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Preview The head of the Lebanese Army has asked the military to be at “full readiness” to face “the Israeli enemy” at the southern border, according to the army’s Twitter account.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:45 am
Preview By designating Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism, President Donald Trump has opened a backdoor for a potential military option to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, under the pretext of “not talking to terrorists,” experts have told RT.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:28 am
Preview Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad in Sochi where they discussed the political process in Syria. The Russian leader said that the fight against terrorism in the crisis-stricken country is close to completion.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:12 am
Preview A temporary US residency permit program, which gave nearly 60,000 Haitians work and a place to live after a 2010 earthquake rattled the Caribbean nation, will be coming to an end after being extended one last time through July 2019.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 4:59 am
Preview The Trump administration has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T from acquiring Time Warner for $85.4 billion, a deal that would give the largest world’s largest telecommunications company control of CNN.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 4:29 am
Preview Google’s announcement that it is working to reduce the presence of Russian media in its news feeds has been slammed by lawmakers and political commentators as an act of aggression which will have a global impact on the freedom of speech and thought.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 3:29 am
Preview A US judge berated and ruled President Donald Trump’s “sanctuary cities” executive order unconstitutional. Cities that do not fully comply with federal immigration enforcement are still entitled to billions of dollars in federal money, the judge found.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 3:28 am
Preview Hundreds of people gathered around the site of the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta to catch the once-in-a-lifetime sight of a 71,000-seater stadium being razed to the ground.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:12 am
Preview The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved AT&T's Flying Cow drones to restore the cell network over hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Crews are still working to restore the island’s electricity, which at one point was completely out.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:08 am
Preview Reporters have taken to social media to troll White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she made journalists share what they were “thankful for” before they were allowed to talk turkey.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 1:48 am
Preview London has lost two European agencies to Paris and Amsterdam after the EU’s major cities battled it out to host the facilities following Britain’s departure from the political union.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 1:07 am
Preview Angela Merkel’s gift for substituting compromise for vision will not bail her out now that deep-seated rifts have appeared across the German political establishment, but at least for the moment, all solutions to the crisis go through the 12-year Chancellor.
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Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:27 am
Preview Amazon announced it has launched a “Secret Region” on its cloud computing service for use by US intelligence and other government agencies. The provider is now able to store government information classified as “Top Secret.”
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:33 pm
Preview Comedian and host of RT America’s ‘Redacted Tonight’, Lee Camp, has a simple American question for his American audience: How on God’s green earth does RT America qualify as a “foreign agent”?
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:30 pm
Preview Hungary is facing a frontal assault from US financier George Soros, the vice-chairman of the ruling Fidesz party has said, after the billionaire released a statement accusing the Hungarian government of “lying” about his agenda.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:56 pm
Preview The chief investigator of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has asked for judicial permission to launch an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, the ICC said.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:42 pm
Preview Police in France choose to take their own lives more easily than other sections of society, an officer who attempted suicide twice has told RT. She believes her colleagues suffer trauma from their work and from public anger directed at them.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:48 pm
Preview A rocky cigar-shaped asteroid has been confirmed as the first ever interstellar object to enter our solar system – and the space visitor could even provide an insight into the formation of other planetary systems beyond our own.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:46 pm
Preview The cost of the opioid epidemic in the US has increased six-fold after a White House panel revised the total to include the value of lost lives. Previous estimates looked only at health care, law enforcement and economic activity.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:50 pm
Preview More than 30 people, including firefighters, were injured as two chemical explosions and a five-alarm fire struck a cosmetic factory in Hudson Valley, New York.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:48 pm
Preview Germany is in the throes of a full-on political crisis after talks to form a new government collapsed over the weekend. But how will Germany’s constitutional crisis impact Brexit Britain?
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:05 pm
Preview Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search engine’s news delivery services.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:58 pm
Preview A US Border Patrol agent died Sunday from injuries sustained in an incident near El Paso, Texas, in which the circumstances were not clear. President Trump and GOP politicians renewed their calls to build a border wall.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:38 pm
Preview Nine million cars in the United Kingdom are connected to wi-fi and linked by small computers that control systems such as brakes or power steering. These miniature computers communicate with each other to control the car, so what would happen if a hacker took control?
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:21 pm
Preview Germany has pushed the United States off the number one spot for global reputation on the annual Nation Brands Index (NBI). The US fell all the way down to sixth, owing to what experts call the “Trump effect.”
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:46 pm
Preview The UNGA Third Committee overwhelmingly passed a Russian-introduced resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism. The US did not break with its annual tradition of saying ‘no’ during the symbolic vote. Ukraine also voted against.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:25 pm
Preview Theresa May could well have just signed her own political death warrant. Putting her signature to a £40 billion cheque for the European Union might be the last straw for the backbenches of her restive party, who want to know where the money will come from.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:20 pm
