IF you have been out all day here is a quick pick of stories from France.
French minister in unholy row over morality classes
France’s education minister Vincent Peillon has called for 'secular morality' classes to be introduced in schools, leading to a stinging accusation from his predecessor that his announcement echoes an appeal by disgraced Vichy leader Marshal Pétain.
Back-to-school for 12 million French pupils
More than 12 million school children in France are returning to school on Tuesday as president François Hollande pushes to make school education a priority for his government.
Italy's Monti calls on EU to bring down borrowing costs
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti called Tuesday on the European Union to recognise efforts made by countries to overcome the economic crisis by moving to bring down punishing borrowing costs.
Judge joins search for missing British expat
The judge in charge of France's investigation into the suspected murder of missing English expat Patricia Wilson on Tuesday joined a police search of countryside close to her home.