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France wants to extend state of emergency for sport events

France's government is calling for a two-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, the country's prime minister said Wednesday. The move, which will require parliament's approval, is intended to cover the European Championship soccer tournament and the Tour de France.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls told France Info radio that the extension of the state of emergency until the end of July will "allow a better response against the terrorist threat" during the June 10-July 10 tournament.

Following attacks in Brussels last month, concerns have been raised that Euro 2016 could be targeted, especially the fan zones...