Preview Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya has shared her emotions on becoming FIFA’s choice to partner Gary Lineker at the 2018 World Cup Final Draw on December 1 at the Kremlin State Palace in Moscow.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:16 pm
Preview An Italian priest sparked outrage by equating a prominent abortion rights campaigner and a former foreign minister to notorious mafia boss Totò Riina.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:01 pm
Preview A growing epidemic of people needing joint replacement because of their obesity could “bankrupt the NHS,” it has been claimed. According to newly released figures, surgeons are carrying out hip replacements on children as young as 10.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:56 pm
Preview German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an unprecedented political crisis that could upend her image as the “new leader of the west” after the Free Democrats (FDP) abruptly pulled out of negotiations with Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Greens.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:44 pm
Preview US President Donald Trump has called for the NFL to suspend Marshawn Lynch. The Oakland Raiders player declined to stand for the US national anthem but did stand for the Mexican anthem during a game played in Mexico City on Sunday.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:23 pm
Preview VR tech had to branch out into the world of psychedelics sooner or later. A hallucination machine developed by a British university makes it possible to trip out without taking illegal drugs.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:09 pm
Preview A new website for the deposed Catalonian government went live last week but garnered interest for all the wrong reasons – a ‘ghost leg’ of former business minister Santi Vila in the cabinet portrait.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:03 pm
Preview President Donald Trump has declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The designation will impose further penalties on Pyongyang, as part of the US pressure campaign against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:01 pm
Preview Sitting on her throne, a chopper out back and private security out front, dripping in more diamonds than P-Diddy, things are looking pretty rosy for the Queen right now. It turns out her firm just raked in £1.8 billion for the British economy – in just 12 months.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:52 pm
Preview The international search for the missing Argentinian submarine with 44 crew on board is continuing after a naval commander confirmed the vessel did surface to report an electrical malfunction.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:49 pm
Preview German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would prefer new elections over leading a minority government, following failed coalition talks between parties.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:35 pm
Preview Theresa May has been accused of failing to ask Donald Trump to halt the extradition of British citizen Lauri Love to the US. It comes as MPs raise concerns that Love, who has Asperger syndrome, may commit suicide if sent to the US for trial.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:35 pm
Preview Hundreds of people gathered outside AT&T Stadium in Texas before the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, in a show of support for players who kneel during the national anthem.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:25 pm
Preview Nebraska regulators approved the Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, despite a oil leak last week that dumped 210,000 gallons of oil on arable farmland in South Dakota.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:13 pm
Preview Orphaned after her mother’s suicide, raped, trafficked and abused, Mabel Gawanas, dubbed the ‘Queen of Yarl’s Wood’ after three years incarcerated in the facility, has condemned the Home Office policy of locking up asylum seekers while their cases are reviewed.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:41 pm
Preview Beijing dispatched intelligence-gathering aircraft as well as bombers through international airspace in the East China Sea. The move prompted Japan to scramble fighter jets in response, despite China calling the flyover a “regular” exercise.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:37 pm
Preview In a public speech in the main Moscow cathedral, Patriarch Kirill said the signs from the Book of Revelation are now apparent. He also called on politicians and ordinary citizens to unite and stop the movement towards the abyss.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:27 pm
Preview Not just terrorist groups in Afghanistan will benefit from the increase in opium production. Most of the profit will be made by organized crime outside the country, explains Angela Me, Chief Research and Trend Analysis Branch, UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 3:02 pm
Preview Hunt saboteurs have released footage of a woman on horseback repeatedly hitting an activist with a riding crop. The video, which has gone viral, shows a protester yanking at the horse’s reins while its rider yells “get off my horse.”
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:50 pm
Preview European Council President Donald Tusk has accused Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party of promoting Russian interests, saying the policy of the conservative government in Warsaw could be an evil “Kremlin plan.”
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:37 pm
Preview The world's most popular cryptocurrency has surpassed $8,200 on Monday, setting another record high. Bitcoin is up almost 850 percent this year.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:35 pm
Preview The head of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Russia, Andrey Bogdanov, has announced that a bloc of minor political parties called the Third Force will hold primaries and choose one or more candidates for the presidential election set for March 2018.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:30 pm
Preview The high demand for Russian weapons among Arab countries has been evident at one of the world’s largest aviation exhibitions, the Dubai Airshow. Moscow has seen significantly increased sales in the Middle East.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:25 pm
Preview Incredible footage of a shooting star streaking across the sky and zooming past aircraft near London’s Heathrow Airport has been shared on social media.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 2:17 pm
Preview In the 1960s, infamous cult leader Charles Manson had established such a hold over his drug-fueled followers that he commanded them to start a race war. After Manson’s death, RT.com looks at where his most ardent followers are now.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:57 pm
Preview Russian oil major Rosneft has inked a deal with Chinese partner CEFC Energy for crude oil deliveries starting next year. It is part of the companies’ long-term agreement announced earlier this year.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:47 pm
Preview It is a good reminder to the president and to the military that no offensive nuclear strike can be conducted without approval of the peoples’ houses, Ivan Eland, US defense analyst, told RT.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:41 pm
Preview German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Germany is facing a situation unseen in decades after coalition talks failed. He warned of "great concern" across Europe if the "strongest country" in the EU can't form a government.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:40 pm
