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Switzerland referendum: Voters support ban on face coverings in public – BBC News

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Switzerland referendum: Voters support ban on face coverings in publicPublished29 minutes agoSharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightEPASwitzerland has narrowly voted in favour of banning face coverings in public, including the burka or niqab worn by Muslim women.Official results showed the measure had passed by 51.2% to 48.8% in Sunday's referendum.The proposal was put forward by the right-wing Swiss People's Party...

Switzerland narrowly votes to ban face covering in public – CNN

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The result means facial covering will be banned in all publicly accessible places, including on the streets, in public offices, on public transport, in restaurants, shops and in the countryside. The controversial proposal gained support of 51.21% of voters and the majority of the country's 26 cantons, according to official provisional results published by the federal government. The only exceptions include...

In Iraq, Pope spreads message of peace, religious tolerance and humanity’s resilience

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Pope Francis’ historic visit to northern Iraq to hold prayers at an ancient church destroyed by ISIL “sends a clear message to the world that harmony and cohesion between the followers of all religions is the only way for the advancement and progress of humanity,” the top UN culture official has said.

Manchin wants to make filibuster 'painful' to use – POLITICO

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The West Virginia Democrat has previously supported efforts to require senators to filibuster by talking on the chamber floor in order to hold up a bill. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he is open to altering the Senate filibuster to make it more “painful” for the minority party to wield, while reiterating his opposition to ending...

Floyd family attorney knocks qualified immunity for officers | TheHill – The Hill

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Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family of the late George Floyd, said Sunday that the doctrine of qualified immunity, which grants government officials civil immunity for on-duty actions, allows police officers to get away with “reprehensible conduct.” CBS’ Margaret Brennan noted that qualified immunity is a major bone of contention in the Senate as it prepares to take up...

GOP senator defends Cheney, Murkowski after Trump rebuke | TheHill – The Hill

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A GOP senator who opposed both impeachments of former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE said Sunday that he believes impeachment-supporting Republicans such as Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyMarjorie Taylor Greene's delay tactics...

If Seahawks trade Russell Wilson, what’s their plan at quarterback? – NBC Sports

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USA TODAY Sports As a sense of unease and dysfunction hovers over the relationship between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, a persistent question emerges regarding the aftermath of a potential trade. If Wilson goes, who replaces him at quarterback? The Seahawks don’t keep a highly-competent backup on the roster, surely due in part to the fact that Wilson never misses games. There’s...

How to watch Oprah's interview with Harry and Meghan – CNN International

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Here's what fans (and skeptics) of the Sussexes need to know: When does the interview air? "CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry" will air in the United States on Sunday, March 7, from 8 pm ET to 10 pm ET. In the United Kingdom, the interview will air on ITV on Monday, March 8, at 9 pm local time. Oprah's interview...

Two people injured, one killed in rash of weekend shootings in Minneapolis – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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In the final days leading up to the start of jury selection in the murder and manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, officers responded to at least three shootings that killed one man and injured two others. The homicide happened close to the scene of George Floyd's death nearly a year ago, at the intersection of 38th...

Two more women accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment – Vox.com

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In a pair of news reports Saturday, two more former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused him of sexual harassment, adding to a mounting list of allegations that have spurred calls for Cuomo, a Democrat, to resign — or even to face impeachment. According to Ana Liss, a former policy and operations aide to Cuomo from 2013 to...