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…

Climate deal “falls short” as China and India block end to coal power - BBC News

Climate deal “falls short” as China and India block end to coal power – BBC News

World leaders and environmental experts have welcomed a UN climate deal that for the first time targets fossil fuel as the key driver of global warming. However many expressed disappointment with the agreement and warned that the world was still…

Brazil's rainforest is still plundered as world leaders agree “end to deforestation" - BBC News

Brazil’s rainforest is still plundered as world leaders agree “end to deforestation” – BBC News

World leaders meeting at the climate summit in Glasgow have agreed a plan to reverse global deforestation by 2030. Scientists say that is essential if global warming is to be restricted to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Trees capture and…

The Queen tells climate summit “act now for our children” - BBC News

The Queen tells climate summit “act now for our children” – BBC News

The Queen has urged world leaders at the COP26 climate summit in the UK to “achieve true statesmanship” and create a “safer, stabler future” for the planet. In a video message, she said many people hoped the “time for words…

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…

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…

Third Russian agent charged with Novichok poisoning in Salisbury - BBC News

Third Russian agent charged with Novichok poisoning in Salisbury – BBC News

A third Russian man has been charged with alleged involvement in the Novichok nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury, England in 2018, which left one woman dead and three people critically ill. Security sources say Denis Sergeev led the team on…

Chinese outrage at new US-UK-Australian security pact - BBC News

Chinese outrage at new US-UK-Australian security pact – BBC News

China has strongly criticised a new defence and security pact between the United States, UK and Australia. The AUKUS agreement is intended to help deliver stablility in the Indo-Pacific region, which has come under increasing Chinese influence. The deal will…