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Preview The UK government's call to toughen sanctions against Moscow over alleged Russian money laundering in London is another sign of hostility towards Russia, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:08 pm
Preview The blame for mass school shootings in America has fallen on some unlikely shoulders amid the ongoing gun control impasse. From Ritalin to Marilyn Manson, here are some of the most memorable factors blamed for school attacks.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:04 pm
Preview A charity bus seized by police is unable to help underage prostitutes living on the streets of Reading until police make up their mind over a licensing spat, anti-homelessness campaigners have told RT.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:47 pm
Preview Comedian Lee Camp, in a special episode of his show Redacted Tonight, has discussed whether the stock market is actually a Ponzi scheme with author Tan Liu.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:34 pm
Preview Russian marketing firm Bacon Agency has offered a way to write bogus TripAdvisor restaurant reviews in an attempt to manipulate fans visiting Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:21 pm
Preview Alexey Oleynik and Fabricio Werdum, arguably the two most potent submissions experts on the UFC’s heavyweight roster, look set to do battle in the promotion’s first-ever Russian show planned for September in Moscow.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:20 pm
Preview The Syrian army has declared Damascus and its surrounds fully secure after regaining control of a former Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold in the southern part of the city.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:16 pm
Preview India is assessing whether it needs to develop AI-based weapon systems for the military, capable of identifying and attacking targets without human input. The tech can't be reasoned with and won’t feel pity, remorse or fear.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:16 pm
Preview Tehran will struggle to “keep its economy alive” if it does not comply with a list of 12 US demands, including Iranian withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed on Monday.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:13 pm
Preview A report has hit out at internet firms that are fueling a boom in the number of 'pop-up brothels' across the UK. Following the findings, a Labour MP warned of the scandal of "organized sexual exploitation" in Britain.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:06 pm
Preview Almost half of all Russians consider their country a great world power, naming the president, the military forces and the spirit of the people as the main sources of their greatness, according to a recent poll.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:57 pm
Preview Russia is ready to host the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018) on Thursday, with thousands of participants expected at the event.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:32 pm
Preview New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reportedly ordered the NYPD not to arrest people for smoking marijuana in public ahead of outright legalization of the drug in the city. Currently, only medical marijuana is legal in NYC.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:22 pm
Preview Amid talk of European energy security and diversification of gas supplies, Bulgaria has proposed building another pipeline to get gas directly from Russia, according to President Rumen Radev.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:46 am
Preview US-made TOW anti-tank missiles, along with other weapons, have been found in facilities once controlled by Al-Nusra militants in Syria’s Homs province, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:40 am
Preview Security Minister Ben Wallace has criticized Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chair Tom Tugendhat, a Tory, after he “failed” to ask him to give evidence on the influence of Russia’s alleged ‘dirty money’ in the UK.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:26 am
Preview Seoul is seeking to significantly ramp up business with Moscow, according to recent talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:23 am
Preview As Brussels aims to circumnavigate US sanctions against EU companies doing business with Iran, former European Commission Vice President Guenter Verheugen told RT that America still "has the bigger stick."
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:58 am
Preview Britain must be ready to counter “intensifying threats” in space, Gavin Williamson warned as he announced the launch of the UK’s first Defence Space Strategy.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:47 am
Preview The world players' union FIFPro said it has written to FIFA to request that captain Paolo Guerrero be allowed to play at the Russia 2018 World Cup, after he was banned for taking cocaine allegedly contained in a cup of tea.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:45 am
Preview Meghan Markle’s family is in the headlines again, likely giving the new duchess a royal headache. Her cannabis farmer nephew reportedly tried to take a knife into a Windsor club – his excuse: Trump said London is a “warzone.”
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:43 am
Preview A Saudi man who became a viral hit after jumping right in front of an oncoming truck as part of a dangerous stunt has been arrested over the incident.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:39 am
Preview Supporters of the anti-corruption blogger turned opposition figure, Alekesey Navalny, have made another attempt to register their own political party - only revealing its name at the founding convention to prevent a hijack.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:28 am
Preview Family and friends will pay tribute to those they lost in the Grenfell fire at the commencement of a public inquiry into the cause of the disaster. 72 people were killed in last year’s blaze when the tower went up in flames.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:20 am
Preview A comprehensive study will be conducted off the Crimean coast where large gas fields could be located, the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksandr Sergeyev has said.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:57 am
Preview British rock star Liam Gallagher has called for MMA superstar Conor McGregor to star in his new music video after being inspired by the Irishman’s documentary film, which he called "biblical".
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:44 am
Preview Hawaii residents are facing a new threat from the Kilauea volcano as lava has begun to flow into the ocean, creating an acutely acidic side-product called ‘laze.’
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:38 am
Preview The Conservatives are readying for a snap election due to fears that the Brexit deadlock is insurmountable for Theresa May. MPs have been left wondering if a vote of no confidence is on the cards for the UK PM.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:38 am
