VATICAN INVITES HINDUS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 20, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is inviting Hindus to “join hands in promoting religious freedom as our shared responsibility, by asking the leaders of nations never to disregard the religious dimension of the human person.” Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran made this invitation in the Vatican’s customary…

Vatican Calls for New World Economic Order

VATICAN CITY –  The Vatican called Monday for radical reform of the world’s financial systems, including the creation of a global political authority to manage the economy. A proposal by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace calls for a new world economic order based on ethics and the “achievement of a universal common good.” It follows Pope Benedict…

Wall Street sit-in goes global Saturday

By Alastair Macdonald | Reuters – 2 hrs 23 mins ago ONDON (Reuters) – For an October revolution, dress warm. That’s the word going out – politely – on the Web to rally street protests on Saturday around the globe from New Zealand to Alaska via London, Frankfurt, Washington and, of course, New York, where the past month’s Occupy Wall Street movement has…

Protests reveal US ‘messy house’: China agency

China’s state news agency Xinhua said Monday that anti-corporate protests in New York had exposed what it called “fundamental problems” with the US economic and political systems. The Occupy Wall Street protests, which have spread across the United States since they began on September 17 in a New York park, have been widely covered in China’s media and…

Iran tells Turkey: change tack or face trouble

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A key aide to Iran’s supreme leader said on Saturday Turkey must radically rethink its policies on Syria, theNATO missile shield and promoting Muslim secularism in the Arab world — or face trouble from its own people and neighbors. In an interview with the semi-official Mehr news agency, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s military adviser described Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s invitation to Arab…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Settle in for Long Haul

By ALICIA TEJADA and CECILIA VEGA Oct. 9, 2011 The Occupy Wall Street protesters might be struggling to find a unified message but there appears to be little doubt about their growing resolve as the movement settles in beyond the small lower Manhattan Park where it began nearly four weeks ago. “There is something that’s…

Euro Crisis ‘Could Become a Global Conflagration’

Austan Goolsbee was President Barack Obama’s most important economic adviser until August. He told SPIEGEL that Europe must recapitalize its banks immediately to avoid the risk of a financial collapse. He says that Europe has been far too hesitant in combatting the ongoing debt crisis. SPIEGEL: Many US economists now say that Europe’s currency crisis…

Nestle chief warns of new food riots

The head of the world’s biggest food company Nestle said on Friday that rising food prices have created conditions “similar” to 2008 when hunger riots took place in many countries. “The situation is similar (to 2008). This has become the new reality,” the Swiss giant’s chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe told the Salzburger Nachrichten daily in his native Austria in an interview. “We…

Iranian Navy Plans to Send Ships Near U.S. Waters

The Iranian navy plans to move naval vessels out of the Persian Gulf and into the Atlantic Ocean, “near maritime borders of the United States,” the Tehran Times reported Tuesday. According to the English-language paper based in Tehran, the announcement came from a top Iranian naval officer on Tuesday. “As the global arrogance (forces of imperialism)…

Iran Says Its New Cruise Missile Can ‘Sink Giant War Ships’

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iran has begun to mass manufacture a domestically developed cruise missile that reportedly could be used to strike Israel and potentially counter U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf. The missile, called Ghader, which means capable in Farsi, has a 124-mile range and can “sink giant warships,” Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, the Iranian…