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France steps up passenger screening at airports

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Keeping watch: France has responded to a request from Washington for extra security for US-bound flights over fears that Islamist radicals could be plotting new attacks. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[PARIS] France is boosting passenger screening at its airports, responding to a request from Washington for extra security for US-bound flights over fears that Islamist radicals could be plotting new attacks using hard-to-detect bombs.The French move, to come into force today, follows similar