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Politics • European • France
Emmanuel Macron refuses to condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Prophet Mohammad
Emmanuel Macron in 2017 - adaption: Added background and blur
Emmanuel Macron in 2017 - adaption: Added background and blur Credit: Presidencia de la República Mexicana (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The president defended citizens' right to freedom of speech. His remarks came as the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the target of a massacre by gunmen in 2015, said it was republishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday it was not his place to pass judgment on the decision by Charlie Hebdo to publish a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad.

Politics • European • France
Charlie Hebdo to reprint Prophet Mohammed cartoons ahead of trial
Flowers, candles, pens and many drawings and anonymous sketches remembering the people who died at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters.
Flowers, candles, pens and many drawings and anonymous sketches remembering the people who died at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters. Credit: Patrizia Torres (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo announced Tuesday it would republish cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed to mark the start of the trial stemming from the massacre committed at its Paris offices in 2015.

Charlie Hebdo editor Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau wrote on the latest edition of the magazine: "We will never live down. We will never give up."

Politics • European • Germany
Germany: Baden-Württemberg bans burqas, niqabs in schools
Germany: Baden-Württemberg bans burqas, niqabs in schools
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State Premier Winfried Kretschmann announced Baden-Württemberg will now ban full-face coverings for all school children. Kretschmann said burqas and niqabs did not belong in a free society.