Preview Russia’s national security service, the FSB, said it has busted an extremist group in Crimea, which tried to stir ethnic tensions by attacking Crimean Tatars, who didn’t share their leader’s goal of opposing Russia.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:26 am
Preview Fined, jailed, and convicted – the UK's homeless are facing serious criminal consequences as councils use public space protection orders (PSPOs), introduced by Theresa May, to target those sleeping rough.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:42 am
Preview One-and-a-half years after Hillary Clinton lost the election, she's taken her baseless claims of Russian collusion to her alma mater, pulling out a Russian hat while speaking at Yale's graduation ceremony.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:27 am
Preview Manila has vowed to protect “every single inch” of its territory in the South China Sea and expressed serious concerns over the presence of Chinese strategic bombers that earlier carried out drills in the disputed region.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 7:58 am
Preview German migration authorities have widened their probe into asylum application fraud and are now investigating 10 additional field offices on suspicion of granting refugees permissions to stay in the country without proper grounds.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 4:20 am
Preview Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election, which saw a 46.1 percent turnout, according to Venezuela’s electoral council, after the opposition branded the vote a fraud and called for a boycott.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:21 am
Preview Developing close relations with the BRICS states remains one of Moscow’s top foreign policy priorities, Russia’s ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said ahead of Narendra Modi’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:01 am
Preview Saudi air-defense systems have reportedly managed to intercept a ballistic missile launched from Yemen after Houthi rebels said they had targeted a “military airport” in the city of Jizan.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:58 am
Preview China has successfully launched a relay satellite designed to play a crucial role in the Chang'e-4 lunar exploration project by establishing a communication link between Earth and the rover on the far side of the moon.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:18 am
Preview A Shia cleric with strong anti-American views is poised to become kingmaker in Iraq. Muqtada al-Sadr's coalition emerged victorious in parliamentary elections, signaling a resurgence in Iraqi nationalism, analysts told RT.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:57 am
Preview Palestinian politicians have condemned the US for moving its embassy to Jerusalem, likening the move to Israel’s seizure of Palestinian land.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:36 pm
Preview The Department of Justice has formally requested a review into possible abuses of the surveillance application process amid claims the FBI “infiltrated” the President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 10:14 pm
Preview Narendra Modi arrives in Sochi for an "agenda-less" meeting with Vladimir Putin, but there won't be time for chit-chat – the two men must save key arms deals left up in the air by US sanctions, and find common ground on China.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 9:56 pm
Preview Seven FIFA World Cup-themed Persian carpets and rugs have been unveiled in Tehran ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia. The silk carpets are to be gifted to football bodies, while the rugs are for the teams Iran will face.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 9:42 pm
Preview Special counsel Robert Mueller will conclude his probe into claims US President Donald Trump obstructed the Russia investigation by the beginning of September, according to the president’s personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 8:58 pm
Preview The US-China trade war is “on hold” after the world’s two largest economies agreed to stop threatening new tariffs ahead of further negotiations on a wider trade deal.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 8:09 pm
Preview US President Donald Trump says he’s ordering a probe into claims Barack Obama pushed for his 2016 campaign to be surveilled by FBI for alleged links to Russia.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 5:51 pm
Preview A Muslim man has been beaten to death by an angry mob of villagers in India for allegedly killing a cow – an act considered a crime and punishable by imprisonment under local laws.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 5:43 pm
Preview Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack on an Orthodox church in Russia’s Chechen Republic, which left a worshiper and two police officers dead.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 5:20 pm
Preview China is launching a new satellite on Sunday as part of its ambitious Chang’e-4 mission to make the first-ever landing on the ‘dark side’ of the moon.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 5:17 pm
Preview Stand-up comedian Josh Denny has been hit by criticism on social media over remarks he made on Twitter. The comic, who is white, compared the phrase “straight white male” with the ‘N-word’ – a racial slur directed at black people.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 4:29 pm
Preview Cutting-edge corvette ‘Uragan’ has been deployed to Lake Ladoga for tests before joining Russia's Baltic Fleet. The ship will boast Kalibr and Onyx missiles, as well as modern electronic equipment.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 3:11 pm
Preview Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, is reportedly having trouble getting his UK visa renewed.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 3:07 pm
Preview Iranian FM Javad Zarif told the EU energy chief that the bloc must take “practical steps” to strengthen economic ties with Tehran after Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, saying that “political support” was not enough.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 2:23 pm
Preview A controversial photo of student activist Kaitlin Bennett proudly bringing a gun to her graduation day continues to divide the American public, after actor Jim Carrey became the latest person to join the heated debate.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 2:07 pm
Preview Sexbot creators, RealBotix, are hoping to stimulate the female market with its latest offering – a 5'11" male sexbot called Henry, who promises not only ‘superhuman’ sexual performance but also loving companionship.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 1:01 pm
Preview The real goal behind recent US sanctions is to isolate Russia economically from Europe and Asia, according to an analyst interviewed by RT.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:38 pm
Preview France’s economy minister has suggested that the EU may compensate European companies affected by US sanctions on Iran, stressing that the bloc should not accept Washington as “the economic gendarme of the planet.”
