12 Nov 2022

Migrant rescue boat rejected by Italy 43 times

A rescue ship carrying more than 200 migrants has been allowed to dock at the French port of Toulon – amid a tense diplomatic row with Italy over which country should let them land.

The vessel – operated by a French charity – has been at sea for weeks after picking up the migrants near Libya.

It comes amid reports that France and Britain could also be close to agreeing a deal to tackle illegal migration across the Channel.