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A couple delivering Christmas presents to their family have been stopped by police for breaking coronavirus laws. The force said the couple were "in breach of COVID legislation", as it revealed 110 vehicles were stopped in the first 24 hours of random checks in the Welsh capital.
Peering down from their balconies at the luxury Waikiki hotel, more than a thousand migrants gaze out towards the sea that carried them on their desperate journey fleeing Africa. Their rickety fishing boats lie piled up on docksides waiting to be scrapped. Smashed hulls still bob in the water, a reminder of the eight lives claimed this week off Lanzarote as hundreds more migrants reached Spain’s Canary Islands. The survivors’ safety in hotel accommodation amid the sprawling resorts of southern Gran Canaria is testament to local islanders’ proud benevolence. But generosity is running thin as tempers fray amid a growing crisis that has split Canarian leaders from their mainland colleagues, and reopened old wounds in Europe's hopeless attempt to control migration. The Canary Islands has seen arrivals increase tenfold in a year to around 20,000 by late November. Plans are now afoot to build one of Europe's largest migrant camps, housing 7,000 across three islands. Around 6,000 are currently living in 15 hotel complexes after a deal was struck between hoteliers and the Spanish government.
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Britain could be just seven days away from leaving the European Union without a trade deal, Downing Street warned on Saturday night. In a candid assessment issued "at the start of what may be the final week of trade negotiations", Number 10 warned that a "significant gap" still exists on fisheries, adding: "No deal is arguably underpriced." The comments mark a toughening of the UK's position on the talks which have dragged on for months and have seen various deadlines missed.
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The European Union is behaving "like the bully who steals your lunch every day and expects the UK to be grateful for a few crumbs he hands back" over the Brexit talks, the leader of Scotland's fishermen has said. Elspeth MacDonald, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen Association, said the EU had to "wake up and smell the fish" after its negotiators offered to give the UK fish "of which we now the legal owner". The fishermen spoke out as Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, started fresh talks about a Brexit trade deal in London with his UK counterpart Lord Frost. That came after well-sourced reports in Brussels that Mr Barnier told member states the EU had offered to return between 15 per cent and 18 per cent of fish stocks caught by EU fleets in British waters. The tortured talks about a EU/UK Brexit trade deal are set to come to a conclusion within the next week with either a trade deal or both sides walking away. Writing for The Telegraph, Ms MacDonald attacked the EU's stance and its "paltry" offer on fisheries to the UK. She said : "Let's cut to the chase. The EU is playing a dangerous game over fishing and it is them who would get hurt most." "If trade is in balance, access to waters is not. They rely on fishing in our rich waters much more than we do in theirs. When it comes to access, there is a gross imbalance on how the fish are shared. "The threat of making the UK pay a ransom for merely acting in a way that the EU itself acts in its relations with other countries or Coastal States is the wrong way round. "They say that if we don't give them what they want, the lion’s share of the quotas in our waters and unlimited access to catch it, then we can forget about selling them our fish. No. They are at it. And they’ve got it wrong."
Joe Joyce believes he is ready for a world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk, after upsetting Daniel Dubois in Saturday night’s British heavyweight clash at Church House. Joyce produced a composed display, working his jab to good effect, to stop the previously unbeaten 23-year-old in the tenth round and take his professional record to 12-0, 11 of those wins coming by knockout. Ukrainian Usyk, the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion, claimed the WBO heavyweight title with victory over Derek Chisora last month.
Protesters in Paris have clashed with police as thousands of people demonstrated across France against a proposed new law that would ban the filming of police. The demonstrations, at numerous sites across the country, took on an additional significance as they came in the hours after President Emmanuel Macron said footage showing Paris police attacking a black man was "unacceptable" and "shameful". Saturday's protests were planned before the images were released, but Sky's Michelle Clifford said the video has gone viral in France and has fuelled the size of the protests.
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