French Soldier, Militants Killed in Mali Clash

France’s President Francois Hollande says a French soldier has been killed in a clash with Islamist militants in northern Mali.

The French Defense Ministry says more than 20 suspected militants were also killed during the clash, which occurred after French and Malian forces launched a raid on suspected militant hideouts on Monday.

The French soldier killed was part of a parachute regiment. He is the second French soldier killed in Mali since the start of France’s military intervention …