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French Senate votes to extend state of emergency for 3 months

French prime Minister Manuel Valls spoke to lawmakers of the French Senate.
French prime Minister Manuel Valls spoke to lawmakers of the French Senate.Jacques Brinon/Associated Press

France's Senate has voted to extend a state of emergency for three months after last week's deadly attacks.

The state of emergency expands police powers to carry out arrests and searches and allows authorities to forbid the movement of persons and vehicles at specific times and places. France's lower chamber has already approved the measure.

The vote Friday in the Senate took place exactly one week since extremists attacked a concert hall, the stadium and several cafes and restaurants in Paris, killing 130 people and wounding hundreds. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.