Five charged over France truck attack

French parliament finalised adoption of a bill extending the emergency laws for a fourth time, after it was toughened up by the right-dominated SenateMohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who mowed down crowds of people enjoying a Bastille Day fireworks display, had long plotted the carnage, prosecutor Francois Molins said. The revelations come as the French government continues to be plagued by questions over possible security failings, prompting authorities to launch an investigation into potential oversights. Molins said photos on Bouhlel’s phone showed he had likely already staked out the same July 14 event in 2015.

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