French police took a 15-year-old girl into custody during a school field trip to deport her and her family, prompting protests as France struggles to deal with its Roma population.
Ruling out human error, French transportation officials have focused on the switching system, which they believe caused Friday's derailment, killing six and injuring nearly 200 on a train south of Paris.
The French Parliament is considering a new bill that would allow university science classes to be taught in English. Politicians and academics across the spectrum are upset.
Beset by criticism after a cabinet member confessed to tax evasion, French President Hollande told his ministers to reveal their assets – a rare disclosure in a country that talks little about wealth.