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France Extends State Of Emergency For 3 Months

HuffPost logo HuffPost 20/11/2015 Alexandra Ma
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BRUSSELS (AP) -- France's Senate has voted to extend a state of emergency for three months after last week's deadly attacks.

The state of emergency expands police powers to carry out arrests and searches and allows authorities to forbid the movement of persons and vehicles at specific times and places. France's lower chamber has already approved the measure.

The vote Friday in the Senate took place exactly one week since extremists attacked a concert hall, the stadium and several cafes and restaurants in Paris, killing 130 people and wounding hundreds. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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