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Preview US President Donald Trump has taken note of leaked testimonies by senior FBI and DOJ officials implicated in spying on his campaign in 2016, but has yet to declassify the documents related to the FISA abuse scandal.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:39 pm
Preview Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in style at a Spanish court in Madrid, wearing a smile and dapper outfit to plead guilty to tax fraud and accept a 23-month suspended prison term and a €18.8 million fine.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:22 pm
Preview Four men, three of them teenagers, were arrested and charged with plotting to attack the reclusive Muslim community of Islamberg in upstate New York. They had prepared multiple explosive devices and over 20 guns for the plot.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:37 pm
Preview A lawyer for Paul Whelan, the American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, has claimed that he simply wanted pictures of Russian cathedrals, but happened to receive a memory stick containing state secrets instead.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:17 pm
Preview The British state-funded Integrity Initiative, exposed last year for conducting Europe-wide political influence campaigns in leaked files, has removed all of its website content “pending an investigation” into the data “theft.”
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:53 pm
Preview After pursuing contracts with various football clubs across the globe following his retirement from track & field, Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has decided to cut short his dream in favor of focusing on his business interests.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:38 pm
Preview California Senator Kamala Harris, who announced her 2020 bid for the presidency on Monday, was instantly pegged a frontrunner — a distinction which has prompted some to assume this will make her the target of “Russian bots.”
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:50 pm
Preview Belarusian model Nastya Rybka and sex coach Aleks Leslie, whose theatrical detention in a Moscow airport made headlines earlier, have been set free. Belarusian leader, Aleksandr Lukashenko, reportedly played a part in the release.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:44 pm
Preview Guernsey police have announced chances of survival are "unfortunately slim" and reported "floating objects' being found in the search for the missing light aircraft carrying Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:32 pm
Preview The popular messaging software WhatsApp has broken down, just a day after Facebook announced it would restrict some forwarding features to crack down on ‘fake news.’
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:28 pm
Preview A deaf child being treated at a Damascus hospital was filmed reacting to an implant allowing him to hear for the first time. The child got the device from his donor, Syrian first lady Asma Assad, who’s been fighting breast cancer.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:21 pm
Preview Twitter has suspended the account that shared the clipped video of Covington Catholic High School students' encounter with Native American elder Nathan Philips, which triggered a massive wave of attacks on the boys.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:48 pm
Preview A Jewish community group in Brazil is suing an iconic political cartoonist for anti-Semitism, over a drawing depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a “swastika embrace.”
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:00 pm
Preview 20yo Stefanos Tsitsipas has become the youngest player to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since 2007 as he stormed to the last four of the Australian Open, but who exactly is the player being heralded as the sport's next big thing?
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:57 pm
Preview While she intended to express a sense of urgency, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s declaration of impending apocalypse and puzzling comparison between climate change and WWII mostly incited confusion and laughter online.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:46 pm
Preview A German model who identifies as a black woman and uses tanning injections to darken her skin has stirred up quite a reaction by claiming in a TV interview that she and her white husband are expecting a black baby.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:46 pm
Preview The bullied Syrian refugee schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playground in Huddersfield is to sue Facebook over claims, made by former EDL leader Tommy Robinson, that he had attacked English girls.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:32 pm
Preview An investigator dubbed the ‘Indiana Jones of the art world’ has recovered two priceless stone treasures stolen from a Spanish church over a decade ago after tracing them to the garden of an English aristocrat.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:31 pm
Preview While anti-abortion activists push for a full ban and threaten women with hell, a Russian governor has came up with a controversial solution to the issue, ordering municipal heads to personally talk women out of ending pregnancy.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:28 pm
Preview The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military can go ahead, ending almost two years of legal wrangling.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:58 pm
Preview The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee has voted to uphold a reinstatement of the Russian anti-doping body, despite pressure from international organizations which demanded a suspension.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:39 pm
Preview Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has revealed they are pushing for PM Theresa May’s government to back their deal and allow MPs the option to vote for a second EU referendum, with their amendment to the Brexit deal.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:32 pm
Preview British armed police forced their way into a prisoner’s home to rescue his “very hungry” gerbil after he refused to grant access to the RSPCA. Both agencies have received some backlash for the heavy-handed approach.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:30 pm
