Critics say the alleged incident at the Michelin-listed restaurant highlights increasing hostility towards Muslim communities in France, exacerbated by the recent burkini ban
Right-wing politicians have vowed to keep the ban by passing legislation via central government, after a court found local bans are 'seriously and clearly illegal'
Conseil d’Etat ruling suspends ban in Villeneuve-Loubet and sets legal precedent for France
Former President campaigning to be conservative candidate for next year's election
'I don't think anyone should tell women what to wear,' says London Mayor Sadiq Khan
Manuel Valls says the swinsuits represent the 'enslavement of women'
If the goal of the Nice attack perpetrator Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was to add fuel to the fire and escalate community tensions, he chose the strategically right spot. The French Riviera, a traditional stronghold of the French Republicans, has recently seen the highest poll results for the far right
‘I am denouncing a manipulation that undermines the local police,’ French official says
'The burkini was designed for freedom, flexibility and confidence. It's not harming anything in any way.'
'Wearing a burkini is a political act, it's militant, a provocation'
The reignited debate over the French principle of 'laicite', or secularism, is unlikely to go away
The Big Question: As more towns are bringing in bans - what impact are they having on France?
'It was pretty violent. I had the impression of a pack going after a woman sitting on the ground, crying with her daughter.'
Ruling by State Council expected to set precedent for other towns
France’s tourism industry has dipped sharply since 130 people were killed in Paris in November
France is calling for new laws governing encrypted messaging apps used by jihadists