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German MPs move to impose partial ban on full-face Muslim veils

German lawmakers in the lower house of parliament have passed a law that will put a partial ban on full-face Muslim veils such as burqas and niqabs amid rising xenophobic and Islamophobic sentiments in the country. The draft law, which was adopted by Bundestag members on Thursday evening, will prevent civil servants, judges and soldiers in Germany from wearing full-face ...

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Potential Shutdown Fears Renewed After Democrats Withhold Support for Short-Term Funding

Democrats extended the possibility of a government shutdown if lawmakers can’t agree to a short-term funding extension by Friday, according to Politico. House Democratic leaders said they couldn’t support the short-term funding if Republicans planned to vote a repeal of Obamacare this week. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that they objected to a deal that would unanimously approve a ...

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Top official’s son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OAS

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela’s top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States. Yibram Saab said in an online video that he attended an opposition march Wednesday that was planned to reach the offices of ...

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Final Member of Trump’s Cabinet Alexander Acosta Confirmed As Labor Secretary

The Senate voted on Thursday afternoon to confirm Alexander Acosta as the new secretary of labor which completes President Trump’s Cabinet, according to Washington Examiner. Acosta previously served as an assistant attorney general for civil rights during the Presidency of George W. Bush along with being on the National Labor Relations Board from 2002-2003. Prior to his confirmation, Acosta was ...

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Raila Odinga To Run Against Kenyatta In August

Raila Odinga was confirmed Thursday as the main opposition presidential candidate for Kenya’s August election, BBC News reported. Odinga, 72, will face President Uhuru Kenyatta, who defeated him in 2013, said the report. This will be Odinga’s fourth attempt at presidency. He ran in the contested 2007 poll, the report said. The subsequent violence led to the creation of a ...

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