Preview Official reviews look set to clear MI5 and police of serious blunders that allowed terrorists to strike four times in Britain in the past year. The inquiries, however, were conducted by MI5 and the police, raising questions about their impartiality.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:20 pm
Preview Iran says a statement by Arab League foreign ministers, which condemned the country and Hezbollah, is "full of lies" and the product of Saudi "pressure and propaganda." The statement accused Tehran and the militia of destabilizing the region.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:17 pm
Preview Former world heavyweight boxing champion ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson has expressed his excitement at joining some of the most influential minds in world business to appear at the Synergy Global Forum in Moscow later this month.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:44 pm
Preview It is time to reconsider the issue of Turkey’s membership in NATO, Erdogan’s chief adviser, Yalcın Topcu, has stated, according to local media. Turkey has the second largest army in the alliance after the United States.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:43 pm
Preview A diamond-shaped sculpture resembling a twinkling star is set to be launched into space, with no mission other than to inspire stargazers.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:34 pm
Preview An off-duty police officer was slinging more than just a sidearm when he shot two suspected robbers in a pharmacy in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a dramatic video of the botched robbery shows, the cop was also carrying his infant son.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:16 pm
Preview Kent seems an unlikely place to encounter a 1,950 tonne Soviet war machine. But don’t be alarmed if you happen to spot U-475 ‘Black Widow’ looming out of the river as you cross the Medway – the Cold War hasn’t resumed and the Soviets aren’t about to annex Strood.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:06 pm
Preview All members of the US military based in Okinawa have been restricted to their base and residences and banned from drinking alcohol, the US 7th Fleet has announced. It comes after a drunk marine reportedly caused a fatal crash over the weekend.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:53 am
Preview Argentina has consistently been hyped as the location where the next shale revolution will unfold. The unfolding has taken some time, but progress in shale production is starting to take off in the South American nation.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:48 am
Preview There has been a sharp rise in the number of sex offenses officially reported in the German Army, with around 190 sex-related allegations this year alone, the Defense Ministry’s data shows, as cited by local media.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:30 am
Preview Czech tennis star Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon title, has died at the age of 49 after a long fight with cancer. Novotna, who had celebrated her birthday last month, passed away on Sunday surrounded by family members in the Czech Republic.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:28 am
Preview A light plane has crashed as the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing on a highway in Florida. The dramatic incident was captured by a sheriff’s dashcam.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:21 am
Preview The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to citizens, urging those traveling to European and US cities in the coming months to exercise caution, as the holiday season may prompt terrorist attacks in popular destinations.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:09 am
Preview Billionaire investor George Soros has spoken out against the Hungarian government, which issued a survey revealing the “Soros plan” and has repeatedly accused him of weakening EU states by fuelling the migrant crisis.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:30 am
Preview The world’s largest aircraft has crashed in the English county of Bedfordshire, injuring two people. Airlander 10, which is 92 meters (300ft) long and weighs 20 tonnes, careered into a field on Saturday after breaking free from its moorings.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:19 am
Preview The European currency plunged to a two-month low against the yen on news that in Germany the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) have pulled out of four-week negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the ecologist Greens.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:12 am
Preview A Russian senator has drafted legislative amendments to ban propaganda that promotes criminal ways of life and internal rules of criminal communities, which he says pose no lesser threat to society than addiction, suicide or terrorism.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:07 am
Preview Covered deposits no longer need to be protected, according to the European Central Bank (ECB), which has proposed this month to stop withdrawals when a bank is on the verge of failing.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:00 am
Preview It seems as if bitcoin does not know how to slow down. Despite all the bearish forecasts and worries over a potential bubble, the world’s leading cryptocurrency broke through another all-time high, rallying from the previous weekend’s declines.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:56 am
Preview Riyadh and Moscow are discussing the export of Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ-100) and Irkut MC-21 civilian airliners to Saudi Arabia.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:50 am
Preview A United States consular office in the Swiss financial capital Zurich was evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package Monday. Police at the scene later confirmed the object was ‘harmless.’
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:19 am
Preview Britain is expected to cave to the European Union (EU) today and discuss offering a higher Brexit settlement, despite earlier claims that the government did not “recognise” the two-week deadline.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 9:06 am
Preview The internet has given teenagers access to so much porn, fetish and experimental sex that schools may have to get a lot more graphic when addressing classes, a study has found.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:54 am
Preview The French authorities will prevent Muslims in a northern Paris suburb from praying in the streets, the interior minister says. Local worshippers have been protesting the recent closure of a convenient prayer room.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:03 am
Preview A UFO conspiracist has uncovered what he believes is proof that the moon landings were fake, although his detective work has drawn criticism.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:38 am
Preview Convicted mass murderer and former Manson family cult leader Charles Manson has died at the age of 83, officials confirmed. Manson "died of natural causes."
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:02 am
Preview The pro-business Free Democratic Party abruptly announced its exit from three-way talks to form the German government on Sunday, citing a lack of common ground. The setback may see Germany hold new elections, challenging Merkel’s all but secured chancellorship.
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Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:06 am