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:33 pm
Preview It’s set to be all to play for between Poland, Senegal and Colombia as each harbors realistic ambitions of finishing top of the pile in a tight group at Russia 2018 which has proved popular among the footballing hipsters.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:17 am
Preview A koala has been caught patiently waiting for a bite while fishing on the banks of the Murray River in Victoria, Australia.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 10:47 am
Preview The “ice age” against Moscow must be ended, the chairperson of Germany's Die Linke (Left Party) has stated, adding that sanctions against Russia hurt European companies.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 10:34 am
Preview The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, was attacked by an angry mob of at least a dozen people, believed to be nationalist extremists, during a remembrance event on Saturday.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 9:51 am
Preview The number of billionaires worldwide has soared to a record high, according to a new report from wealth data company Wealth-X, which showed that there were 2,754 ultra-rich individuals on the planet in 2017.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 9:28 am
Preview The Indian and Vietnamese navies are to hold joint exercises next week as both nations seek to enhance maritime cooperation, bolster ties and contribute to stability in the region and worldwide, officials said.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 9:09 am
Preview The devastating consequences of our declining bee population are being highlighted on the first ever ‘Bee Day.’ Around 80 percent of crops are pollinated by insects. RT asks if there are any alternatives to secure our food future.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 8:55 am
Preview A French museum has been forced to rethink its wax tribute to Emmanuel Macron following widespread ridicule. The institution may yet melt down the ‘president’ after an appearance on TV saw viewers compare it to a crazed robot.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 7:37 am
Preview Capital investment in 24 of the EU’s 28 member states has fallen dramatically over the past ten years, according to data from statistical agency Eurostat.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 6:53 am
Preview Entering Russia would become a “military nightmare” for any army, according to a rating of the hardest countries to invade compiled by Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 6:22 am
Preview After passing the moon’s orbit, NASA’s planet-hunting satellite has snapped its first picture from one of four cameras on board, relaying the footage of some 200,000 stars back to astronomers on Earth.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 3:38 am
Preview Lava bursts from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island hit a local resident. Volcanologists have advised wider evacuations as lava discharge quickens and threatens to cut off an escape route from lower Puna.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 2:48 am
Preview More than 700 people have been poisoned after eating wild mushrooms in Iran, the country’s emergency services said. At least nine people have died, while dozens more remain in critical condition, local media report.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:52 am
Preview Saudi Arabia has managed to intercept a ballistic missile launched from Yemen at a “civilian area,” according to the Arab coalition. However, Houthi rebels claim that a Saudi military base was successfully targeted in the strike.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 12:28 am
Preview US President Donald Trump has triggered an avalanche of ridicule on social media after he welcomed his wife Melania home from hospital, but misspelled the first lady’s name on Twitter and sent the internet into overload.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 10:55 pm
Preview A new persona has been thrust into center stage of Russiagate drama. Stefan Halper, who has a long history of working with the CIA, has been revealed as the man who was charged with keeping tabs on Trump’s election campaign.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 9:38 pm
Preview The Washington Post has been forced into making several corrections to a story claiming that the number of people killed in US schools this year was double that of those killed serving in the military.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 8:20 pm
Preview US President Donald Trump has accused Germany of not contributing enough to the NATO budget – but will German Chancellor Angela Merkel dance to Washington’s tune?
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 8:12 pm
Preview New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters who target “critical infrastructure” such as oil and gas pipelines are now pending in half a dozen states in the US.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 7:15 pm
Preview At least 21 people have been injured following an explosion and a fire at a chemical plant near Houston, Texas.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 6:20 pm
Preview China agreed to purchase more American goods to cut the US trade deficit. But the joint US-Chinese statement after high-level consultations in Washington didn’t mention the $200 billion reduction desired by Donald Trump.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 6:19 pm
Preview In stark contrast to the previous administration, there appears to be wholesale animosity between the office of the current US president and several high-profile sports leagues – in particular the National Football League (NFL).
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 4:48 pm
Preview Advances in technology, from brain chips to gene selection, may be creating a new type of man, but what are the dangers? The former governor of Minnesota shares his take in the latest episode of ‘The World According to Jesse.’
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 4:40 pm
Preview Amid the royal wedding brouhaha, the BBC couldn’t help but celebrate the marriage of the UK’s most popular prince by trolling one of the world’s most divisive politicians – US President Donald Trump.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 4:31 pm
Preview The process of mining new bitcoin is now so intensive that computers carrying out the process are using nearly as much electricity as the entire country of Ireland.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 3:40 pm
Preview With the bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict raging for decades, Mohammad Mahmoud Jadallah recalls how the tensions between the two nations over land and holy sites spiraled into wars, forced displacement and evictions.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 3:22 pm
Preview Israeli actions in Gaza are similar to those perpetrated against Jewish people during Nazi persecution, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Days earlier, he called Israel a “terrorist” and “apartheid” state.
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Posted: May 19, 2018, 2:59 pm

