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.
A call for the Israeli army to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and in Europe the Daily Mail blames France and Germany for not reining in Russian President Vladimir Putin.
If the French public is supportive of a ban on Pro-Palestinian protests, it’s because of the potential for violence, and the rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents.
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