France to extend state of emergency to cover Euro 2016 soccer tournament

April 20, 2016 7:06 AM

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France to extend state of emergency to cover Euro 2016 soccer tournament

PARIS France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November's attacks on Paris for a further two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday.

"Faced with an event this big ... which must take place in conditions of security and which at the same time should be a celebration ... we have to ensure security," he said on France Info radio.

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