Hollande to extend France’s state of emergency
France’s president says a bill to extend the country’s state of emergency for three months will be presented to parliament on Wednesday.
He also says he will meet with US and Russian leaders to discuss pooling their efforts to destroy the Islamic State group.
Hollande, speaking at a special joint meeting of the upper and lower houses of parliament in the Palace of Versailles, says he has requested meetings with presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.
Hollande says he wants the talks “to unify our strength and achieve a result that has been too long in coming.” He calls for “a union of all who can fight this terrorist army in a single coalition.”
He doesn’t specify if he’ll meet Obama and Putin together or separately.
— AP contributed.