News Sources feeds

RT - Daily news

RT : Today

Preview The first Syrian White Helmets have arrived for resettlement to the UK, where officials call them “brave volunteers” and heroes. The group only works in militant-controlled areas and has been seen rubbing shoulders with jihadists.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:38 pm
Preview Moscow has lodged a “strong protest” with Norway after the arrest of a Russian Senate employee who took part in a parliamentary event in Oslo. The “absurd” spy charges are part of the West’s “spy mania,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 9:04 pm
Preview Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has won the FIFA award for the best men’s player of the year, beating fellow nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah to claim the award for the first time.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 8:00 pm
Preview Rumors of the impending firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein flooded the internet today – but the controversial figure has survived to see another day as the man responsible for overseeing the Mueller investigation.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:59 pm
Preview Internet users have reacted with surprise after Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah was awarded the FIFA Puskas award for goal of the season for his effort against Everton last season.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:52 pm
Preview US forces will remain in Syria so long as any Iranian-related forces operate there, the Trump administration has declared. Syria invited Iran to help fight jihadist rebels and ISIS, while denouncing the US presence as illegal.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:20 pm
Preview Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has won the FIFA Puskas Award for goal of the year for his individual effort for club team Liverpool against local rivals Everton at Anfield in December last year.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:16 pm
Preview A performing tiger froze and suffered a seizure at a Russian circus on Sunday, after jumping through flaming hoops for famous animal trainer Artur Bagdasarov.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:52 pm
Preview Cheeky censors at Facebook have made one man’s local election campaign in Belgium somewhat harder after his real surname was deemed too offensive for him to register a Facebook page.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:51 pm
Preview Facebook has teamed up with two US government-funded think tanks as part of a new initiative to bolster the social media giant’s “election integrity efforts” around the globe.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:20 pm
Preview British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her ministers that they must hold their nerve, as Britain remains mired in a political impasse with the European Union over her Brexit plan.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:31 pm
Preview President Trump called allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “totally political,” and defended the judge’s character, as more conveniently-timed assault accusations continue to surface.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:21 pm
Preview Data captured by Russia’s S-400 system proves Israeli jets were responsible for the downing of the Russian plane, the Defense Ministry said, adding that the Syrian missile changed its course shortly before hitting the Il-20.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:11 pm
Preview RT’s Documentary Channel has been invited aboard the workhorse of Russia’s nuclear submarine fleet for a unique simulated tour of combat duty, which includes emergency drills and a ballistic missile launch.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:01 pm
Preview On the heels of an Israeli air raid on Syria, which saw the downing of a Russian plane, Moscow will now deliver S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Damascus. Here’s a quick guide to the sophisticated weapon and its capabilities.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:55 pm
Preview Hawkish journalists who loudly backed the invasion of Iraq continue to dominate US mainstream media and are calling for war again. One is even regarded as a credible chemical weapons expert for Fox News.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:34 pm
Preview Heavyweight king Anthony Joshua practiced his Russian skills with fallen challenger Russian Alexander Povetkin after their fight at Wembley on Saturday, wishing him "udachi" or ‘good luck’ in Russian in the dressing room.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:25 pm
Preview A California barbershop owner has apologized amid a public backlash for hanging a Colin Kaepernick doll by its neck in his shop.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:23 pm
Preview India has successfully launched its first anti-ballistic missile, a milestone in the development of a two-layer missile defense system, military sources said.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:04 pm
Preview The Tigres versus Monterrey derby in Mexico on Sunday was marred by shocking clashes as one supporter was left in intensive care and others narrowly escaped serious injury when a car came close to mowing them down.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:42 pm
Preview US Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono has refused to say that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should enjoy a presumption of innocence regarding recent sexual misconduct allegations, citing the judge’s “credibility issues”.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:01 pm
Preview Swedish truckmaker Volvo has stopped assembling trucks in Iran because of Washington’s sanctions, spokesman for the company, Fredrik Ivarsson, told Reuters.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:59 pm
Preview The European Union and companies within the bloc have the right to decide on energy policy independently of “third parties,” according to Dieter Kempf, head of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:57 pm
Preview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was summoned to the White House to discuss recent news stories, including one that he planned on ousting President Trump. The meeting came amid rumors of Rosenstein’s impending resignation.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:48 pm
Preview Conservative actor and Trump supporter James Woods has been banned from Twitter for sharing a meme trolling the Democrats. Woods hit back, accusing Twitter of being in the “censorship business.”
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:43 pm
Preview The Russian Lower House Committee for Labor and Social Policy has backed amendments from President Putin to offer additional protection for older citizens on the bill to increase the national retirement age.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:38 pm
Preview Over 700 kids fell out of windows to their death in Russia in 2017, while 500 others tragically died during summer holidays due to safety violations, an ombudsman said, urging a nationwide program to change the “scary” trend.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:52 pm
