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October 31, 2018 1:46 PM Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s top court on Wednesday acquitted a Christian woman who was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2010, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced the verdict to a packed courtroom and ordered Asia Bibi released. She has been held at an undisclosed 109

October 3, 2018 10:25 PM Quebec’s new government will fire public servants for wearing religious symbols, officials say

The proposed Coalition policy would tighten a law passed by the outgoing Liberal government banning people from receiving or giving public services with their faces covered. That legislation already faces a legal challenge. The Coalition has also promised to reduce immigration levels by 20 per cent beginning next year and to require immigrants to pass French-language 130

September 26, 2018 1:16 PM Far-right German party’s plans for Jewish section criticized

BERLIN—The far-right Alternative for Germany party has announced it will create a Jewish section within the party, drawing widespread criticism by Jewish groups across the country. One prominent Jewish student group accused the anti-migrant party on Wednesday as being “one of the biggest threats to Jewish ... life in Germany.” “The AfD is not getting 117

September 16, 2018 3:11 PM Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field 71

September 8, 2018 1:27 PM Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 protest

Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as “Shawkan” whose detention has been decried by rights groups at home and abroad, received five years in prison. He was detained in August 2013, meaning that he should walk free within days for time served. The sit-in at a square in a Cairo suburb was staged by supporters of Mohammed Morsi, a Brotherhood stalwart 101

September 4, 2018 2:10 PM Nike decides a Kaepernick deal is worth the backlash

The backlash started just hours after Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem, tweeted that he’s starring in Nike’s iconic “Just Do It” ad campaign. Following the announcement, the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter. Some angry consumers 78

August 14, 2018 9:03 PM Canadians give Ottawa mixed reviews for its handling of Saudi Arabia spat

OTTAWA — Canadians are giving the federal government mixed reviews for its handling of the diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia, a new poll shows. A poll done by Forum Research shows that 44 per cent say they approve Ottawa’s response to the surprise tiff, with almost one-quarter saying they strongly approve. But almost one-third of those surveyed (30 per cent) 122

August 3, 2018 12:11 PM Zimbabwe opposition claims ‘unverified fake results’ gave Mnangagwa the election win

HARARE, ZIMBABWE— Zimbabwe’s capital was quiet on Friday hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of the tight election, which began with Monday’s peaceful vote but turned deadly when the military fired on protesters 48 hours later. Unease remained after six people were killed when the army rolled in with tanks on Wednesday to disperse 91

July 20, 2018 3:24 PM NFL puts national anthem policy on hold until further discussion with NFL Players Association

As part of the agreement, the new rule requiring players and league personnel to stand for the national anthem has been put on hold pending further discussions between the NFL and NFLPA over the course of the next several weeks. The joint statement comes only hours after it was reported the Dolphins implemented a “Proper Anthem Conduct” policy for the coming 64

July 15, 2018 12:51 PM Trump told Theresa May to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit, she says

LONDON—Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.” Asked Sunday on the BBC’s 67