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Pro-business party leads in Dutch election
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

AMSTERDAM - (AP) An anti-Islam party notched large gains in Dutch elections on Wednesday, but a contest between the two largest parties on the right and left remained too close to call. With 91 percent of votes counted, the pro-business VVD party... Read More

French parliament lays groundwork for veil ban
Posted on 11 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) French lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday asserting that face-covering Muslim veils are contrary to the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity on which France is founded. The non-binding resolution, passed... Read More

Turkish parliament debates constitutional change
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ANKARA Turkey - (APINTL) Turkey's parliament began debating Monday a series of amendments to the Constitution that are fiercely contested by opposition parties who say the Islamic-oriented government's proposals are aimed at diluting the powers... Read More

20,000 people in Greek protest march to parliament
Posted on 20 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS, Greece - (AP) More than 20,000 protesters marched through Athens to parliament Thursday as unions challenged Greece's painful austerity measures with their fourth general strike this year. Two separate rallies ended peacefully, but city... Read More

French parliament debates ban on burqa-style veils
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (AP) France's hotly debated bill to ban burqa-style Islamic veils in public is going before parliament, with President Nicolas Sarkozy's government casting the measure as a way to promote equality between the sexes and protect oppressed... Read More

Sri Lankans vote in parliamentary elections
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankans voted Thursday for a new Parliament, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa looking to consolidate his political dominance after winning re-election in January and then detaining his chief rival. Voters lined up as polls... Read More