Parti de Toulon mercredi, le porte-avions Charles-de-Gaulle "en mesure d'agir" dès lundi. pic.twitter.com/j3MzyDuCuT— Visactu (@visactu) November 22, 2015
A LOOK over some of the news headlines from France.
France to step up anti-IS air strikes, top soldier warns no short-term victory
France's Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier was to be operational in the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) armed group Monday, tripling the airforce's capacity for air strikes against the organisation behind the 13 November Paris attacks.
But the head of the French military has warned that a "short-term" victory is not possible.
Brother of Paris suspect 'convinced' he balked at last minute
The brother of wanted Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam said Sunday he believed he decided at the very last moment not to go through with an attack.
Belgium has launched a huge manhunt for the 26-year-old who is believed to be the only surviving member of the gang of jihadists behind the massacre in the French capital.
Eagles of Death Metal singer describes attack at Paris concert hall
The lead singer of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal describes how concertgoers died seeking shelter in his dressing room at the Bataclan club in Paris on November 13, in an emotionally-charged interview with Vice.
Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal spoke to Vice in an interview that will air on its website next week. A 30-second excerpt was posted online Saturday. It is the first time a member of the band has spoken publically about the attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of 130 people, including 89 at the Bataclan.
French rocker Johnny Hallyday says willing to fight IS
Veteran French rock star Johnny Hallyday said Sunday he would have gladly taken up a weapon to fight jihadists had he not been a singer, in the wake of the Paris attacks.
"If I weren't a singer, I would pick up a weapon and go fight them," the 72-year-old musician told Le Parisien newspaper after the attacks, which were claimed by the Islamic State group.