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The royal newly-weds have released three official photographs from their wedding day at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:10 pm
The top US diplomat says Iran will be "battling to keep its economy alive" after sanctions take effect.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:51 pm
Auctions for the bags can be found on the website eBay, with some listings reaching more than £1,000.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:49 pm
A father who lost his unborn son is among those remembering loved ones who died in the fire.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:47 pm
Disruption for passengers as two train operators make wholesale changes to their services.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:34 pm
England batsman Jos Buttler says his recall to the side for the first Test against Pakistan "feels like another debut".
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:09 pm
Shana Fisher endured "months of problems" over the suspected killer's advances, her mother says.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:06 pm
As the second series airs on Channel 4, critics and fans are taken aback by the brutal scenes.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:39 pm
Premiership side Harlequins name England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:36 pm
Angelababy was trolled for "special treatment" on a TV show but she later revealed she was menstruating.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:15 pm
An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:11 pm
The father of the youngest victim says he wants to celebrate his daughter with a concert.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:13 am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is charged in Iran with spreading propaganda, campaigners say.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:02 am
FA Cup winners Chelsea need to keep hold of forward Eden Hazard regardless of who is manager next season, says Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:58 am
Paddington 2 and Four Weddings star Hugh Grant is to marry his partner Anna Eberstein.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:53 am
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement "not defective" in group action at High Court.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:51 am
Ginger Tart is among a growing number of female drag artists "subverting and challenging gender rules".
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:29 am
A team of "misfits" given odds of 500-1 to win the title at the start of their debut season are on the verge of making history after reaching the NHL finals.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:44 am
Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane will leave the Super League club at the end of the 2018 season.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:13 am
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will broadcast a UFC event live for the first time with coverage of Stephen Thompson v Darren Till.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:09 am
BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what happens when lava flow meets the sea.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:05 am
A group of teenagers at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:16 am
The papers report on details of the royal wedding after-party and look at what Meghan will do next.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 5:42 am
The Gomes family have been sent their possessions that survived the fire.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 5:01 am
The mothers of a Manchester attack victim and a killed IS fighter have become great friends.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 4:49 am
Yuriy is one of the local fans embarrassed about hotel prices in the city ahead of the Champions League final.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:56 am
It's claimed that clothes moths are on the increase - but is there evidence to back this up?
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:37 am
The Parole Board is reviewing whether to free Russell Causley, who has never revealed where his wife's body is.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:25 am
The British presenter-turned-actress talks about body image, equal pay and the #MeToo movement.
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:37 pm
Kim Jong-un's pledge is a step towards ending the nuclear programme but isn't 'denuclearisation'
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:32 pm
Almost 3,000 newly-discovered photos show New Yorkers having fun during the city's darkest days.
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:26 pm
The language classes multi-millionaire who started out in business doing telesales via a public phone at an airport.
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:16 pm
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:14 pm
From Oprah's dressgate, to the unruly horse, her are some moments that may have been missed.
Posted: May 20, 2018, 2:07 pm
The diversity at the royal wedding showed us the passing of the torch to a new generation, writes Barrett Holmes Pitner.
Posted: May 20, 2018, 1:41 am
A selection of photos from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Posted: May 19, 2018, 4:34 pm
One of the soldiers convicted in the Abu Ghraib scandal talks about its legacy.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 9:17 pm
Why Wales is being hit so hard by the drugs phenomenon that became a national issue virtually overnight.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 5:56 am
Robyn Hollingworth was just 25 when she left her job in London to help care for her dad who had early-onset Alzheimer's.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 11:25 pm
Those on death row in Belarus know they will be executed but never when - and then no-one will be told.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 11:02 pm
The #MeToo movement has shifted Hollywood's power dynamics - but what's changed for the rest of us?
Posted: May 12, 2018, 12:12 am
BBC coverage of latest developments
Posted: April 30, 2018, 7:03 am

