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…

US promises half billion more Covid vaccine doses for poorer nations - BBC News

US promises half billion more Covid vaccine doses for poorer nations – BBC News

President Biden is asking world leaders to pledge to vaccinate 70% of the world’s population against Covid by September 2022. During a virtual meeting he said the US would buy an additional 500m doses of the Pfizer vaccine to donate…

Putin’s party heads for re-election with critics banned and claims of voting fraud - BBC News

Putin’s party heads for re-election with critics banned and claims of voting fraud – BBC News

Votes are being counted in Russia after three days of polling in parliamentary elections. As expected exit polls are predicting a win for President Putin’s United Russia party. Few critics of the Kremlin were allowed to run and there are…