France, Illegal Immıgratıon

France, Illegal Immıgratıon

Britain seeks 'tougher action' from France on Channel migrants

Britain seeks 'tougher action' from France on Channel migrants

1/8/2020 7:16:00 PM

Britain seeks 'tougher action' from France on Channel migrants

LONDON (AFP) - Britain on Saturday (Aug 1) urged France to get tougher on stopping migrants using the Channel to reach the UK, with one minister saying the crossings were 'unacceptably high'.. Read more at

The call came after Border Force figures showed 96 migrants were intercepted by police on Friday.Twenty four hours earlier, official figures showed at least 202 migrants managed to cross to Britain in 20 boats, a single-day record."The number of illegal small boat crossings we are seeing from France is unacceptably high," said immigration compliance minister Chris Philp.

24 new community COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 17 linked to Changi Airport cluster Yio Chu Kang Primary School to conduct home-based learning after student tests positive for COVID-19 Covid-19: 4 cleaners at Changi Airport T3 among new cases as cluster grows to 46

"And migrants continue to arrive in Calais to make the crossing. The French have to take tougher action."Earlier this month, the interior ministers of France and Britain signed an agreement to create a new joint police intelligence unit to combat migrant traffickers and reduce the number of illegal Channel crossings.

Reports claim that more than 3,400 people have made the crossing so far this year. Read more: The Straits Times »

Singapore returns to tighter COVID-19 measures: What's allowed under the new rules?

SINGAPORE: With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the community, Singapore has announced tighter measures for about three weeks from Saturday ...

France readies Covid-19 tests for travellers from at-risk countriesPARIS (REUTERS) - France 's busiest airport was on Friday (July 31) preparing to start testing passengers for Covid-19 on arrival from high-risk countries, a move that could reduce the need for quarantine measures causing pain to the tourism industry across Europe.. Read more at

France swelters under heatwave, putting firefighters on alertIntense heat spread across much of France on Friday ahead of a heavy holiday travel weekend, prompting officials to warn of wildfire risks in ...

France sees record 13.8 per cent GDP plunge in second quarterPARIS (AFP) - France 's economy contracted by a record 13.8 per cent in the second quarter under the impact of coronavirus lockdowns, the national statistics institute INSEE said on Friday (July 31).. Read more at

Commentary: Even the Tour de France is going virtualCOVID-19 has accelerated the alignment of elite sports industries with e-sports, says an observer.

2.6-billion euro loss for Air France-KLM in virus-hit 2nd quarterAir France -KLM on Thursday announced a second-quarter loss of 2.6 billion euros ($3.1 billion), thanks to grounded flights during the virus ...

UK tightens lockdown in northern EnglandLONDON: Britain imposed a tougher lockdown in swathes of northern England after a rise in the rate of novel coronavirus transmission, raising ...