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Left behind: Boomtown New Zealand has homelessness crisis...


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Storage capacity for radioactive water at Fukushima power plant nears limit...


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POLL: Two-thirds give president credit for economy...


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Launches satellite to explore dark side of moon...


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SHOCK: Passenger Urinates On Seat In Front Of Him On Flight...


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China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year...


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Surging Prices, Rates Test Robust Demand in Housing Market...


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Roger Stone 'prepared' for indictment...


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Panic and screams as jet nosedives 30,000 feet in 5 minutes...


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I am your protector, Erdogan tells EU's Muslims...


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U.S. bishop wows royal wedding with impassioned sermon on love...


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New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader still alive...


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Britain to tackle 'Wild West' internet with new laws...


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Trials for violent protest framed as Trump vs the resistance...


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Roman Abramovich forced to return to Russia after visa expires as UK gets tough with billionaire oligarchs...


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SAYS TRUMP MAY NOT RUN AGAIN...


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Germany's Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time...


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Rise of the religious left...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Two U.S. citizens say Border Patrol agent detained them for speaking Spanish...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Pig stalking man thrown into cop cruiser after 911 call...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Some arrests at US-Mexico border raise questions about selective prosecution...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

How Muslim 'Sex Mob' Hoax Led to Gruesome Murder...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

More photographers 'baiting' animals in order to snap photos for socials, experts warn...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Muslim beaten to death in India for killing cow...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

SUMMER BUMMER: Disease outbreaks linked to hotel pools...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Teen Poses As Cop To Rob Blind Man In NYC Subway...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Arizona Plans For California Exodus Triggered By Major Quake...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Kellyanne pushes CNN's Stelter to say who he voted for in tense exchange...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

HEAT: MLB Rookie Throws 105MPH Pitch -- Twice!


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Cranes, planes and automobiles: Saving Africa's wildlife...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

GRINDR rapist who attacked two men is notorious figure in gangster underworld...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

SANCTIONS LOOM...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Palo Alto pastor resigns after nasty tweets about city: 'Elitist sh*t den of hate'...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Average price of gas jumps to $3 gallon...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Bernie's army in disarray...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

BEIJING: USA, China agree to abandon trade war...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

VENEZUELANS VOTE FOR MORE CRAZY...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

NATION IN RUIN...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

MADURO 75% DISAPPROVAL...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Detained Saudi feminists face 'traitor' label amid crackdown...


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'Chilling Smear'...

Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

NAACP leader's racial profiling claim challenged after bodycam footage released...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

UPDATE: NYPD probing sex allegations against celebrity chef Mario Batali...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

REPORT: OBAMA PLEADS WITH JAY-Z TO PREVENT OTHER HIP HOP ARTISTS MEETING WITH TRUMP...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Removing shoes when entering house could help stay slim, scientists claim...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Police Officer Performs C-Section On Deer Fatally Struck By Car, Saves Fawn...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

STARBUCKS Customers Fear New Restroom Policy Will Turn Coffee Shop Into 'Homeless Camp'...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

GOOGLE Removes 'Don't Be Evil' Clause From Code of Conduct...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

'Chilling Smear'...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

YELP Co-Founder: 'Snuffing Out' Competition...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

POMPEO PROMISES STRONGEST SANCTIONS IN HISTORY ON IRAN...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

POPE SHOCK: OK TO BE GAY


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'GOD MADE YOU LIKE THIS'

Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Kennedy retirement rumors shift into overdrive...


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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

'GOD MADE YOU LIKE THIS'


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POPE SHOCK: OK TO BE GAY

Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:13 pm

Times of Malta

General, sporting, and business news for Malta and the surrounding region

A company based in the UAE, which recently unveiled a baby formula made with camel milk, says its unique products are due to hit local markets soon.  "Generally, camel milk is very healthy and has a lot of great benefits which are scientifically-proven," said Camelious Business Development Manager Mutasher Al-Basdry. Studies have suggested that camel milk is almost as nutritious as human milk and offers 10 times more iron and three times more vitamin C than cow's milk. The firm, Camelicious, says the newly developed baby formula is the first of its kind worldwide. It produces more than 40 camel milk based products - including energy drinks, powder milk, and ice cream. Camel milk has been a staple for desert Arab nomads for generations. But its boom in modern day food and beverage industries could see it as the UAE's new cash cow.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:45 pm

The townhouse (on the left) in St Paul’s Street, Rabat. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Rabat residents fear being “pushed out” of their community as a townhouse in St Paul’s Street looks set to be demolished and converted into a restaurant. An application recommended for approval by the Planning Authority on Thursday would retain only the facade of the existing building, close to the Ta’ Ġieżu church, adding an extra floor for an overlying maisonette. Residents objecting to the plans have warned that the stretch of St Paul’s Street is already highly commercialised and the application risks upsetting the already delicate balance between homes and businesses. “This particular application tips the balance against the residents should it be approved,” residents said. “Indeed, it will be sending out a message to the residents that sooner or later, they need to make space for commercial activity to take over the street entirely.” Objectors are also complaining that although the application proposes retaining the historic facade, it will replace the window on the ground floor with a new door. This, they argue, would destroy the current symmetry of a series of townhouses, many of which have been recently renovated into dwellings. The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage...
Author: Philip Leone Ganado
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:11 pm

The National Development and Social Fund plans to keep an investment in Lombard Bank but will reduce the qualifying shareholding it now holds. The fund, which manages contributions received from the Individual Investor Programme, purchased 21,651,746 ordinary shares in the issued shares of Lombard Bank Malta for an undisclosed price, representing 49.01 per cent of the total issued share capital of the bank, from the Cyprus Popular Bank Co. Ltd after efforts over the previous year to find a buyer ran into a brick wall. The Cypriot Bank had to sell its shares in the local bank and other foreign banks because it had received bailout funds from its government. Chairman David Curmi told the Times of Malta the fund would sell the shares “in an orderly manner”, at the right market conditions and in agreement with the regulatory authorities. The share transfer had to be approved by the regulatory authorities, he said, after which the share sale could begin. The divestment process to be adopted would be agreed with the Malta Financial Services Authority but was likely to be through a combination of an institutional pre-placement and a public offer, he added. “Qualifying shareholdings...
Author: Vanessa Macdonald
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:45 pm

