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France to help combat Channel smuggling

Image copyright PA The UK and France are to step up joint patrols and increase surveillance to tackle a rise in the number of migrants trying to reach Britain in small boats. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who has cut short a family holiday, agreed a joint action plan with the French interior minister during a […]

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Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCould Angelina Jolie have a future in politics? Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has hinted that she is considering a move into politics in the future. In an interview on the BBC’s Today programme, she said she would have dismissed this 20 years ago but would now go […]

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US shutdown impasse over Trump’s wall drags on

Image copyright AFP Image caption The National Archives building in Washington has been shut down by the dispute A partial US government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for President Trump’s proposed Mexico border wall. Both Congress chambers met for just a few minutes on Thursday but took […]

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Frenchman sets off to cross Atlantic in a barrel

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jean-Jacques Savin spent months constructing the barrel in a shipyard in south-west France A Frenchman has set off to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel-shaped orange capsule, using ocean currents alone to propel him. Jean-Jacques Savin, 71, left El Hierro in Spain’s Canary Islands and hopes to reach the […]