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Austrian government moves to ban full-face veil

The Austrian government has announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public, part of a raft of measures to contain the rise of the far-right Freedom Party. Via: cnn.com The plan — which would ban the burqa, niqab and other face-covering veils — echoes calls that German Chancellor Angela Merkel made last month for a similar ban in Germany. ...

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Sweden re-opens probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

Sweden is re-open the investigation into the unsolved assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme 30 ears ago, officials say. Stockholm’s chief prosecutor, Krister Petersson, will head the new inquiry. About 10,000 people were quizzed following Olof Palme’s murder in 1986; 134 people claimed to have shot him dead as he left a cinema with his wife. The charismatic Social Democratic ...

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Sweden to bring in tighter rape laws to up convictions

Swedish lawmakers are to propose adding a controversial new consent clause to the country’s rape laws, as they seek to increase to the low percentage of accused rapists who are convicted. No-go zones ‘do not exist in Sweden’ (23 Sep 16) The eight real ‘no-go’ zones in Stockholm (05 Feb 16) The Sexual Offences Committee tasked with overhauling the country’s rape laws is ...

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