- Making News: Bush Aims to Curb Spread of Nuclear Weapons Technology
Recent reports that North Korea, Iran and Libya all received nuclear weapons technology from Pakistan have led to new proposals by President Bush. He wants to limit the number of nations allowed to produce nuclear fuel. David Sanger, White House correspondent for the New York Times, says that, once again, the White House hasn't laid the groundwork that could ensure the support of the international community.
- Reporter's Notebook: French Ruling on Headscarves
Its secular tradition dates back to the Revolution of 1789, which was in part a rebellion against the Catholic Church. Now its population is 8 percent Muslim, and that is posing a challenge to France's official secularism. Yesterday, with overwhelming popular support, the National Assembly voted to ban headscarves, skullcaps and oversized crosses worn by Muslim, Jewish and Christian students. Ghislaine Hudson was part of the Stasi Commission, which proposed the ban on religious symbols in public schools.
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