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France to lift 'ineffective' state of emergency

French President Francois Hollande reacts during a televised interview following the Bastille Day Parade in Paris, on July 14, 2016. (AFP)

Ramin Mazaheri
Press TV, Paris

France says it will end its national state of emergency by late July. The extraordinary measure was taken last November following a terrorist attack that claimed 130 lives in Paris. Many accuse the government of President Francois Hollande of having used the emergency state to silence his critics.


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