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French burkini ban ruling fuels controversy

The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.

The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.

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Burkini ban suspended by top French court

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…

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Can comeback kid Sarkozy really win in 2017?

It came as no great surprise to the French when their hyperactive former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced he was going to run for the presidency again.

It came as no great surprise to the French when their hyperactive former leader Nicolas Sarkozy announced he was going to run for the presidency again.

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Germany and France fear smart phone apps like Telegram aid terrorists

In an attempt to identify potentially dangerous jihadists, Germany and France have called for Europe wide rules that would limit the use of encrypted communications.

In an attempt to identify potentially dangerous jihadists, Germany and France have called for Europe wide rules that would limit the use of encrypted communications.

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France and Germany call for European unity in the fight against terror

French authorities have arrested seven people on terrorism-related offences this month, at least three of whom allegedly had specific projects planned.

French authorities have arrested seven people on terrorism-related offences this month, at least three of whom allegedly had specific projects planned.

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Beach bans on the burkini in France sparks widespread debate

You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.

You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.

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France: Islamic Funding Reform

The organization and financing of the Muslim faith in France, has come under fire from politicians after the succession of jihadist attacks in recent months.

The organization and financing of the Muslim faith in France, has come under fire from politicians after the succession of jihadist attacks in recent months.