France: former PM Ayrault will be new French Foreign Minister

Former prime minister (2012-2014) Jean-Marc Ayrault will be the next Foreign Minister for Hollande’s government. He takes over Laurent Fabius who steps down on Wednesday. (Le Monde)

In a minor government shake-up, Hollande also named a member of the French Greens Party (EELV), Emmanuelle Cosse, as housing minister, part of an attempt to widen his political base as he bids for re-election in 2017. (AFP)