The number of insects exceed the earth’s human population. Their release into the environment would be a catastrophe. Adult cockroaches are used to make a potion used by millions of Chinese to treat respiratory and gastric problems.
The workshop is called the Jagorani Handicraft Centre. The founder started working with poor women in 1968; now it works with 3,000 people, mostly non-Christians. The products are also exported abroad. For the nun, “if women can be independent, they can make a difference for their family.”
The two-day National Youth Summit 2018 will open tomorrow. Its aim is to create a platform that connects young people and strengthens their role as peace builders. More than half of them have never befriended people from another ethnic group.
Taiwanese military cancel scheduled canon drill. The Chinese involved ships and helicopters at sea. The Liaoning aircraft carrier will pass through the Strait.
Under the authority of the World Trade Organization, the duties imposed by the US on steel and aluminum and those planned by China on US products will be addressed. Theft of intellectual property is also on the agenda.
12 tons of "dirty" coffee seized. The owner bought the discarded beans and mixed them with the other "ingredients", then dyed the mixture black. This year more than three tons of product placed on the market.
The country will go to the polls for the presidential and legislative elections on June 24th; a year and a half before the expiry of the mandate set for November 3, 2019. The president focuses on nationalism and achievements in the anti-Kurdish offensive in northern Syria. A decision that is a "sign of panic and weakness" in front of "worrying" economic indices.
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.
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.
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.
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.