Rise in net UK migration from outside EU

Image copyright Reuters Net migration to the UK from countries outside the European Union has hit its highest level for 15 years, the Office for National Statistics says. Figures show 261,000 more non-EU citizens came to the UK than left in the year ending September 2018 – the highest since 2004. In contrast, net migration […]

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Thai Airways cancels Europe flights

Image copyright Getty Images Airlines operating flights from East Asia to destinations in Europe are having to reroute their planes away from Pakistan and northern India. The airspace is closed because of escalating tension between the two countries, following the shooting down of two Indian military jets. Flights via Pakistan have been cancelled and other […]

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Ukraine pulls out of Eurovision Song Contest 2019

By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Maruv was chosen as Ukraine’s entry but withdrew from the competition Ukraine has pulled out of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after its selection process became embroiled in political tensions involving Russia. Pop singer Maruv, who won Ukraine’s public vote, withdrew from the contest […]

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