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In France nearly 10,000 migrants attempted to cross the border.

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many practical ways.

French ships pull 64 migrants from Channel

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French ships pull 64 migrants from Channel

45 migrants were spotted off Leffrinckoucke near Dunkirk aboard a small craft "in difficulty", with several later appearing to be "in a state of hypothermia", French authorities said.

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

France and UK play blame game over migrant deaths

Malia Bouattia

France and UK play blame game over migrant deaths

Comment: A racist Tory government is doing everything it can to worsen conditions for asylum seekers and refugees. This death is on their hands, ...

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Teenage Sudanese boy found on French shore after drowning

A 16-year-old Sudanese teenager who apparently was trying to reach Britain by sea was found washed up on a French beach.

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France rescues 33 migrants heading for England

French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

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UK seeks 'tougher action' from France on Channel migrants

The UK immigration compliance minister said the number of small boat crossings from France was 'unacceptably high', as asylum seekers attempt to ...

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Child migrant crossings to UK surge under coronavirus lockdown

The number of unaccompanied minors arriving in the UK by sea have doubled compared to last year, authorities confirmed.

TikTok bans Tommy Robinson over hate speech violations

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TikTok bans Tommy Robinson over hate speech violations

The video app has permanently barred the far-right accounts, saying their promotion of 'hateful ideology' violates its terms and conditions.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Up to 150 Saudi royals have contracted coronavirus, and detained Rohingya Muslims are freed in Myanmar as coronavirus fears mount are just some ...

Coronavirus could soon infect half of <em>Calais</em> migrants

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Coronavirus could soon infect half of Calais migrants

Covid-19 will spread exponentially among northern France's refugee population as efforts to rehouse them fall short of the mark, a refugee ...

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

Hadani Ditmars

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

The Syrian conflict is dramatically displayed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.

Fortress Europe is drowning in refugee and migrant blood

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Fortress Europe is drowning in refugee and migrant blood

Comment: Obsessed with controlling the numbers of migrants' arrivals, Europe is complicit in their frequent deaths. Only by prioritising ...

France harassing, intimidating migrant helpers: Amnesty

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France harassing, intimidating migrant helpers: Amnesty

A new report by Amnesty International accuses French authorities of harassing, intimidating and even assaulting human rights defenders who ...

Emily Kenway

UK immigration policy makes a marketplace for human traffickers

Comment: If the UK truly wants to prevent exploitation, it must allow safe and legal entry routes for migrants and provide undocumented workers with access to rights, writes Emily Kenway.

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France, UK agree action plan on migrant Channel crossings

France and the UK will increase surveillance patrols and focus on measures to dismantle trafficking gangs in one of the world's busiest shipping ...

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Forty migrants rescued while crossing English Channel

British authorities say border agents responded to five separate incidents on Christmas day involving migrants from Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan ...

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Iranian migrants 'used visa-free Serbia' to enter EU

Iranians are attempting to reach the UK in dinghies.

Iranian migrants steal French boat and sail to Britain

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Iranian migrants steal French boat and sail to Britain

Seventeen migrants, including three children, reached England early on Tuesday aboard the fishing boat stolen from a French port near ...

Malia Bouattia

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Comment: Protests around Trump's visit must speak out against racism and injustice in all its forms, in the US and the UK alike, writes Malia ...

UK to pay extra £44.5m for <em>Calais</em> border security

The New Arab & agencies

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

Border security, counter-terrorism, aid and the Bayeux Tapestry are on the agenda for Thursday's meeting between the French and British leaders

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

Malia Bouattia

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

Comment: For Macron and May, the approach is similar: Distract the masses from domestic failings, by stirring up anger towards migrants and ...

Macron gets tough on migrants, vows 'no more Jungles'

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Macron gets tough on migrants, vows 'no more Jungles'

France would no longer allow migrant camps like the 'jungle' said French president Macron, defending a tougher line on immigration

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