France, Britain in naval standoff over fishing rights

11th May, 2021

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Fishing vessels at sea off the coast of Jersey, Thursday, May 6, 2021. French fishermen angry over loss of access to waters off their coast have gathered their boats in protest off the English Channel island of Jersey. The head


The last time Great Britain and France squared off in combat was during the Napoleonic Wars. But a recent fishing dispute prompted government officials in London and Paris to deploy warships to a small island off the coast of France.

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