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Migrant boy's death prompts British and French recriminations

A 16-year old Sudanese boy was found dead on a beach in France Wednesday after trying to get to the UK on a dinghy, igniting a war of words between the UK and France on who is responsible for controlling migrant crossings. The British government wants the French and British navies to stop boats in French waters. French MPs say Britain should offer safe ways to claim asylum there.

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EU leaders to discuss vaccine certificates

While some member states hope vaccine certificates could revive tourism, EU officials point out that it is not clear if vaccinated people can still carry the virus and infect others.

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