Preview Russian fighter Khusein Khaliev has demanded MMA superstar Conor McGregor “watch his mouth” after comments made by the Irishman about Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in last week’s UFC 229 presser with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:47 pm
Preview Donald Trump is expecting to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the second time “quite soon.” The US president did not elaborate on a possible venue or date for such a meeting.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:29 pm
Preview Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was detained immediately after serving his 30 days of civil arrest and faces a new 20-day detention over violations of street protest rules with damages to human health or property.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:20 pm
Preview Serena Williams has said she is bewildered by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou’s admission that he was coaching her during the tennis star’s controversial US Open final defeat against Japan’s Naomi Osaka.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:13 pm
Preview British ambassador turned whistleblower, Craig Murray, has accused the Guardian of ‘deliberate lies’ over their reporting that Russian diplomats plotted to covertly help Wikileaks’ Julian Assange flee the UK to Russia.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:08 pm
Preview Pakistan’s leader Imran Khan warned India that his offer of friendship should not be seen as “weakness,” while urging India to abandon “arrogance” to enable peace talks.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:50 pm
Preview Russia’s decision to boost Syrian air defenses in response to the downing of an Il-20 plane amid an Israeli raid is meant to sting, but not pose a serious threat to Israel’s national security, experts told RT.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:46 pm
Preview A Russian-Icelandic volcanologist has exploded on Twitter, berating the news media for exaggerating her research into Iceland’s Katla volcano by claiming that it was due to erupt soon, dwarfing previous major eruptions.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:45 pm
Preview The FIFA Best awards take place on Monday night but the two greats of the modern game will be conspicuously absent, as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are reportedly both set to miss the glitzy ceremony in London.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:32 pm
Preview Jewish groups have reacted with fury after a sports complex was built on the site of what they claim is a former cemetery in the Polish town of Klimontow.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:13 pm
Preview An episode of a Swedish show, mocking Chinese tourists and advising them not to ‘poop’ in public places, has angered Beijing. After China’s furious statement, the host said that his show might have sparked a “diplomatic crisis.”
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:53 am
Preview Emergency services were stretched during Hurricane Florence; leading evacuations, search and rescue operations and distributing supplies. Now, firefighters in the Carolinas have been enlisted to hose rotting fish off the roads.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:38 am
Preview Iran will keep on selling oil in defiance of US attempts to prevent Tehran from reaping profits from its major export earner, according to the head of the Iranian delegation at Sunday’s meeting of oil producers in Algiers.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:11 am
Preview There is a strong possibility that US President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on all goods coming into America from China, says investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:02 am
Preview Furious fans forced the Swiss Super League game between Young Boys and Basel to be paused on Sunday after hurling tennis balls and computer game controllers onto the pitch in a protest against eSports.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:58 am
Preview A top Revolutionary Guards commander pledged the United States and Israel will see a “crushing and devastating response” to a military parade attack Tehran says they orchestrated last week.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:40 am
Preview The European Union said on Monday that Britain has two months to recover €2.7 billion ($3.2 billion) in lost customs duties or risk referral to the EU’s top court after London allegedly ignored a scam by Chinese importers.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:36 am
Preview Russian gas producer Novatek announced the first delivery of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal project in the Arctic to Brazil on Monday.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:29 am
Preview The Ukrainian Azov Battalion, known for its ultra-nationalist sympathies, has staged a memorial service apparently inspired by a ceremony widely used by the German Nazi Party, the ‘Lichtdom.’
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 9:30 am
Preview Within two weeks Russia will deliver to Damascus an S-300 air defense system, previously suspended on a request by Israel. It comes as part of response to the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane amid an Israeli air raid on Syria.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 9:00 am
Preview Looking ahead to this week’s UN General Assembly, Trump said “a lot of good things” can occur there. Can they? Well, you may not be so sure if you look at what’s happened since his bellicose UN address last year.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 8:35 am
Preview Alexey Navalny has been detained shortly after being released following 30 days in police custody, his aide said. He is now being investigated for breaking Russian laws in relation to public gatherings, according to local media.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:50 am
Preview Beijing has hit back at the Trump administration after new US tax hikes took effect, accusing it of “making false accusations” and of engaging in economic intimidation of other countries.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:33 am
Preview The Sino-American trade conflict has entered a new stage, after the latest tit-for-tat tariff hikes, targeting in total some $260 billion-worth of bilaterally traded goods, has officially come into effect.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:02 am
Preview The populist nationalist Liberal Democratic Party candidate has won over two thirds of the vote in the run-off governor polls in Russia’s Khabarovsk Region, while another LDPR candidate took Vladimir Region with a 20-point lead.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:49 am
Preview As the professor who accused the US Supreme Court nominee of sexual abuse is set to testify on her claims, Senate Democrats are investigating yet another “credible allegation” about Brett Kavanaugh’s misconduct while in college.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:00 am
Preview As the latest US and Chinese tit-for-tat tariffs are about to take effect, Mike Pompeo has reassured Americans that any inconveniences they might suffer in the trade war are temporary, before they emerge victorious and prosperous.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:55 am
