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LONDON | Britain sees more migrants heading across Channel to UK

LONDON— British officials say three more migrants have been intercepted trying to take a small boat from France to Britain. The Home Office said Wednesday three migrants were found overnight trying to cross the English Channel. In addition, a Border Force vessel was sent to help a dinghy heading toward Britain with seven men and … Continue reading LONDON | Britain sees more migrants heading across Channel to UK

PARIS | 18 migrants rescued during English Channel crossings

PARIS  — French and British maritime authorities have rescued 18 migrants in two small boats from the English Channel as they tried to get to Britain, the latest of several recent cases. The French Maritime Prefecture said that its vessels intercepted nine migrants before dawn Tuesday and took them to the port of Dunkirk. A … Continue reading PARIS | 18 migrants rescued during English Channel crossings

PARIS | The Latest: NGOs urge Europe to take in 12 stranded migrants

PARIS— The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:55 p.m. __ Three European non-governmental organizations are criticizing ongoing negotiations by the European Union to return to Libya 12 migrants rescued last week by a Spanish fishing vessel in the Central Mediterranean. The Nuestra Madre de Loreto trawler has been stranded in waters north … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: NGOs urge Europe to take in 12 stranded migrants

LONDON | Woman who spent $21M at Harrods bailed, fights extradition

LONDON — A woman from Azerbaijan whose fortune has been targeted by British authorities under anti-corruption laws has been freed on bail while she battles extradition. Zamira Hajiyeva is the first person to be subject to an Unexplained Wealth Order, a measure aimed at curbing London’s status as a haven for ill-gotten gains. The orders … Continue reading LONDON | Woman who spent $21M at Harrods bailed, fights extradition

MOSCOW | Kremlin denies accusations against Putin for Novichok attack

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Thursday rejected accusations by British authorities that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for poisoning a former spy in England, and said Russia is not going to investigate the suspects. Britain’s security minister on Thursday called out Putin over the nerve agent attack targeting Sergei Skripal and his daughter … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin denies accusations against Putin for Novichok attack

LONDON | Britain: Bodies of 2 missing fishermen found in North Sea

LONDON  British authorities say a search in the North Sea for two missing fishermen has ended with the discovery of their bodies. A coastguard helicopter spotted the bodies on Sunday near the wreckage of the men’s boat, which sank Saturday about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Great Yarmouth, on England’s eastern coast. Three other … Continue reading LONDON | Britain: Bodies of 2 missing fishermen found in North Sea

Egyptian teenager’s death in UK sparks outrage at home

CAIRO /March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The death of an Egyptian teenager in the UK has sparked outrage across Egypt, where officials have described the incident as “barbaric.” Mariam Mustafa, an 18-year-old engineering student, was allegedly attacked on the street by a group in Nottingham on Feb. 20 before she died of her wounds on Wednesday. … Continue reading Egyptian teenager’s death in UK sparks outrage at home