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Pope Francis defends Rohingya silence on Myanmar trip

Pope Francis has defended his public silence over the plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees during his visit to Myanmar. He urged respect for “each ethnicity and its identity” during a speech in the southeast Asian country, but stopped short of making specific reference to what the UN has labelled “a …

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Chinese President Xi hints at ‘extra open’ cyberspace

China’s restrictive cyberspace could become more open, the country’s president has claimed. Xi Jinping said the development of his nation’s cyberspace was “entering a fast lane” and with it China’s doors would “only become more and more open” – even though Skype joined the country’s internet blacklist last month. His …

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