French Cabinet meets to authorize curfews

French Cabinet ministers were to meet Tuesday to authorize curfews aimed at stopping rioters after the country's worst civil unrest in decades raged for a 12th night. Rioters in the southern city of Toulouse ordered passengers off a bus and then set it on fire and pelted police with gasoline bombs and rocks. Youths also torched another bus in the northeastern Paris suburb of Stains, national police spokesman Patrick Hamon said. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said he was to meet with his Cabinet Tuesday to approve curfews "wherever it is necessary" under a state of emergency law.
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