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25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side

Members of the Los Angeles City Council and guests, including council president Herb Wesson (C), stand for a moment of unity during the 'Hands Around City Hall' event in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the start of the LA riots, in Los Angeles, California April 28, 2017 (Patrick T. Fallon / Reuters).
29 Apr 2017
Members of the Los Angeles City Council and guests, including council president Herb Wesson (C), stand for a moment of unity during the 'Hands Around City Hall' event in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the start of the LA...
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Trump's first 100 days - a chaotic discovery of power?

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order rolling back regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform at the White House in Washington February 3, 2017 (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters).
29 Apr 2017
From his resounding setbacks in Congress to his stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has faced a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House.   Although the new US president has shown a capacity to change both...
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Not all Salafists in Europe are the same: Islam researcher in Germany

Nina Käsehage has conducted 175 interviews with Salafists in Europe.given her a deep insight into their lifestyle and way of thinking. She finds it regrettable that the whole group gets lumped together (Photo via Deutsche Welle [dpa/picture alliance] ).
25 Apr 2017
Nina Käsehage has conducted 175 interviews with Salafists in Europe. Ths has given her a deep insight into their lifestyle and way of thinking. She finds it regrettable that the whole group gets lumped together. Deutsche Welle: You have...
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Votes roundup, media reactions in 2017 French Presidential Elections

Mainstream newspapers are flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen (Philippe Huguen /AFP)
24 Apr 2017
International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right rival Marine Le Pen. 'Le...
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World's longest-reigning monarch celebrates 91st birthday

Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 91 on Friday, has been handing over duties to others in the royal family (Peter Nicholls / AFP).
22 Apr 2017
The sound of a gun salute tore through central London on Friday to celebrate the 91st birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, with the world's longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger...
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South Sudan war strains Uganda's generous refugee policy

Uganda has been praised for its warm welcome for refugees but local communities and aid agencies are buckling under the strain (Isaac Kasamani / AFP photo).
20 Apr 2017
Uganda has been praised for its warm welcome of refugees, but as civil war in neighbouring South Sudan continues to push more than 2,000 people a day into the country, local communities and aid agencies are buckling under the strain....
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Deutsche Welle

Sparring images: French presidential candidates (from left) Marine Le Pen, Francois Fillon and Emmanuel Macron will be seeking to paint themselves as leadership material in their first TV debate on Monday (Valery Hacheafp / AFP).
15 Apr 2017
DW: Opinion polls were wrong about the Brexit referendum, the US presidential election and the Dutch parliamentary elections. What does this mean for the presidential vote in France? Stephane Wahnich*: As pollsters, we currently do not...
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Jordan's king to present Arabs' view on peace at White House

04 Apr 2017
Jordan's King Abdullah II will be able to deliver an Arab consensus on Mideast peace when he meets with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, after a recent summit hosted by the monarch renewed an Arab offer of...
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Counting Americans: possibility of new Mideast box on census

Muslim woman Samantha Elauf (R), who was denied a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa in 2008, stands with her mother Majda outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, February 25, 2015.
 
21 Mar 2017
Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she? Yes, she...
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Islam fastest growing religion: Pew study

20 Mar 2017
Islam is the world's fastest growing religion - and not just in Muslim majority nations: 10% of all Europeans are projected to be members of the Muslim faith by 2050, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. Why? Muslim women...
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