France Says Taking al-Qaida Threats Seriously

French President Francois Hollande says France is taking seriously a threat from al-Qaida’s North African wing after the Islamist group called for attacks on French interests abroad.

In a video posted online, a purported leader of the terrorist group called on “Muslims around the world” to attack French interests everywhere, saying they are “legitimate targets.”

Mr. Hollande told reporters Tuesday that they are taking the threat from al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb …