China hints U.S. blacklist imminent in threat to trade talks

Asia Pacific Dec 3, 2019

China hints U.S. blacklist imminent in threat to trade talks

Chinese state media said Tuesday that the government will soon publish a list of "unreliable entities" that could lead to sanctions against U.S. companies, signaling trade talks between the two nations are increasingly under threat from disputes over human rights in Hong Kong and ...

Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 28, 2019

Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

Senior religious figures representing four schools of Tibetan Buddhism on Wednesday unanimously endorsed the Dalai Lama's sole authority to choose his successor, guaranteeing legitimacy that a possible Chinese appointee would lack. Over 100 lamas, including nine high lamas, or senior Buddhist priests, representing all schools ...

Full text of Pope Francis' message in Nagasaki

National Nov 24, 2019

Full text of Pope Francis' message in Nagasaki

The following is the official translation of the full text of a message Pope Francis delivered Sunday in an address in Nagasaki. Dear Brothers and Sisters, This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we human beings are capable of inflicting upon ...