Preview The German domestic security chief, who got in hot water for expressing skepticism over media reports of violence against migrants, is to get a newly established post, a remedy for disagreements within the ruling coalition.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:41 am
Preview A military court has extended the detention of two Israeli soldiers accused of forcibly stripping and sexually harassing Palestinian women, and of stealing money, at a checkpoint in the West Bank.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 10:32 pm
Preview At least 115 people have been killed and 383 others injured during a month of fighting between rival militant groups in Tripoli. The fractured country’s UN-backed government has urged the Security Council to intervene.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 10:26 pm
Preview Bad weather of biblical proportions struck the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Sunday as heavy rains flooded the city center while a mud volcano violently erupted on its outskirts, producing a pillar of fire and smoke.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:22 pm
Preview An Oregon woman hijacked an ambulance while the paramedics were performing CPR on a patient, then switched on the siren lights and went on a wild 30-mile joyride, chased by a host of police vehicles.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:58 pm
Preview No member of the White House administration ever questioned Donald Trump’s ability as the US president or discussed removing him from the office, the US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley said when asked about the Rod Rosenstein leak.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:21 pm
Preview Those behind the terrorist attack at the Ahvaz military parade will face “unforgettable vengeance,” Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said, as Tehran persists in accusing Washington and its regional allies of orchestrating the assault.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 6:10 pm
Preview A possible boost in oil production was not discussed at a recent meeting between OPEC and other major oil producing nations, following earlier demands by US President Donald Trump that oil output be increased to bring prices down.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:32 pm
Preview A Chinese hospital vessel has moored at a port near Caracas, where its staff will be providing free medical care to Venezuelans. Recently, a similar-class ship was sent by the US to Colombia to treat refugees fleeing Venezuela.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 3:29 pm
Preview Twitter is sometimes the only way to learn of decisions made by the US, a German minister has complained. Americans are in no better position, he said – they also have to rely on White House tweets to catch up.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 2:43 pm
Preview Israel says its jets were not to blame for the downing of the Russian Il-20 during an air raid in Syria, and that Moscow has been presented with "thorough" evidence. This conflicts with a Russian military timeline of the incident.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 2:38 pm
Preview Australia's fruit sabotage has spread to neighbouring New Zealand after a punnet of strawberries contaminated with needles was sold in an Auckland supermarket.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 1:39 pm
Preview The majority of voters in Switzerland’s canton of St. Gallen have supported the prohibition of face-covering garments in public spaces, making it the second region in the country to introduce such a ban.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 1:04 pm
Preview Israel will not cease operations in Syria, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced just before the Russian military published a detailed chronology of the downing of its Il-20, for which Moscow says Tel Aviv is to blame.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 10:55 am
Preview Camp Marmal, the German Army’s largest overseas base, has reportedly been blocked by dozens of Afghan ex-workers, who say they fear for their lives after working for the Bundeswehr. They are demanding asylum in Germany.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:51 am
Preview The Trump administration may deny green cards to legal immigrants, both living in the US or just seeking to enter, if they have been dependent on certain public benefits, like housing vouchers, Medicaid or food stamps.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:41 am
Preview Students have been evacuated from University of Crete after a fire broke out in its building in Heraklion. Huge plumes of smoke, resembling a volcanic eruption and visible kilometers away, were billowing above the area.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:11 am
Preview Israel must understand that some lines 'cannot be crossed' and any exacerbation of relations with Russia could be detrimental to the entire fragile balance of power in the Middle East, experts and political observers told RT.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 9:03 am
Preview Washington is fiercely fighting for Germany’s energy market, trying to sell more of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the country, and to wrestle one of the biggest energy consumers away from Russian energy giant Gazprom.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:54 am
Preview Japanese refiners have stopped buying Iranian crude ahead of the November 4 deadline set by Washington to all countries doing business with Iran before economic sanctions return.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:52 am
Preview The board of directors of BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB) has approved three infrastructure and sustainable development projects in India and Russia with loans aggregating $825 million.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:51 am
Preview A minute-by-minute account of the Il-20 downing shows Israel's culpability and either its military bosses' lack of appreciation of relations with Moscow, or their control of commanding officers, the Russian defense ministry said.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 8:21 am
Preview A minute-by-minute account of the Il-20 downing shows Israel's culpability and either its military bosses' lack of appreciation of relations with Moscow, or their control of commanding officers, the Russian defense ministry said.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 7:59 am
Preview The US will overthrow the Iranian government once socio-economic conditions there, shaped by sanctions, are ripe for a revolution, presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani told a cheering crowd on the day of the deadly attack in Ahvaz.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 5:05 am
Preview Young female service members, especially navy sailors, face the highest risk of sexual assault among all the branches of the US armed forces, the Pentagon’s RAND Corporation study reveals, having ranked all military installations.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 3:48 am
Preview A pair of tiny JAXA robots, released by the Hayabusa2 probe, have successfully landed on the Ryugu asteroid and began transmitting images from the surface of the “potentially hazardous” object four years after the mission launch.
Read Full Article at RT.com
Author: RT
Posted: September 23, 2018, 3:01 am

