European migration officials meet after Channel tragedy

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Top European migration officials are holding an emergency meeting Sunday in the French port of Calais to find ways to better fight migrant smuggling, after 27 people died trying to cross the English Channel to Britain in an overcrowded inflatable boat. UK officials will be notably absent from the gathering at the Calais City Hall, after Wednesday’s sinking prompted a new political crisis between Britain and France. The neighbours accuse each other of not doing enough to deter people from taking the treacherous journey. France is carrying out a national organised crime investigation into the si…

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