Top NBA prospect Luka Doncic led Real Madrid over defending Euroleague champions Fenerbahce 85-80 to claim the league title on Sunday in Belgrade, Serbia, earning Final Four MVP honors in the process. The triumph capped the Euroleague season, quickly turning attention to whether or not Doncic will leave Spain to join the NBA next season. “I will tell about all at the right time,” Doncic, who scored 15 points on eight field-goal attempts in the win, told ESPN after the game. “Right now I just want to celebrate with my team. Soon I will tell.” The 19-year-old Slovenian star told Eurohoops.net last week that he was not yet sure about his NBA plans, saying, “We have yet to make this decision. Perhaps after the season.” Doncic has until June 11 to withdraw from the NBA draft, which will be held June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 6-foot-8 point forward is widely considered a top-five prospect and a possible contender to go first overall to the Phoenix Suns, who won last week’s lottery. Newly hired Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov coached Doncic and the Slovenian national team last year as it won the first European Championship in the country’s history. The Suns are also expected...
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:39 pm

Heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed five people, prompting authorities to warn against landslides and floods in low-lying areas after spill gates had to be opened across the Indian Ocean island. Lightning killed three people, a landslide a fourth, and the fifth death was the result of a fallen tree, said officials at the country's Disaster Management Centre. The centre's spokesman, Pradeep Kodippili, said flooding has forced the evacuation of people in areas where several rivers are overflowing, while four districts are on "red alert" for possible landslides. "People in those four districts have been cautioned to be vigilant," Kodippili told Reuters. The army has sent more than 100 soldiers with more than 25 boats to tackle the emergency, its spokesman, Sumith Atapattu, told Reuters. May kicks off the monsoon season in Sri Lanka's south, usually the region's wettest time of year, running until September. From November to February, the northwest monsoon also brings the island heavy rain. Heavy rains and intermittent droughts have hit tea, the country's main export crop, which brings in earnings of more than $1 billion. Tea output rose last year for the first time in four...
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:23 pm

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is absent from the Spain squad that will travel to the World Cup. The 25-year-old managed only 11 league goals for the Blues in the recently concluded season and only appeared as a last-minute substitute in Saturday’s FA Cup final victory over Manchester United. United goalkeeper David de Gea, Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta, Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal and David Silva of Manchester City are the Premier League players who have made Julen Lopetegui’s 23-man squad. Morata, who struggled during his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge, is joined by his Chelsea team-mates Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso in missing out on a ticket to Russia. Shortly after the list was revealed on Monday, Morata tweeted: “Good luck at the World Cup! I will be supporting you and encouraging you right to the end, as always!” Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, Atletico Madrid forward Vitolo and Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez are also surprise omissions. El Clasico stars Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Isco, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Lucas Vazquez, Jordi Alba, Nacho and Dani Carvajal will fly the flag for Barcelona and Real Madrid. The scorer of the winning goal for...
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:13 pm

The Kamra tal-Periti, Din l-Art Ħelwa and Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar have filed an application in Court asking it to declare that the permits for demolition of the former Sea Malta headquarters was null and void and that the Planning Authority acted beyond its remit. The organisations are also requesting that the Court orders remedial measures to be undertaken, as it deems fit. In November 2017, a joint statement had objected when the Planning Authority approved an application for its demolition under the Dangerous Structure procedure. Read: Sea Malta building being demolished Read: Rear section of Sea Malta building ‘in poor state’ In recent years, parts of this building, situated at Flagstone Wharf in the Inner Grand Harbour area, were used as a warehouse. However, other parts of this block have been in a state of disrepair for over a decade. The site of the building was added to the Menqa concession, for which 16 bids were submitted. “The PA is only allowed to authorise, by this process, works which are limited to the removal of the danger, and as long as the danger cannot be removed by temporary shoring, and works must be ‘limited to the minimum emergency works required to...
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:07 pm

Valletta yesterday hosted the Concours d’Élégance, featuring a selection of the island’s finest historic automobiles. Photos: Mark Zammit Cordina

