Keyword: diplomatic row
The deepening diplomatic spat comes as France repositions thousands of its troops who are involved in the international fight against Islamist extremism in the southern Sahara.
Paris defends recall of envoy to Rome after 'unfounded attacks' by Italian leaders as Italy criticizes ‘ultra-liberal’ French policies.
While about 100 migrants continued their sit-in at the Riviera border at Ventimiglia, Italy's PM slammed French refusals to allow them passage.
The escalating tension follows a French police attempt to question Morocco's domestic intelligence chief over alleged rights' abuses.
The row centres on a French police bid to quizz Moroccan spy chief, and a French diplomat's alleged comments on rights abuses by Morocco.
French president offered his 'sincere regrets' for causing any offence over a joke that his interior minister had survived a trip to Algeria this month.
Bernard Squarcini, once boss of France’s counter-espionage and counter-terrorism agency, said allied countries 'spy on each other all the time'.
Ministers publicly disown socialist party's internal document denouncing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 'selfish intransigence' over austerity.