The US Pentagon is to announce it will lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat. The policy change will open up thousands of jobs to women who have been kept out from frontline positions and elite commandos.
The burkini ban has caused quite a stir in France. Now the country's highest administrative court has suspended the ban on burkinis for the time being. It is a good decision, writes DW's Martin Muno.
German Chancellor Merkel's conservatives say they are considering a proposal to ban the wearing of full-face veils. This comes as a third French town forbids Muslim women to wear the "burqini" swimsuit while bathing.
Women will be able to serve in combat roles "as soon as possible." Women already serve in a number of noncombat roles and make up 10 percent of the military.
The Pentagon has confirmed that from next year transgender individuals will be able to enlist in the US military. Serving officers will also be allowed to use the military medical system to change gender.
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