An almost total absence of open roads, a one-lane monopoly of the road network and short distances between the proverbial A and B fuel the island’s love of cars. Indeed, the numbers are nothing short of staggering, with the latest statistics showing that the stock of licensed vehicles stands at more than 375,000. And that figure is constantly on the rise. The point has been made on many occasions that the result of increased traffic is poor air quality, a loss of productivity and traffic jams around every corner. Yet some of the better-loved vehicles are rarely seen on the roads. Some spend their well-earned retirement in polished glory, loved by their owners and only driven on special, sunny occasions, which means that whenever they are taken out for a drive, they attract the admiration and curious gazes of many. Valletta on Sunday hosted its own Concours d’Élégance, featuring a selection of the island’s finest historic automobiles, including David Arrigo’s 1904 Siddeley and Cadillac, the first and second cars to be registered in Malta. Other local beauties included two Vanden Plus Princess presidential cars. Peter Mullin, a classic car collector and philanthropist from...
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:01 pm

Spain acted to maintain direct rule on Catalonia on Monday after the government objected to the choice of councillors by fervent separatist leader Quim Torra who has vowed to recreate the administration fired by Madrid for declaring independence. Madrid and Barcelona are engaged in a stand-off after regional elections called by the government in December returned a majority of seats for pro-independence parties. Madrid has imposed direct rule until a new regional government is in place. It is uncertain now when direct rule will be lifted. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he hoped Catalonia would soon form a viable government that would obey the law. "I hope there will soon be a government that is viable, that obeys the law and that enters into dialogue with us - one that will work to recover institutional and political normality in our country," he said in a speech at an event in Galicia. The Spanish government on Monday recognised the powers of newly-elected leader Torra but refused to ratify his choice of councillors - four of whom are facing charges linked to last year's independence drive, official documents showed. Two of the four men are being held in...
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:55 am

Over 700 turtle doves bred in captivity were released into the wild from the shooting ranges in Żebbuġ by the Federation for Hunting and Conservation - Malta (FKNK). This was the second year of this FKNK project, which began in May last year when 400 turtle doves were released from Buskett. The aim of this project was to accelerate a traditional turtle dove spring hunting season by restocking the wild population, which was the only tangible contribution that Malta could make towards the conservation of this species in the wild, the federation explained. The released amount can serve as a compensation measure for turtle doves that may be taken from the wild in the Maltese islands. Since the turtle doves were bred in captivity, they were all appropriately marked with rings.The captive breeding was undertaken by several members of the FKNK from around Malta and Gozo over the past year, in a carefully monitored process to ensure that the project complies with the guidelines of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) for similar projects.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:31 am

Updated 1.15pm with PL reaction, Busuttil post A magistrate has upheld a request for a probe into the Daphne Project revelations that $1.6 million was wired to a "target client" of Panama companies owned by Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi. However, Magistrate Francesco Depasquale found that although there was enough evidence for a magisterial inquiry into the revelations, he ruled that it would not make sense to have a separate inquiry since there was already a similar money laundering magisterial inquiry under way, being conducted by Magistrate Ian Farrugia. Magistrate Depasquale therefore ordered that all the documentation and evidence passed on in this latest request be sent to Magistrate Farrugia to be seen in the context of the first inquiry.  The request was made by former Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil and MEP David Casa who had filed a court application seeking to have Mr Schembri and Dr Mizzi subjected to a magisterial inquiry. In their application, the two said that the revelations were a "clear example" of money laundering and corruption and must be investigated by the courts. Read: $1.6m wired to Mizzi and Schembri's Panama 'target client' The Times of Malta...
Author: Matthew Xuereb
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:12 am

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez left AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan out of his squad for next month's World Cup in Russia, insisting on Monday it was a purely tactical move and not due to past clashes over discipline. The Spaniard sprung a surprise by not naming his final 23-man squad as expected, instead listing 28 players who will be whittled down after a friendly against Portugal on June 2. "Radja is a top player," Martinez told a news conference, acknowledging Nainggolan's key role in Roma's run to the Champions League semi-finals, but saying he could not offer him a similar place in a Belgian side he described as more offensive. Coach and player had an "honest" discussion after Martinez flew to Rome on Sunday to break the news. There was no doubt about the popularity of Nainggolan among Belgian fans following his key role at Euro 2016, the manager said, but a coach must be ready to take hard decisions for the good of the team "I don't think Radja is a player to be used in a small role," Martinez said when asked about Nainggolan's reported willingness to go with the squad to Russia "even as a goalkeeper". "The reason that Radja's not in the squad is purely a tactical...
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:08 am

Italian art critic and TV personality Vittorio Sgarbi will be delivering a public lecture and launching his book ‘Dal Mito alla Favola Bella: Da Canaletto a Boldini (Il Tesoro D’Italia V), at the University of Malta Valletta Campus this afternoon. This event is an initiative of Valerio Ballotta (GBK Malta) and Abraham’s Arte, in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History - University of Malta. Dr Mark Sagona will introduce the event. The lecture will be delivered in Italian. The lecture will be held at the auditorium at the University of Malta Valletta Campus, today at 1.30pm. Entrance is free.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:49 am

