Obama, Hollande discuss attacks in Paris, Florida: White House
French president Francois Hollande delivers a speech during a press conference, on September 18, 2014 at the Elysee palace in Paris (AFP)

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande discussed on Tuesday a knife attack outside Paris and the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida - attacks for which Islamic State claimed responsibility, the White House said.


"Both leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment to degrading and destroying ISIL and standing against the broader scourge of terrorism," the White House said in a statement, using an acronym for Islamic State.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Chris Reese)