A dramatic suicide in Notre Dame Cathedral put the spotlight back on gay marriage in France. Dominique Venner - a far-right essayist - posted a final message on his blog earlier today emphasising his opposition to gay marriage, "a despicable law". Also, some amateur video of the Oklahoma tornado, Russian suspicions of vote-rigging at the Eurovision and a 19-year-old student who staged his own kidnapping because of bad grades.
Confusion reigns over the health of Algeria's President Bouteflika, who was brought to Paris in April for treatment. Two Algerian newspapers have been censored over information regarding his condition. Also, we look at opposition online to Yahoo's takeover of Tumblr. Finally, two days on from Denmark's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, there is still much discussion online about the weirder acts and the politics of voting.
Hollande continues to sink in the polls despite a media offensive and on top of this Melenchon calls him a "turkey". Meanwhile, Jérôme Cahuzac - France's disgraced former Budget Minister -is planning a political comeback. Also, and Christian Democrat MP Christine Boutin has her Facebook page covered in "poo smilies" to protest an outburst over Angelina Jolie's recent mastectomy.
Two years to the day after his arrest in New York City, a film trailer about the downfall of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has hit the web. Abel Ferrara has directed the controversial movie – we take a look at an (edited!) extract. Also, reaction to a marathon press conference by François Hollande.
"Le Pouvoir" or "Power" hit French cinemas day, a fly-on-the-wall film depicting François Hollande's first eight months in power. So does it flatter a president who vaunts his 'normality' or does it expose his weaknesses? Also, Disney character Merida gets the Barbie treatment, and an online petition hopes to overturn the makeover.