Preview Russian gold could become the perfect alternative to conservative investments in the greenback, the CEO of Russia’s key trading floor, Moscow Exchange (MOEX), believes.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:40 pm
Preview The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which routinely bomb what it claims are Iranian targets on Syrian soil, have tweeted a map with drawn-on arrows to prove their point. Their chosen medium was swiftly turned against them.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:56 pm
Preview Trade between Russia and Japan grew by 20 percent to $20 billion last year, Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin has said. He met with his Japanese counterpart Hiroshige Seko in Moscow on Tuesday.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:52 pm
Preview Police in Warsaw, Poland, have arrested a man after he tried to ram his car through the gates of the Presidential Palace.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:50 pm
Preview Theresa May’s so-called “Plan B” for Brexit has been widely derided by analysts as a crude repackaging of her initial plan, which was rejected last week in the House of Commons by a record number of votes.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:42 pm
Preview Japan’s biggest retail chains are pulling porn magazines off the shelves to improve their image ahead of the two biggest sporting events ever to take place in the country – the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:41 pm
Preview Russia has threatened to respond to “freshly invented” punitive measures imposed by the EU over the Skripal poisoning. Moscow says it’s an arbitrary punishment that disrespects established non-proliferation norms.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:10 pm
Preview A Stonehenge-like stone circle, initially believed to be up to 4,500 years old was actually constructed in the 1990s, red-faced archaeologists have been forced to admit.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:47 pm
Preview The five time Ballon d'Or winner was handed a large fine and a suspended 23-month jail sentence despite a conviction for a multi-million dollar tax fraud, leading to some fans complaining that his punishment was too lenient.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:47 pm
Preview UK Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has warned PM Theresa May that she faces up to 40 cabinet resignations, if she fails to allow ministers to vote on a plan that could block a no-deal Brexit, the Times reports.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:45 pm
Preview Rumors spread like wildfire as Derry, Northern Ireland, was hit by three security alerts on Monday. With panic setting in on social media the police are seeking to reassure people that a zombie apocalypse isn’t nigh.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:24 pm
Preview A new treaty signed by France and Germany on Tuesday reiterates their commitment to support each other, which they have done as NATO members. Angela Merkel also supported the creation of a joint European army.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:15 pm
Preview Paul Whelan, the ex-US Marine suspected of espionage in Russia, had documents containing state secrets at the time of his arrest in Moscow, his lawyer said. Whelan may not have been aware he had sensitive information, he added.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:04 pm
Preview The landmark 2018 summit between Washington and Pyongyang was prefaced by nearly a decade of bilateral intelligence negotiations, a report shows.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:54 am
Preview A Tu-22M3 supersonic strategic bomber has crashed in Russia’s north-west while trying to make a landing during a sudden snowstorm. Two crew members died in the incident while two others were injured.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:49 am
Preview World political and business elites are gathering in Davos, Switzerland, for an annual forum on how to tackle global problems, like the increasing wealth gap between rich and poor. Several key leaders will be missing though.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:45 am
Preview There has been "growing concern" reported over the well-being of new Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala who was a passenger on a light aircraft which went missing between France and the Welsh capital on Monday evening.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:42 am
Preview The European Commission has fined US payment system Mastercard €570 million ($648mn) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks established elsewhere across the EU.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:22 am
Preview An Aeroflot flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow was forced to land some 240km short of its destination after a passenger demanded that the plane be diverted to Afghanistan. He has been arrested.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:16 am
Preview As the longest government shutdown in US history continues, lawmakers are desperately seeking solutions to the impasse, including one Arizona senator who has suggested taxing porn to fund the controversial border wall.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:06 am
Preview The World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 kicked off in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday welcoming participants from 50 countries. The official Russian residence, Russia House, will also host business events till January 25.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:16 am
Preview Russia’s external debt has fallen by $64.4 billion or 12.4 percent from the beginning of last year, amounting to $453.7 billion as of January 1, 2019 – the lowest level since April 2009, according to Central Bank of Russia data.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:11 am
Preview Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a prearranged €18.8 million fine and a suspended 23-month jail term for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday. The charges relate to his time at former club Real Madrid.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:02 am
Preview After being caught on video in a bizarre ‘charging up’ stance, a 30-year-old Polish man injured three police officers during a violent clash in a Dutch town.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:43 am
