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Emmanuel Macron will tell to Theresa May to take more child refugees
Europe, Featured

Emmanuel Macron will tell to Theresa May to take more child refugees

    Emmanuel Macron will press Theresa May to take in more unaccompanied child refugees and pay more towards policing the port of Calais in a meeting between the two leaders on Thursday. The French president will on Tuesday visit the refugee camps in Calais ahead of the summit to survey the camp where his government estimates 400 people are living in the hope of reaching the UK. The Touquet accords, signed in 2003, effectively moved the British border to the French side of the channel and allowed UK immigration officers to carry out checks in Calais. While serving as economy minister in the French Socialist government in March 2016 ahead of the EU referendum, Mr Macron himself warned the agreements would have to be renegotiated if the Leave campaign won. Now the Frenc...
The Queen reveals wicked sense of humour in documentary
Featured, United Kingdom

The Queen reveals wicked sense of humour in documentary

    The Queen revealed her brilliant sense of humour in a rare interview for the BBC documentary The Coronation, where she handled her crown without wearing protective gloves, joked about the horribly uncomfortable golden carriage that took her from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace, and spoke about just how heavy the crown really was. Speaking about the weight of the crown, she agreed with her interviewer, Alastair Bruce, that she had to keep her head up for the risk of breaking her neck. She said: You can't look down to read the speech you have to take the speech up. Because if you did your neck would break, it would fall off. So there are some disadvantages to crowns, but otherwise they’re quite important things. She added that her gown for the ceremony als...
UKIP leader ends relationship with girlfriend over Meghan Markle race row
Featured, United Kingdom

UKIP leader ends relationship with girlfriend over Meghan Markle race row

    UKIP leader Henry Bolton is reported to have broken up with girlfriend Jo Marney over reports she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle. He told ITV's Good Morning Britain programme on Monday that his relationship was obviously quite incompatible with his position as party chief. He went on to say that while the romantic side of their relationship had ended, he would continue to support Ms Marney's family who he described as "distraught" over the revelations. In a series of text messages sent to a friend, Ms Marney said that the Prince's black American fiancee will taint the Royal family with "her seed" and pave the way for a "black king", according to a report by the Mail on Sunday. Undated handout photo issued by Henry Bolton, who has been elected as the new l...
Evacuated the area around the Philippines most active volcano as lava flowed down
Asia, Featured

Evacuated the area around the Philippines most active volcano as lava flowed down

    More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon late Sunday to three on a scale of five, indicating an increased tendency toward a hazardous eruption. Lava flowed at least half a kilometer (less than half a mile) down a gulley from the crater and on Monday morning, ash clouds appeared mid-slope, said Renato Solidum, head of the volcano institute. Molten rocks and lava at Mayon's crater lit the night sky Sunday in an reddish-orange glow despite a shroud of thick clouds that covered the volcano, leaving spectators awed but sendi...
How boarding school shaped Kim
Asia, Featured

How boarding school shaped Kim

    The world knows North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as a ruthless dictator prone to testing ballistic missiles while playing a game of nuclear chicken with President Donald Trump. He’s so cold-blooded he had his uncle and half-brother, among others, assassinated. Kim’s as unpredictable as he is deadly. Witness his announcement Tuesday that North Korea would participate in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Experts said that Kim may be trying to do an end run around President Trump by reaching out to the South in the hope of breaking its ties with the U.S. Baby-faced evil genius and master strategist at 34? (His birthday was Monday.) Not to his old friends in Switzerland where Kim was a student in the late 1990s. To them he’s still just the kid who...