Morning Briefing, International

Welcome back to your weekly international edition of Morning Briefing, where we try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.

First, from NCR today and yesterday:

Catholic church's total ban on contraception challenged by scholars

FutureChurch honors Canadian archbishop for advancing discussion of women's leadership

And from Global Sisters Report:

Sisters provide safety for children of Vietnam's fish farmers

Q&A with Srs. Michaela Gotangco and Crescencia Lucero, fighting for justice in the Philippines

Ongoing UN assembly:

John Kerry launches blistering attack on Russia at UN

UN adopts wide-ranging anti-microbial resistance declaration

Aung San Suu Kyi makes first UN address as Myanmar's leader                 

‘There is no time to waste’ Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force

Migrant Crisis:

Berlin election: Merkel links migrant crisis to party's defeat

Here's Why Angela Merkel Sort of Apologized for Her Refugee Policy


Obama Administration Considers Arming Syrian Kurds Against ISIS                                 

In the aftermath of Syria's ceasefire the war on children resumes

Brexit consequences continue:

NPR interviews new British Prime Minister Theresa May

Italian Brands Expect Some 'Brexit' Benefits               

From Pyongyang:

North Korea Accidentally Reveals It Only Has 28 Websites

From Italy with love:

Rome mayor ditches bid to host 2024 Olympics

How to live to 100: Town full of centenarians spills its secrets

Italian teens are Europe's biggest smokers                  

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

Ideas for next week? Drop me a line:

[Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. His email address is Follow him on Twitter: @joshjmac.]

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