French President Francois Hollande gives a statement at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015, following an attack at a U.S. gas company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast France, where two assailants rammed a car into the premises, and a decapitated head was found. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Will France attack fuel tensions?
June 29, 2015,
News that a man brandishing flags professing faith to Islam carried out a fatal attack at a gas plant near Lyon sent the French political establishment into a frenzy, pulling President Francois Hollande out of his meetings and into a specially convened council of defense advisers, writes Jonathan Laurence.