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Debate continues to rage in France over the merits of the burkini, after the Council of State ruled to suspend a ban on the full-body swimsuits.

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Friday warmly welcomed the historic peace deal reached between Colombia's government and FARC rebels, and pledged to help ensure the …

Geneva (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held marathon talks in Geneva on Friday for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war-ravaged …

Paris (AFP) - In barely a fortnight, a French Riviera mayor's decision to ban burkinis -- full-body swimsuits -- blew up into a major controversy dividing public opinion at home and abroad.

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