UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel - BBC News

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel – BBC News

The UK government has called on France to allow British security staff to conduct joint patrols on French beaches. It follows the deaths of 27 people in the English Channel when their inflatable boat sunk as they tried to make…

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes - BBC News

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes – BBC News

31 people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while they attempted the sea crossing from France to Britain. It’s the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the English Channel. Two…

Abandoned refugees living on Libya's streets in appalling conditions - BBC News

Abandoned refugees living on Libya’s streets in appalling conditions – BBC News

Libya is the main hub for migrants and refugees hoping to cross from Africa to Europe via the Mediterranean. Thousands of migrants were detained in early October 2021 in a crackdown by the Libyan authorities. But detention centres are dangerously…

UK warns France it may retaliate over fishing threats - BBC News

UK warns France it may retaliate over fishing threats – BBC News

Boris Johnson is to meet the French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend to try to defuse growing tensions over post-Brexit fishing rights. Both leaders are in Rome attending a G20 summit, admit acrimony been the UK and France over access…

Toxic gas fear as Spanish volcano lava reaches ocean - BBC News

Toxic gas fear as Spanish volcano lava reaches ocean – BBC News

Red-hot lava from a volcano erupting on the Spanish island of La Palma has reached the sea, sending out vast clouds of steam, and it’s feared, toxic gases.   Many homes and crops have been destroyed and thousands of people forced…

French navy accuses UK of “ingratitude” over migrant crossing patrols  - BBC News

French navy accuses UK of “ingratitude” over migrant crossing patrols – BBC News

More than 17,000 migrants have crossed the English Channel I’m small boats in 2021, that’s double the number for all of 2020. The UK government has threatened to withhold millions of pounds in funding from the French authorities unless they…