Keyword: Nice

More French resorts lift burkini bans after court ruling

City of Nice is latest resort to lift controversial ban on burkinis in line with a national court ruling but two beaches in Corsica still prohibit them.

Muslim woman intercepted by police on Nice beach sparks controversy

Photos of a Muslim woman surrounded by police and stripping off her shawl have prompted protests from French Council of the Muslim Faith.

Cycling event in Nice cancelled over security fears

Next month's European Road Cycling Championships will not take place in the French city where 85 died in lorry attack on July 14th.

Death toll from Nice terror attack rises to 85

Pierre Hattermann, whose wife and son also died in the July 14th attack in the Mediterranean city, has succumbed to his injuries.

French PM says opposition using Nice attack to 'destabilise' government

Manuel Valls accused conservative opposition of mounting campaign over police numbers on night of Bastille Day attack for 'purely political' reasons.

Nice Bastille Day attack policing controversy erupts

Nice municipal policewoman insists that national police attempted to doctor recdords over policing presence the night of Bastille Day massacre.

Nice authorities refuse police demand to delete CCTV images of attack

The demand, officially to avoid the gratuitous use of images, came amid a dispute between local and national authorities after the attack which left 84 people dead.

After Nice, how the French Right fell headfirst into a terrorist trap

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Since the Bastille Day massacre in Nice last week, in which 84 people died, never has the French mainstream Right employed so much energy into mimicking its far-right rival, the Front National, writes Mediapart political correspondent Hubert Huertas, who argues that the attack in Nice is in the process of fragilising French democracy, which is exactly what the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility, hopes for.

Nice truck driver planned attack, had accomplices, says prosecutor

The Tunisian who on July 14th killed 84 people among crowds on Promenade des Anglais had carefully prepared attack says Paris public prosecutor.

France launches probe into policing on night of Nice attack

Amid criticism from local political figures, the government orders police inquiry to establish security in place on July 14th when 84 died in truck attack.

Bastille Day massacre stokes Nice's bitter divisions

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July 18th: tributes to the Bastille Day attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. © Reuters July 18th: tributes to the Bastille Day attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. © Reuters

The Bastille Day attack in Nice, when a Tunisian immigrant from the city drove a truck into crowds walking the seafront Promenade des Anglais, killing 84 people, has heightened the already prevalent racial and social tensions in the Riviera capital. Ellen Salvi reports from Nice, where local politicians have long fuelled the fires of division that threaten to engulf the city.

Jeers for French PM at commemoration for Nice victims

Manuel Valls and other officials were booed at a packed ceremony on the Promenade des Anglais amid criticism of security policy in wake of Bastille Day outrage.

More arrests as Bastille Day killer's true motive remains uncertain

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's residency permit. © DR Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's residency permit. © DR

Three new arrests were made on Sunday as French investigators attempt to establish whether Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old Tunisian who drove a heavy truck into Bastille Day crowds in Nice on Thursday, killing 84 people, received help from accomplices in preparing the massacre. Fresh evidence emerged this weekend suggesting he had carefully planned the attack, including CCTV footage of him reconnoitring the scene earlier last week. But despite a claim by the Islamic State group that Bouhlel was a "soldier" for the jihadist group, his motive remained unclear. Meanwhile, French health minister Marisol Touraine said on Sunday that “about 85 people” were still hospitalised after the carnage on July 14th, of which 18, including a child, were in a life-threatening condition. Graham Tearse reports.

French interior minister backtracks on Nice attacker profile

Bernard Cazeneuve, who on Friday sounded cautious note on jihadist motive for attack, said on Saturday that killer must have been 'radicalised very rapidly'.

France's terror alert smartphone app failed in Nice

The app, launched in June ahead of Euro 2016 tournament, took nearly three hours to warn users of the truck attack that left 84 people dead.