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France Votes to Extend State of Emergency to July

(AFP) – France’s parliament voted early Wednesday to extend a national state of emergency until July 15, after next year’s elections.

The security measures, in force since attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November 2015, are now expected to be approved by the Senate on Thursday. It is the fifth extension of the state of emergency, which gives police extended powers of search and arrest.

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