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Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former Cambodian PM, dies aged 77

Leader of royalist Funcinpec party was overthrown as prime minister by Hun Sen, who has ruled country as a despot ever sinceCambodia’s former prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the king’s half-brother who spent his later years in the political shadow of his one-time rival prime minister Hun Sen, has died in France. He was 77.The information minister, Khieu Kanharith, said he had received the information from the royal palace. The prince, whose royalist political party won elections in 1993...
Tags: France, World news, Asia Pacific, Cambodia, Hun Sen, Khieu Kanharith, Norodom Ranariddh


Channel migrants: France wants 'serious' talks with UK

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin says France will not be held hostage by domestic British politics.
Tags: UK, News, France, Interior, Gérald Darmanin


‘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stop people crossing the Channel in small boats, but without the UK home secretary, Priti Patel, whose invitation was rescinded following a diplomatic row with France.France has invited representatives from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the European Commission to the meeting,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


The world is watching: TV hits around the globe

A Spanish trans woman’s memoirs, a Mumbai gangster drama, Israeli sisters in trouble… the Covid era is a rich moment for TV drama. Critics from Spain to South Korea tell us about the biggest shows in their countries Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Drama, Documentary, Mexico, France, Germany, India, Nigeria, Israel, Spain, Australia news, Culture, Television & radio, Italy, Mumbai


France and Britain cannot allow the diplomatic disaster over refugees to go on | Damian Green

To solve the crisis in the Channel, both countries must work together. Lives are being lostIt is a sad law of politics that just because a problem exists, it doesn’t mean a solution exists. In the Home Office, this law is more prevalent than anywhere else. The tragedy of 27 deaths in the English Channel last week illustrates horribly how true this is.Some of my colleagues on the Conservative backbenches agree with the section of the public that believes the government is not being, in some undef...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Home Office, Refugees, Damian Green


Niger: two killed and 17 injured in clash with French military convoy

Force used against protesters who blocked vehicles amid rising anger over France’s presence in former coloniesAt least two people were killed and 18 injured in western Niger on Saturday when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after it crossed the border from Burkina Faso, Niger’s government said.The armoured vehicles and logistics trucks had crossed the border on Friday after being blocked in Burkina Faso for a week by demonstrations there against French forces’ failur...
Tags: Protest, France, Islamic State, Africa, World news, Burkina Faso, Niger, Sahel, Burkina Faso Niger


Death in the Channel: ‘My wife and children said they were getting on a boat. I didn’t hear from them again’

The human stories of some of the 27 who died attempting to cross from France to the UKAccording to his friends, Harem Pirot was an excellent swimmer. In the summer of 2019 he and a neighbour Anas Muhammad set off from their home in the Iraqi Kurdistan town of Ranya to nearby Lake Dukan, a popular picnic and boating spot.“Harem was a really good person. He could swim well in deep water,” Anas said yesterday. “Our families knew each other well. A great guy. He was 25.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Refugees, Kurds, Kurdistan, Anas, Lake Dukan, Ranya, Harem Pirot, Anas Muhammad


Asylum in the UK: the key numbers

So often in debates about asylum, statistics are used out of context to back up a politically motivated point, or as fuel in the government’s culture war against asylum seekers. Here are the key statistics about the UK’s asylum system in context13,210. The number of people the UK granted protection to via asylum or resettlement routes in the year to September 2021 This is significantly lower than before the pandemic hit in March 2020.64%. The proportion of initial asylum applications that were s...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Germany, Eu, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Refugees


Priti Patel blames ‘evil’ gangs for Channel crossings but the reality is far more complicated

Analysis: The UK government’s own experts say many journeys are actually organised directly by desperate familiesThe government repeatedly insists that sophisticated criminal networks are driving the Channel crossings by people seeking asylum in Britain. Of all the contested claims advanced by the home secretary on the issue, it remains among the most pervasive.True to form, in the aftermath of Wednesday’s drownings, Priti Patel wasted little time reiterating her determination to “smash the crim...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Migration, Refugees, Priti Patel


Great Britain beat France 2-1 in opening Davis Cup group game

Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans both battle to give Great Britain a 2-1 win over France in their Davis Cup group opener.
Tags: News, France, Great Britain, Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie


UK minister downplays tensions with France over Channel crossings crisis

Damian Hinds says PM’s published letter to Emmanuel Macron was ‘exceptionally supportive’ and insists ‘partnership is strong’A Home Office minister has downplayed the diplomatic row between France and the UK over the migration crisis in the Channel, insisting that it was time to “draw up new creative solutions”.The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, clashed earlier this week over how to deal with people attempting to cross the Channel in small boats...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Damian Hinds


Norrie & Evans give Britain unassailable lead over France in Davis Cup Finals tie

Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans both battle to give Great Britain an unassailable 2-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup tie.
Tags: News, France, Britain, Evans, Great Britain, Dan Evans, Norrie, Cameron Norrie


Evans gives Britain lead in Davis Cup Finals tie against France

Dan Evans battles past Adrian Mannarino to give Great Britain a 1-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup tie.
Tags: News, France, Britain, Evans, Great Britain, Dan Evans, Adrian Mannarino


Kurdish woman is first victim of Channel tragedy to be named

Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin from northern Iraq was messaging her fiancé when dinghy started sinkingA Kurdish woman from northern Iraq has become the first victim of this week’s mass drowning in the Channel to be named.Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin was messaging her fiancé, who lives in the UK, when the group’s dinghy started deflating on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Iraq, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Refugees, Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin


Why do migrants leave France and try to cross the English Channel?

