• This Monday July 7, 2008 file photo shows French police holding back demonstrating harbor workers during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Malo and Nantes, western France. Cyclists at this year’s Tour de France will be under the watch of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France

    PARIS (AP) — Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats.

  • French parliament approves extension of state of emergency

    PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament has definitively approved a two-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.