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Former French Defence Minister Alain Richard will lead a delegation despite an attempt by the Chinese embassy in Paris to block the trip. Meanwhile, China’s “intimidation” against European governments continues as evince by the Lithuania case.  The EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific also stems from an interest in Taiwanese microchips.

 

| 21/09/2021
| TAIWAN – CHINA – FRANCE
by Nirmala Carvalho

Brainchild of the Diocese of Sindhudurg, the facility will care for the children following their mental, emotional and social development. For Archbishop Barreto, the children “must not suffer because of the situation of their parents”. They must have a “safe haven”.

| 21/09/2021
| INDIA

A member of the Paris Foreign Mission Society, which he led as superior general, the French missionary spent years during the Vietnam War helping refugees fleeing the Vietcong. Forced to leave the country in 1975, he continued helping Vietnamese Catholics from France. In 2010, at the request of Vietnamese bishops, he was able to return to live in Huế.

| 21/09/2021
| VIETNAM

India seized the cargo at the port of Mundra in Gujarat. The drug was being imported as talcum powder. In 2020 Afghanistan’s poppy growing area increased by 37 per cent. As India boosted land border controls, smugglers shifted to sea routes.

 

| 21/09/2021
| AFGHANISTAN – INDIA
by Fady Noun

With 85 votes in favour and 15 against, MPs have given the green light to the new executive. Criticism from Lebanese Forces and some independents. The Hezbollah quandry and the barons who have held on to power for decades cast shadows over change. The goal of elections for May 8. 

 

 

| 21/09/2021
| LEBANON
by Sumon Corraya

The police brought down an online house of cards. Thousands of people did not receive the products they bought. One retailer lost his business and more.

 

| 21/09/2021
| BANGLADESH

Government spokesperson announces re-opening without specifying when the two-month pilot project will begin. Schools in the Philippines have been closed for a year and a half. Covid-19 cases have been steadily increasing since July.

 

| 21/09/2021
| PHILIPPINES
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The president's United Russia is in decline, but has managed to retain a constitutional majority in the Duma. Rise of the Communists, helped by the useful vote of the navalnists. Oppositions: online vote rigged. Claims of fraud through "Lukashenko method" in the provinces. Putin's civic list may create problems for the Tsar.

| 21/09/2021
| RUSSIA

Meetings scheduled on the sidelines of the General Assembly that opens today in New York. But face-to-face meeting between ministers from Iran and the United States  "not on the agenda". The goal is to get the negotiations "back on track" by "taking advantage" of this week. Every day that passes "takes away space for diplomacy." 

| 21/09/2021
| UN-IRAN
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by Lazarus You Heung-sik
The testimony of the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, former archbishop of Daejeon, during the Moment of Reflection with the pope that launched the synodal process in the Vatican: "Being a priest and bishop for me means walking together with ...
| 09/10/2021
| VATICAN - KOREA
 
The Philippine journalist shares the award with Russian Dmitry Muratov. Founder of the news website Rappler, she has received ten arrest warrants for her coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs". She is the first Filipina to receive ...
| 08/10/2021
| PHILIPPINES
 
Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and UNESCO’s director-general signed the UNESCO Convention for the new cycle of studies on Ecology and Environment at Lateran University. Faced with the "complexity of the ecological crisis", "it is not enough to ...
| 07/10/2021
| VATICAN
 
Israeli NGO Impact-se reports Saudi authorities are continuing their work of "moderation and openness" in school books. The definitions of "infidels" and "enemies of God" have been removed. The society remains traditional, gender discrimination and the ...
| 07/10/2021
| SAUDI ARABIA - ISLAM
 
by Emanuele Scimia
Taiwanese Defence Minister warns of "most serious" situation between two sides of straight in 40 years. In the last five days Chinese warplanes have carried out 150 air raids near the island. US expert: China's sorties are a ploy to mask a real attack ...
| 06/10/2021
| TAIWAN - CHINA
 
by Vladimir Rozanskij
It will gather the Catholic communities of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Kazakh Church consecrated to the special protection of St. Joseph. Steps have been taken to open the process for the beatification of Gertrude ...
| 06/10/2021
| CENTRAL ASIA
 
Prime Minister Barzani made the announcement during a visit to the area. The decision will be implemented following next Sunday’s Iraqi parliamentary elections. For Archbishop Warda, this is an "important" decision, a “strategic" move to ...
| 06/10/2021
| IRAQ
 
Washington outlines its trade strategy toward Beijing. U.S. Trade Representative: open dialogue for full implementation of the January 2020 agreement, largely disregarded by the Chinese. Planned re-booting of targeted exemptions for exports from China. ...
| 05/10/2021
| UNITED STATES-CHINA
Agats Diocese Bishop Msgr Aloysius Murwito OFM commissioned Maria Stella Maris speedboat in service
Shocking video of cold blooded murder by running over jeep on protesting farmers at LakhimpurKheri
Right wing Hindu nationalists molesting Christians during prayer
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