1. France

    Hollande to Keep Burqa Ban

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    France's socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande told RTL radio Friday that if elected, he won't overturn a law banning face-covering Muslim veils, called "the burqa ban," which was enacted by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollande, who leads Sarkozy in polls ahead of the May 6 runoff, had abstained from the 2010 vote on the ban, along with other Socialists. But Hollande now says he would "have it applied in the best way." Muslim leaders say the law unfairly stigmatizes Muslims.

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