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Dismantling the ‘jungle’ migrant camp in Calais, France

Dismantling the ‘jungle’ migrant camp in Calais, France

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France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift “jungle” migrant camp in Calais, a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain. Some 7,000 people are estimated to be living in the camp, which has become a symbol of Europe’s refugee crisis.
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French police clash with protesters over labor reforms

French police clash with protesters over labor reforms

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French riot police officers clashed with protesters during a demonstration against the government’s labour market reforms on June 2, 2016 in Nantes, western France. More demonstrations against the reforms, which the government says are designed to make France more business-friendly, were set to take place in major cities on June 2 and nuclear power workers were back on strike at 16 of the country’s 19 power stations.
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Largest cruise ship ever sets sail for maiden voyage

Largest cruise ship ever sets sail for maiden voyage

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At 264 million pounds, and 217 feet, Royal Caribbean’s ‘Harmony of the Seas’ is the world’s biggest-ever cruise ship. The widest cruise ship ever built, its 1,187-feet length makes it 164 feet longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower. The ship is headed for Southampton in southern England and is to embark on its official maiden voyage on May 22 to its new home port of Barcelona.

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