Showing posts with label symbolism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label symbolism. Show all posts

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Catalan Parliament speaker acknowledges independence from Spain was symbolic

independence from Spain was symbolic
The speaker of Catalonia's parliament acknowledged in court on Thursday that a constitutional mechanism whereby the central government revoked her region's self-rule after it tried to secede from Spain had to be abided by and the Catalan declaration of independence was symbolic.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

EU Court rules private companies banning religious attire not discriminatory

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that it was not discriminatory for private companies to ban their employees from wearing anything with religious, political or philosophical meaning.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Japan protests Russia naming 5 uninhabited Kuril islets

Tokyo issued a formal diplomatic protest after Russia’s prime minister gave names to five uninhabited islets in the Kuril chain. Japan still claims sovereignty over some of the islands in the chain, which it lost to Russia following World War II.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Kosovo calls on EU, US to intervene amid rising tensions with Serbia

Kosovo's foreign minister has written to his colleagues in the European Union, United States and other countries denouncing "numerous acts of provocation and aggression" from Serbia.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Serbia halts "provocative" train heading to Kosovo

Serbian train decorated with the national colors and plastered with icons and a nationalist slogan left Belgrade on Saturday for Kosovo, the former Serbian province, but was halted just before the border as tensions flared.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Serbia sends "provocative" train to Kosovo with words "Kosovo is Serbia" in 21 languages

Serbian authorities have sent a controversial train to north Kosovo, despite protests from its former province. The Russian-made train is inscribed with words "Kosovo is Serbia" in 21 languages, including Albanian.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Abe's cabinet member visits notorious Yasukuni Shrine

Masahiro Imamura, Japan's reconstruction minister for disaster-hit region, visited the notorious war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Wednesday, shortly after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a memorial at the Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Monday, October 17, 2016

France's Le Pen vows to ban 'all religious symbols,' including Jewish skull caps

The leader of the far-right French party National Front, Marine Le Pen, said on Sunday she would ban "all religious symbols” including Jewish skull caps, if elected president, seeing it as a "sacrifice" necessary to fight against radical Islam.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Asesino y bandido": Cuba reacciona tras las declaraciones del Parlamento turco sobre el Che Guevara

Cuba calificó de inaceptables las declaraciones que el presidente del Parlamento de Turquía, Ismail Kahraman, lanzó sobre el revolucionario latinoamericano Ernesto 'Che' Guevara después de que criticara a los jóvenes turcos por llevar camisetas con su imagen y lo llamara "asesino y bandido", informa el rotatorio 'Hurriyet Daily News'.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Indonesia wanted to rename the South China sea for the sake of sovereignty

The Indonesian authorities plan to rename one of the sections of the South China sea for the sake of preserving sovereignty. About it reports The South China Morning Post.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Canadian soldiers in northern Iraq may stop wearing Kurdish flag on uniforms

Canadian soldiers guiding and mentoring Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have been wearing the Kurdish flag on their uniforms in a sign of respect, but that tradition may soon end, CTV News has learned.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Japanese lawmakers visit war-linked Yasukuni Shrine en masse

A group of lawmakers on Friday visited the controversial war-linked Yasukuni Shrine which stands as a symbol of Japan's militarism and honors its war dead including criminals convicted by an international tribunal.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday, September 28, 2015

Questions raised about value of French strikes in Syria

The French air strikes launched against the Islamic State group jihadists in Syria on Sunday may win Paris political capital, but are unlikely to yield serious military gains or stop terrorist attacks, some experts are arguing.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jordan says new cartoons by Charlie Hebdo 'irresponsible' act

Jordan's Royal Palace on Thursday condemned the publishing of new cartoons of Prophet Mohammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The continued publishing of cartoons that are offensive to Prophet Mohammad harms the feelings of the Muslim communities across the world, it said in a statement.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Taiwan 'regrets' embarrassing Washington with flag-raising

Taiwan on Wednesday (Jan 7) expressed regret at embarrassing its chief ally the United States after a Taiwanese flag-raising ceremony in Washington sparked US criticism and Chinese anger.

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