We take a look at François Hollande's attempt this past weekend to resolve the controversy over the deportation of a Roma schoolgirl, Leonarda. Both the right- and left-wing press are dissatisfied with the president's response. However for Interior Minister Manuel Valls, the media is itself to blame for the controversy by giving the teenage girl so much airtime. Elsewhere: a controversial YouTube video of a French radio DJ using his charm on the ladies, and a Twitter "Fail" by Herman Van Rompuy.
We take a further look at the high school protests in France over the deportation of a Roma schoolgirl: some say the students are being "used". Also, a racist remark by a far-right National Front member concerning the French justice minister causes a stir. Finally, a project seeks to draw attention to the plight of the homeless in Paris by getting them to tweet!
French lycée students are saying "Non!" to the deportation of a 16-year-old Roma schoolgirl to Kosovo. The girl, named Leonarda, has become a symbol for those opposing tough deportation measures, in particular for the Roma population in France. On social media, the hashtag #Blocus or "Blockade" is trending as secondary school students organise their protests and shut off access to their schools.
We take a look at a diplomatic spat between Russia and The Netherlands, political controversy in France over the deportation of a Roma schoolgirl and some lighter stories including proof the English chowed down on frogs' legs millenia before the French and finally, a Tumblr of Angela Merkel as a hipster.
The French media debates parental discipline after a court case brings the issue of smacking children to national prominence. We also take a look at another court case, this time over a tiny, tiny Paris apartment. First though, reaction to the Iran nuclear negotiations in Geneva.