BBC News - Home

BBC News - Home

Wada president Sir Craig Reedie responds to critics of the controversial decision to reinstate Russia, asking what they would have done differently.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:37 pm
It marks the first trade agreement finalised by the US president.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:21 pm
Real Madrid's Luka Modric is named the world's best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London, as Marta is named best female player.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:21 pm
Fraudsters managed to steal more than £500m from UK banking customers in the first half of 2018.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:04 pm
Thomas Jones has not been heard from since the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 8:23 pm
Three paralysed patients are able to walk after an electrical patch is fitted to their spinal cords.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:46 pm
Alexis Sanchez might be sold by Manchester United at the end of the season if his form does not improve, Ian Wright tells BBC Radio 5 live.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:37 pm
When stuck in Geneva Airport, these professional musicians decided to treat their fellow passengers.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:05 pm
Who reigned supreme as the duchess - wearing her heels - took on her husband in a sporting challenge?
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:39 pm
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is "not the same" player as before his trial for affray, says former England captain Andrew Flintoff.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:33 pm
Government papers warn airlines would lose automatic rights to fly from UK to EU without an agreement.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:15 pm
Tony Bellew says undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk could be his final opponent because "I'm a danger to myself".
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:13 pm
BBC bosses tell dance teacher Teresa Lawrence to rebrand her business to avoid any confusion.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:54 pm
The 15-year-old's father held a phone to her ear so her mother and brother could say goodbye.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:53 pm
Inquiry hears emotional testimonies by people caught up in the "worst-ever NHS treatment disaster".
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:41 pm
Lofty the boa constrictor is now being cared for at a wildlife sanctuary.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:09 pm
Watch as seven-year-old Malea Emma stuns the crowd with her rendition of the American national anthem before the LA Galaxy's 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders in MLS.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:02 pm
Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:57 pm
OK is among 300 added to the list of allowed words by the game's official US dictionary.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:43 pm
Chris Taylor who has bone cancer got to play Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game early following a social media campaign.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:42 pm
The Indonesian drifted thousands of kilometres, until he was finally rescued by a passing ship near Guam.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:33 pm
John McDonnell announces mass share ownership scheme and sets out plan to nationalise water industry.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 12:00 pm
Struggling to get out of bed after four back operations, 1,199 in the world at one point, 1,876 days since victory - Tiger Woods' comeback is redemption and rebirth, says Tom Fordyce.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:48 am
India's newest airport, which is carved out of a mountain, has been called an "engineering marvel".
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:28 am
Serena Williams says she wants to move on from her controversial US Open final and does not understand why her coach says he was sending her signals.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:08 am
The hit BBC drama finished last night but there appears to be some loose ends that need tying up.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 8:54 am
The jobs that youngsters want to do when they grow up reveal some striking differences.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:56 am
Wales footballer David Cotterill opens up to BBC Sport Wales and shares the story of his long-term battle against depression.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:51 am
The Victoria Derbyshire programme hears from people at the heart of the party.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:49 am
Why would someone spend nearly £10,000 a year to study for an esports degree?
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:35 am
The Hollywood veteran talks about The Wife, a film whose title role she shares with her daughter.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 11:26 pm
How one author is bringing the refugee crisis to British schools with her first novel.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 11:18 pm
In July 2018 a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. It shows two women and two young children being led away at gunpoint by a group of Cameroonian soldiers.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 11:17 pm
Fashion brand Nubian Skin was born out of frustration – Ade Hassan’s frustration that she couldn’t find nude tights to match her skin tone.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 11:10 pm
Is China now the major source for illegal synthetic drugs like fentanyl as the US claims?
Posted: September 23, 2018, 11:08 pm
A Korean church hiding from looming 'global famine' in Fiji is facing growing allegations of abuse.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 11:38 pm
BBC coverage of latest developments
Posted: September 3, 2018, 6:55 am

Drudge Report Feed

An RSS feed of the Drudge Report


Without star QB, 49ERS primetime network nightmare...


(Second column, 8th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

SIRIUSXMPANDORA to create world's largest audio-entertainment company...


(Second column, 9th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Fall of top scientists points to ethics gap in research...


(Third column, 16th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Implant helps paralysed man walk again...


(Third column, 15th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

For first time ever, woman anchors nightly news in Saudi Arabia...


(Third column, 17th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Kremlin in shock as hand-picked candidates rejected for third week in row...


(Third column, 13th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Soros challenges Hungary laws at European rights court...


(Third column, 12th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

THE END: VERSACE sale imminent?


(First column, 15th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Cosby To Get Less Than Three Years Behind Bars For 2004 Rape...


(First column, 1st story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Tehran warns of 'devastating' revenge after parade attack...


(Second column, 3rd story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Oil breaks through $81 for first time since 2014...


(First column, 2nd story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Mosquitoes force high-speed chase suspect to surrender...


(First column, 19th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

SAVAGE TO LAUNCH RADIO HOUR, PODCAST...


