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A top member of France's government has said European countries must "wake up" to terror threats because of the attacks on Paris on November the 13th. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that: "It is urgent that Europe wakes up, organises itself and defends itself against the terrorist threat." The Paris attacks left 129 people dead, with over 350 injured. Dozens of those injured are still in hospital in critical condition. Mr Cazeneuve said Europe must tighten its borders as it was too easy for terrorists to move around Europe. One of the Paris attackers entered Europe from Syria through Greece. He was reportedly pretending to be a Syrian refugee.

The French Ambassador Francois Richier echoed Mr Cazeneuve's words. He said: "I believe no country in the world will tolerate this. Terrorism is an important issue. It needs to be addressed. We are currently raising this issue at the UN Security Council this week and will propose an amendment against terrorism." More and more countries are joining the fight against terrorism. The British government wants to take part in air strikes in Syria. Britain's leader will soon ask politicians to vote on this. Russia is also very active in air strikes on terrorist targets in Syria following the bombing of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt on October the 31st that killed 224 people.

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