Religion and politics

August 04, 2018 - 12:51 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A 28-year-old woman wearing a face veil has become the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new law banning such garments in public places. Danish news agency Ritzau reported that police were called Friday to a shopping center in Horsholm, a city of 46,000 close to...
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August 03, 2018 - 6:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury investigating clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses found that church leaders were more interested in preventing scandal than protecting children, in some cases discouraging victims from going to police or pressuring law enforcement...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:09 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial government official says at least 25 people have been killed and 23 wounded in a suicide bombing inside a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan. The attacker blew himself up inside a mosque in the eastern Paktia provincial capital of Gardez, said Abdullah Asrat...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:21 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new survey has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons in the church, lending support to an issue that is being studied at the Vatican amid pressure for women to be given greater roles in the church...
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August 01, 2018 - 3:50 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a ban on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, are clashing verbally as the law takes effect. Marcus Knuth of the ruling liberal party Venstre, says the dress worn by some conservative Muslim women is "...
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July 28, 2018 - 8:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reported. The Cairo Criminal Court referred the sentences to the Grand Mufti — the country's top theological...
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In this photo provided by the office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, delivers his address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Khan declared victory Thursday for his party in the country's general elections, promising a "new" Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence. (Tehreek-e-Insaf via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 2:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former cricket star Imran Khan, whose political party was formally declared the winner Friday in Pakistan's parliamentary election, has promised to fight corruption and help millions of impoverished citizens. He says he also wants good relations with his neighbors and the United...
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In this July 25, 2018 photo, Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson, who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues. The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
July 26, 2018 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared on Thursday the United States will impose sanctions on Turkey, a crucial NATO ally, in retaliation for the detention of an American pastor on terror and espionage charges. Turkey's response was both harsh and dismissive, calling his words "...
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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, celebrate projected unofficial results that were announced by television channels indicating their candidates' success in the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
July 25, 2018 - 3:59 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — After an election campaign overshadowed by violence and allegations of fraud, Pakistanis voted Wednesday for a new government that will face challenges of a crumbling economy and ongoing bloodshed by militants whose latest attack saw a suicide bomber kill 31 people outside a...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan attend his election rally in Karachi, Pakistan. As Pakistanis prepare to make history on Wednesday by electing a third consecutive civilian government, rights activists, analysts and even some candidates say the campaign has been among the country's dirtiest imperiling the country's democratic future. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)
July 24, 2018 - 3:36 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been...
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