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    France May Cancel Summer Events Over Terror Threat

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    French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that French villages and towns across the country may cancel summer events in case local authorities rule that they can not guarantee adequate security.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French villages and towns across the country may cancel summer events in case local authorities rule that they can not guarantee adequate security, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Wednesday.

    "I have asked local authorities that if the conditions are not met so that maximum security can be provided to go ahead and cancel them," Cazeneuve said as cited by the French edition of The Local newspaper.

    France has already cancelled several summer events earlier in July, including open-air cinema in Paris, over fears that sufficient security could not been provided, the media outlet said.

    France has been lately hit by a series of terrorist attacks. On July 14, a truck rammed into a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing at least 84 people, including children, and injuring hundreds of others. The most recent attack took place on July 26, when two armed men took five people hostage at the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church in Normandy, killing a priest. Islamic State terrorist group, outlawed in Russia and numerous countries, claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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