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.
Francis met 60,000 young people who came to Rome for a gathering titled "Along a thousand roads," an event promoted by the Italian Bishops' Conference ahead of the Synod of Bishops on Youth.
For the Foreign Minister, the White House's attempt to block the sale of crude oil "is impossible". The world is "tired" of United States unilateral policies. The idea of privileged channels with the EU to strengthen trade. British scholar: the White House policy will eventually isolate the US, not Iran.
At the general audience, Pope Francis continues hiscatechesis on idolatry: "Human nature, to escape from precariousness, seeks a 'do-it-yourself' religion". The golden calf "is a symbol of wealth ... success, power and money ... the temptations of all time". "Our salvation comes from the One who became poor, who accepted failure". "In Christ our fragility is no longer a curse, but a place of encounter with the Father". The memory of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Edith Stein, patron saint of Europe.
The new customs taxes, of 25%, are added to those launched in July. They are in response "to the unfair business practices of China, such as the forced transfer of technologies and intellectual property rights". New taxes are expected for 200 billion Chinese products.
The Iraqi premier is forced to apply US sanctions to Iran. But he adds that the measure of sanctions is "unjust" and ends up targeting ordinary people. The US president warns: Those who do business with Tehran "will no longer be able to do business with the United States". EU responds: "We will increase business" with the Islamic Republic.
US targets financial transactions, the automotive sector and the purchase of commercial and metal aircraft, including gold. The sting expected in November, when oil and banks will be hit. Tehran: the US aims to "create divisions", sanctions damage "ordinary citizens". The EU appeals to the "anti-blockade" law to save the interests of its companies.
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.
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.