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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 …

Amatrice (Italy) (AFP) - The first funerals for victims of the devastating earthquake that hit central Italy this week were held Friday as the country prepared for an emotionally charged day of …

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.

The Hague (AFP) - Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Friday his candidacy to head the Dutch government for a third succesive term in office, as the countdown moves towards next year's parliamentary …

Laval (France) (AFP) - Heated talks between French farmers and Europe's biggest dairy group Lactalis resumed Friday after Lactalis said it would raise milk prices in a bid to repair relations.

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