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France

France raises security threat level to highest, PM says

French Prime Minister Jean Castex delivers a speech and attends a debate with members of the French National Assembly about new COVID-19 measures as a second wave of the coronavirus disease sweeps France, at the parliament in Paris, France, October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) - France has raised the security alert for French territory to the highest level after the knife attack in the city of Nice, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday.

Castex also told French National Assembly that the government’s response to the attack would be firm and implacable.

Reporting by Sudip Kat-Gupta; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Alison Williams

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