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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 6, 2019 3:52 AM Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

Department of Defence chief of staff Kevin Sweeney has resigned, a month after the Defence Secretary James Mattis announced his departure. He is now the third senior Pentagon official to announce his resignation after President Donald Trump said US forces would leave Syria. Rear Adm Sweeney held his post for two years from January 2017, and called it "an honour 16

January 1, 2019 3:46 PM Donald Trump: The US President's most talked about tweets of 2018 REVEALED

DONALD Trump is a president known for his frequent posts on social media. Here express.co.uk looks back at the US President’s most talked about tweets of 2018. In 2018 Trump has criticised foreign leaders, explicitly talked of his anger at the probe of Russian election interference and even attacked officials in his own administration. With already five tweets 61

December 27, 2018 12:01 AM Sweden CRISIS: EU state preparing for chaos in 2019 as mainstream parties shun populists

The country’s centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven was once again rejected by parliament just before Christmas when 200 MPs voted against him becoming prime minister while 116 voted in favour and 28 abstained. The Scandinavian EU member state is now pinning its hopes on resolving the crisis in the New Year when MPs return after a three-week 35

December 22, 2018 7:50 PM ‘Isis isn’t beaten’ Second advisor quits after Trump pulls troops out of Syria

A KEY adviser to Donald Trump has quit his job in protest over the US President's decision to pull US troops out of Syria, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday, just days after it was confirmed US defence secretary James Mattis had tendered his resignation. And Brett McGurk’s decision came less than a fortnight after he warned it would 35

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 7, 2018 1:25 PM David Coburn, gay Scottish UKIP leader, quits party over far-right shift

David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland, has quit the party in protest of its shift to the far right. The UKIP Member of the European Parliament for the Scotland, who was one of the pro-Brexit party’s only out gay officials, followed former leaders Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttall in quitting UKIP. In a statement, Coburn condemned the “infiltration 23

November 16, 2018 3:30 PM William Goldman: Butch Cassidy and All The President's Men screenwriter dies aged 87

William Goldman won Oscars for Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and All the President's Men, and adapted Misery and The Chamber. The American, who won Academy awards for the classic western movie Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) and political thriller All The President's Men (1976), had been suffering from colon cancer, his daughter confirmed 47

November 7, 2018 8:07 PM Trump fires US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been fired by President Donald Trump. Mr Trump announced in a tweet that Mr Sessions would be temporarily replaced by his own chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker. The president has repeatedly criticised Mr Sessions, a former Republican senator who was the first senator to support Mr Trump's candidacy. "We thank Attorney 32

October 30, 2018 12:57 PM France is NEW BOSS OF EUROPE as ‘strongman’ Macron steps into Merkel’s power-vacuum

FRANCE’S President Emmanuel Macron is poised to become the “strongman” of Europe stepping into the European – and EU - power vacuum resulting from the resignation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Bizet, the chairman of the senate’s committee for European affairs, told the TV channel Public Sénat the German leader’s decision to not seek a fifth 19