(First column, 3rd story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Brady, PATRIOTS searching for answers after another loss...


(Second column, 7th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

'Miracle On Hudson' Pilot Sullenberger Blasts Airlines Over Shrinking Seats...


(First column, 4th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Credit scores all-time high...


(First column, 17th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

STUDY: UBER drivers earning HALF what they did four years ago...


(First column, 5th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

GALLUP: Republican Party Favorability Highest in Seven Years...


(Second column, 1st story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

WIRE: 'Gig' economy may not be workforce of future...


(First column, 6th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Greece uses high-tech drones to fight tax evasion...


(Second column, 5th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Colbert dominates Fallon in late night for second year in row...


(First column, 7th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Models With 'Three Breasts' Walk Milan Runway...


(First column, 14th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Dem candidate for Congress dies unexpectedly...


(First column, 8th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Michael Kors set to snap up...


(First column, 16th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Ocasio-Cortez plays to small audience...


(First column, 9th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Rough waters for California's not so public beaches...


(First column, 18th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Pop culture blackout: Melania Trump missing from magazine covers...


(First column, 10th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

UPDATE: First sex robot brothel in USA enrages; 'Trains to be rapists'...


(First column, 20th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

FLORENCE 10 DAYS LATER: Evacuations continue as rivers rise!


(First column, 11th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Iran Rouhani has no plans to meet Trump during NYC visit...


(Second column, 2nd story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Cop fired after calling Detroiters 'animals'...


(First column, 12th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

U.S. Urged to Rapidly Prep for Electromagnetic Pulse Attack...


(Second column, 4th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

WEIGHT WATCHERS Bets Brand Overhaul Can Extend Oprah Rally...


(First column, 13th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Turkey Says It Will Run Intel Operations In USA...


(Second column, 6th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Putin critic leaves jail, arrested on way out...


(Third column, 14th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Teen survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut...


(Second column, 23rd story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

VIDEO: NYC Woman Chases Down, Attacks Man Who Groped Her At Subway Station...


(Third column, 11th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

GOOGLE Tells Congress How To Legislate Privacy...


(Second column, 10th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

'Still have no new clue'...


(Second column, 27th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Content Moderator Sues FACEBOOK, Says Job Gave PTSD...


(Second column, 11th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

PAPER: Why aren't liberals fun anymore?


(Second column, 12th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

74-year-old trapped for 5 days, rescued from senior center fire rubble...


(Second column, 25th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Now #MeToo is coming for your thought crimes...


(Second column, 13th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

CLAIM: Female teacher threatened student grades for refusing sex...


(Second column, 14th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Prison visitors barred from wearing tampons...


(Second column, 15th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Beijing navy ship makes maiden visit to Venezuela...


(Second column, 16th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Traffic Stopped By Baby Crawling Across Street...


(Second column, 24th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Top admiral cancels meeting with USA counterpart amid tensions...


(Second column, 17th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Aliens? Scientists detect more mysterious radio signals...


(Second column, 26th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star...


(Second column, 18th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Swedish satirical show's toilet jokes spark 'diplomatic crisis' with Beijing...


(Second column, 19th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Inside the night billionaire accused of rape...


(Second column, 20th story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Italy govt adopts tough anti-migrant decree...


(Second column, 21st story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

ER reports 160% spike in visits involving e-scooters...


(Second column, 22nd story, link)


Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

'NOT GOING ANYWHERE!'


(Main headline, 2nd story, link)

Related stories:
BRETT SPEAKS

Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

BRETT SPEAKS


(Main headline, 1st story, link)

Related stories:
'NOT GOING ANYWHERE!'

Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

Times of Malta

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

Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018, while Orlando Pride's Brazil forward Marta won the women's award at a ceremony on Monday. Modric, 33, won the Champions League with Real and then played a major role in Croatia's run to the World Cup final where they were beaten by France. It is the first time since Brazilian Kaka's triumph in 2007 that the men's prize was not won by either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi -- neither of whom attended the ceremony held at London's Royal Festival Hall. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the close season, was second in this year's awards with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in third place. The 32-year-old Marta, who plays in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States, had won the previous FIFA Women's Player of the Year award five times, most recently in 2010. France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps took the Men's Coach of the Year award, with compatriot Reynald Pedros claiming the women's award after winning the Champions League with Olympique Lyonnais. Voting for the player and coach categories was conducted by national team captains and...
Posted: September 24, 2018, 9:21 pm

  Dorianne Callus was born profoundly deaf. Her parents realised this when she was eight months old. But she is bilingual and can communicate by speaking or by signing. Her speech is not always clear; she mispronounces some words since she cannot hear them. And she can only speech-read from speakers’ lips and body language. The lives of an estimated 200 deaf people in Malta have improved substantially as a result of technology and the introduction of a number of services over the years, mainly sign language interpreting, which started in 2000. Another 200 deaf people, however, have not learnt sign language. Callus, who is an active member of the Deaf Association, says that education of deaf children in Malta is still poor. “Many of them are not being exposed to sign language and practically all the teachers supporting these children are not professionally trained in this area.” With the support of her parents and a teacher of the deaf who used to visit her twice a week, she has always attended mainstream schools and been able to live as normally as possible. But even with a good standard of education, she has always faced limitations in her studies and career – mostly because...
Author: Simonne Pace
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:03 pm

