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  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men. The court took up an appeal by Jack Phillips, a baker who runs Masterpiece...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men. The court took up an appeal by Jack Phillips, a baker who runs Masterpiece...

  • Chief Justice John Roberts (seated C) leads Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (front row, L-R), Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan (back row, L-R), Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch in taking a new family photo including Gorsuch, their most recent addition, at the Supreme Court building in Washington.

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue the final rulings of its current term on Monday, amid talk that swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 21, 2017.

    The US Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for religious entities.

  • *Deforestation is "like suicide"- Vatican bishop. OSLO, June 19- Religious and indigenous leaders appealed on Monday for better protection of tropical forests from the Amazon to the Congo basin, with a Vatican bishop likening current losses to a collective suicide by humanity. "Without the forests we don't have life," said Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the...

  • survey@ JAKARTA, June 19- Indonesia's palm oil stockpiles likely fell in May as exports increased because of higher consumer demand ahead of the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a Reuters survey showed. Exports and domestic demand likely rose as consumers bought up palm oil supplies before Ramadan began on May 25. "Stock is low, that helps support prices,"...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to amend the starting date of its proposed 90- day travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries in a bid to keep its legal battle alive. A memo issued by the White House, as the Supreme Court considered two challenges to the ban, said parts of the order put on hold...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to amend the starting date of its proposed 90- day travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries in a bid to keep its legal battle alive. A memo issued by the White House, as the Supreme Court considered two challenges to the ban, said parts of the order put on hold...

  • *Dana says won't redeem $700 mln of maturing sukuk. *UAE firm cites evolution of Islamic finance for move. June 14- A decision by Abu Dhabi- listed Dana Gas to declare $700 million of its sukuk invalid has sent shivers through the Islamic finance industry, raising concern about the safety of sharia-compliant debt instruments in general.

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration more time to file papers responding to an appeals court ruling that upheld a block on a proposed travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries. Hawaii, which challenged the ban and won in the appeals court, is permitted to file its own brief...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- The Trump administration on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to file papers responding to an appeals court ruling that upheld a block on a proposed travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries. In a letter, Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall said a ruling on Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- The Trump administration on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to file papers responding to an appeals court ruling that upheld a block on a proposed travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries. Federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii blocked Trump's 90- day ban on travelers from Libya,...

  • *White House expresses confidence of win at Supreme Court. SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, June 12- President Donald Trump suffered another legal setback on Monday as a second federal appeals court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, June 12- President Donald Trump suffered another legal setback on Monday as a second federal appeals court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals used narrow grounds to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, June 12- A California- based federal appeals court on Monday dealt President Donald Trump another setback, refusing to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco largely left in place a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The state of Hawaii on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to grant the Trump administration's emergency request seeking to revive his plan to temporarily ban travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found it was discriminatory. Trump's administration on June 1 filed emergency...

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The state of Hawaii on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to grant the Trump administration's emergency request seeking to revive his plan to temporarily ban travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found it was discriminatory. Trump's administration on June 1 filed emergency...

  • NYPD officers try to separate counter-protesters and activists rallying for the 'March Against Sharia' on June 10, 2017 in New York City.

    Activists opposed to a fundamental interpretation of Islam held rallies in over 20 cities on Saturday to protest sharia law.

  • Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party leader Ruth Davidson speaks during a general election campaign visit to a removals depot in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 5, 2017. Britain goes to the polls on June 8 to vote in a general election only days after another terrorist attack on the nation's capital.

    Age old divisions in Scotland are being put to the test by a shift in political focus.

  • President Donald Trump accused his own Justice Department on Monday of watering down his temporary travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries, potentially hurting his case in the Supreme Court on the matter. Trump has presented the measure, which seeks to halt entry to the United States for 90 days for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia,...