Amid Vatican talks, China official says foreign forces can’t control religion

BEIJING (Reuters) – Religious matters in China cannot be controlled by foreigners, Beijing’s seniormost official for religion wrote in a Communist Party journal, amid talks with the Vatican to resolve a dispute over the appointment of Catholic bishops. Pope Francis … Continue reading Amid Vatican talks, China official says foreign forces can’t control religion

EU deplores brutal treatment of Ugandan MPs after president’s convoy stoned

KAMPALA (Reuters) – European Union diplomats in Uganda on Friday deplored “brutal treatment” of lawmakers arrested over a stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy, and a rights body called for Ugandan authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of the alleged abuses. … Continue reading EU deplores brutal treatment of Ugandan MPs after president’s convoy stoned

Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister′s wedding | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has sparked controversy by inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to her wedding on Saturday. Kneissl is marrying entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger at a winery in the state of Styria. She has only known Putin for a … Continue reading Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister′s wedding | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Commentary: ‘Super mums’ have one simple request. Don’t hinder them from returning to work

SINGAPORE: Mother, Member of Parliament, and partner at a legal firm. Rahayu Mahzam’s juggling of work and motherhood has been an uplifting tale for readers this week. Advertisement Her return to her MP duties one month after giving birth to … Continue reading Commentary: ‘Super mums’ have one simple request. Don’t hinder them from returning to work