Hollande seeks to defuse row over Nice security

French flags at half-mast line the seafront in Nice following the Bastille Day attackFrench President Francois Hollande on Monday sought to defuse a row over allegations his government tried to alter a security report after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice. At the centre of the storm is Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, whom right-wingers accuse of security failings after France suffered its third major terror attack in 18 months. Pressure on Cazeneuve intensified when a local police officer, Sandra Bertin, accused his ministry of trying to bully her into altering a report on police deployment on the night of the attack.

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