UK must make itself ‘less economically attractive’ to migrants, French interior minister says

The UK must make itself less economically attractive to migrants, France's interior minister has said.Gerald Darmanin added that France would not be "held hostage" by Britain's domestic politics. He was speaking after a meeting in...

Cardiff Rugby team unable to leave South Africa after suspected Omicron COVID case

Cardiff Rugby are unable to leave South Africa following two positive COVID cases - one of which is thought to be the new Omicron variant.The team are now isolating at their hotel. They had been...

Stowaway hidden in plane’s wheel well survives over two-hour flight to Miami

A stowaway hidden in the landing gear compartment of a plane survived a flight from Guatemala to Miami.The man was seen in a video sitting on the tarmac by an American Airlines plane as...

Dutch officials find 13 Omicron variant cases among passengers arriving from South Africa

Authorities in the Netherlands have detected 13 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant among passengers arriving from South Africa.Health officials said the infected people were on flights from the southern African nation earlier this...

BA suspends Hong Kong flights after crew forced to quarantine

British Airways has confirmed it has temporarily suspended flights to and from Hong Kong after a crew member reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.The airline has apologised to customers for the disruption to their travel...

Football game abandoned after COVID outbreak and injuries leave team with just six players on pitch

A top-flight football game in Portugal was abandoned after one team ran out of players due to a COVID outbreak in the squad.The match saw league leaders Benfica face off against relegation candidates Belenenses...

Japan bans foreigners over Omicron fears: What other nations are doing to combat variant

Japan will close to all foreign travellers from Tuesday, in a bid to slow the spread of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. It means the country will restore border controls it had...

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Who are the alleged victims and what are the charges?

The long-awaited trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is facing six sex-trafficking charges, is due to start in New York on Monday.The charges involve four alleged underage victims and multiple locations over a 10-year period...