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A 6,000% price rise in a key thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the UK competition body says.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:15 am
Benedict Allen says he did not get lost and had not given up on his expedition in Papua New Guinea.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:59 am
Emmerson Mnangagwa calls on his ex-boss to go, as the embattled Robert Mugabe faces impeachment.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:53 am
Australia opener David Warner says he "would have loved" to face England's Ben Stokes in Thursday's first Ashes Test.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:34 am
About 20 people fled the building before crews arrived.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:18 am
An Indian candidate is selected as Britain accepts it will have no seat for the first time since 1947.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:15 am
Your morning briefing for 21 November 2017.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:27 am
Headlines focus on the UK's EU divorce cost and the news Paul Hollywood and his wife are separating.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:14 am
A cameraman is thwarted at the last moment after waiting 40 minutes to film a stadium demolition.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:09 am
Staff hired out by a facilities company are going to tribunal for better pay, holidays and pensions.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:06 am
But only in return for the EU moving on to talks about future trade next month, the BBC understands.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 4:50 am
"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 3:51 am
How an Instagram beauty blogger with more than 75 thousand followers became the first man to star in a L’Oreal make-up ad.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:34 am
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart recall going "on the run" and working with a field of cows for a video.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:09 am
Do experts agree with the chancellor that 300,000 new homes per year will help make houses affordable?
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:08 am
Most tattooists shy away from tattooing over scar tissue, but Rina has found an all-female run local tattoo parlour that have helped her
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:02 am
How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:02 am
Paul Hollywood says he became "the most hated man" in the UK after deciding to stay on the show.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 1:43 am
A former female soldier in the North Korean army says there was little food, poor hygiene and a constant risk of sexual assault.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:27 am
Why the indicator is so important in Philip Hammond's calculations.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:27 am
The young persons' railcard is being extended to those aged up to 30 after a successful trial.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:22 am
How do subs disappear? And how long can crews survive in a submerged vessel?
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:56 pm
Brighton stretch their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games as they draw with visitors Stoke.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:54 pm
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon hopes Australia can "end the careers" of some England players during the forthcoming Ashes series.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:02 pm
The 37-year-old has lost over a stone in weight and is preparing for his first race at Ascot.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:43 pm
The father of teenager Gaia Pope says she "clearly couldn't cope" with epilepsy and other issues.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:42 pm
A financial firm headed by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley tables a formal takeover bid in the region of £300m for Newcastle United.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 8:37 pm
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 6:53 pm
Philip Hammond never did get in a driverless car - so here are some other politicians behind the wheel.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:14 pm
Chelsea loanee and Vitesse defender Fankaty Dabo scores a calamitous 35-yard own goal as his side lose 4-2 to Groningen.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:13 pm
The amount it has cost you depends on how old you are and when you started your first period.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:52 pm
Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry were reportedly denied visas to attend the Victoria's Secret event.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:28 pm
The Women's Tennis Association says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna, who had cancer, "died peacefully, surrounded by her family" aged 49.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:56 pm
The cult leader's early recordings held a morbid fascination for musicians like Marilyn Manson.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:52 am
While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:25 am
Alexei Navalny is a social media sensation who wants to lead Russia. But he's got a few problems in his way.
Posted: November 19, 2017, 10:14 pm
BBC coverage of latest developments
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:22 am

