Migrant crossings: Frances show me the money response plays to a domestic audience but its frustration is directed at UK

It may have been full of smiles and handshakes, but Gerald Darmanin’s visit to northern France was loaded with significance. This was not the sort of grip-and-grin forget-athon that we so often get for politicians. For a start, this visit

Italy says it may take migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Fights and suicide bids on board Ocean Viking carrying 180 migrants had prompted declaration of a state of emergency. Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine