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France rejects idea of joint patrols with UK forces on Calais coast

Boris Johnson proposal rebuffed with suggestion he offer legal alternatives to reduce risky Channel crossingsFrance has formally rejected Boris Johnson’s proposal for British forces to conduct joint border patrols around Calais to deter migrants from crossing the Channel.In a letter to Johnson, Jean Castex, the French prime minister, suggested the UK should instead focus on reforming its own systems to offer “legal immigration paths” for people wishing to come to the country instead of risking t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Migration, Refugees, Boris Johnson, Calais, Emmanuel Macron, Johnson Jean Castex


France rejects idea of British patrols along Calais beaches

Move will ‘compromise sovereignty’ and UK should sort out alternative to people’s perilous Channel crossingsFrance has formally rejected Boris Johnson’s call for British authorities to carry out joint patrols on the beaches around Calais to deter people from crossing the Channel unsafely. In a letter to Johnson the French prime minister, Jean Castex, said the country could not accept the presence of British police officers or soldiers as that would compromise the nation’s sovereignty.Castex also...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, Migration, Refugees, Boris Johnson, Calais, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Castex, Castex


‘He’s missing’: anxious wait in Calais camps for news on Channel victims

In northern France, friends and relatives of those who died in the tragic crossing on Wednesday are desperate for answersOn Saturday Gharib Ahmed spent five hours outside the police station in Calais, desperately waiting for news. “It was so cold. There was no answer,” he said. Ahmed was seeking confirmation that his brother-in-law Twana Mamand was one of 27 people who died in the Channel on Wednesday after the flimsy dinghy taking them to the UK sank. “I want to see his body. I have to understa...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Refugees, Calais, Ahmed, Dunkirk, Gharib Ahmed, Twana Mamand, Twana, Kale Mamand


EU ministers meet in Calais over Channel crisis but without UK

France seeks greater European co-operation, but talks exclude Priti Patel after diplomatic rowEU ministers are meeting in Calais on Sunday to discuss how to stop people crossing the Channel in small boats, but without the UK home secretary, Priti Patel, whose invitation was rescinded following a diplomatic row with France.France has invited representatives from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the European Commission to the meeting, which was called last week after 27 people hoping to claim...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy, European Commission, Calais, Emmanuel Macron, France France, Priti Patel, Belgium Germany the Netherlands


Calais activists: Migrants call us from boats asking for help

Activists in Calais demand change after decades of people coming to the city looking to reach the UK.
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Calais activists: Migrants are here, we can't let them die

Activists in Calais demand change after decades of people coming to the city looking to reach the UK.
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UK warns Calais migrant crisis talks could worsen

The home secretary says failure by Europe to co-operate with the UK could lead to "even worse scenes".
Tags: Europe, UK, News, Calais


Migrant crisis: Priti Patel not included in Calais meeting

The home secretary says failure by Europe to co-operate with the UK could lead to "even worse scenes".
Tags: Europe, UK, News, Calais, Priti Patel


French fishers block three ports and Channel tunnel access road

‘Symbolic’ protests do not halt traffic but are intended as warning shot in post-Brexit fishing licences rowFrench fishing crews mounted “symbolic” protests at the Channel tunnel and three ports in northern France in a day of action against the British government over the ongoing dispute about access of French boats in the Channel.The fishers lit red flares as they started their protest on Friday at the port of Saint-Malo before moving on to Calais and the Channel tunnel in the afternoon. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Calais, Brexit, Saint Malo, Fishing Industry


French fishers block boat at Saint-Malo as they launch Brexit protests

Fishers are planning blockade of Channel tunnel and Calais port over issuance of licences French fishers blocked off the Normandy Trader boat at the port of Saint-Malo on Friday as they started a day of protests to mark their anger over the issue of post-Brexit fishing licences.The fishers lit red flares as they started their protest, which will be followed later on Friday by a planned blockade by other French fishers of the Channel tunnel and the port of Calais, in protest at Britain’s failure ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Calais, Brexit, Malo, Saint Malo, Fishing Industry


Channel tragedy: Scramble to identify dead off Calais

At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.
Tags: UK, News, Calais


French fishers to block Channel tunnel in Brexit licences row

Members of industry association say large number of vehicles will be used to block key artery between nationsFrench fishers plan to block the Channel tunnel and the port of Calais on Friday in protest at Britain’s failure to issue them with more fishing licences since Brexit.Members of the fishers’ association told an online news conference on Thursday that a large number of vehicles would be used to block the tunnel, which is used to ship goods by rail between Britain and France. Continue readi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Calais, Brexit, Fishing Industry


Pregnant woman and three children among 27 drowned in Channel

Victims mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, say French authorities, as criminal investigation begins27 people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel – latestFrance warns UK not to use Channel tragedy for ‘political purposes’At least one pregnant woman and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable boat, French authorities have said.Two male survivors, an Iraqi and a Somali, were being treated for exhaustion ...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Iraq, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Lille, Calais


Channel crossing tragedy: Priti Patel offers joint patrols with France – latest updates

UK home secretary addresses Commons after 27 people – including at least one pregnant woman and three children - drown off UK coastPregnant women and three children among 27 who drowned in ChannelPriti Patel facing three legal challenges over refugee pushback plansChannel tragedy explained: what happened and who is to blame?Have you been affected?The MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Re...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Red Cross, Sky News, Calais, Priti Patel, Mike Adamson, Calais Pierre Henri Dumont, ChannelPriti Patel


Channel crossing tragedy: Priti Patel makes statement after 27 people drown off UK coast – latest updates

UK home secretary addresses Commons after tragedy in which at least one pregnant woman and three children diedPregnant women and three children among 27 who drowned in ChannelPriti Patel facing three legal challenges over refugee pushback plansChannel tragedy explained: what happened and who is to blame?Have you been affected?The MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Reports of more lives l...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Red Cross, Sky News, Calais, Priti Patel, Mike Adamson, Calais Pierre Henri Dumont, ChannelPriti Patel


Channel tragedy: Whose lives were lost off Calais?

