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Ex-refugee shares the dangers of being smuggled in a truck

Oct. 26, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ahmad Al-Rashid knows what it was like for the 39 people who were found dead in the back of a truck in southeastern England this week. He's been there. The 29-year-old Syrian refugee found himself gasping for breath inside a refrigerated shipping container with a group of migrants and a load...

Report: No-deal Brexit could leave UK with medical shortages

Sep. 27, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government watchdog says there's still a "significant amount" of work to do to make sure the country has an adequate supply of licensed drugs in case of a no-deal Brexit. In a report issued Friday, Britain's National Audit Office said additional shipping capacity chartered by the...

UK's medical drug supply still uncertain in no-deal Brexit

Sep. 26, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government watchdog says there is still a "significant amount" of work to do to ensure the country has an adequate supply of medical drugs in case of a no-deal Brexit. In a report issued Friday, Britain's National Audit Office said additional shipping capacity chartered by the U.K....

The Latest: North Macedonia police detain 81 migrants

Sep. 17, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Police in North Macedonia say they have detained 81 migrants found in a truck near the border with Serbia, after the driver ignored a police warning to stop for a check and later abandoned the vehicle. Police said the...

Mediterranean migrant rescues, deaths; French camp emptied

Sep. 17, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — At least two people died and 14 were missing Tuesday after a boat filled with people hoping to reach Europe capsized near Tunisia. Elsewhere in the Mediterranean, a rescue ship picked up 109 people from two flimsy boats off the coast of Libya within hours of each other. And...

American cancer survivor swims England Channel 4 times

Sep. 17, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American cancer survivor has succeeded in her remarkable quest to swim across the English Channel four times in a row. Sarah Thomas, who is from Colorado, completed the feat Tuesday morning after more than 54 hours of swimming. The 37-year-old completed treatment for breast cancer last...

France evacuates 900 migrants from camp near English Channel

Sep. 17, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym and a nearby tent camp near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. A spokesman for the Nord region said the migrants being removed from Tuesday from the town of Grande Synthe include an unspecified number...