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Latest update : 2013-10-28

Ségolène Royal as Joan of Arc

Former French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal does an ill-advised photo shoot posing as Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People". Also, French cinema legends are increasingly using Paris Match magazine to seek love. But we start with reaction to the unrest in Tunisia as seen on social media.

By James CREEDON

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2016-08-26 France

French court rules #burkini ban "clearly illegal"

Media Watch looks at the latest twist in the battle of the "Burkini". France's highest court has ruled a beach ban is "clearly illegal". But many mayors are pledging not to back...

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2016-08-25 France

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Buzzfeed asked this question in a particularly tongue in cheek manner. We bring you the latest buzz online surrounding the burkini ban. First up though, a video of a girl being...

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2016-08-24 integration

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

The top trending hashtag on Twitter for a time today was #WTFFrance as French social media users chimed in with foreigners who are concerned about the burkini ban in parts of...

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2016-08-23 Islamic veil

First burkinis, now veils

Burkinis are not illegal but in the current post-attack climate of fear in France, certain mayors have temporarily banned them out of a fear that such forms of dress could be...

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2016-08-22 Nicolas Sarkozy

'Quelle surprise !' Sarkozy declares candidacy for 2017

To the surprise of... well, no one... Nicolas Sarkozy has declared he will run for the French Presidency next year. Also, some buzz online in the aftermath of the Rio Olympics.

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