On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.
The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.
Along with the issue of internal freedom of movement, the problem is raised forcefully by the Kyrgyz. Member countries accuse Russia of favouring partners outside the economic bloc. Kazakhs on Moscow's side: 80% opening of internal trade routes.
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Today's headlines: Human rights NGOs accuse Phnom Penh of "repression" of fundamental freedoms; Iranian sources report an attempt to assassinate Syrian President Assad; the opposition in Sri Lanka files a motion of no confidence in the prime minister and his government; Taiwan and Japan's armed forces are on alert after a Chinese fleet navigates straits; systematic arrests by Armenian police of those participating in protests.
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