‘Burqa ban’ law signals rightward political turn in Austria

Carla Amina Baghajati from the Austrian Islamic Religious Community gestures during an interview in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. A law prohibiting any kind of full face covering but known popularly as the “Burqa Ban,” takes effect in … Read More

Germany’s small parties go for the jugular

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BERLIN — Germany’s moribund election campaign just got interesting. A day after Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat challenger Martin Schulz muddled through a television standoff lampooned as “more of a duet than a duel,” the country’s smaller parties … Read More