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French President calls for united response to terror

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By Catherine Hardy  with AFP
French President calls for united response to terror

<p>With the memory of last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris no doubt fresh in his mind, <strong>French President Francois Hollande</strong> was quick to offer his country’s support to Belgium in the wake of Tuesday morning’s attacks. <p></p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">French President Francois Hollande responds to Brussels attacks. Live coverage: <a href="https://t.co/YHv0rUNlfh">https://t.co/YHv0rUNlfh</a> <a href="https://t.co/YYy4oV66cz">https://t.co/YYy4oV66cz</a></p>— euronews (@euronews) <a href="https://twitter.com/euronews/status/712242507245969410">March 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </p> <p>“Terrorism has hit Belgium, but these people also have Europe in their sights, as well as all the people who live there.”</p> <p>“It is vital that we grasp the significance and seriousness of the terrorist threat. We are confronted by a global threat which calls for a global response.” </p> <p>“France and Belgium are united in horror, united by this horror that we have once more shared.”</p> <p>France is to reinforce security at its main railway stations and on public transport systems across the country in the wake of the attacks on Tuesday morning in Brussels.</p> <p>Only passengers in possession of a valid ticket will be allowed to enter stations.</p> <p>There will be an increased police and military presence.</p> <iframe src="//giphy.com/embed/xThuW7jbTfLztsYfy8" width="606" height="402" frameBorder="0" class="giphy-embed" allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://giphy.com/gifs/xThuW7jbTfLztsYfy8"></a></p>