Preview Despite expecting a hefty fine and two-year prison sentence for defrauding the Spanish treasury, Cristiano Ronaldo arrived looking as though he didn't have a care in the world upon arriving at a Madrid court on Tuesday.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:42 am
Preview US President Donald Trump has finally commented on the controversy over a standoff between Catholic students and a Native American activist, which turned out to be not what the liberal media rushed to report.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:41 am
Preview King Louis XVI’s refusal to embrace reforms led to his downfall, Emmanuel Macron told corporate executives gathered at Versailles. The meeting was held in part to alleviate investors’ fears after 10 weeks of Yellow Vest protests.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:52 am
Preview The US has informed Canada it will start formal extradition proceedings for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, nearly two months after she was arrested in Vancouver for violating unilateral US sanctions against Iran.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:34 am
Preview A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck 143 miles south of the Indonesian town of Raba, according to the US Geological Service. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning has been issued.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:40 am
Preview What was once believed to be an elusive planet causing gravitational disturbances at the edge of our solar system may actually be many clusters of smaller objects spread out over a huge “disc” with ten times Earth’s mass.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:21 am
Preview Fox & Friends has apologized profusely after accidentally airing a graphic memorializing the still-living Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during prime Trump viewing hours.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:31 am
Preview Former Israeli Defense Forces chief turned political candidate Benny Gantz is touting the body count he racked up leading Operation Protective Edge with a campaign that boasts about bombing parts of Gaza “back to the Stone Age.”
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:50 am
Preview British maritime authorities have launched an investigation into a near miss incident involving one of Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered submarine and a passenger ferry sailing between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain.
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Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:22 am
Preview Russian sports officials compared the behavior of the IOC to "unsportsmanlike behavior" after the organization negatively reacted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to clear skier Alexander Legkov of doping.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 10:28 pm
Preview A disgruntled Brit plowed a digger into the lobby of a Travelodge in Liverpool, after reportedly not receiving pay for construction work on the hotel.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:56 pm
Preview Ankara has “almost completed” preparations for another military operation in Syria and will launch it if “promises” made by other parties about the protection of its borders are not kept, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:10 pm
Preview False accusations of racism and abuse against boys from a Kentucky Catholic high school – only because they wore MAGA hats – have spurred many supporters of President Donald Trump to action, but the POTUS himself has been missing.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 8:05 pm
Preview Maria Zakharova attacked controversial veteran economist, Anatoly Chubais, over his claim that Russia is poor. She said the man, who oversaw the country's switch to capitalism, should know how it happened.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 7:40 pm
Preview France’s data protection watchdog is slapping Google with an unprecedented fine, citing the company’s failure to meet privacy and transparency standards with user information.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 7:18 pm
Preview In response to a viral video confrontation between a MAGA hat-wearing high school boy and a Native American elder, Disney film producer Jack Morrissey published a tweet advocating for a violent response.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 7:06 pm
Preview Day 8 of the Australian Open 2019 produced no real shocks but still a marathon of high-octane action, confusion, frustration and elation as the sport's stars battled for a place in the quarterfinals in Melbourne.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:33 pm
Preview Venezuela’s Supreme Court has declared all acts of the country’s National Assembly null and void, days after the opposition-held assembly declared President Nicolas Maduro’s election illegitimate.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:57 pm
Preview A man, thought to be a Buddhist monk, has been arrested over a horrific slashing attack on a street vendor in Bangkok. He reportedly attacked the seller to prove that his wares – lucky necklaces – were no protection from danger.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:44 pm
Preview Eyebrow-raising remarks from Italy’s deputy prime minister, in which he blamed France for the migrant crisis, have reportedly earned the country’s ambassador to France a summons to explain the comments.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:43 pm
Preview BuzzFeed’s ‘bombshell’ claim last week that Donald Trump told ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to congress is just the latest in a long line of ‘Russiagate’ stories that have later turned out to be false.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:39 pm
Preview Having already dethroned one of combat sport's greats in Conor McGregor, UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed the blueprint for his future fights which he feels will distinguish him as the world's top sportsman.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:37 pm
Preview Two ships have caught fire while moving through the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from mainland Russia, after one of them was apparently rocked by an explosion. At least 11 sailors have died, Russian Maritime Agency said.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:09 pm
