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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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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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Taxi app controversies 2014

Uber launches carpooling service in Paris despite likely legal challenge from French regulators - @WSJD

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

France calls on Israel to reverse its decision to approve the building of 200 new settlements in East Jerusalem, saying it 'directly threatens a two-state solution' - @Reuters

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Eurostar

Eurostar train operator to buy 7 additional e320 trains from Siemens, costing £300 million ($473 million) - @Reuters

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markets

European shares rebound modestly as French telecoms company Iliad and turbine maker Alstom rally - @Reuters

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sports

French distance runner Laila Traby denies doping allegations - @XHNews

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

French lawmakers to vote Nov 28 on symbolically recognizing Palestine as a state - @AFP

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