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France

More: Emmanuel Macron, who had served as top French adviser in charge of economy, takes over the Economy ministry, replacing Arnaud Montebourg - @AP

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France

French government reshuffle pushes out dissident ministers so President Francois Hollande can pursue economic moves - @AP

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politics

French President Hollande demands new government after leftist dissent - @Reuters

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France

Update: French President Francois Hollande asks his prime minister to form a new government - @AFP

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France

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls presents resignation of his government to President Hollande - @Elysee

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Iraq crisis

France says Baghdad supports proposal for an international conference on Iraq's security - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Germany, France and Britain begin working on a UN Security Council resolution that would end the fighting in the Gaza Strip - @haaretzcom

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France

Veteran French politician Alain Juppé says he'll run in the right-wing UMP party's primary race for the 2017 presidential election - @France24

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Iraq crisis

France's President Hollande on Islamic State: 'we have to come up with a global strategy to fight this group' - @BBCGavinHewitt

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Armed group attacks Saudi prince's motorcade in Paris

Update: Armed robbers stole 200,000 pounds and 'sensitive diplomatic documents' from a Saudi prince after holding up his entourage as they drove through Paris, French police report - @itvnews

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Armed group attacks Saudi prince's motorcade in Paris

Gunmen attack motorcade of Saudi prince outside Paris, steal 250,000 euros, French police say - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier says leaders from Ukraine, Russia, France may agree to continue Ukraine crisis talks - @Reuters

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Alps

Australian base-jumper dies after jump from Brevent peak in French Alps, local police say - @abcnews

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France

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad stripped of European title after taking his shirt off in home straight - @Guardian

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Mont Blanc, Bossons, Rhone-Alpes, FR

Missing climber spotted at bottom of crevasse on France's Mont Blanc after 5 others die in fall - @AP

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Iraq crisis

France announces it will send weapons to Iraq 'in coming hours' with Baghdad's agreement - @AP

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Europe

Bodies of 5 climbers found on France's Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, source close to investigation says - @AFP

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Indonesia

2 French journalists detained by Indonesian authorities after reporting on separatists in eastern region of Papua - @France24, @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

French foreign minister says Russian humanitarian convoy to eastern Ukraine may be 'cover' for Russian attempt to install presence - @Reuters

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Mali unrest

French special forces have bombed Islamist militant positions in northern Mali; bombs were dropped in the Essakane region west of Timbuktu - @BBCAfrica

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