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Hollande cancels visit to Czech Republic

French President Francois Hollande greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on July 14, 2016, before the start of a Bastille Day parade that would pass their reviewing stand in the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. Photo: U.S. Department of State
By BOHEMIST STAFF

International media is reporting that French President Francois Hollande has canceled his trip to Prague planned for Wednesday following the deadly attack in Nice.

The French president was scheduled to meet President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to discuss Europe’s security situation after a slew of recent deadly attacks in France and Germany have sent the continent into a panic. The sides were also scheduled to discuss the future of the European Union after Britain decided to leave the bloc in a referendum.

The Czech presidential office says it was informed about the decision by the French embassy in Prague. It is apparently the second time Hollande cancelled his visit to Prague.

According to French media, French police have arrested two men in connection with the Bastille Day massacre in Nice which left 84 people dead, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday, bringing to seven the number of people detained since the July 14 attack.

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