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About 62.4 per cent of South Koreans support restarting the Kaesong industrial park and Mount Kumgang resort. But about 45% of 20-year-olds say the reunification process is not necessary. To overcome the deadlock between Washington and Pyongyang, 63.9 per cent of South Koreans approve of President Moon Jae-in’s mediation.

| 19/03/2019
| SOUTH KOREA
by Kunpen Rinpoche

The Bishop of Davenport personally presented the award to the Tibetan spiritual leader in Dharamshala. The award states: " Your leadership to promote respect for the dignity and culture of the Tibetan people fills all oppressed people with hope that peace can overcome injustice". For China he is "a wolf in sheep's clothing". The future Dalai Lama will emerge from "a free country", not from China, "without freedom".

| 19/03/2019
| CHINA-TIBET

The suspect is Gokmen Tanis, 37, of Turkish origin. According to some sources, the man in the past "fought" in Chechnya and was arrested for "suspected ties" with ISIS, then released. He is currently charged in a rape trial. Condemnation and solidarity of the Turkish government.

| 19/03/2019
| NETHERLANDS - TURKEY

The inauguration ceremony at 2am this morning. The swift succession reflects the BJP's need to maintain leadership of the Indian state. The Congress tries to undermine the religious alliances, but is mocked on social media.

| 19/03/2019
| INDIA

They will take place this week and are the result of a series of informal meetings. The government asked each of the eight organizations to form a delegation. Groups opposed to the ceasefire also participate. Aung San Suu Kyi intends to end decades of conflicts that have hampered the transition to a democratic federal union.

| 19/03/2019
| MYANMAR

Francis met with members of the Camillian charismatic family. During the meeting, he told them to live and bear witness to the merciful love of Christ towards the sick, especially the poorest, to meet their physical and spiritual needs. Proclaiming the Kingdom of God and caring for the sick is the task that the whole Church has received from Jesus.

| 18/03/2019
| VATICAN

As the country reels in shock, people gather at makeshift memorials outside the Al Noor mosque and the botanical garden. The stories of some victims take centre-stage in the international media. Western leaders express solidarity, whilst some Muslim countries slam Islamophobia. The Islamic State promises revenge.

| 18/03/2019
| NEW ZEALAND
by Sumon Corraya

Two Bangladeshis are among the dead. Thousands of Muslims stand in front of Dhaka’s press club to protest. The bishop of Rajshahi, who harshly condemned the attack by the Australian supremacist, wishes eternal rest to the dead.

| 18/03/2019
| BANGLADESH – NEW ZEALAND

The Rock Church’s pastor, Rev Dou Shaowen, received a one-year prison sentence in 2009 for illegal activities. Since February 2018, at least 4,000 Protestant churches have been vandalised or shut down across China.

| 18/03/2019
| CHINA
by Kamel Abderrahmani

The attacks reflect a malaise, reinforced by extreme right-wing and hate-filled intellectuals. The murderer was obsessed with the end of Europe and the idea of "a great replacement" of its peoples. Islamic terrorism is a direct cause of the emergence of nationalism and Islamophobia.

| 18/03/2019
| ISLAM – NEW ZEALAND
by Bernardo Cervellera

Fears of a "debt trap" as has been the case for some countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan. The EU countries of Eastern Europe that already collaborate with Beijing are in debt. Poland's trade deficit with China rose from 10.3 billion dollars in 2012 to 28.4 billion. The new law on foreign investments, the result of US and EU pressure.

 

| 18/03/2019
| CHINA - ITALY

A New York Times investigation cites senior US officials. The Saudi Rapid Intervention Group has ostensibly carried out several clandestine operations since 2017. Saudi leaders have not responded to the allegations. “We’ve never seen it on a scale like this,” an expert says.

| 18/03/2019
| SAUDI ARABIA – UNITED STATES

Give and it will be given to you. And it will be given to you in a good measure, full and overflowing, because the Lord will be generous: we give one and He will give us a hundred of all that we give. This is the attitude that prevents us from judging, from condemning and helps us to forgive.

| 18/03/2019
| VATICAN

The BJP politician studied in the Catholic state schools. Card. Gracias: "We can sincerely say that Goa and India have lost a great leader and that the Christian community has lost a sincere and honest friend". His death reopens political dispute with the Congress.

| 18/03/2019
| INDIA
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by Bernardo Cervellera
Since the signing of the agreement, members of the non-official communities have been forced to join the PA and its "independent" Church project. It is said that the underground Church "must disappear". But Pope Francis’ message  speaks only ...
| 11/03/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
The decision is taken on the 60th anniversary of the 1959 uprising. Tibetans in exile mark the event with protests. Xinhua uses the argument of economic growth, increased life span and better education to refute the critics' claims that the Tibetans ...
| 11/03/2019
| CHINA
 
by Emanuele Scimia
Beijing wants to maintain a foothold in Latin America, Washington’s “geopolitical backyard”. But dealing with the dysfunctional Venezuelan regime is a risky game for the Chinese, which could face similar challenges along the New Silk ...
| 11/03/2019
| CHINA-VENEZUELA
 
United States, Russia, France, Germany and China among the main exporters the. Washington remains the world leader in sales. 52% of US weapons go to the Middle East. Riyadh has increased the arms imports by 192%. Egypt ranked third with a 206% growth. ...
| 11/03/2019
| ASIA
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