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11/22/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta sets up task force to fight energy mafia
by Mathias Hariyadi
Red tape, graft and malfeasance have pushed up prices. Oil and gas sector comes under closer scrutiny. Despite its huge reserves, Indonesia has to import energy to meet its needs. Transparency and a crackdown against mafia infiltration have become necessary.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) - The Indonesian government under President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo wants to set up a team of experts to fight the oil and gas mafia, Energy and Mineral Reserves minister Sudirman Said announced. For years, organised crime has been able...

11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the migrant, "a reminder of the need to eradicate inequality, injustice and abuses"
Migration "remains an aspiration to hope… to seek a better future wherever that may be". Those who leave their country should not be seen as a problem, but a person who contributes to the economic development and a possible "partner in the construction of richer communities", "stimulating the development of inclusion, creativity and respect for the dignity of all".
11/21/2014 INDIA
India, an open pit latrine that continues to kill thousands of children each year
In a world of some seven billion people, about 60 per cent of its residents without toilets live in India. Poor sanitation and hygiene as well as water pollution cause acute, often fatal diarrhoea and cholera. The government's Clean India campaign promises to solve the emergency, but ordinary Indians remains sceptical.
11/21/2014 KOREA
Korean unification could cost "$ 500 billion"
Without "reliable data on North Korea's financial and economic situations," unification could create a shock as big as the collapse of Lehman Brothers, South Korea's Financial Services Commission chief says. However, for South Korea, unification could be an economic "bonanza" as it combines its capital and technology with the North's labour and natural resources. The Catholic Church fears instead that North Korean workers might become "modern slaves, underpaid and marginalised".
11/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: churches must never become businesses
Redemption is free " when the Church or churches start doing business, then it is said that salvation is not so free ...". "There are two things that the people of God cannot forgive: a priest attached to money and a priest who mistreats people. This they cannot forgive!"

11/21/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo, Shinzo Abe dissolves the lower house and calls early elections
Prime Minister announces December vote, two years before the end of his mandate. The move indicates a willingness to "better explain" the economic policies of his government, which up to now seem to have failed. The country is in recession.
11/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope at FAO: food is not a commodity subject to speculation, the hungry "ask for dignity, not for charity"
The "challenge" of solidarity and the "paradox of plenty": "there is food for everyone, but not everyone can eat". "The the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by “market priorities”, and the “primacy of profit”. The "moral obligation to share the economic wealth of the world." "A source of inspiration is natural law, inscribed in the human heart, that speaks a language that everyone can understand: love, justice, peace, elements that are inseparable from each other"
11/19/2014 SINGAPORE - MYANMAR - CHINA
Singapore overtakes Beijing as biggest investor in Myanmar. With the "help" of US companies
Behind the boom of the city-state are US companies which, in order to circumvent the embargo, are registered in Singapore. Revelation of Washington tries to down play the revelation made by Burmese Vice-Minister of Finance. In 2014 registers more than 5 billion in foreign investment in the former Burma, with further growth prospects for next year.
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
A telegram from the pope blesses the 2014 international meeting by the PIME agency, its speakers, organisers and all those in attendance. The pontiff is "hopeful that this blessed occasion can be an intense experience of reflection and communion, promoting a renewed apostolic zeal in favour of proclaiming the Gospel in Asia."
11/18/2014 SRI LANKA - SYMPOSIUM
For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka
At the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium, Mgr Rayappu Joseph talks about the challenges and work of the Catholic Church in his country. Francis will be the first pope to visit the Tamil North, which has suffered 30 years of civil war. He insists on the need to "overcome tensions and polarisation between different communities".
11/18/2014 KOREA - SYMPOSIUM
Mgr You: popes have shown how to overcome the crisis of Korean society
At the 2014 AsiaNews International Symposium, the bishop of Daejeon looks at the trips by John Paul II and Francis to the peninsula, the last country still divided by war. "The seeds that were planted have borne fruit. Let us hope they become a way of salvation for us and throughout Asia."
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
At the Angelus, Francis invites the faithful to "go home, pick up the Gospel and read the passage from Matthew on talents. Meditate on what you do with them: do we share them, nurture them or keep them locked up?. After the Marian prayer, an appeal to Rome: "Tensions are too high, both sides should meet - even in the parish - to discuss and help dialogue win out".
11/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Abortion, euthanasia and test tube children are false compassion, life is always sacred
Addressing the Catholic Doctors Association, Francis describes healthcare as "a real lay apostolate." "The Gospel - the Pope said - goes beyond the Hippocratic Oath: love life at all times, especially when it requires special care and attention. Fidelity to the Gospel of life and respect for it as a gift from God sometimes requires brave choices".
11/15/2014 INDIA
Bangalore to build Asia’s first Science Gallery
Third in the world after the galleries in Dublin and London. The hotel will open in 2018. The institution will host, five temporary collections in five different themes each year, which then move to the other galleries. The goal is to combine art and science to offer a new cultural outlook to young people between 15 and 25.
11/15/2014 IRAQ
Iraq, Army free Baiji from Islamic State control
The area is the largest in the country for oil extraction, it alone accounts for 25% of total production. Control of the area means control of the Islamic extremists supply lines.

