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Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons | Reuters

BERLIN Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school, finding against an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit, breached Islamic dress codes.The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe rejected an appeal by the girl's parents that she should be excused the classes because a burkini did not conform with Islam's ethic of decency, German media reported.A spokesman for the court could not be reached for comment.Germany is in the grip of a heated public debate about the role of Islam in society as it seeks to integrate more than a million mainly Muslim asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution who have entered this year and last. Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservatives have been punished at the polls in regional elections by voters angry at her open-door policy, on Tuesday proposed a ban on full-face Muslim veils.Her Christian Democrats, who have been bleeding support to the AfD, a populist party that says Islam is incompatible with the constitution, toughened their tone on integrating migrants at a party conference this week. #United States #India #Business #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Syrians leaving east Aleppo in bus loads - U.N. | Reuters

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Syrians leaving east Aleppo in bus loads - U.N. | Reuters

GENEVA More Syrians have fled eastern Aleppo, with reports of about 800 arriving in the past 24 hours at a disused cotton factory in the Jibreen district of west Aleppo and 1,260 in Hanano district, retaken by government forces, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.Bus loads of civilians continue to arrive in government-controlled areas of the city and leave for other sites or to lodge with family members, the U.N. #Syria #Middle East #Europe #markets #crisis #Foreign policy
Russia says U.S. bill will restrict its diplomats, pledges retaliation | Reuters

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Russia says U.S. bill will restrict its diplomats, pledges retaliation | Reuters

By Andrew Osborn | MOSCOW MOSCOW Russia said on Wednesday it would restrict the ability of U.S. diplomats based in Moscow to travel if a pending U.S #Business #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Libyan forces clear last Islamic State hold-out in Sirte | Reuters

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Libyan forces clear last Islamic State hold-out in Sirte | Reuters

By Hani Amara | SIRTE, Libya SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State hold-out in Sirte on Tuesday after a six-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold.The forces gained full control over a final patch of ground in Sirte's Ghiza Bahriya district after fierce clashes #India #science #Africa #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #lifestyle #city
Britain will need new law to trigger Brexit if loses court battle - lawyer | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Britain will need new law to trigger Brexit if loses court battle - lawyer | Reuters

By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon | LONDON LONDON The British government will need to put forward a parliamentary bill to trigger formal European Union divorce talks should it lose a Supreme Court fight over who can start the Brexit process, a government lawyer said on Tuesday.However, this could be just a one-line piece of legislation, James Eadie added -- an option which could limit anti-Brexit lawmakers' ability to delay the process or water down government policies on the terms of the EU exit."It would require not just parliamentary involvement ... but primary legislation," Eadie told the Supreme Court."The reason it requires primary legislation is (because) you are being asked to declare ... #India #Business #Government #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #european #lifestyle
Heart of Asia realignments: India-Afghanistan in open courtship as Russia falls by wayside

Updated : Dec 05, 2016

By : Sreemoy Talukdar

Category : India

Heart of Asia realignments: India-Afghanistan in open courtship as Russia falls by wayside

As the sixth edition of the annual Heart of Asia Conference came to a close on Sunday, between the comments and declarations, the narrative and the counter-narrative, lay the contours of a new, deviatory foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. #Pakistan #Taliban #Afghanistan #Russia #Vladimir Putin #Foreign policy #Sartaj Aziz #cross-border terrorism #Ashraf Ghani #PM Narendra Modi #Critical Point #Heart of Asia Conference
Americas' top rights commission urges Argentina to free activist | Reuters

Updated : Dec 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Americas' top rights commission urges Argentina to free activist | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES The Inter-American Commision on Human Rights on Friday called on Argentina to release social activist Milagro Sala, who has been jailed since the beginning of the year in the northwestern province of Jujuy. The commission, part of the Organization of American States (OAS), said Argentina should "give prompt attention" to recommendations from a U.N. body in October that called Sala's pre-trial detention "unwarranted and arbitrary."Sala, the leader of the Tupac Amaru social movement, was detained in January and accused of instigating criminal acts after leading a protest in front of provincial government buildings. #India #Business #Middle East #Health #markets #Crime #Foreign policy
China's Xi says watching closely following U.S. election | Reuters

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

China's Xi says watching closely following U.S. election | Reuters

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping told former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger on Friday that China was watching U.S. #India #Middle East #Argentina #Entertainment #Foreign policy #lifestyle
Fifty-four civilians killed in air strikes in Iraq, Syria: US military | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Fifty-four civilians killed in air strikes in Iraq, Syria: US military | Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S.-led coalition killed fifty-four civilians between March 31 and Oct. 22 while carrying out air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday.In one particular strike in mid-July, near the Syrian city of Manbij, up to 24 civilians were killed, the statement said #United States #Syria #markets #Argentina #crisis #Foreign policy
Ethnic cleansing going on in South Sudan  - U.N. commission | Reuters

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ethnic cleansing going on in South Sudan - U.N. commission | Reuters

By Tom Miles and Ed Cropley | GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG Ethnic cleansing is taking place in some areas of South Sudan and the stage is set for a repeat of the Rwandan genocide, the head of the U.N. commission of human rights in the country said on Thursday at the end of a 10-day visit."There is already a steady process of ethnic cleansing under way in several areas of South Sudan using starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages; everywhere we went across this country we heard villagers saying they are ready to shed blood to get their land back," Yasmin Sooka said in a statement."The stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Rwanda and the international community is under an obligation to prevent it," she said, referring to Rwanda's 1994 genocide in which 800,000 people died.The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, strongly denied the U.N. allegations."There's no such thing in South Sudan #Economy #Middle East #Africa #Entertainment #Foreign policy