'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?
If the aim of the terrorists who took so many innocent lives in Paris, Nice and elsewhere was to foment hatred and conflict, then the French authorities have more than fulfilled their ambitions
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
Right-winger occupied the Élysée Palace between 2007 and 2012
David Reader suffered a severe head injury and died in hospital
Collision sees passenger hurled from carriage
Manuel Valls says the swimsuits are based on the 'enslavement of women'
Search operations were called off in Boulogne on Tuesday morning
Jacqueline Sauvage shot her husband three times in the back after nearly 50 years of abuse
Magazine has reported multiple threats made on its Facebook page to the police
Muslim rights group to appeal burkini ban
'In France, one does not come to the beach dressed to display religious convictions,' mayor says