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By Pierre Savary CALAIS, France (Reuters) - France plans to build a camp this winter for as many as 1,500 migrants in the northern port city of Calais where twice that many are living in tents and hoping to make the sea-crossing to Britain. European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, visiting Calais with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, said the Commission would contribute 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to the new centre which will house people in large tents. Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart said the new facility would be welcome but fell short of what was needed.
Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers will scrap the event's logo after it drew plagiarism claims, reports said Tuesday, in the latest mishap after a costs furore forced plans for a new national stadium to be torn up. The decision, reported by public broadcaster NHK and other local press outlets, caps off an embarrassing month for Olympic officials as the ditching of the $2.0 billion stadium meant the showpiece venue may only be ready a few months before the global event. The Olympic committee declined to comment on the logo reports, but said it would hold a press briefing Tuesday evening.