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The Home Office reported that on Sunday, more than 600 migrants made it across the English Channel, the most in a single day thus far this year.

Twelve small boats carrying approximately 616 people from France were spotted making the journey. The previous record for this year’s daily high was 497 people on April 22. This year, more than 8,000 migrants have made the journey, which is about 2,000 fewer than at the same time last year. Last week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a speech in Dover that his plan to reduce the number of migrant boats crossing the Channel was working, and that for the first time, numbers were down.

According to Chris Mason, a political editor at the BBC, crossings into the UK had decreased by a fifth, and the number of Albanians travelling to Britain had decreased by ninety per cent. As of now last year, the total figure had recently passed 10,000. This past year, there were 45,755 crossings all together. Mr Sunak has made lessening the quantity of Channel intersections a vital piece of his prevalence, including by means of the Unlawful Relocation Bill.

Those who attempted to enter the UK without permission would be detained and promptly deported, either to their home country or to a third nation like Rwanda, according to the plans.

Migrants would be prohibited from claiming asylum, and the bill would establish extensive new powers for detention and search. It would still apply to someone who claims to have been a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking.

Campaigners have criticized it severely, and earlier this week, the Joint Committee on Human Rights, made up of MPs and peers, stated that it would violate “a number of the UK’s human rights obligations.”

Despite the fact that the bill has already been approved by the Commons, it was harshly criticized on Monday during a debate in the House of Lords that lasted into the early hours of Tuesday morning. Liberal Leftist Aristocrat Ludford said peers had been “abused, bullied and intimidated” by the public authority over the plans.

But Mr. Sunak and ministers from the government say that tough measures are needed to stop people-smuggling networks from making money off of the risky Channel route. Stephen Kinnock, the shadow immigration minister for Labour, stated that the PM “needs to roll up his sleeves and start doing the hard graft, rather than ploughing on with the headline-chasing, government-by-gimmick approach.” Kinnock was referring to the PM’s strategy.

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NATO has issued a strong condemnation of what it calls “dangerous” Russian nuclear rhetoric, following recent statements from Moscow regarding the potential use of nuclear weapons.

In a statement released on Friday, the military alliance called on Russia to refrain from using “provocative language” and to abide by international commitments to arms control.

“NATO is deeply concerned by recent statements from Russia regarding its willingness to use nuclear weapons,” the statement read. “This kind of rhetoric is dangerous and destabilizing, and undermines efforts to reduce tensions and promote stability.”

The statement comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin recently warned that Russia would use nuclear weapons in response to any threat to its sovereignty or territorial integrity. Putin’s comments followed the deployment of NATO forces to the Baltic States and Poland in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has also expressed concern over the deployment of Russian missile systems in Europe, which he says violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

“We call on Russia to return to full compliance with the INF Treaty and to engage in meaningful dialogue to resolve the issue,” Stoltenberg said in a statement earlier this month.

The INF Treaty, signed by the United States and Soviet Union in 1987, banned the development and deployment of ground-launched missiles with a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers.

NATO’s condemnation of Russian nuclear rhetoric comes amid heightened tensions between the alliance and Russia over issues including Ukraine, Syria and the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the UK.

The military alliance has sought to counter what it sees as Russia’s aggressive behavior in recent years, by increasing its military presence in eastern Europe and strengthening its defenses against potential Russian aggression.

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Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, and “the spirit of Ukraine” have been selected Time Magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year.  The honour is given to an occasion or somebody who, in the past 12 months, is thought to have had the greatest impact on world events.

Iranian demonstrators, China’s president Xi Jinping, and the US Supreme Court were among the other candidates.  The editor of the magazine referred to the choice as “the most clear-cut in recollection.”

“In a world that had come to be defined by its divisiveness, there was a coming together around this cause, around this country,” Edward Felsenthal wrote.

He added that the “spirit of Ukraine” referred to Ukrainians around the world, including many who “fought behind the scenes”. This includes people like Ievgen Klopotenko, a chef who provided thousands of free meals to Ukrainians and medic Yuliia Payevska who was captured, then released after three months in Russian captivity.

According to the magazine, Mr. Zelensky’s bravery in repelling the Russian invasion had inspired Ukrainians and earned him recognition on a global scale. The article stated that “Zelensky’s success as a wartime leader has depended on the idea that heroism is contagious.”
David Nott, a British trauma surgeon who travelled to Ukraine to aid those hurt in the conflict, is only one of numerous people who are featured on the magazine’s cover. The American baseball player Aaron Judge is named Time’s Entertainer of the Year, the Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is named Time’s Icon of the Year, and the K-pop group Blackpink is named the Entertainer of the Year.

The winner from the previous year, Elon Musk, was once again selected as a finalist. His electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla rose to the position of most valuable automaker in the world in 2021.

Although it was the Man of the Year back then, the tradition started in 1927.

Other such winners include the German tyrant Adolf Hitler in 1938 and the 2007 Person of the Year, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Protest against the controversial move to use drone technology to measure the temperature of seafarers.

As the Covid expansion continued, the controversial project was intended to be implemented off the coast of Ostia, near Rome. The move by the local health authority was to use drones to assess the body temperature and distance of those who come to bathe in the sea for relief in the harsh summer.

The drones were used to measure people’s body temperature from a height of not less than 25 meters from the water level and not less than 30 meters from people. Massive protests erupted in Rome against the project. Protesters said it was an invasion of people’s privacy and called for an end to such practices. But due to the bad weather in the last few days, the controversial decision has been suspended.

