Monday, January 21, 2019

Migrant bids to reach UK sharply down overnight – France sends more police officers...

CALAIS: French police said yesterday some 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the cross-Channel tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous...

French foil 1,000 bids to cross via Channel – London readies emergency talks on...

CALAIS: French police said they had prevented more than 1,000 desperate attempts by migrants to get into Britain via the Channel Tunnel yesterday, as...

Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens – France and Britain struggle...

LONDON/PARIS: A Sudanese man died yesterday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries...

Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

LONDON: Indian tycoon Yusuffali M A has agreed a £110 million ($171 million) deal to develop a luxury hotel on the site of the...

Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

LONDON: A senior member of Britain’s House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber yesterday after he was...

Greece pushes for quick cash injection – Debt problem to keep Greek banks in...

FRANKFURT/ ATHENS: Greek banks are set to keep broad cash controls in place for months, until fresh money arrives from Europe and with it...

Britain lifts Iran travel warning – Iran hits out at Kerry’s ‘empty threats’

LONDON: Britain lifted an official warning against all but essential travel to Iran yesterday, citing “decreased hostility” in the wake of a landmark nuclear...

Illegal immigration threatens Europe, Hungary’s Orban says – Serbia border fence to be ready...

BUDAPEST: Illegal immigration is a threat to Hungary and all of Europe, with the biggest risk coming from hundreds of millions of people from...

Ukraine’s new police on charm offensive in Kiev – Government’s first visible reform since...

KIEV, Ukraine: Only a few months ago, Kiev residents would normally avoid the police if they could help it. The officer would be of...

Greece passes second crucial bailout bill – Government facing ‘political problem’

ATHENS: Greece’s parliament yesterday approved a second batch of reforms needed to help unlock a huge international bailout for the stricken economy. The bill...

‘World’s oldest’ Quran parchments found

LONDON: Fragments of a Holy Quran manuscript found in a British university library are from one of the world’s oldest surviving copies of the...

Putin, Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup

ST PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter will put aside their troubles when they take centre-stage and kick-off the countdown...

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