Tag Archives: France

06Feb/17

France’s scandal-hit Fillon fights on for presidency

French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon is defending his past conduct in a scandal involving payments to his wife for work which a press report says she did not do, and says he will push on in his bid for the presidency. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

26Aug/16
the burkini swimsuit

French court to decide over ‘Burkini’ ban

France’s highest administrative court is set to make a preliminary decision on whether to temporarily uphold — or suspend — local beach bans on the Burkini, an all-body women’s swimsuit that’s at the center of a wider discussion over immigration, Islamophobia and security. Mana Rabiee reports.
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