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International prosecutor targets US military for 'crimes'...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

SCARBOROUGH: Trump has been great for media...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

NY DAILY NEWS lost more than $90M over last three years...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

Upscale Cannabis-Infused Supper Club Coming To Chicago...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

Emergency rules enacted for Richmond Lee monument protests...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

MYSTERY BLASTS RATTLING GLOBE...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

TARANTINO GETS $18M IN TAX CREDITS FOR NEXT MOVIE...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

SILENCE OF THE DEMS...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

ANOTHER woman fingers Franken...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

Using cellphone towers, cops raid underage drinking party...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

2020 Vision: LA Mayor Garcetti Eyes White House Bid...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

Gay Romance 'CALL ME BY YOUR NAME' Builds OSCAR Buzz...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

Man arrested for drowning raccoon that killed chickens...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

ISIS Releases Image of 'Beheaded' Pope Francis...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

London Tries COFFEE to Power Buses...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

Retailers get creative to lure holiday shoppers...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

Baltimore Area 'Lockdown' Constitutionality Questioned...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

SHOWDOWN: DOJ SUES TO STOP AT&TTIMEWARNER...


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Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:25 am

BUCHANAN: UNSERIOUS NATION...


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REPORT: FCC TO SEEK 'NET NEUTRALITY' TOTAL REPEAL...


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NYC Mayor De Blasio heading to Iowa...


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Barron Trump towers over White House Christman tree arrival...


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VOLVO supplying UBER with 24,000 self-driving SUVs for taxi fleet...


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NYT WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SUSPENDED AFTER SEX HARASSMENT CLAIMS...


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Websites logging keystrokes, mouse movements in real time...


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OLIVER STONE ACCUSED...


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Residents feel 'under siege'...


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AMAZON building new 'secret' cloud for CIA...


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Russia confirms radioactive pollution, doesn't point to source...


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Jeanine Pirro hit with 119 mph speeding charges...


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Greek island on strike in protest against becoming migrant 'prison'...


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MERKEL SIGNALS NEW ELECTIONS AFTER COALITION COLLAPSE...


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Judge Moore accuser speaks out: He 'seduced me' at age 14...


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CBS ANCHOR ACCUSED, SUSPENDED


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Times of Malta

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

Għammieri Farm will be transformed into a Christmas Village on December 10. The even, which starts at 9am,  will include a live stage entertainment throughout the day with the participation of local junior performers and a roaming band. An animated mass celebration will follow at 10am with the participation of the Żurrieq choir and the traditional sermon of the child. Those attending can also visit the chapel to see the crib exhibition. The Rural Festivities Unit within the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture Fisheries, which is organising the show, said that a Christmas market will be set up, offering different food stalls, Christmas delicacies such as imbuljuta, mulled wine, Christmas cakes, mince pies, honey, olive oil and choclate items. There will be also stalls selling gifts, toys, Christmas decorations, cribs and ponsiettas. One will also be able to buy the recent cookery book published by the Community Chest Fund - Tisjir mill-Qalb 2017. Santa Claus will also be present for children to take photos inside Santa’s workshop. Other photos can also be taken with farm friends such as the lama, deer and pony. Children can have a close encounter with farm animals at a...
Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:20 am

An artistic rendering of the proposed hotel, including the original swimming complex.

The construction of a private hotel over a swimming complex on government land was cleared by the Malta Tourism Authority in the week the last election was held, the Times of Malta has learnt. The four-star hotel was given clearance by the MTA on May 29, just over a month after the application had been received. The general election was held on June 3. The tourism compliance certificate issued by the MTA’s accommodation development committee was necessary for GNI Ltd to amend the original planning permits to develop the swimming complex. The original plans, approved by the then Malta Environment and Planning Authority in 2008, were for a four-storey indoor swimming facility on public land adjacent to the Gozo sports complex in Victoria. On the strength of the MTA clearance, the same land can now be turned into a seven-storey, fully fledged hotel, with 74 beds in 37 units and still incorporate the swimming pool complex, industry sources have said. The Times of Malta reported that originally, the concession involved about 5,000 square metres of public land to be developed by the private sector into a swimming pool facility similar to the one at Tal-Qroqq. It also quoted Gozitan...
Author: Ivan Camilleri
Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:07 am

Newly-elected president Nunzio Antignani has lavished his players with praise as Ħamrun Spartans put on a resilient performance to grind out a goalless draw against Valletta on Sunday. Seventh-placed Spartans came into the match against former leaders Valletta with a negative record against the Premier League front-runners this season, having just one point to show from their clashes against the top six sides in the division. However, on Sunday, the Spartans showed all their resilience as they managed frustrate their more-quoted opponents with a tactically diligent performance to earn a merited point. “I was really impressed by the spirit shown by the players against Valletta,” Antignani told Times of Malta. “We knew that we were in for a very difficult match as Valletta are one of the best teams in the division. During the first half we suffered a lot as they put us under a lot of pressure. “But in the second half coach Jacques Scerri made a few tactical adjustments and we started to share the exchanges and surely we could have got more from the match had we exploited some favourable situations. “Still, we are pleased with the point gained and hopefully it will inject more...
Author: Valhmor Camilleri
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:55 am

Toni Xiberras and his wife Antonia, née Refalo, who married in 1966.

