Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: Denmark

Models protest Denmark’s burka ban at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Copenhagen-Danish designer Reza Etamadi used the runway to make a political statement at Copenhagen Fashion Week. The fashion show for his streetwear label’s latest collection MUF10 featured models in burkas and niqabs alongside police officers. It took place just days after Denmark’s full-face veil ban came into effect. “I have ...

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First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

COPENHAGEN: A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported. Police were called to a shopping centre in Horsholm, in the northeastern region of Nordsjaelland, where the woman had ...

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Thousands march against face veil ban in Denmark

COPENHAGENL: Thousands of people marched against a controversial ban in Denmark on the wearing of face veils in public that came into force. Demonstrations were held in the capital city of Copenhagen and the second largest city of Aarhus against the ban, which was approved on May 31. The protests ...

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Wozniacki gets pre-Wimbledon boost with Eastbourne title

(Vincent Thian/AP) EASTBOURNE: Denmark’s world number two Caroline Wozniacki gave herself the perfect confidence-booster ahead of Wimbledon with a hard fought 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka to take her second WTA Eastbourne title on Saturday. The 27-year-old top seed was winning her first title since claiming her ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

COPENHAGEN: The Danish parliament on Thursday passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to do so. “Anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine,” says the law, which was passed by 75 votes ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Britain celebrates Game of Thrones with new stamps

LONDON: Stars of “Game of Thrones” will appear on a new collection of stamps to celebrate Britain’s contribution to the fantasy series. Ten characters are pictured in the souvenir series unveiled on Wednesday, set against dramatic scenes from the hit US show. Highlighting the prominence of British stars among the ...

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Denmark stun champions Germany at women’s Euros

TILBURG : Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following ...

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