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Calais migration crisis is 'half UK's problem'

Calais migration crisis is 'half UK's problem'

World
The French interior minister has told Sky News the migration crisis in northern France is the UK's problem as much as it is France's.Gerard Collomb was speaking as he visited Calais - the focal point for migrants - with French President Emmanuel Macron, and ahead of a key Anglo-French summit in London on Thursday."It's a problem between France and Great Britain," Mr Collomb said."It's not just our problem or your problem but we have the same problem with immigration and, as the President said, we must welcome refugees but not welcome all the world."We work together and when we will go (to) London after tomorrow we will talk about that."Speaking to police and security forces in the town, Mr Macron said: "I am here in front of you, two days before a Franco-British summit.Image:France's inter...
Carillion: Government 'inept' over crisis, says GMB boss

Carillion: Government 'inept' over crisis, says GMB boss

Business
GMB union boss Tim Roache has said the government's response to the Carillion crisis has been "inadequate and inept".The construction giant has gone bust, putting thousands of jobs at risk.Mr Roache said that his union had called on Business Secretary Greg Clark to set up a task force to help private sector companies and employees affected by Carillion's collapse.The government offered firms working in the private sector 48 hours of support which runs out on Wednesday.Mr Roache said the government had told employees that if another private sector company had not taken them on by then, "then here's the Job Centre Plus address. That's frankly scandalous."He called on other private sector companies to take on affected workers without a change in their terms and conditions - a process that he ...
Tweet deleted by Trump as Iran crisis deepens

Tweet deleted by Trump as Iran crisis deepens

World
Donald Trump has said anti-regime protesters in Iran will see "great" support from the US, following days of unrest in cities across the country.In a tweet, the US President wrote: "Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government. You will see great support from the United States at the appropriate time!"Moments earlier, Mr Trump had deleted a tweet with different wording - in which he spoke of his respect for Iranians in their "fight" to take back their "corrupt and poorly run" country.He had also wrote: "The United States will be with you at the appropriate time!":: What does Iran's unrest mean for oil prices?Image:A tweet about Iran by President Trump was deleted and quickly replacedActivists have taken to the streets of almost every province in Ira...
Pope Francis addresses migrant crisis during Christmas Eve mass

Pope Francis addresses migrant crisis during Christmas Eve mass

World
Dec. 25 (UPI) --Pope Francis held Christmas Eve mass on Saturday in Vatican City and made the plight of migrants around the world a focus in his sermon.The pontiff compared migrants' struggles to find safety and security in other lands to the story of Mary and Joseph, who had to hide in a manger to give birth to the baby Jesus because "there was no place for them in the inn," The New York Times reported.Francis said that when Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, the inn "had no room or place for the stranger from afar." But Jesus, the pope said, "comes to give all of us our document of citizenship."After drawing parallels between today's current events and Biblical stories, Francis addressed the migrant crisis directly."We see the tracks of millions of persons who do not choose to go awa...
Ex-UN general: Rohingya crisis clearly genocide

Ex-UN general: Rohingya crisis clearly genocide

World
A world authority on genocide has told Sky News what is happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims is undoubtedly genocide and the international community must intervene to prevent it.As commander of UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda in the early 1990s, Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire warned that genocide was imminent but was ignored.As a veteran witness of the mass killings in Rwanda, he has been warning of mass murder being planned in Myanmar, and now for the first time has told the Sky News World View programme that genocide is underway.History, he says, is repeating itself.Image:Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in MyanmarHe said: "It’s as if they wrote the same book that the hardliners did in Rwanda and how the international community is reacting is follow