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Pope Francis was chosen Personality of the Year by Time magazine and was called the The Pope of the People. “With the focus on compassion, the leader of the Catholic Church has become the new voice of conscience,” says the managing editor of the prestigious magazine Nancy Gibbs, on the election of the first Latin [...]
Nelson Mandela, former South African President and global icon, died today at the age of 95 . Mandela was South Africa’s first black president, was jailed for 27 years for his advocacy of civil rights of the black community in his country, and was Nobel Peace Prize. A transverse leader, statesman of soul that knew [...]
The U.S. president referred to Argentina as a bad example in terms of inequality in a speech delivered at almost 50 minutes at the Center for American Progress, Washington. “Today, our inequality levels are approaching those of countries like Argentina or Jamaica,” said the president. Obama defined social inequality to “all political and economic strains [...]
At the Vatican, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Pope Francisco, where they had a private conversation that lasted over half an hour. In it, they called for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Syria.
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Today, the royalty of Holland William and Maxima visited Maduro in Caracas, to strengthen bilateral relations and greet him for his birthday.
The U.S. president, Barack Obama, sent a letter to President Cristina Kirchner in which he wished “all the best” as well as “a speedy and complete recovery.” “I join the people of Argentina to wish her a speedy and complete recovery and I wish you all the best.” Also, in the note, released today at [...]
Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller were the winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2013 .
Today, most of the hostages that were still being held at the Mall of Kenya were rescued, officials said.
Angela Merkel, German chancellor, marked another milestone in the political history of Germany, having been the first woman to be head of the Foreign Ministry, by rubbing the absolute majority in parliamentary elections held in the Teutonic country.
Monsignor Pietro Parolin, who from October will be the number two in the Vatican, issued a statement about the celibacy of priests reviving the debate on the marriage within the Church without vocations and pending decisions of Pope Francis, although there are many who believe that still dominate the arguments against.
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon said “if scientific analysis confirmed that chemical weapons were used, that would be a serious violation, an abominable violation of international law” to an interview to a French channel.
This Saturday in Geneva, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to dismantle the Syrian chemical arsenal forcing Damascus to submit a list of their weapons within a week and provides a resolution of the UN, with recourse to force, in case the system fails to fulfill its commitments.
U.S. President Barack Obama evaluates Moscow’s call to Damascus put under international control its arsenal of chemical weapons.
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In an interview with U.S. public television , Syrian President Bashar Al Assad again denied again being him the one who gave the order to attack Damascus with chemical weapons , which left 1500 civilians dead.
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Today, Pope Francisco called a “Day of Fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the Middle East and the World.” In this way, he stood in the center of events and undertook a crusade to prevent the worsening of the war in Syria.
Pope Francis, on Thursday, wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in order that G20 members, meeting in St. Petersburg leaving the ‘vain desire’ for a military solution and seek peaceful means the crisis in Syria, the Vatican said.
Pope Francisco published in the social network Twitter in nine languages: “No more war”.
Despite the recess of the legislature, Barack Obama has already expressed his support for military intervention in Syria, but said that the Congress has to decide.
According to official sources of Doctors Without Borders “3600 patients with neurotoxic symptoms were hospitalized on Wednesday in three hospitals in Damascus after the alleged attack with chemical weapons.” Furthermore it was revealed that of the 3600, 355 died, while the Syrian government and rebels blame each other for the attack.
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Ban Ki-moon, the UN general secretary, condemned today the “excessive use of force” held by the Egyptian authorities. he also called for the release of the deposed president and offered international assistance in order to overcome the crisis.