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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Daily news – January 26, 2022 (2)

Sulla crisi russo-ucraina. Reuters: Russia says “destructive” sanctions wouldn’t hurt Putin personally – Reuters:  Explainer: Why is Russia’s Putin drawing “red lines” over Ukraine? – TASS: West prodding regime in Kiev into direct provocations against Russia, top diplomat says – TASS: Moscow needs to support Donbass by supplying weapons — senator Papa Francesco e la […]

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Ex-pope Benedict accused of inaction in sexual abuse cases (Al Jazeera)

Former Pope Benedict XVI failed to take action against clerics in four cases of alleged sexual abuse when he was archbishop of Munich and Freising, a report has found. Munich law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl (WSW) was asked to investigate allegations of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising between 1945 and 2019 and whether […]

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(Vatican/China) Has the Vatican lost its voice in China? (East Asia Forum)

Fredrik Fällman, University of Gothenburg 2020 ended on a sad note for China–Vatican relations. News emerged on 30 December that two nuns from the unofficial Vatican office in Hong Kong were detained for three weeks in Hebei in May 2020. They were not allowed to return to Hong Kong and likely remain under house arrest.

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VATICAN – Pope: Syria, Iraq, Yemen children should ‘touch all consciences’ (Al Jazeera)

Pope Francis has highlighted the plight of children caught up in wars, singling out victims in Syria, Yemen and Iraq in his Christmas message. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/25/pope-says-kids-in-syria-iraq-yemen-should-touch-all-consciences

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VATICAN/IRAQ – Pope to make first-ever trip to Iraq in March: Vatican (Al Jazeera)

Pope Francis will become the first pope to visit Iraq next year, in a trip to five places, including Baghdad, Erbil and Mosul between March 5 and March 8, the Vatican said. “The programme of the journey will be made known in due course, and will take into consideration the evolution of the worldwide health […]