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Police rescue two men with severe hypothermia in Strait of Gibraltar

Two men were plucked from the sea by a Gibraltarian police crew who found them clinging to a jet ski in the Strait of Gibraltar suffering from severe hypothermia and close to death. Crew on the Royal Gibraltar Police vessel Sir Francis Richards found the men nearly seven miles southeast of the Rock after being...

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Cargo ship suspected of drug smuggling released after search finds nothing

A cargo ship suspected of carrying a shipment of drugs has been released after an extensive search found no evidence of wrongdoing. Law enforcement agencies boarded the vessel on Friday morning after it anchored in the Bay of Gibraltar, where it had arrived from Colombia. Officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police, HM Customs and the...

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UEFA punishes Rangers for 'sectarian chants' during home match against Gibraltar's St Joseph's

Rangers have been ordered to close a section of Ibrox against Legia Warsaw after UEFA ruled some of their fans were guilty of "racist behaviour" - specifically "sectarian chants". At least 3,000 seats will lie empty for next Thursday's Europa League play-off second leg following the decision by UEFA's control and disciplinary body. The offending...

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Joint drugs search underway

A bulk carrier currently anchored in the Bay having arrived in Gibraltar from Colombia this morning is being searched by law enforcement officers who suspect the vessel is involved in the importation of drugs. A joint operation, involving officers of the Royal Gibraltar Police, HM Customs and the Gibraltar Defence Police, was launched after the...

UK/Spain News

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Iranian oil tanker pursued by US ‘heading to Turkey’

An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the US amid growing tensions between Tehran and Washington has changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey after Greece said it would not risk its relations with America by aiding the vessel. The crew of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, updated its...

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BA pilots to strike in dispute over pay

British Airways pilots are to stage a series of strikes next month in a dispute over pay. The British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) said its members will walk out on September 9, 10 and 27. The union said it put forward a number of packages during several days of talks at the conciliation service Acas...

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Home Secretary seeks talks as dozens of migrants try to cross Channel

Home Secretary Priti Patel will hold talks with her French counterpart after dozens of migrants attempted to cross the Channel. In four separate events on the south coast on Thursday, the Border Force dealt with a total of 37 people, including six children, who tried to reach England in small boats. And a fifth incident...

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British PM Johnson's party takes 14 pct point lead over Labour - Kantar poll

By Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has opened up a 14 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party as Mr Johnson's tougher stance on Brexit wins back supporters, according to a poll published on Wednesday. Mr Johnson, a Brexiteer who won the premiership a month ago, has...

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For local businesses, preparing for a no-deal Brexit is riddled with uncertainty
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Iranian tanker sails from Gibraltar after US detention bid is rejected
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Leaked report claims Gibraltar ‘underprepared’ for hard Brexit, No.6 says document is ‘out of date’
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72 years later, Exodus ship story pieced together