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat addressed the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York on Monday, focusing mainly on migration.  He said the conference was paying tribute not only to a person but rather to the values he embodied: reconciliation over revenge; cooperation over conflict; hope over hate. "It is in this spirit of cooperation that we must grapple with the emerging challenges that are already adding to the existing economic pressures and political tensions. Whether climate change or migration, effecting change will depend on our capacity to mobilise our resources towards the underlying causes," Dr Muscat said.  "By shifting our efforts towards sustainable development, conflict resolution and peace-building, we can try to prevent the wars and alleviate poverty that dispossess millions of people. In the near future, shifts in extreme weather risk becoming an additional factor that compels people to flee their homes and abandon their communities. "Malta has always maintained that we are greater than the sum of our individual interests. Initiatives like the Paris Accord continue to provide scope for global optimism. This strong sign of unity should also be visible in our...
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:43 pm

Croatia on Monday proposed raising the retirement age to 67 from 2031, and trade unions said they would protest. The current retirement age is 65 years for men and 62 for women, although women's retirement age is due to rise gradually over the next 12 years to 65. Under the new proposal, which the labour and pensions ministry put forward for a public debate in the next three weeks, men and women would have to retire at 67 from 2031. The ministry also proposed that pensions would be 4 percent lower for each year of an earlier retirement. Labour Minister Marko Pavic said the goal was to make the pension system sustainable and pensions higher in the future. The main trade unions said they were likely to organise protests in the coming weeks, saying the measures would hit older employees who are often under pressure to retire earlier for health reasons or because employers wanted to get rid of older staff. Each year the budget needs to finance about 17 billion kuna ($2.69 billion) from taxes to cover a gap in the pay-as-you-go public pension scheme which costs about 39 billion kuna annually.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

More than 400 Luqa residents are opposing plans to build warehouses and a solar array instead of a large farm outside the development zone at the edge of Wied il-Kbir. The farm in Ħal Farruġ, across the road from the St Vincent de Paul home for the elderly and a small residential community, includes some 13,000 square metres of virgin land – nearly the size of two football pitches – and is within the limits of a valley system protected under various planning policies. An application submitted to the Planning Authority, which closes to public consultation today, seeks to demolish the farm and excavate the site to build a complex of warehouses and a car park, with a solar farm covering the roof of the parking area and warehouses. Although the application says the built-up area will remain the same as the existing buildings, published plans show that most of the rest of the site will be taken up by the parking area, internal roads and landscaping. Moreover, residents who objected to the plans claim the farm is still active, and not “disused” as stated in the application, a distinction with policy implications. Hundreds of residents, many from the adjacent streets, have submitted...
Author: Philip Leone Ganado
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:07 pm

Floodwaters washed away a bus in a series of flash floods in north India's hill town of Manali. No one was on the bus at the time. A total of ten districts in the hilly Himachal Pradesh state are affected by the floods and landslides triggered due to heavy rains.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:03 pm

Charities operating the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius on Monday urged European governments to help the vessel find a new flag to sail under after Panama revoked its registration, and they asked France to let its passengers disembark in Marseille. Panama's move to cancel the registration of the Aquarius, now sailing towards the southern French port with 58 migrants on board, means there will be no charity rescue ships operating off the Libyan coast in the near future. "This a call to European countries," Francis Vallat, head of the SOS Mediterranee charity, told reporters in Paris. "The tragedy we're facing is a European problem," Thomas Bischoff, another SOS Mediterranee executive, said. "Italy's European partners are guilty by remaining silent." The charity has accused Rome of putting pressure on Panama to revoke the Aquarius's registration, but Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said it had done no such thing. A public backlash over the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in the past five years has fuelled a swing towards far-right parties in many countries in Europe, and helped bring Italy's anti-establishment ruling coalition to power earlier this...
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:09 pm

The Environment and Resources Authority has confirmed that core testing “allegedly” carried out recently at Tal-Magħlaq quarry, in the limits of Siġġiewi, “required a valid quarry licence and needed to be covered by a development permit”. However, in a statement as a reaction to pictures published recently by Times of Malta, in which heavy machinery and plant can be seen conducting core testing in the disused quarry, the ERA refrained from stating that what took place was illegal. The Sunday Times of Malta is informed that core testing was indeed carried out for several days and was not covered by a permit. No action has been taken so far by the Planning Authority and ERA on these illegalities. RERAD: PA finds no evidence of quarrying, despite pictures At the same time, contrary to information given to Times of Malta that the quarry operators used heavy machinery to illegally cut fresh rock, the ERA insisted that according to its inspectors, no such excavation took place. “ERA has not found evidence of any ongoing excavation, as alleged by the article,” it stated. “Photos taken during these investigations show a comparison of the same site, six weeks apart,” it noted. “The...
Author: Ivan Camilleri
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:06 pm