Altri articoli
11/14/2014 AFGHANISTAN - RUSSIA - USA
A new "cold war" between Moscow and Washington over Afghan opium
11/14/2014 VATICAN
Pope: man and not money at the heart of the economy
11/14/2014 VATICAN - SRI LANKA - PHILIPPI
In Sri Lanka and the Philippines, the pope to visit Our Lady of Madhu and meet typhoon survivors
11/13/2014 MYANMAR - US - UN
Kachin Activists call on US and UN to bolster Myanmar's stalled reform process by Francis Khoo Thwe
11/12/2014 IRAN - RUSSIA
Tehran and Moscow agree to the construction of new reactors at the Bushehr power plant
11/12/2014 CHINA - UNITED STATES
China and the United States agree to climate agreement "by 2030"
11/12/2014 RUSSIA
Russia, the Patriarchate launches an “orthodox banking system against the ruble crisis by Nina Achmatova
11/12/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA - PHILIPPINES
ASEAN: Hanoi and Manila united front against Chinese imperialism on the seas by N.H.
11/11/2014 VATICAN - G20
Pope asks G-20 to reach an agreement to stop terrorism in the Middle East
11/11/2014 SRI LANKA
Civil society groups call for housing and schools for mudslide victims by Melani Manel Perera
11/11/2014 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Despite "no progress" in Iranian nuclear talks, cautious optimism persists
11/11/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Markets celebrate merger of Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges
11/10/2014 CHINA - APEC - USA
APEC: China offers deals and maritime peace to oust the US from Asia
11/10/2014 IRAQ
Conflicting news on the fate of the "Caliph" Al-Baghdadi
Editor's choices
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
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11/19/2014 INDONESIA
As Ahok, a Christian and ethnic Chinese, becomes the first non-Muslim to lead Jakarta, Islamists rage
by Mathias Hariyadi
11/18/2014 INDIA
Tamil Nadu, 100 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
11/20/2014 AUSTRIA - IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad to Muslim leaders: Unbefitting silence on the Islamic State, a Nazism in the name of Islam
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
11/18/2014 IRAQ - SYMPOSIUM
Baghdad Patriarch hopes to see Francis in Iraq to restore Christians' hope
11/16/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Nurture your God given talents, don’t disappoint Him!
11/21/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
For Global Times, Beijing open on Vatican choosing bishops, closed on Patriotic Association
by Bernardo Cervellera
11/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope warns against a Church that is a "group of ecclesiastical disciples" that wants to keep the Lord away "from the peripheries"
11/17/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch and Speaker of Parliament: Christians essential to Iraq's future
by Joseph Mahmoud
11/18/2014 VATICAN - SYMPOSIUM
Pope, hopeful that the AsiaNews Symposium will encourage evangelical zeal in Asia
11/18/2014 SRI LANKA - SYMPOSIUM
For Mannar Bishop, Joseph Vaz led John Paul II and Francis to Sri Lanka

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