Toni Xiberras and his older brother Kelinu were flying their kites on the roof of their grandmother Peppa’s farmhouse in Sannat on a normal Saturday in 1942. Their sister Margaret had decided to tag along with them that day. Not being a school day, the children were having the time of their lives on the roof, while their mother Marija could take care of her other six children back home. “This is what we did every Saturday when we had no school. I have lovely memories of time spent at my grandmother’s. It was a huge house, so we could explore every nook and cranny and let our imagination run wild,” says Toni, who is now 80. It was 10am on October 10 – the eve of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – when Kelinu, who was eight at the time, caught a glimpse of two warplanes approaching from the direction of Marsalforn in the north. At first, the boys thought they were Allied planes, maybe British ones. “They’re ‘our’ planes,” shouted Kelinu excitedly to his five-year-old brother Toni. The boys let go of their kites and stared at the planes in bewilderment. Never before had they seen anything so spectacular in the extremely quiet village of Sannat, in the south of Gozo. “But we...
Author: Simonne Pace
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:32 am

Road collisions last year were the second largest cause of UK trauma admissions. Photo: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

One in five patients admitted to UK trauma centres in 2016 were involved in road crashes, new figures show. Road collisions last year were the second largest cause of trauma admissions, after falls from less than two metres, according to the data obtained by road safety charity Brake. Some 11,486 road users – the equivalent of 31 a day – were admitted to trauma centres in England and Wales with life-threatening injuries. The regions with the highest proportion of road collision trauma patients were the Thames Valley (25 per cent), northwest London (23 per cent), the West Midlands (23 per cent), the East Midlands (22 per cent) and East England (22 per cent). Data covering 75,820 road crash victims admitted to trauma centres during the last decade was also analysed. It revealed that young people, 16- to 25-year-olds, are the most affected age group, accounting for 21 per cent of road traffic trauma admissions. Over the past 10 years, 5,657 children under 16 were admitted to a trauma centre following a road crash, making up seven per cent of all admissions. Thirty-two per cent of these were admitted with serious head injuries. Children also comprise the biggest age group for...
Author: Nina Massey, PA
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:15 am

Malta fares better than most European countries when it comes to violence against women, however the severity of the violence here ranks with the worst, according to a new report. This European index, by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), shows Malta also has the highest number of women victims who speak up. The data, which is being published today following a resolution by the European Parliament on combating sexual harassment, shows that 47 per cent of European women who have experienced violence have never told anyone. Disclosed violence is only a fraction of the reality. “Violence against women is a cause and a consequence of gender inequality. In societies that tolerate violence, fail to punish perpetrators and blame victims, women are less likely to speak about it. “To end this culture of silence and victim blaming, we need a stronger response from governments, police and justice,” urged Virginija Langbakk, director of the EIGE. The institute is publishing data about violence against women after developing a way to measure the phenomenon as part of its Gender Equality Index. Unlike the index, for which the higher the score, the closer the coun­try is to...
Author: Sarah Carabott
Posted: November 21, 2017, 7:08 am

Friends, journalists, artists and academics got together to compile a book on the life and work of slain journalist/blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. “The book offers a good snapshot of the issues surrounding Daphne’s life, work and death and should be of value to any person of goodwill who seeks understanding and improvement,” Joseph Anthony Debono, who co-edited the book with Caroline Muscat, said. Invicta, as the book is called, strives to bring some balance to the popular perception of Daphne. “Very few knew the woman behind the pen. And she suffered from extreme dehumanisation over the years, to the extent that what most people came to hear about her was distorted through the attacks of her enemies,” Mr Debono added. Journalists who contributed to the publication examine issues related to the current state of journalism and to her contribution to it. Contributions by female journalists demonstrate the extent of her achievements, the challenges she faced and even problems facing the profession today. The book tells the story of how her blog came to be and the experience of a keen reader. Academics look at issues and matters related to journalism, writing, the political state...
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:55 am

The reverse Advent calendar

With the number of needy knocking at the door ever increasing, the Valletta food bank is urging people – and schools – to put together a food parcel throughout Advent and Christmas. Instead of taking a daily treat from an Advent calendar, people are being encouraged to add an item to a box. By December 24, they will have put together an emergency food parcel for people in desperate need. These are people who would otherwise not have anything near the kind of Christmas you are so excited about, the food bank on Old Bakery Street explains. Just last month, the food bank, run by the St Andrew’s Scots Church, had to turn away clients for the first time ever, as its shelves had run dry. Following an appeal in this newspaper, donors turned up to help out, with food bank administrator Rev. Kim Hurst thanking everyone for their support. “We know that many people will have a better Christmas because of the generosity of your readers. As always at this time of the year, the numbers have gone up slightly, mainly because of seasonal workers,” she told the Times of Malta. Advent is traditionally a time of preparation for Christmas and is an ideal moment to think of others who will not have...
Author: Sarah Carabott
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:19 am
The government and its acolytes are, of course, right when they say that debates like those held at the European Parliament last week damage Malta’s reputation. Unfortunately, this was not the only occasion where our dirty linen was hanged in public and it is not likely to be the last either. It will keep on recurring until Joseph Muscat assumes his full responsibility as Prime Minister and stop the rot the country is in, courtesy of his government. Dr Muscat may genuinely think a “silent majority” support the way his government approached difficult situations over the past weeks. He could have added that such difficult situations were self-inflicted. Refusing to do so and to acknowledge that what has now become a vociferous minority may, after all, be right on various fronts makes him increasingly look like Hans Christian Andersen’s emperor who was obsessed with new clothes. The economy is doing well. The Labour Party in power has a strong mandate by the electorate and, judging by recent polls, its support keeps growing. The government has often demonstrated it does not mind making decisions it knows can be quite controversial. Those are positive attributes if used for the...
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:15 am

