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.
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French lawyers decry the tapping of Nicolas Sarkozy's phone by investigating judges, while Le Figaro and L'Opinion point the finger at François Hollande's government.
2014-03-07 Vladimir Putin
FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 07.03.14: The French press focuses on tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and upcoming municipal elections.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 07.03.14: International papers focus on what's driving Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine crisis, the US's energy leverage and a Bollywood movie about a women's...
2014-03-06 US military
INTERNATIONAL PRESS - Thurs. 06.03.14: International papers focus on the National People’s Congress which kicked off in Beijing yesterday. Prime Minister Li Keqiang announced a sweeping...
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