Pope's letterto the Church in China

25/03/2014 RUSSIA - EU - US
As G-8 goes back to G7, Russia turns to China and India
Following Moscow's suspension, the upcoming G-8 meeting in Sochi is cancelled, a decision Russian Foreign Minister dismisses as irrelevant. Concerns emerge over sanctions given the interdependence between EU, US and Russia in oil and gas. Sechin travels to India, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. China remains a good customer for Russian oil.
25/03/2014 RUSSIA - EU - US
As G-8 goes back to G7, Russia turns to China and India
Following Moscow's suspension, the upcoming G-8 meeting in Sochi is cancelled, a decision Russian Foreign Minister dismisses as irrelevant. Concerns emerge over sanctions given the interdependence between EU, US and Russia in oil and gas. Sechin travels to India, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. China remains a good customer for Russian oil.
24/03/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei, police clear students from government buildings as protest turns violent
Unsatisfied with President Ma Ying- jeou’s promises, the students occupied the houses of government, after having staged a sit-in at parliament. The operation – which sparked conflict – ended at dawn today. Some young students’ frustration resulted in vandalism. The students speak to AsiaNews.
24/03/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei, police clear students from government buildings as protest turns violent
Unsatisfied with President Ma Ying- jeou’s promises, the students occupied the houses of government, after having staged a sit-in at parliament. The operation – which sparked conflict – ended at dawn today. Some young students’ frustration resulted in vandalism. The students speak to AsiaNews.
24/03/2014 MALAYSIA - CHINA
Chinese team sight wreckage "compatible" with missing flight MH370
This is the first "real" sighting, not based on satellite measurements. These two objects "relatively large" and "several other" smaller debris for miles. The U.S. Navy has sent a special machine for finding black boxes. But the arrival of a cyclone could hamper search operations.
24/03/2014 IRAQ
For auxiliary bishop, education will make Baghdad a model in art and culture again
According to recent study, the Iraqi capital is the "worst" city in the world. Archbishop Hanna Saad Sirop describes a reality of "poverty, misery, insecurity and violence." The decline is "our fault and that of the world." Religion "failed to give unity." To start again, we need "education and training".
24/03/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo aims to curb health care costs: "Keep the elderly at home, stop long term hospitalizations"
The country is aging at a seemingly unstoppable pace, the birth rate continues to decline and the cost of the hospital sector soars to 350 billion Euros per year. The government is trying to lower the numbers and announces a reduction in reimbursements for surgically inserted feeding tubes, which currently include 260 thousand elderly.
24/03/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo aims to curb health care costs: "Keep the elderly at home, stop long term hospitalizations"
The country is aging at a seemingly unstoppable pace, the birth rate continues to decline and the cost of the hospital sector soars to 350 billion Euros per year. The government is trying to lower the numbers and announces a reduction in reimbursements for surgically inserted feeding tubes, which currently include 260 thousand elderly.
24/03/2014 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Saigon: Archdiocese and faithful thank Card. Jean Baptiste Pham Minh Man
After 16 years of passionate service, the cardinal steps down on having reached retirement age. He is succeeded by the coadjutor bishop Msgr. Paul Bui Van Đọc. The Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City consists of more than 20 parishes for a total of 900 thousand faithful. 2014 dedicated to Evangelization of the family.