Preview In what could be a landmark case, a former soldier is suing the UK’s Ministry of Defense, alleging that his life has been ruined by the army’s failure to protect him from contracting Q fever while serving in Afghanistan.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:58 pm
Preview California Senator Kamala Harris has announced her candidacy for president with a pledge to “bring our voices together.” The first-term senator has been billed as one of the Democrats’ best chances for defeating Trump in 2020.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:51 pm
Preview UK PM Theresa May reveals her Brexit ‘Plan B’ to parliament on Monday in a bid to garner the support of a majority of MPs to get an agreement through the House of Commons and avoid a no-deal withdrawal scenario.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:35 pm
Preview Viral eyewitness video captured the heartbreaking moment that a two-year-old toddler got out of her father’s car and walked towards gun-wielding police with her hands raised.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:34 pm
Preview The body of Vladimir Lenin should be left in the mausoleum on the Red Square as there are much more important problems for Russia to solve, the lawmakers said on the 95th anniversary since the death of the 1917 Revolution leader.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:33 pm
Preview An Egyptian TV host known for expressing views against LGBT issues in the past has instead been jailed for promoting the gay lifestyle. The sentence stems from a 2018 on-air interview with a gay man about his life.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:17 pm
Preview UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has thrown a dig at vanquished opponent Conor McGregor at an Australian Q&A, claiming that 22 years after wrestling with a bear in his youth, he wrestled a "chicken" in the Irishman.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:04 pm
Preview Markus Ganserer was re-elected to the Bavarian state parliament in October, but he won’t be taking his seat in the chamber. Instead, Tessa Ganserer, Germany’s first transgender lawmaker, will sit where Markus once did.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:04 pm
Preview Risk of a sharper decline in global growth has increased, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which urged the United States and China to resolve their trade war.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:01 pm
Preview Tokyo has resumed purchases of Iranian oil for the first time since suspending imports in line with US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to reports citing a Japanese refinery and the head of Iranian Central Bank.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:58 pm
Preview Archeologists in Uzbekistan have unearthed a treasure estimated to worth at least a million dollars, which includes some items owned by a controversial member of the Romanov royal family, an exile who became a patron of the arts.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:53 pm
Preview An ultra-orthodox municipality just east of Tel Aviv has edited a female politician out of a billboard ad, and not for the first time, with some saying the practice is meant to “erase Israeli women,” altogether.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:53 pm
Preview A hiker who gained fame for scaling summits while scantily clad has been found frozen to death on the side of a mountain in Taiwan after suffering a bad fall during her latest challenge.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:36 pm
Preview Australian Open fans have been left bemused by Serena Williams' mother Oracene Price, who was caught sitting stern-faced and emotionless while her team erupted in celebration following Serena's hard-fought win over Simona Halep.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:28 pm
Preview Venezuela’s military has detained a group of the National Guard soldiers who stole weapons, and called for an uprising to be staged against President Nicolas Maduro.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:11 pm
Preview Scientists experimenting on an Antarctic lake hidden deep under glacial cover made a surprising discovery when mud scrapped from an instrument lowered into its dark, icy depths revealed ancient signs of life.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:05 pm
Preview The Russian telecom watchdog has opened legal proceedings against social media giants for defying local data protection laws.
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Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:48 pm

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The American singer denies wrongdoing after a woman accused him of raping her in a hotel room.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:25 pm
A DNA test carried out by scientists shows the man jailed in Spandau prison was Hitler's deputy.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:08 pm
Motorists are being warned of hazardous driving conditions for Wednesday morning.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:02 pm
Emiliano Sala, known as the 'local Carlos Tevez', is a player who bloomed late, was teased by team-mates and loved detective novels.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:55 pm
Up to 900 jobs may go in a first wave of closures after the fraud-hit cafe chain collapses into administration.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:50 pm
English snooker player David Gilbert makes the 147th official 147 maximum break, 37 years after Steve Davis registered the first.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:44 pm
No deal makes hard border obvious, says EC spokesman, but Irish government calls that unacceptable.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:43 pm
After #GetTonyAFlypast started trending online the RAF have said they’ll perform a flyby to commemorate the anniversary of 10 airmen’s deaths.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:09 pm
The French capital is turned into a winter wonderland with the first dusting of snow of the season.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:30 pm
Two senior executives will move from Wiltshire but no jobs will be lost in the process.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:29 pm
Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt officially calls time on his pursuit of a career in professional football, declaring his "sports life over".
