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Trudeau rules out France-style burkini ban in CanadaCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday defended individual rights and freedoms while touting cultural diversity and tolerance when asked about a controversy swirling in…
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'Private Conversations with the President'FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 19.08.16: With eight months to go before the Presidential election, François Hollande is the subject of a book released this week. In “Private Conversations…
France burkini row: Three seaside towns ban Muslim body-covering swimwearThis year the bikini celebrates its 70th anniversary. But the once so scandalous swimwear has an even more controversial rival today: The more modest “burkini”. The Islamic…
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Guantanamo Bay: Renewed push to reduce number of detaineesOn this week’s show: Can Barack Obama live up to his promise of closing Guantanamo Bay as his time in office draws to a close? We take a look. We also bring you the latest in the…
Three more French towns set to join burkini ban as PM gives backingThree resorts in France were poised Tuesday to join three other seaside towns in banning the burkini, the full-body Islamic swimming garment that has sparked concern about…
Inside Manbij, Syria, after its liberation from IS GroupDancing and cheering can be heard throughout the city as members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, made up mainly of Kurdish fighters, are welcomed as heroes.
French govt defends burkini bans as fourth city plans to prohibit swimsuitThe French government has defended municipal bans on body-covering Muslim burkini swimwear but called on mayors to try and cool tensions between communities.
The debate over burkini bans in FranceSome say the burkini goes against French secularist values, though it doesn't technically break the country's laws against religious wear.
Inside the French debate on burkinisSome say the burkini goes against French secularist values, though it doesn't technically break the country's laws against religious wear.
France: should French authorities ban the burkini? FRANCE24's Catherine Nicholson asked Hanna Woodhead, Asst. Prof. of Theology at Geneva University. She put forward the argument that some Muslim women see the burkini as a tool for empowerment because they might otherwise be unable to go to the beach or to swim.
France: Should French authorities ban the burkini?France: should French authorities ban the burkini? FRANCE24's Catherine Nicholson asked Hanna Woodhead, Asst. Prof. of Theology at Geneva University. She put…
Call for justice after imam killing in New YorkAs night falls in New York, a community calls out for justice.
'Burqini Day' cancelled at French waterparkA private swimming pool party planned by a Muslim womens' association near Marseilles has been cancelled. Attendees were asked to wear "burqinis" and while there is nothing…
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