Sat, May 25 2013
A youth shouts slogans in front of a poster of Geert Wilders during a rally outside the Dutch embassy in Jakarta April 1 2008. Indonesia's president urged his predominantly Muslim nation not to use violence in protests at a film on Islam by right-wing Dutch lawmaker Wilders, and said world leaders had a moral responsibility to take action. The poster reads, 'Death sentence for insulting Islam'.
Critics claim the government is unfairly targeting members of the Muslim faith who choose to wear the garment. They say it violates the French constitution, and have vowed to take the issue to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
The French National Assembly is expected to spend the next two or three days debating the proposed legislation. A week ago, the European Parliament said it opposed laws prohibiting certain types of dress. Belgium is considering similar legislation to ban the burqa in public.
Senate retracts invitation to speak, but Geert Wilders will still talk
A Victorian prime minister is a hero in Bulgaria thanks to a lacerating attack on the Ottoman empire
Controversial Dutch politician, barred from entering the UK by Gordon Brown for his alleged 'Islamophobia', says that Romania and Bulgaria should leave the EU.
Day of drama as ultra-right Party for Freedom shakes up Netherlands political scene to become country’s second strongest party, while on polling day in the UK, cabinet minister’s resignation deals another blow to Brown.
The global food import bill in 2012 could decline to $1.24 trillion, down slightly from last year’s record of $1.29 trillion.
Boevski has been under arrest in Brazil since October, when he was arrested at Sao Paulo's international airport with nine kg of cocaine in his luggage.
Whereas foreign media ownership is perceived as advantageous for media outlets and journalists, Bulgarian owners are perceived as investors with short-term vision who strive for immediate profits.
Killing spree in Norway in July 2011 and the arrests of individuals in a number of EU member states for the preparation of terrorist attacks, are proof of the continuing need for vigilance, Europol says.
In her message to mark the Day, Bulgaria's Bokova said that books are 'valuable tools' for knowledge-sharing, mutual understanding and openness to others and to the world.