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:26 pm
Who are the real winners and losers in this year's Academy Award nominations?
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:20 pm
Bear, who was found in a garden in Telford, will need months of treatment to help regrow his spines.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:08 pm
Cardiff City's Emiliano Sala was on board an aircraft which vanished over the Channel Islands.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:06 pm
Centre Jonathan Joseph is added to the England squad heading to Portugal on Wednesday to begin preparations for the Six Nations.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:47 pm
The Racing 92 player said he was abused during his side's game in Belfast earlier in January.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:07 pm
A child's death at a hospital in Glasgow has been linked to an infection spread by bird droppings.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:04 pm
They wanted to surprise their parents by going home alone - frostbite and hypothermia were the result.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:01 pm
Denise Fergus criticises the Academy for nominating a film about her son's young killers.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:20 pm
How MPs hope to change the Brexit process when Theresa May brings the issue back to the Commons.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:14 pm
The naturalist tells Prince William people must look after the natural world, or it will be wrecked.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:05 pm
They are followed by A Star Is Born, Vice and Black Panther.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:54 pm
Thousands of people on Reddit are enjoying a 'paintception' craze, showcasing a painting within a painting within a painting - repeat
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:20 pm
Two new documentaries about the failed event have thrown a spotlight on the influencers and celebrities who promoted it.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:16 pm
Petra Kvitova reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final since being stabbed in a knife attack as she beats Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:03 pm
Golden State superstar Stephen Curry shows he is human after all with five seconds of basketball to forget in the Warriors' 130-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:48 am
Jan Siewert becomes the third consecutive Borussia Dortmund second-team coach to leave for an English club - Simon Stone looks at why.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:11 am
The famous replica skeleton, usually displayed at London's Natural History Museum, goes on show in Glasgow.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 9:37 am
Shops say they have seen a spike in donations since the Netflix de-cluttering show launched.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:54 am
Dominic Foster and his dad John are on the same apprenticeship at the same company.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:41 am
Labour wants a new customs arrangement with the EU, but how would it work?
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:40 am
Anoushka has been offered a place at Cambridge. But she's mixed race and worries she won't fit in. Should she accept the offer?
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:40 am
From nuclear blasts to deforestation - why one corner of the UK offers a handy size comparison.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 1:37 am
How one family stayed alive while shipwrecked and adrift on the Pacific Ocean.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:24 am
Nahín, 17, left her home in Honduras with a migrant caravan headed for the US but turned back in Mexico.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:21 am
Kaiden Williams, 13, recently featured in a campaign for the clothes store and is inspiring others.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:07 am
Jazz musician Musa Manzini was kept awake for part of his surgery to have a tumour removed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:06 am
A car salesman, estate agent and divorce lawyer have some tips that might just help end May and Trump's stalemates.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:02 am
Gender equality remains high on the agenda at Davos, but has anything really changed?
Posted: January 22, 2019, 12:01 am
A Bournemouth hospital is stationing a nurse at its A&E entrance to redirect non-emergency cases.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 6:19 pm
The shark's teeth resemble alien spaceships from the game, Galaga, according to US scientists.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:04 pm
Max Bowden will be the sixth actor to play the EastEnders character since 1996.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:50 pm
Emma Fairweather, who broke her wrist in the crash, describes the "terrifying" experience.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:53 pm
Bodycam footage released by Florida police shows the two-year-old with her hands raised for officers.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:42 pm
On 20 January 2018 Taliban gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul that was popular with foreign guests - Vasileios Vasileiou was one of them.
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:08 am
Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but beat the odds. Her scar is part of her body art.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 12:47 am
Trafficked into the sex industry after defecting from North Korea, two young women spent years in captivity.
Posted: January 18, 2019, 12:28 am
Two years into a history-defying presidency, the BBC's Nick Bryant assesses how Donald Trump may be remembered.
