Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead – Times of India

Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel at least 31 dead

CALAIS: At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest migration tragedy on the dangerous crossing to date. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 34 people were believed to have been on the boat. Authorities found 31 bodies _ including … Read more

UK minister Priti Patel vows to fix ‘broken’ system after migrant tragedy – Times of India

UK minister Priti Patel vows to fix ‘broken system after

LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel has vowed to fix the country’s “broken” asylum system after 27 migrants drowned to death in the UK’s worst single loss of life in the English Channel between France and England. Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from strife-torn regions such as Somalia, Iraq, Yemen and Libya make perilous … Read more

UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe’ after hospital blast terrorism incident – Times of India

UK terror threat level raised to ‘severe after hospital blast

LONDON: An explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Remembrance Sunday was declared a terror incident by British police on Monday, resulting in the UK’s terrorism threat level being raised to “severe” – which indicates that an attack is highly likely. In February, the country’s terror threat level was lowered from “severe” to “substantial”, which indicates … Read more

Boris Johnson: UK PM Johnson says no need to move to Covid ‘plan B’ | World News – Times of India

Boris Johnson UK PM Johnson says no need to move

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he saw no need at the moment to move to a “Plan B” of mask mandates, vaccine passes and work from home orders, even though he was cautious of rising coronavirus cases in parts of Europe. “We don’t see anything in the data at the moment to … Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson hails ‘big step forward’ with COP26 deal – Times of India

UK PM Boris Johnson hails ‘big step forward with COP26

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the deal struck at the end of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow as a “big step forward” and the first-ever international agreement to “phase down” the use of coal. Praising the hard work of COP26 President Alok Sharma – the British Indian Cabinet minister in charge … Read more

johnson: UK PM urges ‘determined push’ for climate change deal – Times of India

johnson UK PM urges determined push for climate change deal

GLASGOW: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said a UN climate change summit had made progress towards halting runaway global warming but more was needed to seal a deal. “We’ve moved the ball a long way down the pitch, but we’re stuck in a bit of a rolling maul,” the rugby-loving prime minister said … Read more

UK PM makes last-ditch climate plea as COP26 pact first draft issued – Times of India

UK PM makes last ditch climate plea as COP26 pact first

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on Wednesday to issue a last-ditch call on countries to “pull out all the stops” just as the first draft of an agreement is issued. The draft, dubbed “cover decision”, sets out what negotiators hope will be the outcome of the … Read more

Ryan Reynolds: I’m taking a sabbatical from films, to get creative and excited again | English Movie News

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Be it his effortless comic timing, portraying characters we cherish, or blowing our minds away with action sequences, Ryan Reynolds promises there won’t be a dull moment when he’s around. As his upcoming film ‘Red Notice’ gears up for release in India, the actor engaged in a round table conversation and ETimes was a part … Read more

Over 100 countries vow to end deforestation at climate talks – Times of India

Over 100 countries vow to end deforestation at climate talks

GLASGOW: More than 100 countries pledged Tuesday to end deforestation in the coming decade — a promise that experts say would be critical to limiting climate change but one that has been made and broken before. Britain hailed the commitment as the first big achievement of the UN climate conference known as COP26 taking place … Read more

Glacier in Antarctica named after Glasgow climate summit – Times of India

Glacier in Antarctica named after Glasgow climate summit Times

GLASGOW: A glacier in far-away Antarctica has been formally named Glasgow Glacier in honour of this Scottish city hosting the high-level UN climate summit which formally opened here on Sunday, kicking off two weeks of intense diplomatic talks on curbing global warming. The 100-km long body of ice, which has been experiencing rapid melting, was … Read more