French President formally signed a sweeping counterterrorism law

Vastavam web: French President Emmanuel Macron has formally signed a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a two-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism.Macron said today that it will take effect Tuesday, just in time to replace the state of emergency that is set to expire on November 1.It gives law enforcement greater authority to conduct searches, to close religious facilities and to restrict the movements of people suspected of extremist ties.