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Times of Malta

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

Opposition MP Jason Azzopardi on Tuesday called for the establishment of an office for a special inquiring magistrate exclusively focused on the investigation and prosecution of cases involving allegations of corruption. Dr Azzopardi, who was speaking during the adjournment in Parliament, made his call in the wake of revelations related to the sale of three Maltese hospitals to Vitals Global Healthcare in 2015. That year, VGH had been awarded a 30-year concession to operate Karin Grech Hospital, Gozo General Hospital, and St Luke’s Hospital, with the sole discretion to extend that concession for a period of 99 years. The deal would have seen VGH receive €70 million a year for the operation of the three hospitals, apart from the wages of each employee at the hospitals, €1.2 million for a medical school in Gozo, and €1 million a year for an air ambulance service. Dr Azzopardi also made reference to allegations published this week that VGH had also sought to supplement its earnings by making money from the sale of cancer medication after purchasing the company Mtrace plc which provided this medication at a 25% mark-up. Dr Azzopardi outlined the sequence of memoranda of...
Author: Luke Scicluna
Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:11 pm

An NGO vessel that rescued a group of distressed migrants last week is stranded at sea once again as the Maltese and Italian authorities insist it is not their responsibility to help coordinate the disembarkation. Sea-Watch 3 rescued 47 migrants last Saturday in the waters between Malta and Libya, however days later they remain without a safe port where to disembark their “guests”.  The rescue took place about 50 kilometres off the coast of Tripoli.  A spokesman for the NGO on Monday told Times of Malta that while they had made contact with the Maltese and Italian authorities, both were adamant that the vessel should instead reach out to their Libyan counterparts as they were the competent rescue coordinating authority.   The spokesman said repeated efforts to contact the Libyan coast guard and other Libyan authorities in recent days had proven unsuccessful as they remained unresponsive.  And, even if the NGO heard back from the Libyan authorities, they would not be prepared to disembark the migrants in Libyan as the country did not meet the international standards of a safe port.   “If the Libyan authorities direct us to a safe port then yes we will follow those...
Author: Ivan Martin
Posted: January 22, 2019, 7:01 pm

Cardiff City's stunned supporters joined club officials in praying for a miracle on Tuesday with the Premier League club's record signing Emiliano Sala feared dead after his plane disappeared over the Channel Islands. The 28-year-old Argentine striker is one of two people still missing after contact was lost with the light aircraft he was travelling in on Monday night. Police on the British island of Guernsey have suspended their search for the evening and warned chances of survival were "slim" if the aircraft landed on water. Sala was on his way to the Welsh capital to train with his new teammates for the first time after completing a £15 million ($19 million) move to Cardiff from French side Nantes on Saturday. The arrival of a player who had scored 12 goals in Ligue 1 this season was a beacon of hope for fans optimistic that his firepower could save their struggling side from relegation this season. But excitement gave way to foreboding as fans laid flowers and heartfelt messages at Cardiff City Stadium. Numbed and shocked supporters stood together in the club car park, where some laid daffodils and blue and white club scarves. "The excitement of a new signing arriving at...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:57 pm

The Planning Authority is being urged to refuse an application for the construction of 30 apartments over a 250 year-old baroque scheduled garden in Għaxaq when the project comes up for discussions on Thursday. Apart from the case officer, who is recommending its refusal, the application caused an outcry which resulted in hundreds of objections being filed with the Planning Authority.  Filed by Michael Paris on behalf of the heirs of the late Mary Paris, the proposal seeks to excavate basement level of garages, the construction of 30 residential units over five levels, including the penthouse level, and the restoration of garden area.  The site is in Triq Il-Ħatem, Għaxaq.  The area forms part of Palazzo Giannin, a 250 year-old palazzo, which is a Grade 2 scheduled property that includes baroque architectural decorations.  It is a protected green enclave with a number of trees that are also protected.  The original application was filed in 2004 and refused in 2008. A request for reconsideration was filed and again refused in 2010. However, later that year, the matter was overturned at appeals stage when the Planning Appeals Board issued an outline permit for a maximum of 30...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:02 pm

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday authorised President Donald Trump's administration to block the recruitment of transgender military personnel pending the outcome of litigation on the sensitive issue. The White House had asked the Supreme Court to intervene after lower courts prohibited Trump's administration from implementing controversial restrictions on transgender service. The administration said there is "too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality" to allow transgender people to serve openly - a policy enacted under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama. The court decided by a narrow 5-4 majority to suspend prohibitions restricting transgender service as litigation moves forward in lower courts. Under the Obama-era policy, transgender recruits were to start being accepted by July 1, 2017. The Trump administration postponed that date to January 1, 2018, before deciding to reverse the policy entirely. But the ban on transgender people in the military was repeatedly challenged in court, leading to an updated policy that also contained major restrictions on transgender service. It barred military service by people who had undergone gender reassignment surgery as well as...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:00 pm

The Opposition on Tuesday voted against the appointment of Karl Izzo to the post of non-resident ambassador to Montenegro following a heated sitting of the Public Appointments Committee. Mr Izzo's nomination was approved by the Committee on the strength of the votes of government MPs. Mr Izzo is coach of Malta's waterpolo team, who, together with his wife Diane, owns the fashion retail group Dizz. Asked to justify his suitability for the role, Mr Izzo referred to his many trips to Montenegro relating to his work in sports. He identified various avenues for collaboration. Opposition MP Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici highlighted the candidate's lack of qualifications and experience in the diplomatic arena, arguing that he was not to blame but that whoever had nominated him to the post should have known better. Pointing out that Montenegro would soon be joining the European Union, he argued that it merited a more seasoned ambassador. Government MP Robert Abela stated that qualifications were not the only consideration when it came to the appointment of ambassadors. He was echoed by government MP Glenn Bedingfield, who asserted that Malta had had qualified ambassadors who had only lasted a...
