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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 78

January 11, 2019 5:28 PM END OF EU: European project 'will NOT survive'

THE EUROPEAN Union “will not survive as it is” and will eventually be ripped apart by deep divisions over immigration, multiculturalism and the future of the EU project, a political analyst has warned. Irreconcilable differences over these issues will provide the catalyst for a major shakeup in Brussels as voters in member states begin to back “anti-migration 26

January 10, 2019 10:47 PM MACRON WARNING: Italy leader threatens EU split by DEFYING France to meet 'yellow vests'

ITALY’S deputy leader has pledged to meet with leaders of the ‘yellow vest’ movement in France despite being warned to stay out of French affairs. Luigi Di Maio said he hoped the talks would pave the way to involving the anti-establishment protestors in his vision for a populist wave in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The deputy prime minister 20

January 8, 2019 7:10 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: UNHCR 'grateful' Saudi woman not deported

The UN's refugee agency has said it is "very grateful" that officials in Thailand did not deport an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun refused to board a flight from Bangkok to Kuwait on Monday and had barricaded herself into her airport hotel room. She said she feared her family would kill her as she had renounced 19

January 7, 2019 6:23 PM Stowaway found in school trip coach luggage compartment

A stowaway has been found in the luggage hold of a school coach returning from a ski trip to France. The man was discovered when pupils at St John's school in Marlborough, Wiltshire, returned from Alpe d'Huez at about 11:30 GMT on Saturday. He "emerged from the luggage compartment" when the driver unlocked it, the school said. However, one of the parents 18

December 27, 2018 5:54 PM Viktor Orban HITS OUT at Brussels

HUNGARY’S Prime Minister Viktor Orbán believes fears over migration will make “nations vote together” in next year’s European elections. The far-right leader swept to power in 2003 as head of the Fidesz party and won a landslide general election victory in April. But Orbán’s anti-immigration stance has seen him accused of mistreating asylum seekers and refugees 31

December 22, 2018 11:31 AM Thames Estuary cargo ship stowaways detained

Four stowaways found on a cargo ship in the Thames Estuary have been detained after the vessel's crew was threatened. The Grande Tema's crew had to lock themselves in the vessel's bridge for safety, a spokesman said. Essex Police said the vessel was boarded and secured shortly after 23:00 GMT on Friday - almost 14 hours after the force was first called 32

December 22, 2018 1:25 AM Special forces storm ship taken by stowaway migrants who threatened crew with iron bars

BRITISH special forces have re-taken a cargo ship hijacked by Nigerian migrants in a dramatic operation which saw them use ropes to rappel down from helicopters onto the deck. Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron stormed the vessel in the Thames Estuary last night after the crew made a distress call at around 9.15am on Friday, claiming 68

December 18, 2018 7:17 PM BELGIUM CHAOS: Prime Minister offers RESIGNATION as UN migrant pact crisis ERUPTS

BELGIUM’S Prime Minister Charles Michel has offered to resign after losing a vote of no confidence amid a political crisis over a controversial UN migration pact. The decision to adopt the UN migration pact sparked violent protests in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Sunday, amid fears it could lead to an increase in immigration. Demonstrators clashed 28

December 5, 2018 12:47 AM Brexit SHAMBLES: Former chief whip to vote AGAINST May’s deal after 13 years of loyalty

FORMER chief whip Mark Harper will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal after 13 years of loyalty, warning the plan “threatens the integrity of our country” and breaches the Conservative manifesto. Previously a supporter of the Prime Minister, Mr Harper claims the Withdrawal Agreement “leaves the UK in a worse position than we are now”. Former chief 30