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Merkel Calls for Burqa Ban in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to ban the full-face veil worn mostly by Muslim women as a way to stop “any parallel societies developing” in Germany. Merkel had just been re-elected as chairwoman of her Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party at its annual conference Tuesday when she said the burqa should be forbidden “wherever legally possible,” which would include schools, courts and other public buildings. “In communication between people, which is of course essential to our...

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