Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's Front National (FN) has been fined 5,000 euros for accusing the Roma population of being habitual thieves.
France's Socialist government has denied claims that it is preparing to scrap the ban on Islamic headscarves in schools. Right-wing politicians claimed that the French republic was "in danger"
Bob Dylan has been charged in France with incitement to hatred, after he was quoted comparing Croats with Nazis in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, a judicial source said on Monday.
Thousands of people have marched through central Paris to demonstrate against racism nearly 30 years after the first national anti-racist movement in France.
A poll published today by the Union of Jewish Students in France (UEJF) revealed that 42 per cent of French voters could vote for a far-right candidate in their next municipal election.