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  • French mayors defy court order to lift burkini ban

    French mayors defy court order to lift burkini ban

    Mayors along the French Riviera are defying a court order to lift the ban on full-body bathing suits known as burkinis. A test case last week in which France's State Council ruled that outlawing the swimming apparel was a "serious and manifestly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms.” Though...

  • French court's suspension of town's 'burkini' ban may bring a lengthy legal and political battle

    French court's suspension of town's 'burkini' ban may bring a lengthy legal and political battle

    It’s about much, much more than swimwear. The highest administrative court in France on Friday suspended one town’s ban on full-body bathing suits — often called burkinis — in a closely watched ruling likely to set a legal precedent across the country. The court declared that banning the body-concealing...

  • Crews find living among the dead as search goes on for survivors of Italy quake that killed 250

    Crews find living among the dead as search goes on for survivors of Italy quake that killed 250

    The rescuers’ hopes were dashed when they touched the small, cold leg protruding from a mountain of debris in this quake-ruined village. Clearly, the little girl was dead. But not all hope was lost. As they dug, the rescue crew could see that entwined in the dead 8-year-old child’s arms was her 4-year-old...

  • In Germany, it can be a crime to insult someone in public

    In Germany, it can be a crime to insult someone in public

    A man who unleashed a string of expletives at a mass shooter in Munich, Germany, back in July could have faced charges from the state prosecutor. The reason? A 19th century law that makes it a crime to disparage another person. After Ali Sonboly went on a rampage that killed nine people, he stood...

  • French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    French burkini ban puzzles, upsets Muslim fashion designers

    Puzzled — and upset. That’s how some women working in the Islamic fashion industry view the furor in France over burkinis, the body-concealing swimsuit that has been banned in a growing number of seaside towns. “I am quite upset to say the least. Wearing a burkini is not a political statement,...

  • As women are fined for wearing head scarves, French activists push back on 'burkini' ban

    As women are fined for wearing head scarves, French activists push back on 'burkini' ban

    French human rights campaigners have asked the country’s highest court to rule on the legality of the so-called burkini ban after a public outcry over police fining Muslim women wearing head scarves. In one incident, police fined a woman wearing a traditional head scarf knotted at the nape of her...

  • Death toll reaches 241 in powerful earthquake that rattled central Italy

    Death toll reaches 241 in powerful earthquake that rattled central Italy

    A sound like the loudest of thunder, the very air seeming to tremble, a reverberation sensed bone-deep: The earthquake’s nighttime terror was as great a departure as could be imagined from the gentle summertime rhythms of Italian hill-town life. The powerful temblor early Wednesday, Italy’s deadliest...

  • Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target Islamic State in Syria

    Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target Islamic State in Syria

    Russia has deployed warplanes to an Iranian air base to strike targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday — a political development that is likely to vex the West and Sunni Arab nations, and boost Moscow’s military clout in the region. This is the first time Moscow has used a military...

  • Third French city bans 'burkini' after brawl at beach

    Third French city bans 'burkini' after brawl at beach

    A third French mayor has banned women from wearing “burkinis” after a brawl over the swimsuit broke out between residents of a Corsican village and beachgoers of North African descent. Around 100 police were called to a beach in the village of Sisco, near the island capital Bastia, on Saturday....

  • 25-year-old Duke of Westminster to inherit $12-billion fortune

    25-year-old Duke of Westminster to inherit $12-billion fortune

    He is just 25, but Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor will soon inherit a fortune worth nearly $12 billion.  It is not a windfall that the young man would have wished for so soon, and follows the sudden death of his father, the sixth duke of Westminster. The late duke was the third richest man in the...

  • Did a U.S. think tank sponsor a military coup? Turkey thinks so.

    Did a U.S. think tank sponsor a military coup? Turkey thinks so.

    Bespectacled and slightly balding, Washington academic Henri J. Barkey hardly appears the type to mastermind political revolt and foreign intrigue. But as Turkey’s government seeks to cast blame for a recent failed military coup, Barkey — and the prominent Washington think tank where he works —...

  • 'Burkini' day at French swimming pool canceled after outcry

    'Burkini' day at French swimming pool canceled after outcry

    Officials in the south of France forced a Muslim women’s organization to cancel a pool party after protests over Islamic clothing rules. Michel Amiel, the center-left mayor of the Provencal town of Les Pennes-Mirabeau, persuaded the swimming park to annul the reservation for the private event,...

  • Putin and Erdogan meet in an attempt to repair ties after Turkey's downing of Russian warplane last year

    Putin and Erdogan meet in an attempt to repair ties after Turkey's downing of Russian warplane last year

    Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not be BFFs just yet – but relations between the Russian and Turkish leaders are definitely warming. At a joint news conference on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Russia’s old imperial capital, the two pledged swift steps to mend the deep rift that opened...

  • Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in car bombing

    Ukrainian separatist leader wounded in car bombing

    A pro-Russia leader of Ukraine's breakaway region of Luhansk was wounded Saturday in a car bombing that supporters called an assassination attempt. Igor Plotnitsky, a burly, bull-necked warlord who has been at the helm of the unrecognized Luhansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine since 2014,...

  • Unleashing torrent of Cold War rhetoric, Russia denies hacking DNC

    Unleashing torrent of Cold War rhetoric, Russia denies hacking DNC

    The Kremlin has sharply denied the claims of U.S. officials and security experts that Moscow may have been involved in the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails, and said Thursday that it was “absurd” that Russia had infiltrated Hillary Clinton’s private server. Russian officials portrayed...

  • Normandy church attacker twice attempted to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State

    Normandy church attacker twice attempted to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State

    On a somnolent midsummer weekday, only a devout few had gathered for midmorning Mass at St. Etienne church in a quiet suburb of Rouen, a medieval French city best known for inspiring dreamlike Monet paintings. For the two men who arrived with knives just before 10 a.m., those few worshipers were...

  • Germany on edge after recent violence from asylum seekers

    Germany on edge after recent violence from asylum seekers

    A profound sense of fear has gripped Germany after four deadly attacks over the last week, three of them involving refugees. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to voluntarily take in more than 1 million refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan last year is coming under renewed scrutiny.  ...

  • Shooting in Munich fits a pattern that's all too familiar — but not for Germany

    Shooting in Munich fits a pattern that's all too familiar — but not for Germany

    The scenario had a nightmarish familiarity: the pop of gunfire, people casting fearful glances back as they fled, a massive police dragnet, heartbreaking appeals on social media for word on the fate of missing loved ones. But on a continent where the narrative of the last 18 months has veered sharply...

  • Gunman in Munich mall shooting identified as an 18-year-old German Iranian

    Gunman in Munich mall shooting identified as an 18-year-old German Iranian

    A gunman opened fire at a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing nine people and injuring 20 others in what police were investigating as a possible act of terrorism.  Police sealed off parts of the city, Germany’s third-largest, for hours and pleaded with its 1.4 million residents...

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