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France’s Sarkozy says Would Change Constitution to Ban Burkinis

PARIS, Aug 29 – Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy said on Monday he would change the country’s constitution to ban full-body burkini swimsuits if he is re-elected to his former role in a vote next April. Positioning himself as a defender of French values and tough on immigration, the conservative said last week that he

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Anti-Burkini Law in France Would Worsen Tension: Interior Minister

PARIS, Aug 29 – A law banning the full-body “burkini” swimsuit in France would stoke tensions between communities and would be both unconstitutional and ineffective, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview published on Sunday. France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, ruled on Friday against a decision to ban the burkini by

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