At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.
Tags: UK, News, Calais


Channel crossing tragedy: 27 drown after refugee boat capsizes – latest

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin says five women and one young girl among those who have drownedAt least 27 reported dead after dinghy capsizes in ChannelHave you been affected?The MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Reports of more lives lost today in theChannel are truly heartbreaking and come far too soon after other recent deaths on this route. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Red Cross, Sky News, Calais, Gérald Darmanin, Mike Adamson, Calais Pierre Henri Dumont


Pregnant women and three children among 27 drowned in Channel

Victims mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, say French authorities, as criminal investigation begins27 people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel – latestFrance warns UK not to use Channel tragedy for ‘political purposes’Pregnant women and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable boat, French authorities have said.Two male survivors, an Iraqi and a Somali, were being treated for exhaustion and hypotherm...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Iraq, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Lille, Calais


27 people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel – latest

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin says five women and one young girl among those who have drownedAt least 27 reported dead after dinghy capsizes in ChannelHave you been affected?The MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Reports of more lives lost today in theChannel are truly heartbreaking and come far too soon after other recent deaths on this route. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Red Cross, Sky News, Calais, Gérald Darmanin, Mike Adamson, Calais Pierre Henri Dumont


Drowned people were mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, says France

Two male survivors are being treated for exhaustion and hypothermia in Calais hospital27 people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel – latestFrance warns UK not to use Channel tragedy for ‘political purposes’Most of the 27 people, including pregnant women and three children, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable boat were Kurds from Iraq or Iran, French authorities have said.Authorities said two male survivors, an Iraqi and a Somali, were being treated for exhaustion a...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Iraq, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Lille, Calais


Dozens of people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel – latest

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin says five women and one young girl among those who have drownedAt least 30 reported dead after dinghy capsizes in ChannelThe MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Reports of more lives lost today in theChannel are truly heartbreaking and come far too soon after other recent deaths on this route. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Red Cross, Sky News, Calais, Gérald Darmanin, Mike Adamson, Pierre Henri Dumont


At least 31 migrants died after their boat sank in the English Channel headed for the UK

A RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat carrying migrants approaches a beach in Dungeness on the south-east coast of England on November 24, 2021, after they are picked up crossing the English Channel.Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images At least 31 migrants died while trying to cross the English Channel, Reuters said.  Their boat sank off the coast of France while trying to reach the shores of the United Kingdom.  At least 31 migrants died while trying to cross the Englis...
Tags: Twitter, UK, England, News, Washington Post, France, Nbc News, US, International, Trends, Britain, United Kingdom, Migrants, Calais, The Washington Post, Reuters


At least 31 migrants dead and others missing after boat sinks off French coast

At least 31 migrants died after a boat capsized in the English Channel, off the coast of Calais, northern France, on Wednesday, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said.
Tags: France, Cnn, Calais, Gérald Darmanin


Thirty-one people drown after refugee boat capsizes in Channel, French minister confirms – latest

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin says five women and one young girl among those who have drownedAt least 30 reported dead after dinghy capsizes in ChannelThe MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Reports of more lives lost today in theChannel are truly heartbreaking and come far too soon after other recent deaths on this route. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Red Cross, Sky News, Calais, Gérald Darmanin, Mike Adamson, Pierre Henri Dumont


At least 27 migrants dead and others missing after boat sinks off French coast

At least 27 migrants died and five are missing after a boat capsized in the English Channel, off the coast of Calais, northern France on Wednesday, French officials said.
Tags: France, Cnn, Calais


Boris Johnson ‘shocked and saddened’ after at least 30 reported dead after dinghy capsizes in Channel – updates

UK PM to hold emergency meeting after reports say an inflatable dingy capsized near CalaisAt least 30 reported dead after dinghy capsizes in ChannelThe MP for Calais Pierre Henri Dumont told Sky News that he believes 29 bodies have been found.British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said: “Reports of more lives lost today in theChannel are truly heartbreaking and come far too soon after other recent deaths on this route. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Boris Johnson, Red Cross, Sky News, Calais, Mike Adamson, Pierre Henri Dumont


At least 27 migrants reported dead after boat sinks off French coast

At least 27 migrants are dead after a boat capsized in the English Channel, off the coast of Calais, northern France on Wednesday, police sources told CNN affiliate BFMTV.
Tags: France, Cnn, Calais


A group of migrants headed for the UK died after their boat sank in the English Channel

A RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat carrying migrants approaches a beach in Dungeness on the south-east coast of England on November 24, 2021, after they are picked up crossing the English Channel.Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images Several migrants have drowned while trying to cross the English Channel, the BBC reported.  At least 20 migrants were dead as of around 5 p.m. evening local time, AFP said.  Their boat sank off the coast of France while trying to reach the...
Tags: UK, England, News, France, International, Trends, Bbc, United Kingdom, Migrants, Calais, Afp, English Channel, South East Coast, Ben Stansall, Jake Epstein, Breaking


Many migrants heading for UK die after boat sinks

A number of migrants have drowned in the Channel near Calais, the French government says.
Tags: UK, News, Calais


Migrants heading for UK die after boat sinks

Several migrants have drowned in the Channel near Calais, the French government says.
Tags: UK, News, Calais



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