Keyword: diplomatic row
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.