French MPs debate but do not vote on Syria strike

MPs in France debated a possible military strike in Syria today in both houses of their parliament, but did not vote on any action.

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Polls indicate French voters overwhelmingly want their politicians to have a say, and the possibility of an intervention appears to be fairly unpopular, despite President Hollande advocating for such action. Europe Editor James Mates reports from Paris.

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French voters split over Syria

French voters appear to be split over military intervention in Syria as the country's politicians debate the issue, according to a new poll. But a different survey suggest that 74 per cent want President Hollande to allow MPs a vote on action.