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Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants hoping to reach Britain scrambled aboard a cross-Channel ferry in the northern French port of Calais, sparking a vast police sweep of the ship, officials said Sunday.

Macron gets tough on migrants, vowing 'no more Jungles'

Macron gets tough on migrants, vowing 'no more Jungles'

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday vowed that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious ‘Jungle’ as he defended a tougher line on immigration ...

Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port

Ferry runs aground at France's Calais port

A spokeswoman for the P&O shipping company said the ferry, The Pride of Kent, ran aground after it hit a gangway while making to leave for Dover, its destination in Britain.

Police evacuate Paris migrant camp that grew after Calais

Police evacuate Paris migrant camp that grew after Calais

French police started evacuating thousands of migrants on Friday from an illegal camp in northeastern Paris where numbers soared after the closure of the large ‘Jungle’ camp in the port city of Calais last week.

France moves Calais child migrants to reception centres

France moves Calais child migrants to reception centres

France began moving about 1,500 unaccompanied child migrants from the site of a demolished camp to reception centres across the country on Wednesday, as a feud with Britain over who takes care of the youths dragged on.

Violence breaks out ahead of planned clearing of Calais refugee camp

Violence breaks out ahead of planned clearing of Calais refugee camp

Flashes of unrest were reported Sunday as residents of the ‘Jungle,’ Calais' infamous refugee camp, lashed out at government preparations to shut down the sprawling settlement in northern France.

15-hour tailbacks in UK as France heightens checks

15-hour tailbacks in UK as France heightens checks

British officials were drafted in to help French border police on Sunday after 15-hour queues built up at the port of Dover due to heightened entry checks.

France begins destruction of half 'Jungle' migrant camp

France begins destruction of half 'Jungle' migrant camp

French authorities began dismantling half of the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in the northern port city of Calais on Monday, AFP reporters at the scene said.

Anti-Islamic protesters arrested at banned rally in Calais

Anti-Islamic protesters arrested at banned rally in Calais

Around 20 anti-migrant protesters were arrested in the French port of Calais Saturday after scuffles with police at a banned rally in support of a Europe-wide initiative by the Islamophobic Pegida movement.