The Qormi offices of Medialive Limited. Photo: Jonathan Borg

A multimillion-euro online gambling racket involving parlours across Italy was directly connected to a server hosted by a Qormi-based company, the Times of Malta was told. Months-long investigations by the Italian fiscal police led to the arrest of seven people suspected of involvement. They included Massimiliano Fullin and Fabio Veglianetti, directors of Medialive Limited, which operates an online gambling company licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, gaming industry sources said. The sources said Operation Doppio Jack, as the investigation was dubbed, indicated that about 24 gaming parlours in six Italian regions were possibly being used for clandestine gambling activities not recorded by the Italian fiscal authorities. The racket, which is also being investigated to establish if money-laundering activities were involved, is calculated to have been handling about €10 million worth of gambling activities every month using a system connected to the Malta-based servers. The Florence procurators leading the investigation suspect that the full-blown illegal operation ran in parallel to a legal online gaming system offered by the Qormi company. “The 24 gaming parlours were...
Author: Ivan Camilleri
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:09 am

Good morning. The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says that according to a new report, Malta fares better than most European countries when it comes to violence against women, however the severity of the violence here ranks with the worst. In another story, it says a multimillion euro online gambling racket involving parlours across Italy was directly connected to a server hosted by a Qormi-based company. The Malta Independent says all registered doctors will be allowed to prescribe cannabis-based medicinal products as part of a proposal that will form part of a bill seeking to amend legislation concerning medicinal cannabis. L-Orizzont leads with the launch of the National Children’s Policy. In-Nazzjon says Labour MP and PM’s consultant Robert Abela is also making money from consultancies to Enemed.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:00 am

    Teeth grew from the scales of primitive shark-like fish, new evidence has shown. Old lineage cartilaginous fish such as sharks, skates and rays, lack bony skeletons and have skin containing small spiky scales called "dermal denticles". Their tooth-like appearance is no accident, scientists believe. Long ago during the early evolution of jawed vertebrates, evolution transferred dermal denticles from the skins of primitive fish to the mouth. In the millennia that followed, the tiny appendages went on to produce the flesh-tearing six-inch long teeth of king dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex and the formidable fangs of the sabre-toothed cat. Our teeth could represent a direct link between us and our distant fishy ancestors, the research suggests. Lead scientist Dr Andrews Gillis, from the Department of Zoology at Cambridge University, said: "Stroke a shark and you'll find it feels rougher than other fish, as shark skin is covered entirely in dermal denticles. There's evidence that shark skin was actually used as sandpaper as early as the Bronze Age. "By labelling the different types of cells in the embryos of skate, we were able to trace their fates. We show that .. the denticle...
Author: PA
Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:50 am

CARUANA. On November 20, at Mater Dei Hospital, PHILIP, former employee at De La Rue Ltd, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He will always be loved and remembered by his wife Rose Marie, his sons Ruben and his wife Clare and Christian and his wife Nadia, his grandchildren Abigail, Nathan, Jamie and Emma, his brothers and sisters, Rose Marie’s family, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass præsente cadavere will be said tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, at 8am at Msida parish church, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. The family would appreciate if instead of flowers, donations in his name be sent to Hospice Malta, Balzan, or Puttinu Cares, Mater Dei Hospital. Lord, grant him eternal rest. WARRINGTON. On November 19, at Mater Dei Hospital, DORIS, widow of Henry, from Sliema, aged 89 years, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Edgar, David and his wife Marika, Stephen and his wife Liliana, and Kenneth and his wife Michelle, her grandchildren Matthew and his wife Adriana, Nicholas and his wife Francesca, Simon and his wife Anabelle, Lisa, Emma and Ethan, her great grandchildren, sisters,...
Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:42 am

Local media say a high pressure gas line may be to blame for a massive fire burning near Auburn Hills, Michigan on Monday evening, which prompted a mandatory evacuation in the area. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 21, 2017, 5:42 am

It is proposed that a reformed SONIA replaces LIBOR, to be overseen by the Bank of England. Photo: Reuters