The operation to remove the grounded vessel Hephaestus from Qawra  commenced on Monday. The wreck-removal-plan and environmental permit were recently approved and the work is expected to take around 35 days.The P&I Club as insurers had, on behalf of the owners of the vessel, issued a call for quotations to several potential contractors, to commission the removal. Local contractors Cassar Ship Repair (CSR) were awarded the contract and have already started mobilising equipment. Personnel were on Monday loading up the vessel after it was ascertained safe. Once inside, personnel will clean all the compartments and close off all the breaches in the hull.With the help of specialised equipment, CSR will lift the vessel from the rocks and lower it back into the water. Once afloat, the wreck will be towed to the contractor’s ship repair facility in Marsa. Transport Malta and ERA will be monitoring the operation throughout. The vessel Hephaestus, a 60-metre tanker registered in Togo, had grounded in Qawra, during a storm on February 10 and has become an Instagram sensation since then. The crew returned to shore safely after abandoning the cargo-less vessel.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:45 am

The Malta Weightlifting Association enjoyed great success at the Vladan Mihajlovic Tournament in Serbia as Maltese lifters returned home with two gold and one silver medal. The team, consisting of Yazmin Zammit Stevens, Elisia Scicluna and Vlad Baldacchino, took the platform on Saturday alongside athletes from Serbia, Bosnia, Spain, Bulgaria, Georgia, Slovenia and Romania. Scicluna (-90kg) entered competition not fully fit after suffering a minor injury a few days ahed of competition and decided not to risk any further damage with maximum lifts. She finished with a comfortable 72kg snatch and 92kg clean and jerk to finish off in first place in her weight category. Zammit Stevens also sweeped to the gold medal in the -75kg category. Even though she weighed in the lightest at 69.7kg, she outlifted her competitors with an 80kg snatch and 99kg clean and jerk for a 179kg total, breaking one national record in the process. Her success in Serbia will surely boost Zammit Stevens ahead of her participation at the Mediterranean Games which will be held in Tarragona, in June. In the men’s competition, Vlad Baldacchino (-94kg) had a stellar performance, breaking his own national record in...
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:33 am

The human population is growing and becoming more metropolitan: By 2050 two thirds of the world population will live in cities. How can we stay mobile and avoid congestion in the mega-cities of tomorrow?
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:28 am

A car parked horizontally across parking bays in Cospicua shows the extent of some drivers’ arrogance. The driver was either in a terrible hurry to park his car or else belongs to the standard couldn't-care-less drivers category who believe they will always get away with it.  The car, parked at the Cospicua Sports Complex, occupied two parking bays, despite the clearly marked demarcation lines.  Spotted anything illegal worth reporting? Send an email to mynews@timesofmalta.com
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:24 am

People who are allergic to sulphites should not consume organic chlorella powder manufactured by Naturya, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health warned. It said that trace of sulphite were found in 200g packets of the product from batch 606071, but that this was not marked on the ingredients. The products are labelled as best before 31/03/2019. For further information the public can contact the Health Inspectorate Services between 8am and 2.30pm on 2133 7333 or by calling personally at its offices at Continental Business Centre, Old Railway Track, Santa Venera or via e-mail address mhi@gov.mt.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:23 am

A fall in the number of European Union applicants for jobs in British factories has become less sharp but manufacturers remain worried about being able to find skilled workers from the bloc after Brexit, according to a report published on Monday. EEF, a British manufacturers' organisation, said 17 per cent of companies taking part in a survey reported a drop in job applications from people elsewhere in the EU, down from 23 per cent a year earlier. Thirteen per cent reported an increase in EU workers leaving their firms, down from 16 per cent. Britain's decision to leave the EU in a referendum in 2016 has raised concerns among employers in various sectors and at the Bank of England that fewer workers from the bloc will come to the country, compounding a skills shortages. Official data published last week showed that the number of EU workers in Britain fell for the first time since 2010 in the first three months of this year. "Skills shortages are endemic in manufacturing and engineering and companies are becoming increasingly concerned about their ability to access the skills they need post-Brexit," Tim Thomas, employment policy director at EEF, said. Nearly 70 per cent of the...
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:08 am

Another tender forming part of the Water Services Corporation ‘Net Zero Impact Utility’ project has been published. The tender covers the drilling, construction, pipelaying and completion of a 9km long, 3m-wide tunnel between Ta’ Qali Reservoirs and the Pembroke RO Plant. The project is phased in three separate lots which will be implemented simultaneously. CEO Richard Bilocca explained: “This challenging project will revolutionise the way potable water is distributed and blended, resulting in improved quality across the Maltese Islands. The system will also reduce operational costs and increase security of supply since most areas will be virtually fed without the use of pumps resulting in better energy performance and continuity of supply even during power failures.” Upon completion, the system shall be capable of transferring 52,000 cubic metres per day of desalinated water from Pembroke directly to Ta` Qali Group of Reservoirs through a 1.2m diameter pipeline where it shall then be blended with groundwater. An intelligent control system shall monitor the blended water and control the dosing quantities at Pembroke RO to reduce the use of chemicals. From the Ta’ Qali group of...
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:08 am