Welcome back to your weekly international edition of the daily briefing, where we highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
First, from NCR yesterday:
And from Global Sisters Report:
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.
Trump through the world's eyes:
Germany's Der Spiegel: Europe Must Defend Itself Against a Dangerous President. "The president of the United States is a pathological liar. The president of the U.S. is a racist. He is attempting a coup from the top; he wants to establish an illiberal democracy, or worse; he wants to undermine the balance of power. He fired an acting attorney general who held a differing opinion from his own and accused her of 'betrayal.' This is the vocabulary used by Nero, the emperor and destroyer of Rome. It is the way tyrants think."
Former Soviet Union President Gorbachev: 'It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War'
Trump’s faux-pas diplomacy: "It’s not the usual way heads of state speak to each other. He speaks with slogans, and the conversation was not completely organized."
From the British Isles:
Parts far and wide:
From Italy with love:
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