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January 15, 2019 3:58 PM MACRON CRISIS: Desperate leader considers migrant quota as Yellow Vest protest rage on

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has been branded “irresponsible” for suggesting the introduction of “annual quotas” on migration as a topic for part of the three-month national debate aimed at mollifying yellow vest protesters. But the possible imposition of quotas floated by Mr Macron has sparked outrage – and confusion – as curbing immigration is not one of the core demands 402

January 12, 2019 4:57 PM Protester James Goddard held over Parliament incidents

Pro-Brexit activist James Goddard has been arrested in connection with incidents outside Parliament on Monday. Police said a man in his 30s was arrested outside St James's Park Tube station in London just before midday. Mr Goddard was involved in a protest in Westminster earlier this week during which Remain-supporting Conservative MP Anna Soubry was called 109

January 4, 2019 12:25 AM Top boss pay overtakes staff in three days, report says

In the first three days of 2019 top bosses will have earned more than the typical worker will earn all year, according to a report. The average pay of a FTSE 100 chief executive is £1,020 an hour, research from the High Pay Centre and HR industry body the CIPD has found. By "Fat Cat Friday" bosses will have earned more than the typical annual UK salary 99

January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 84

January 2, 2019 9:54 PM Christianity crackdown: Police arrest PRIESTS during Christmas service for ‘illegal servi

SEVEN Christians rang in the New Year behind bars after police raided a Christmas church service in Laos. Nine police officers of the Phin district in the south raided the Nakanong Village’s Christmas church service and arrested three church leaders. The leaders, named as Akeo, Kert and Somwang, were arrested in the middle of worship. Police returned 103

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 74

December 28, 2018 4:23 PM Birthday cake for Nazanin locked in an Iranian prison

IMPRISONED Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe marked her 40th birthday with a slice of cake with her four-year-old daughter. Mr Hunt pressed his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Zarif, about the case in September when they met in New York on the fringes of the UN general assembly. The month before, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was granted a threeday 111

December 21, 2018 1:48 AM Authorities fear ‘ECO-TERRORIST’ could be behind Gatwick Airport drone CHAOS

Police are investigating over 50 reported drone sightings in the vicinity since this time. The Army has been called in to provide assistance. Travellers are being urged not to travel to Gatwick if their flights have been cancelled. According to The Daily Telegraph, Whitehall sources fear an environmental activist could be behind the chaos. One commented 69

December 20, 2018 12:26 AM Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist group

They've blocked bridges, glued themselves to the gates of Downing Street, and closed roads, all in the name of stopping climate change. Extinction Rebellion's aims include net zero carbon emissions by 2025, the introduction of a state of emergency on the environment and a national Citizen's Assembly to oversee it all. The campaign was launched earlier 83

December 19, 2018 9:59 AM Jeremy Corbyn’s guide to a progressive socialist Christmas

WITH shopping to do and parties to go to, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas – international socialism. Here’s how to have a left-wing festive season. Reject capitalist war profiteering by not watching militarist propaganda like The Great Escape. I will also be avoiding superhero films due to their sickening elitism. I love having people 76