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Merkel calls for burqa ban as her party toughens asylum stance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a burqa ban wherever possible on Monday at her conservative Christian Democrats' (CDU) party conference, as the party gears up to back her for a fourth...

Merkel sees burqa as religious freedom but backs limited ban

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out on Wednesday against the idea of a complete ban in Germany on the full-face veil worn by Muslim women, saying that wearing it was...

Majority of Brits back burqa ban, poll finds

The British public supports a burqa ban by a margin of more than two to one, according to a poll released on Wednesday by YouGov.

Conservative German interior ministers call for partial burqa ban

Interior ministers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative political bloc called Friday for a ban on burqas in parts of public life.

Merkel's conservative party considers burqa ban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) said Monday they were considering a proposal to ban the wearing of the burqa.