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Muslim teacher denied job for wearing headscarf, wins court compensation in Germany

Muslim teacher denied job for wearing headscarf, wins court compensation in Germany

Muslim teacher in Berlin who wasn’t hired a school because she was wearing a headscarf will receive €8,680 (US$9,250) discrimination compensation, a German court has ruled. Germany labor court in the federal state of Berlin-Brandenburg decided on Thursday that by wearing the headscarf the no woman will pose a threat to the school or its […]

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German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

Mar 13, – The Constitutional Court struck down its own 2003 ban on headscarves for teachers, which had led some German states to forbid Muslim headscarves in schools while permitting the use of Christian symbols such as crucifixes and nuns’ habits. Muslim women teachers can wear headscarves as long as it does not cause disruption […]

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France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

France, Germany demand talks with US to settle spying rules

Oct 25, – France and Germany pushed on Friday for Washington to agree rules for the spy game after damaging revelations the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone, the European Union said. Leaders “took note of the intention of France and Germany to seek bilateral talks with the US”, EU President Herman […]

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President Barack Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

President Barack Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

June 17, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking a security, foreign policy and economic agenda to Northern Ireland for a meeting with heads of the leading industrial nations. He’s looking for consensus on Syria while pushing for common ground on trade, economic growth and tax policies. Obama left Washington on Sunday night and […]

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Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

June 10, BERLIN (AP) — Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, the Danube and other rivers such as the Vltava and the Saale overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 22 flood-related deaths have been reported. The swollen […]

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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Berlin

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrives in Berlin

May 26, AP – The Chinese delegation, including recently-appointed premier Li Keqiang, arrived in the German capital on Saturday. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has arrived in Berlin as part of his first foreign tour as premier. Germany is the only country in the EU that Li is set to visit, with trade issues likely […]

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Despite car bombing Turkey says it won’t be drawn into Syria conflict

Despite car bombing Turkey says it won’t be drawn into Syria conflict

May 13, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The bombings left 46 people dead and marked the biggest incident of violence across the border since the start of Syria’s bloody civil war, raising fears of Turkey being pulled deeper into a conflict that threatens to destabilize the region. Turkey’s prime minister vowed Sunday his country won’t be […]

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Deadly blasts kill 43 in Turkish town near Syrian border

Deadly blasts kill 43 in Turkish town near Syrian border

The two explosions, just 15 minutes apart, occurred Saturday just outside the post office and town hall in Reyhanli, a hub for Syrian refugees and rebel activity in Turkey’s Hatay province. At least 43 people were killed in the blasts and around 100 injured, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said. He added that authorities were still […]

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US President Barack Obama will make first official visit to Berlin in June

US President Barack Obama will make first official visit to Berlin in June

May 11, AP – Obama is to visit Berlin in June for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German government spokesman said Friday. US President Barack Obama is to make his first official visit to Berlin next month, although he has been to the German capital before. He made a major foreign policy speech […]

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