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has been used as a standard reference for the pricing of loans, derivatives and other contracts that have a floating rate for the past three decades, making it a keystone of the world’s financial markets. At its peak it was used to price $350 trillion of financial products, from mortgages to derivatives. In essence, LIBOR is the benchmark rate, published each morning, at which some of the largest banks lend short-term to each other, and is set by a self-regulating panel of 20 the world’s largest banks. On the basis of this benchmark, individual banks then price their floating rate products, by charging an amount over LIBOR. Notwithstanding its importance, LIBOR has come under pressure following a speech at Bloomberg’s London headquarters by the CEO of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Andrew Bailey, on July 27, wherein Bailey heralded its potential demise and revealed that LIBOR will probably be phased out by 2021. In his speech, Bailey said that LIBOR was unable to fulfill its objective of capturing the cost at which banks borrow from each other since this activity has fallen sharply since the 2008 financial crisis. In short,...
Author: Beppe Degiorgio
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:01 pm
Commenting on the non-debate on abortion in Malta, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, has been reported as saying that “Malta has one of the most restrictive regimes in the Council of Europe in this area and it’s almost a taboo topic” (November 11). His remarks show that, as a nation, we have not yet proclaimed ourselves publicly, clearly and unequivocally that we are pro-life and that the right to life, from conception to its natural end, supercedes all other rights. The Women’s Rights Foundation has also insisted that a debate on this issue should be carried out, remarking that “avoiding the debate won’t make the matter disappear”. The remarks by the commissioner and the Women’s Rights Foundation focus only on the reproductive rights of women without any reference to the right of the unborn child. If the majority of Maltese are not willing to compromise where the life of an individual is at risk, even the one of the unborn, and this not because of any prejudice, superstition or taboo but because of a firm belief in the sanctity of life, then we should in no way be considered as avoiding the subject. On the contrary, we are affirming that...
Author: Ray Azzopardi, Xemxija
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:01 pm
Amsterdam and Paris won the right to host the two EU agencies that must leave London on Brexit after a dramatic ministerial meeting in Brussels that left both results decided by drawing lots after votes were tied. The European Medicines Authority (EMA), a key player in the continent’s healthcare industry, will go to Amsterdam, which pipped the favourite Milan, and the European Banking Authority (EBA) will go to Paris, winner in the lucky dip over Dublin. “It’s like losing a final on penalties,” Italy’s EU Affairs Minister Sandro Gozi told reporters, adding that it had left a “bitter taste in the mouth” for an EMA bid that was not behind at any stage. He rejected, however, talk of “betrayal” among any allies who had promised Milan support before the secret ballot. The outcome was welcomed by European pharmaceuticals bodies. The EMA had warned that many of its staff might quit, possibly disrupting healthcare in Europe, if governments had chosen a less attractive host city, notably in the ex-communist east. Steve Bates, CEO of Britain’s BioIndustry Association said: “Businesses now need certainty. The best way to do this is by an early agreement to a transition timeframe and...
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:01 pm
In his new book Suleyman the Magnificent and Malta 1565 – Decisions, Concerns, Consequences, Arnold Cassola looks at the 1565 Siege of Malta through the eyes of the great Ottoman Sultan. The book opens with the motivations that spurred Suleyman to authorise the invasion of Malta, also referring to his pre-campaign thoughts, concerns and actions. It then highlights the beginning of the journey towards Malta and the measures the Sultan took to protect and reinforce the armada on its way to the island, from Istanbul to the Peloponnese and from the Peloponnese to Malta. As the fierce battle unfolds, the author underlines the strategic importance of Maghreb aid for the Ottoman forces, the moments of frailty and deep worries of the aging Sultan, his concerns on ways and means of replenishing his troops with food provisions and munitions, his rectitude in dealing with the French monarch and the Doge of Venice and his firmness in clamping down on the turbulence in Morocco and Crimea. The publication ends with the return journey of the Ottoman armada after its defeat, the post-siege appreciation, rewards and awards the Magnificent dished out and an appreciation of Suleyman’s human...
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:01 pm

Photo: Clifton Fenech/DOI

Vulgar and denigrating thoughts expressed unashamedly in newspapers are an unforgiving insult. Mario Dingli deserves a public admonition unless he repents. To rise from the nadir of a humble home to the pinnacle of power is a feat of character and personality rather than the outcome of popular political power. As a servant of the State, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca deserves all praise and honour. To begrudge her deserving expenses is the weak judgement of a feeble mind bent on destructive criticism rather than on praise for service rendered. She has fulfilled her official role with flying colours. Our President is an upright lady determined on doing the best for Malta. She believes in making her presence felt whatever country she is invited to. To rule from San Anton Palace through diplomatic correspondence will brand her as an ineffective paper figurehead. Yet, it is no pleasure to live in a suitcase. Travelling means sacrifice and hardship. Any expenses incurred in fulfilling Malta’s duties abroad are amply compensated by diplomatic successes that established Malta on the world map. Successes entailed planning and delivering convincing speeches. She has done extremely...
Author: Joe Bugeja, Mellieħa
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:01 pm
Two books released by SKS Publishers last year have been shortlisted by the adjudication board of the 2017 edition of the National Book Prize. They are Western: Bejn Rakkonti, Bejn Divertimenti by Alfred Sant and L-Iżvilupp tal-Edukazzjoni f’Malta (1430-1920) by Joseph Xerri. Dr Sant’s book is a collection of short stories and the other publication consists of an extensive history of the development of education in Malta until the 1930s.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:01 pm