Transport is not the only worry on parents’ minds this week, as schools open their doors to thousands of students. As routine returns to Maltese households after the summer break, preparing healthy snacks and lunches once again makes it to the daily to-do list, and this could increase anxiety in some parents or carers. “With a little pre-planning, school snacks and lunches should be no different than a child’s mid-morning snack and lunch break at home – the only difference is that the food is placed in a lunch box rather than on a plate,” registered nutritionist Mariella Porter told the Times of Malta. The trickiest part is knowing the right portion size for different ages. Ms Porter noted that the size of a child’s fist is a good guide, especially when it comes to fruit and carbohydrate portions. Parents also need to make sure children are provided with a balanced meal that includes sources of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables, while dessert could be fruit or yoghurt. The protein element could be made up of chicken breast, tuna, beans and legumes or cheese, among others, while carbohydrates should not be limited to pasta, and could include wraps and rice. A healthy...
Author: Sarah Carabott
Posted: September 24, 2018, 5:04 pm

Leaving the European Union without a proper divorce deal could ground airlines, stop hauliers from lugging goods to the world's biggest trading bloc and even make headaches for pet owners who want to take their dogs on holiday, according to government documents. With just six months to go until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that negotiations are at an impasse and that the EU must come up with new proposals on how to craft a divorce settlement. Many business chiefs and investors fear politics could scupper an agreement, thrusting the world's fifth largest economy into a "no-deal" Brexit that they say would spook financial markets and silt up the arteries of trade. Britain, which has warned it could leave without a deal, published 25 technical notices on Monday covering everything from commercial road haulage and buying timber to airline regulations and taking pets abroad. "If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place, UK and EU licensed airlines would lose the automatic right to operate air services between the UK and the EU without seeking advance permission," the government said. Overall, the...
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:51 pm

A pilot project launched on Monday will see elderly people in three localities being provided with transport to carry out basic errands. Residents of Żurrieq, Gżira and Mosta will be the first to benefit from the service, called Silver T, Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Agius Decelis said.  The service will be operated by St Vincent de Paul Home. Holders of Kartanzjan will be receiving information at home on how they will be able to book their transport two or three days in advance between 7am and 2 pm. They may use the transport to go to the town clinic, bank, local council, the market or church.      
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:44 pm

  A group of Dubai investors has acquired a majority stake in Valletta FC and vowed to take the club to the group stages of the Champions League. The Sanban Group, which is mostly involved in real estate, has bought a stake of 70 per cent and control of the premier league club. Club president Victor Sciriha, who will stay at the helm, said Valletta FC will become the envy of every other football club in Malta.  The ordinary administration of the club will be run by Mr Sciriha and the rest of the Valletta FC committee. The involvement of the Dubai investors was rumoured in the last few weeks after club vice-president Alexander Fenech had told Times of Malta that an agreement was reached with the investors and the Citizens were only waiting for the club members to approve the deal. An extraordinary general meeting was called last month and the club members gave an overwhelming vote of approval. Having received the club backing, Mr Sciriha, vice-president Alexander Fenech and team manager Gerald Ellul flew to Dubai last weekend for the signing of the agreement. Speaking during the ceremony, the investors said that they are pleased to have started a working relationship with the...
Author: Valhmor Camilleri
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:37 pm

A judge presiding over appeal proceedings in respect of two owners of a gentlemen’s club has stressed the need for laws to regulate such places of entertainment in a society that is becoming “increasingly permissive.” Madam Justice Edwina Grima highlighted the need for such intervention by the government when presiding over the case of Raymond Micallef and Vincent Micallef who had been cleared of running a brothel and of breaching employment regulations. The two men were acquitted in 2012 but an appeal was filed by the Attorney General. The case dated back to November 2006 when police raiding a club called Huggins in Paceville came across a number of scantily-dressed Romanian girls chatting with male customers at the bar, while two others were performing a pole and lap dance respectively. The court was told that during the raid the police had found nothing illegal. The prosecution had not summoned either the girls or the customers as witnesses. Madam Justice Grima observed that although gentlemen’s clubs have mushroomed, and in spite of a consultation plan to regulate such outlets, the state had so far promulgated no legislation in this regard. The time was ripe for such clubs...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:32 pm

Map showing the detours.

