelation, a cornerstone of our faith". "We are called to serve and glorify God with all our being, body and soul".

 

| 15/08/2018
| VATICAN

The largest inland body of water will be neither sea nor lake but will benefit from "special" status. The leaders of Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan signed the deal. Some 50 billion barrels of oil and 300 trillion cubic metres of natural gas are at stake. The sea is famous for its caviar, the roe of wild sturgeons.

| 14/08/2018
| IRAN - ASIA
by Melani Manel Perera

The area is a popular destination with tourists. The settlement was created in the 1950s. Most residents are Buddhists involved in inland fishing and farming. Residents have proposed different solutions to the authorities, without getting an answer.

| 14/08/2018
| SRI LANKA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The Brethren Church is located in the village of Depura. Its members have been threatened with "dire consequences". Today a young man was abducted from his home, dragged to a Hindu temple, had his head shaved, and was subjected against his will to a ceremony of reconversion to Hinduism.

| 14/08/2018
| INDIA
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by Shan Ren Shen Fu (山人神父)

Cross and inscription "Catholic Church" removed from church facade. The ban on holding summer youth camps for catechism. Meanwhile, the vaccine scandal breaks out, a sign of a lack of moral values in Chinese society. Vaccinating young people in the spirit, helping them discover their faith, would help Chinese society. The considerations of a priest blogger.

| 06/08/2018
| CHINA
 
by Suor Mary Prema

The disappearance of a child who was sold has "nothing to do with the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity". The nuns are victims of "many myths [. . .] information distorted and false news” as well as “baseless innuendo". Sr Prema gives her version of events and defends her congregation. Only two weeks before, the authorities described the children’s home involved as an “excellent environment for the care of children”. Now they have been taken by social services.

| 17/07/2018
| INDIA
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