After more than two years of preparation, diocesan surveys, secret meetings, arguments, counterarguments and dialogue, the final report from the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family is now in Pope Francis’ hands.
United States on Tuesday voted against a U.N. resolution condemning its embargo on Cuba, even though President Barack Obama has called on Congress to lift the trade restrictions. The vote was the first since the U.S. and Cuban leaders agreed to restore diplomatic ties last December, and the U.S. had considered taking the unprecedented step of abstaining.
By Alex Calvo (*) - Chinese Leader Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Kingdom has been met with grand-sounding headlines, including references to a “golden era”. Public statements by both governments have focused on growing economic links, while some voices referred to human rights and US commentators expressed their concern at London’s closeness to Beijing at a time of increased tensions in the Indo-Pacific, above all the South China Sea.
Last December, in a spirit of remembrance and reconciliation, and in the presence of the descendants of the fighting admirals, the Falkland Islands commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Falklands, an action that sent six ships to the bottom and claimed well over 2000 lives.
Venezuela has objected to a Canadian mining company operating in Guyana, telling the company it is infringing on Caracas’ sovereignty. And the move has not gone down well with Guyana’s president David Granger.
The Argentine people on Sunday said they don't want continuity commented third ranked Sergio Massa who obtained 21.34% of ballots and is bound to become kingmaker in the 22 November runoff between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri. Whoever wins will be putting an end to twelve years of Kirchnerism which on Sunday received an unexpected and surprising trashing.