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Calais crisis hardens tone of Britain's immigration, EU debate

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LONDON - Dramatic images of migrants storming the Channel Tunnel from France have prompted Prime Minister David Cameron's government to ramp up anti-immigration rhetoric and spurred Eurosceptics to amplify calls for Britain to quit the European Union.

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French minister asks UK for more help to combat migrant smuggling networks 03 Aug 2015

PARIS - France's interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said he had called on Britain to provide more help in dismantling illegal immigration networks as the two countries deepen cooperation to tackle a migrant crisis at the French port of Calais.

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Britain and France urge EU-wide action on Calais migrant crisis 03 Aug 2015

LONDON - Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings into England.

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Saudi Arabian king leaves France after holiday controversy 02 Aug 2015

NICE/DUBAI - Saudi Arabian King Salman left the south of France for Morocco on Sunday, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 residents over the closure of a public beach outside his villa.

Britain and France urge EU-wide action on Calais migrant crisis 02 Aug 2015

LONDON - Britain and France on Sunday urged other European Union states to help them tackle the growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings into England.

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Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation 01 Aug 2015

PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. | Video

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Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks 01 Aug 2015

ST DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster. | Video

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Cameron draws up plan to help tackle Calais migrant crisis 01 Aug 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron drew up plans to help France tackle a spike in attempts by migrants to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tunnel, but warned there was no quick fix. | Video

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Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks 31 Jul 2015

ST DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster.

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Cameron draws up plan to help tackle Calais migrant crisis 31 Jul 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron drew up plans to help France tackle a spike in attempts by migrants to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tunnel, but warned there was no quick fix. | Video