by Vladimir Rozanskij

Two centuries after Napoleon’s defeat, the French finally take Moscow. But the glory goes especially to the players who hail from France’s former colonies. In the final match, only three out of 14 players were white. FIFA is happy about the US$ 6 billion in revenues. Russia’s good organisation overshadowed the "scandal" of its annexation of Crimea. Final price tag for stadiums and infrastructure: US$ 50 billion.

| 16/07/2018
by Wei Jingsheng

Despite his many friends in the White House and on Wall Street, the vice president has shied away from the trade war between the United States and China. Perhaps he is preparing a comeback after China loses the "war". China’s crooks, those who gained from the country’s legal vacuum and are against economic and legislative reforms, are pushing Xi towards a showdown.

| 16/07/2018
by Kamran Chaudhry

The authorities have neglected security as they focus on the election campaign. Pro-democracy parties also hit in 2013.  Radical parties have a free hand. Advocacy group calls on Election commission to be fair to all parties.

| 16/07/2018

In 1988 the Catholic Peace Broadcasting Corporation and its paper ‘Good News, Brigh World’ were born. The anniversary was promoted in collaboration with the archdiocese. Card Yeom was also present. For him, Myeongdong cathedral “gives peace and holiness to anyone”."

| 16/07/2018

In the second quarter, the economy grew by 6.7 per cent compared to a year ago, a slight drop from 6.8 per cent in the first quarter., Chinese exports grew in June, as did the trade surplus with the United States, creating fears that the tariff dispute might escalate.

| 16/07/2018

The reprisal took place after the victim’s funeral. Sugito, 48, died after falling into the enclosure of a crocodile farm whilst looking for grass to feed his cattle. Apologies and compensation were not enough. Hundreds of relatives and local residents overwhelmed police and officials and attacked the farm armed with knives, machetes and shovels.

| 16/07/2018

The United States has rebuffed the EU request to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran. For Pompeo, there can be waivers only for “very specific circumstances” and if they benefit US national security. Khamenei urges all state bodies to support the actions of the government and President Rouhani.

| 16/07/2018

The amnesty will take effect on 1st August. The international community has criticised North Korea for its prisons. For analysist, Kim Jong-un wants to secure his people’s loyalty in wake of a changing environment after the summit with the United States.

| 16/07/2018

The boys are recovering in the hospital after 18 days in the flooded Tham Luang cave. The doctors said that they are in good health and informed them of the tragedy only two days ago.

| 16/07/2018
Denise Ho Thanksgiving (credits to Guardians of Hong Kong)
Pope Francis celebrates mass with young people 3of3
Pope Francis celebrates mass with young people 2of3
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