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More than 60 people have died and dozens are reported to be missing on Thursday as severe flood hits Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse.

Among those who lost their lives were nine residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities and two firefighters involved in the rescue mission across the region. “I grieve for those who have lost their lives in this disaster,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a visit to Washington, expressing shock at the scope of the flooding.

Speaking alongside U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, Merkel said her thoughts were with all those who had lost loved ones or were still searching for them. “I fear the full extent of this tragedy will only be seen in the coming days,” she said. Biden likewise paid his condolences for the devastating loss of life and the destruction due to the flooding.

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The latest series of MeToo campaign has left a renowned Russian journalist, Sergey Prostakov, who is regarded as one of the most powerful anti-establishment journalists based in the European country of Russia, badly hurt.

Around a dozen women has come out strongly against the journalist, alleging that he has inappropriately touched them on a number of occasions, even in the office.

Mr. Prostakov is a well known figure. He has many followers across the country. He is popular for his stern stand against the establishment.

Once, he was the editor of MBKh Media, which was the face of the Russian opposition.

The accused journalist is very close to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the exiled Russian oligarch who is regarded as the prime opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It remains unclear whether there is any politics in the allegations levelled against the journalist who is considered as a threat by the Russian autocrat.

Anyway, the journalist has expressed his apology. But, he has declined to accept that he has done some wrongs.

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Reports from Spanish media outlet Marca suggests that the two giant Premier League clubs , Liverpool and Manchester United are seeking the service of Real Betis sensation Junior Firpo. Both the League giants want to sign the Spanish full-back in this summer transfer window.

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Junior Firpo, 22, spent a scintillating season for Real Betis, scoring three goals and providing four assists throughout the 24 league appearances.

Firpo’s blizzarding offensive runs make him an obvious threat for the opponents. A few months ago, there were a few reports where Manchester City were suggested as Firpo’s next destination.

However, the deal didn’t take place due to Zinchenko’s fabulous performances for the Cityzens in the absence of Benjamin Mendy.

Last season, although Liverpool won the Champions League title for the sixth time, they failed to grasp the Premier League by a decisive point. To challenge Manchester City for the PL title, Liverpool are looking to strengthen their squad.

On the other hand, Manchester United have a different scenario. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needs a major overhaul in this summer transfer market. They have already signed Daniel Janes from Swansea City and are looking to add some defensive and midfield reinforcements.

Marca states that, both Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in signing Junior Firpo from Real Betis this summer. As per the same report, Clubs will have to trigger Firpo’s £50 million release clause to sign the Spanish U21 international.

Liverpool’s Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno will make his move away from the club this summer. On the other hand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only one left-back (Luke Shaw) in their squad.

In fact, Ashley Young, who played in both fullback positions for United last term, failed to impress the Norwegian manager. As per reports surrounding the clubs, the 2019-20 season could be Ashley Young’s last campaign at Old Trafford.


Liverpool are the favourites to win the race, as Manchester United would like to splash £50 million on a central defensive option rather than on a left-back.

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A minimum of 2 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a tourist boat that sank on the Danube in Budapest. A cruise ship collided with The Mermaid, which was carrying South Korean tourists.

20 people were found dead in the incident and 8 were found .

Rescue crews raised a sunken tour boat out of the Danube River, shortly after four more bodies were recovered from the vessel involved in a collision with a river cruise ship nearly two weeks ago.

A huge floating crane placed the Hableany (Mermaid) on a barge at Margit Bridge, the site of the tragedy in the Hungarian capital.

Nineteen South Koreans and a Hungarian crewman have been confirmed dead, with eight people still listed as missing.

Police spokesman Kristof Gal said although it was not yet officially confirmed, the Hableany’s Hungarian captain and a young South Korean girl are believed to be among the four bodies taken off the boat after it was raised to the river surface.

Gal said the tour boat would be taken on the barge to nearby Csepel Island, where it will be examined by Budapest police as part of their investigation of the crash.

He added that rescuers would also sift through the sediment deposited in the hull of the boat – which spent more than 12 full days underwater – in the search for more victims.

The search for the missing victims would continue along the Hungarian section of the Danube River south of Budapest, Gal said.

Efforts to search for the missing victims of the collision and to raise the Hableany have been hindered by the Danube’s high springtime water levels – which are expected to fall significantly over the coming days in Budapest – and the river’s fast flow, as well as near-zero visibility under water.

The captain of the other ship in the collision, the Viking Sigyn, has been under arrest since June 1, suspected of endangering water transport leading to a deadly mass accident.

The Viking Sigyn, which left Budapest less than 48 hours after the collision with the Hableany, is back in Hungary on a scheduled trip and docked at the town of Visegrad, north of Budapest.

Police said they carried out another inspection on the ship on Monday, but said there were no plans to seize the cruise ship.

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The Belgian-born French film director Agnes Varda dies at 90. She was emerged in the New Wave movement of the 1960s and continued to direct influential work including 2017’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Faces Places”.

Varda’s death was confirmed by her production company Cine Tamaris. Her filmography consists of ever favorite movies like Cleo De 5 A 7, Sans Toit Ni Loi — for which she won the Golden Lion in 1985 — Jacquot De Nantes and Les Glaneurs Et La Glaneuse.

She had received several awards like Academy Honorary Award, Golden Lion and lot more. She was the first female director to be awarded an honorary Oscar in 2017, and became the oldest ever nominee for a competitive Oscar last year.

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