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31 August 2016
International outrage has resulted from the decision of over 20 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of 'burkini' swimsuits, on the grounds of 'inciting terrorism' and 'threatening public safety'. Despite a court decree rejecting the ban as unconstitutional, the mayors say they will ignore the ruling. Judy Beishon reports on how the issue has become the focus of an ugly backlash to the recent terrorist attacks in France.
5 February 2009
ACCORDING TO the police, 1.1 million people took to the streets of France on 29 January. The unions put it at 2.5 million. Either way, it is already bigger than the biggest demonstration during the CPE...
21 May 2008
SCHOOL STUDENTS have been leading the fight against education cuts in France, writes Manny Thain.
16 April 2008
The election in Italy, which came after just 20 months of a weak centre-left government under Romano Prodi, has seen a 'comfortable' victory for Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party...
26 April 2007
THE FIRST round of the French presidential elections last Sunday left capitalist commentators in an almost jubilant mood...
12 April 2007
French presidential elections: THE LONG build-up to the French presidential election is nearly over, with the four main candidates now battling it out in the media in the final stage of the campaign...
4 April 2007
International Human Rights film festival: THIS OSCAR-nominated World War Two drama follows the journey of North African (Indigénes) soldiers fighting their way through southern Europe helping to liberate France, their 'mother country'...
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