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Judge in French Riviera’s Nice Deals Further Blow to Burkini Foes

PARIS, Sept 4 – Attempts to ban burkini-clad women from the beaches of France’s Riviera coast suffered a further setback when a judge in the city of Nice declared the prohibition of the body-hiding swimwear to be illegal there. The verdict delivered on Thursday was the latest of several rulings against bans imposed by local authorities

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French Children Return to School Under Police Guard After Summer Attacks

By Lucien Libert and Clotaire Achi PARIS, Sept 1 – More than 12 million French children went back to school under heightened security on Thursday after a summer vacation marked by further deadly attacks in a country that is one of the prime targets of Daesh militants. Armed police patrolled outside schools around the country

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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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French Court Suspends Burkini Ban, Controversy Goes On

PARIS, Aug 28 – A French court on Friday suspended a ban on women wearing full-body “burkini” swimsuits on a Mediterranean town’s beach but the prime minister said the debate was not over, calling the outfit a symbol of a “backwards, deadly Islamism”. The Council of State’s ruling against the resort of Villeneuve-Loubet is expected

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Flight Bookings For Nice and France Drop Again After July 14 Attack

PARIS, July 28 – Demand for air travel to France and Nice, the country’s second most popular destination after Paris, has dropped again after an attacker killed 84 people in the city on the French Riviera on July 14, according to travel data analysis company ForwardKeys. France’s tourism industry had yet to fully recover from

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Two Attackers Killed, One Hostage Dead in French church Attack

By Marine Pennetier and Chine Labbé PARIS, July 26 – Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday before being shot dead by French police. There were no immediate details on the identity or motives of the two assailants but the investigation

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French Lawmakers Back Emergency Rule After Nice Attack, Inquiry Sought

By Emile Picy and Brian Love PARIS, July 20 – French lawmakers approved a six-month rollover of emergency rule on Wednesday in the wake of last week’s truck attack on the city of Nice, the third deadly assault in 18 months for which the Daesh militant group has claimed responsibility. President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government remained

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