France says neighbors should do more about people smugglers
26 November 2021 | 6:31 am
After a migrant boat capsized in the English Channel and claimed 27 lives, France's interior minister has called for help from abroad, saying most trying to cross the Channel start their journey from elsewhere in the EU.
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