Traffic will be re-routed in some parts of Valletta as works will commence next month on the restoration of the British fortifications in the ditch area. Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation said that works would start on October 24 and take around seven weeks, when the dtich area will be closed, with vehicles not able to get from Triq San Nikola to Triq il-Lanċa. Vehicle going toward the ditch from the waterpolo pitch and from Triq il-Lanċa will be able to pass through Jews Sally Port and get to Triq San Nikola from there.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:31 pm

A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularised an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday. Yacouba Sawadogo shared this year's award with three Saudi human rights activists and an Australian agronomist. The 3 million Swedish crown (€289,700) prize honours people who find solutions to global problems. Sawadogo is known for turning barren land into forest using "zai" - pits dug in hardened soil that concentrate water and nutrients, allowing crops to withstand drought. The technique has been used to restore thousands of hectares of dry land and in doing so reduce hunger in Burkina Faso and Niger since he began to teach it in the 1980s, according to the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. Sawadogo said he hoped he would be able to "use the award for the future". "My wish is for people to take my knowledge and share it. This can benefit the youth of the country," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from his village in Burkina Faso. The country dips into a semi-arid zone below the Sahara desert known as the Sahel, where climate change and land overuse are making it increasingly...
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:22 pm

The MSE Equity Price Index drifted lower for the first time in four trading sessions on Monday as it slipped by 0.19% from its six-week high to 4,353.864 points. Various equities closed the day in negative territory, including BOV, GO and IHI. On the other hand, only three shares ended higher whilst a further five shares closed unchanged. Overall trading activity remained healthy as €0.41 million worth of shares changed hands. Bank of Valletta plc eased by 0.3% to the €1.475 level after partially recovering from its multi-year low of €1.45. A total of 87,481 shares traded. GO plc moved back to the €3.58 level (-0.6%) across 6,500 shares whilst International Hotel Investments plc lost 2.4% to the €0.615 level albeit on trivial volumes. Low trading activity also took place in three other shares. MaltaPost plc shed 3.6% to the €1.63 level whilst in the property segment, Malita Investments plc and MIDI plc dropped to €0.85 (-2.3%) and €0.56 (-0.9%) respectively. Malta Properties Company plc also trended lower today with a drop of 2.7% to the €0.496 level on four deals totalling 29,200 shares. In contrast, Malta International Airport plc climbed 0.8% higher to the €6.00 level after...
Author: Edward Rizzo
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:42 pm

A man on Monday was cleared of sexually abusing an eight-year-old child after a court concluded that the girl might have misinterpreted the accidental gestures of the accused whilst playing with children in the shallow waters of Pretty Bay. The alleged incident had taken place in July last year when the 40-year old had been spending the day with his young niece and other relatives at the beach. His niece’s friend, an 8-year old girl who used to spend time at a Church home, had been one of a group of 20 children on an outing with the nuns and other helpers. The man had spent time playing with the two girls in shallow water, lifting them and throwing them playfully, in view of other bathers. Later that evening, upon returning to her family home, the girl had confided with her mother that her friend’s uncle, - the accused - had touched her indecently several times, once even slipping his finger inside her panty, besides brushing his private parts against her thighs. A report was filed and criminal charges for sexual abuse and defilement of the minor were instituted against the man. He protested his innocence all along, insisting that he might have only accidentally brushed against...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:33 pm

Updated 5.55pm Russia announced on Monday it will supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria. The White House said it hoped Russia would reconsider the move, which US National Security Advisor John Bolton called a "significant escalation" of the seven-year war. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow had in the past obliged Israel by refraining to supply Syria with the system. But last week's crash, which killed 15 Russian service members, had forced Russia to take "adequate retaliatory measures" to keep its troops safe. "A modern S-300 air defence missile system will be transferred to the Syrian armed forces within two weeks," he said. The system will "significantly increase the Syrian army's combat capabilities," he said. President Vladimir Putin discussed the decision by phone on Monday with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin said. Russia, which fights in Syria to support the government, has said Syria shot the IL-20 surveillance plane down by mistake shortly after Israeli jets hit...
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:31 pm

Updated 5.15pm The public has been asked to have its say on Brussels’ plans to abolish the practice of switching between summer and winter time. EU Affairs Minister Helena Dalli and junior minister Aaron Farrugia on Monday announced a public consultation on the proposed daylight saving measure. Read: EU set to end switch between summer and winter time Currently, citizens in all 28 EU countries move their clocks an hour forward on the last Sunday in March and switch back to winter time on the final Sunday of October. However, a recent EU-wide poll found that more than 80 per cent of citizens wanted to abolish the switch and favoured keeping the time used in summer for the whole year. Around 54 per cent of the Maltese respondents to the poll had said he agreed with having one time. Dr Dalli said the public was being asked to weigh in on the matter to inform the government’s position. Dr Farrugia said the final decision on Malta’s position would be taken by Cabinet, however this would be based on what the public felt. A consultation meeting will also be held with social partners.   “There will be an impact, through this change, on Malta – whether this is an impact on commerce,...
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:25 pm

A bottle of extremely rare whisky is expected to fetch close to £1million when it goes under the hammer next week. The Macallan Valerio Adami whisky was distilled in 1926 and bottled in 1986. It will be up for auction at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh. Makers Macallan commissioned two world-famous pop artists to design labels for 24 limited edition bottle. Twelve bottles of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 were produced. One is said to have been destroyed in an earthquake in Japan in 2011, and it is believed that at least one of them has been opened and consumed. Valerio Adami is an Italian artist famous for painting bold, flat forms outlined in thick, black lines, in a style reminiscent of comic art.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:19 pm