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Top Italian bishop slams France's 'politically-motivated' burkini bans

Bishop Nunzio Galantino denounced the ban in several coastal towns as a 'war on symbols' and a 'vulgar ridiculing of the religious sensitivity of others'.

Corsican mayor bans burkinis after beach brawl

The mayor of Sisco, close to Bastia, announced the measure amid what he called a 'powder-keg' situation between Muslims and non-Muslims on the island.

French mayor bans 'burkinis' from beaches over ‘security’ fears

Mayor of popular resort of Cannes, David Lisnard, has issued order forbidding beachwear that doesn't respect 'good morals and secularism'.

France ends 30-year ban on gay male blood donors

The lifting of the ban, which was ended for lesbians in 2002, is conditional to gay donors observing sexual inactivity over a period of one year.

France labour dispute: now ban on Paris protest is 'lifted'

CGT union boss said authorities' U-turn on march was a 'victory for democracy' and urged workers to turn out in 'massive' numbers on Thursday.

French authorities ban labour protest march in Paris

Move by Paris police to ban Thursday's march could increases tension between socialist government and unions opposed to labour reforms.

French unions to defy government ban on labour protest march

Authorities had asked unions to scrap plans for Paris march in favour of a static rally to avoid violence which marred previous protests.

Paris to restrict city access to pre-1997 cars from July 1st

The anti-pollution move concerns Monday to Friday daytime access and will become an outright ban in 2020, when access for pre-2011 cars will be restricted.

UEFA bans French fan's cockerel from Euro-16 matches

Clément Tomaszewski's cockerel Balthazar, which has been with him to numerous matches, has been given a banning order for security reasons.

France's emergency laws used to ban activists from labour reform protests

Unions have planned two days of protest and called strikes in the air transport, road freight, rail and oil sectors against the proposed reforms.

French safety agency to ban weedkillers with glyphosate and tallowamine

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, has stirred fierce debate since a WHO body said it was probably carcinogenic.

French law 'to give staff right to snub emails outside office hours'

Labour minister Myriam El Khomri is reportedly planning to introduce law that bans employers from sending staff out-of-hours emails or texts.

France bans three Islamic organisations

Government spokesman said the groups, which ran a mosque shut down after the Paris terrorist attacks, were 'clearly taking action to incite jihad.'

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter given eight-year ban from football

Pair were found guilty of breaches in a 2mln Swiss franc 'disloyal payment' made to Uefa boss and ex-France captain by Fifa chief Blatter in 2011.

European football chief Michel Platini fails to overturn ban

The Uefa chief and 1980s French football star, under investigation over a payment from Fifa's boss, stays banned from all football-related activity.