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British lawmakers say high heel workplace ban is a step too far

Calls to introduce a law barring employers from requiring female employees to wear high heels at work were shot down by British Parliament Friday, which found that existing legislation was “adequate” in its scope to curtail workplace sexism.
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What happened today in France's presidential race

Paris (AFP) - A week before France's presidential election, President Francois Hollande warned the candidates against scapegoating Europe, and self-styled revolutionary Jean-Luc Melenchon tore into scandal-hit conservative Francois Fillon....
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Doubts about letters claiming Islamist motive for German attack - prosecutors

BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors have doubts about the authenticity of letters that had suggested Islamist militants carried out an attack on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund, a spokeswoman said on Friday....
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Le Pen’s Inner Circle Fuels Doubt About Bid to ‘Un-Demonize’ Her Party

PARIS — Little more than a week before France’s presidential election, Marine Le Pen remains a front-runner after working hard to sanitize the image of her party, the National Front, and to distance it from the uglier associations of Europe’s far right....
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More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

ROME (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants trying to reach Europe were plucked from the Mediterranean on Friday in a series of dramatic rescues and one person was found dead, officials and witnesses said....
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Wolfgang Schauble: Muslims 'Have To Accept Our Way Of Life'

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has said that Muslims “have to accept our way of life” if they are to be welcome in Germany....
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Spain's freedom of speech repression is no joke

...The judges were following the law but their interpretation is questionable. ......
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Church of Sweden explores BDS as ‘only chance to liberate Palestinians and Israeli Jews

...As more Christians and Jews around the world continue to lose hope that Israel will reform itself without the outside pressure that was needed in South Africa, they will increasingly find their voice to speak out in support of Palestinian liberation, and they will increasingly find their way to BDS... ...
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Hungarian PM denounces Soros-backed college, US urges restraint

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday a Budapest university founded by financier George Soros had "cheated" in awarding its diplomas and violated Hungarian laws....
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Anger as Spain and EU accused of using Brexit to take back Gibraltar

Spain is to be given an effective veto over the future of Gibraltar as part of the Brexit plans....
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