Rising numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in small boats.
Tags: News, France


‘We are sick of double speak’: French government intensifies attack on Johnson over Channel tragedy – live

Latest updates: Macron slams Boris Johnson for trying to negotiate with him via Twitter as it cancels talks with UK officials over Channel crossingsChannel deaths: Priti Patel disinvited to meeting with FranceAnalysis: France senses policing alone won’t stop risky crossingsChannel drownings unlikely to slow exodus from Iraqi KurdistanCoronavirus global updates – liveThe French government has accused Boris Johnson of “double speak”. In a briefing, the French government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Plaid Cymru, Northern Ireland, Social Care, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Down's Syndrome, Johnson, Liam Fox, Keir Starmer


I crossed the Channel in a small boat. This is what it's like – video

Ali, 28, left his home in Iran to escape religious persecution. After being denied asylum in France, he made the decision to cross the Channel in a dinghy. He told the Guardian's Today in Focus podcast about his experience making the perilous crossing twice, in search of a better life‘I come, or I die’: fatalistic refugees say Channel crossing their only option‘I’ll try to get across’: people camped out in Dunkirk still hope to reach UKToday in Focus: A tragedy in the Channel – listen Continue r...
Tags: France, UK News, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Refugees, Ali, Dunkirk


‘He didn’t come back’: the grim camps from where refugees set off for UK

In transient tent towns near Dunkirk people disappear and no one knows if they made it safely across the Channel For four days this week Karwan Tahir shared a tent in the woods around Dunkirk with a young man named Karim. In the early hours of Wednesday morning Karim set off for the UK – a journey in darkness to the nearby beach, and from there into the vast and uncertain Channel in a flimsy dinghy.“I don’t know if he made it or if he drowned,” Tahir said on Friday, showing off the living space ...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Refugees, Kurdistan, Dunkirk, Karim, Tahir, Karwan Tahir


French ex-minister Nicolas Hulot accused of rape and sexual assault

Former environment minister denies allegations after four women come forward in TV documentaryA popular French environmentalist and former government minister faces new allegations of rape and sexual abuse after several woman came forward in a TV documentary to testify that he had assaulted them.The claims come four years after Nicolas Hulot, 66, was first accused of rape by the granddaughter of the late Socialist president François Mitterrand. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Socialist, Francois Mitterrand, Nicolas Hulot


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


Macron tells Johnson to ‘get serious’ on Channel crisis after tweeted letter

French president says: ‘We do not communicate on these issues by tweets’ after PM issues five-point plan via TwitterPresident Emmanuel Macron has told Boris Johnson to “get serious” or remain locked out of discussions over how to curb the flow of people escaping war and poverty across the Channel.In a further sign of an escalating diplomatic crisis since the deaths of 27 people on Wednesday, the French leader criticised the UK’s decision to issue a five-point plan via Twitter instead of conducti...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


France has suffered a wine 'disaster.' But there could be a silver lining

Some French winemakers lost up to half their crops to frost this year, but early tastings indicate what survived could create better wine and fetch higher prices.
Tags: France, Cnn


On Channel crossings, France is sick of UK ‘outsourcing’ problems

Analysis: there’s fury at Johnson tweeting out a letter to Macron – and some of the PM’s suggested five steps are inflammatoryFrance has reacted furiously to what officials variously called a “mediocre, unacceptable and wholly inappropriate” letter from Boris Johnson to Emmanuel Macron about the migrant Channel crossings.The French interior minister cancelled a planned top-level meeting with the home secretary, Priti Patel,, while government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said France was “sick and t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Priti Patel, Gabriel Attal


France Makes Masks Mandatory in Cultural Venues, Among Other Health Measures

It’s mask time again in France. The country’s health minister has unveiled a set of familiar health measures as Europe faces a fifth wave of COVID-19 cases. Among the key measures unveiled by Olivier Veran on Nov. 25 during a televised address, face masks will once again be mandatory in every cultural venue, including movie […]
Tags: Europe, News, France, Global, COVID-19, Olivier Veran, Jean-Pierre Castex


Channel migrants: Macron attacks Johnson in boat crossings row

The French President accuses the PM of not being "serious" over call for France to take back migrants.
Tags: News, France, Johnson, Macron


Channel migrants: France scraps UK talks over Johnson migrants letter

France cancels high-level talks in protest at a letter published by PM Boris Johnson.
Tags: UK, News, France, Johnson


France: COP26: What Outcomes? - Soulier Avocats

The 2021 Glasgow Climate Change Conference or COP26[1], organized by the United Nations, took place from November 1 to 13...
Tags: News, France, United Nations, Soulier Avocats


France: Quel Bilan Pour La COP 26 ? - Soulier Avocats

La Conférence de Glasgow de 2021 sur les changements climatiques ou COP26[1], organisée par l'Organisation des Nations Unies...
Tags: News, France, Soulier Avocats, Quel Bilan



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