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Leonarda Dibrani in Mitrovica, Kosovo
29/10/2013 - France - Kosovo

Deported Roma girl's family bids return to France

The family of the Roma girl thrown out of France after being taken off a school bus has made a legal bid to return to France.

President Francois Hollande makes his statement on the Dibrani case on television on Saturday
20/10/2013 - Analysis: France

Nobody's happy - Hollande fails to defuse Roma schoolgirl deportation row

If French President François Hollande hoped his proposal that Roma schoolgirl Leonarda Dibrani could return to France without her family would be hailed as a judgement of Solomon, he must ...

Justice Minister Chistiane Taubira speaks in the National Assembly
20/10/2013 - France

Front National threatens to sue French justice minister in racist slur row

France's Front National (FN) says it will sue Justice Minister Christiane Taubira for her reaction to one of its members comparing her to an ape.

20/10/2013

French weekly magazines review

A far-right electoral win worries most commentators. A secret government memo warns of anger and cynicism among the electorate.

Leonarda Dibrani in Mitrovica on Thursday
19/10/2013 - France

Roma schoolgirl says no to Hollande offer to return to France alone

The Roma girl snatched off a school bus and deported to Kosovo says she will not take up President François Hollande's offer to return to France without her family.

19/10/2013

French press review 19 October 2013

The "Leonarda affair" which has polarised opinion in France since Thursday is still very much on every front page this morning.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen (L) with Anne-Sophie Leclère
19/10/2013 - France

Politician who compared French minister to ape may be prosecuted

The far-right politician who compared France's justice minister to an ape is likely to face prosecution for incitement to racial hatred.

New racism row hits British football
19/10/2013 - Sports Insight

New racism row hits British football

This week we reflect on yet another racism row in English football. England manager Roy Hodgson has been the centre of attention this week.

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
18/10/2013 - France

Front National suspends candidate for comparing justice minister to ape

France's far-right Front National (FN) has sacked one of its candidates in next year's local council elections after she posted an image of Justice Minister Christiane Taubira as an ape on Facebook.

Syrian asylum seekers remove placards from a footbridge after a demonstration at the ferry terminal in Calais, 4 October, 2013
18/10/2013 - Report: France

'I want to live like a human being' - Eritrean, Syrian refugees caught in Calais

Currently witnessing an influx of Syrians and Eritreans, Calais has been a point of passage for refugees bound for Britain since the 1990s.

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