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France Braces for 19th Weekend of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

PARIS — French security forces were deployed across Paris and other cities on Saturday as the country braced for a 19th weekend of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations, following a surge of violence last weekend that caught the authorities by surprise after months of dwindling numbers and calmer protests. Nearly 6,000 police …

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A Sports Hijab Has France Debating the Muslim Veil, Again

PARIS — Plans by a major sporting goods company in France to sell a hijab designed for runners have incited yet another debate over what Muslim women wear, exposing once again the tensions between secularism and religion in the country. France’s longstanding attitudes toward feminism, secularism and the integration of …

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