France passes sweeping anti-terrorism law

The French parliament has voted to adopt a controversial anti-terrorism bill that grants security forces sweeping powers. They were first given the extra powers under France's state of emergency. Those measures will now become permanent.

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    The French parliament has voted to adopt a controversial anti-terrorism bill that grants security forces sweeping powers. They were first given the extra powers under France's state of emergency. Those measures will now become permanent.

    Critics say the law harms civil rights and freedoms, but authorities say it is vital in the fight against terrorism.

    Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris.


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