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Restore EU Borders, France's Le Pen Says Amid Calais Tensions

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, seizing on tensions over illegal immigrants in the northern port town of Calais, called on Friday for urgent reintroduction of internal border controls that were banished across much of Europe. Le Pen, whose anti-immigrant National Front party came first in France in European Parliament elections last June, made the call during a visit to the town, where riot police used teargas this week to ward off hundreds of immigrants seeking to jump on to trucks bound for Britain. Seizing on the latest sharp escalation of tensions, Le Pen denounced what she described as the "phenomenal scandal" of a town left to its own devices in the face of an exponential rise in the number of illegal immigrants seeking to get across the Channel to Britain. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/yifwY6CKzoQ/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com