The vote bodes a grim future, not only for Muslims and minorities but also for French society as a whole.
The birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte has long been seeking greater autonomy, but successive French governments have looked the other way.
The firebrand far-right candidate was provided his platform by a multi-billionaire media mogul – but it had some strings attached.
Malian authorities said columns of armed insurgents on motorbikes had pinned down the army unit, but the troops killed more than 50 militants despite losing eight of their own.
Draft bill includes a clause, stipulating the wearing "of conspicuous religious symbols is prohibited" in events and competitions organised by sports federations.
Far from united in their demands, the protestors and their grievances represent a range across the political spectrum.
Inspired by Canadian truckers paralysing border traffic with the United States, the demonstrators include anti-Covid vaccination activists and people angry at fast-rising energy prices.
Eric Zemmour, who will run for president in April election, says, "I don't want to hear the muezzin's voice in France, and if I become president, I won't."
A lesson in Putin-omacy.
Reports suggest the children allegedly suffered "being locked up, poor conditions, acts of abuse, lack of access to education and healthcare, and no possibility of returning to their families".
Russian artillery forces practice firing near Ukraine border as Russian warships entered the Barents Sea to practice protecting a major shipping lane in the Arctic.
As the presidential race heats up, Macron’s aides are keen to shift the debate away from immigration and law-and-order issues and put the spotlight on the economy.
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