France's Govt Wants Emergency Surveillance Powers in Case of Exceptional Threat

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is calling for the government to be granted emergency surveillance powers in case of an exceptional threat. In a speech in Parliament, Valls urged a new intelligence bill for extraordinary measures that would be used only "in case of major crisis affecting the citizens' security." Lawmakers on Monday started debating a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects, three months after the deadly Paris attacks.

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