The French Education Minister, Vincent Peillon, has suggested France needs a debate on de-criminalising cannabis. That drew a swift rejection from Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault who said "Non, pas de débat"! Papers have put it on their front pages as the ruling Socialists lurch from one difficulty to another. One paper portrays the minister naked, with people wondering what he could be on. That's the focus for this Tuesday 16th October, 2012.
Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.
Russian and Ukrainian papers offer differing reports of Sunday's referendum in Crimea, while Western media call for tougher sanctions against Russia.
French papers react to Crimea's "illegitimate" vote to join Russia and warn the West must stand firm in the face of Russian provocation.
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