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Caliphate Soldiers purportedly kidnap French man

Algeria says militant killed in October was in gang that beheaded French tourist Herve Gourdel - @BBCBreaking

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France

French phone-tapping services on strike over surveillance row - @France24

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

France postpones controversial delivery of Mistral warships to Russia 'until further notice' - @France24

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Iran nuclear program talks

France's foreign minister says Iran nuclear program talks progressed on key issues including enrichment - @Reuters

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Iran nuclear program talks

Diplomats say the US and 5 other nations trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran are turning away from attempting to reach an agreement by deadline and have started internal discussions on extending the talks - @AP

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France

French junior minister Kader Arif, a close friend of President Francois Hollande, steps down amid accusations he favored relatives in the award of public contracts - @Reuters

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Iran nuclear program talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to travel to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks on Friday morning, earlier than planned, diplomat says - @Reuters

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economic indicators

European shares dip slightly, with French stocks hit by disappointing manufacturing data - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says France will send 6 mirage fighter jets to Jordan to target Islamic State militants in Iraq - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Michaël Dos Santos, 22, reportedly identified as 2nd French citizen among group of Islamic State militants seen in video showing beheaded US aid worker - @nytimes

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

France's defense ministry says 2 Rafale jets had struck Islamic State targets alongside coalition planes near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

France believes there is a 2nd French militant in beheading video released by the Islamic State, government spokesman Stephane Le Foll says - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More: Paris prosecutor Francois Molins identifies Frenchman in Islamic State video as Maxime Hauchard; says Hauchard has been on the radar of French authorities since he left for Syria in 2013 under cover of humanitarian action - @AP

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US aid worker Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

Paris prosecutor identifies at least 1 Frenchman among extremists in Islamic State video - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Correction: French interior minister says strong possibility Frenchman featured in Kassig video, corrects earlier post saying Frenchman 'among Kassig killers' - @AFP

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US aid worker Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

French interior minister says 'strong possibility' Frenchman among Kassig killers - @AFP

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France

France's same-sex marriage law 'should be rewritten from the ground up,' former French president Nicolas Sarkozy says - @FRANCE24

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France

France detains suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue bombing that killed 4 - @Reuters

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Search for feline outside Paris, November 2014

Helicopter grounded, search scaled back after French officials determine suspected tiger on the loose outside Paris is a 'big cat' - @AFP

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France

Renowned Vietnam opponent and Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh hospitalized in France following severe brain hemorrhage, monastery says - @NBCNews

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