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Growth of 6.8% in the first quarter. Private investments rose by 8.9%; state ones by 13%. The migrant labor force also grew: 1.1%. The services sector is now 55.6% of GDP. But the trade war with the US could reduce the growth by 2.5% with 14 million jobs at risk.

| 17/04/2018
| Economy

The arrival of the OPCW inspectors in the former rebel enclave is scheduled for today. The British delegation denounced the blocking of investigations. US experts talk about chlorine and nerve gas in the blood and urine of the victims. Lavrov: Accusations against Russia "fabricated". More (unconfirmed) missile attacks overnight on a base in Homs.

| 17/04/2018
| Economy

For Mgr Audo, the airstrikes were a great media event but had little impact on the country. The ongoing power game on the backs of the Syrian people is a sad chapter. White House counters Macron’s claim about getting the US to stay, announces new sanctions against Russia. Syrian Church leaders slam the attacks, which they say violates international law.

| 16/04/2018
| Economy

John Cao, a Chinese national married to an American woman, was engaged in religious outreach and charity work between Hunan and Myanmar. The US State Department has called for his release on "humanitarian grounds". Family members have not been allowed to see him. China’s religious policy has become tougher.

| 16/04/2018
| Freedom of religion

"Let us refresh our memory: there are two questions. What did Jesus do for me, in my life, out of love? And seeing this, what do I do for Jesus, how do I respond to this love. And so we will be able to purify our faith from all self-interest ".

| 16/04/2018
| Vatican

At the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis calls for greater commitment from the international community for a joint action for peace in Syria. He also asks that Alfie, who is suffering from a degenerative disease and whom doctors want to deny basic care, "be" cared for according to his condition, with the agreement of family members, doctors and other health workers". "" Every offense or wound or violence to the body of our neighbor is an outrage to God the creator! My thoughts go, in particular, to children, women, the elderly whose bodies are mistreated". A martyr beatified in Madagascar.

| 15/04/2018
| Vatican
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The South Korean Church is praying for the success of the event, looking forward to "concrete" solutions to the peninsula’s problems. Hope was reborn with the Olympics. People are waiting for a message from Pope Francis.

17/04/2018
 

A harsh exchange between Russia and the United States at the UN. Trump speaks of possible intervention, with the support of London and Paris. Moscow denounces the "campaign of aggression" against a sovereign state. Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen: "there are no certainties" on the Douma attack. The prayers of Christians for peace in the country.

10/04/2018
 

About 158 refugee families live in the parish of Amadiya and surrounding villages. They need food, clothes, shoes, school support, kerosene. Many Christian, Yazid and Arab families returned to Mosul only to turn back. The ‘Adopt a Christian from Mosul’ campaign is ongoing.

27/03/2018
 

Xi Jinping sent a highly congratulatory message. Japan and Germany issued polite words. The Observatory for Security and Cooperation in Europe criticised restrictions on fundamental freedoms. Tensions with Britain remain over the ex-spy poisoning. For Chinese scholar, as the West continues to attack Russia and China, the two will move closer.

20/03/2018
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