Author: Luke Scicluna
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:03 pm

The MSE Equity Price Index erased most of Monday's gains as it slipped by 0.46% to 4,371.498 points. Five equities trended in negative territory while another three equities traded unchanged. Volumes contracted noticeably as only €0.17 million worth of shares changed hands compared to €0.36 million on Monday. Bank of Valletta plc remained the most activity equity as 10 deals totalling 66,153 shares forced the equity to move 0.8% lower back to the €1.30 level. Among the large equities by market capitalisation, International Hotel Investments plc also trended in negative territory to close at the €0.60 level (-1.6%) albeit on trivial volumes. GO plc shed 1.5% to the €4.04 level on 5,410 shares and PG plc retreated by 0.8% to €1.32 across 15,300 shares. The worst performing equity on Tuesday was Trident Estates plc with a 2.3% decline to the €1.29 level on a total of 15,400 shares. Meanwhile, Malta Properties Company plc and Main Street Complex plc remained unchanged at the €0.515 and €0.64 levels respectively on light trading volumes. HSBC Bank Malta plc also ended the trading session unchanged at the €1.75 level on 10,385 shares. The RF MGS Index climbed 0.06% to 1,101.085 points...
Author: Edward Rizzo
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:01 pm

Gone are the days when living at home in your 20s was seen as an embarrassing sign of arrested development. Today, 63% of single adults between the ages of 20 and 29 live with their parents, as do just over half of 25- to 29-year-olds. This inevitably raises issues about how families share costs, and what sort of living standards both older and younger generations can maintain in this arrangement. At the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University, we’ve established a Minimum Income Standard, based on what income members of the public say is necessary for a person to meet their material needs and participate in society. According to our latest research, a single person living on their own in a rented flat needs to earn at least £18,400 a year, rising to £27,000 in London, to reach this minimum standard.  We found that, for young adults with modest means, high housing costs and difficulty saving money are the main motivation for living with parents. As well as saving on rent, a combined household can share the cost of council tax and water bills, save on heating and potentially save money by bulk buying food and other goods. Our research identified potential...
Author: Donald Hirsch, Loughborough University
Posted: January 22, 2019, 5:01 pm

A passenger heading to an outbound flight to Tunisia on Monday got more than he bargained for when he lied to customs officials about the amount of cash he was carrying. Refugee Hisham Khalleefah Ali Laweer was arraigned on Tuesday after he was arrested at Malta International Airport at around 4.30am on Monday over an alleged breach of cash control regulations and a false declaration made to customs officers. A female officer explained in court how officials had been carrying out random currency checks at the departure lounge for non-Schengen passengers, when a sniffer dog signalled a reaction in respect of the suspect. When conducted to a private office, the man allegedly told officers that he had €9,000 in cash, before producing the sum of €9,715. However, a rub-down search on the suspect soon yielded a further €2,000 in cash, the court was told. Although no money was found in the passenger’s luggage, a strip search yielded another €15,000, bringing the total amount of cash to €26,715, well above the maximum statutory limit of €10,000. In light of the man’s own admission, the court, presided over by magistrate Aaron Bugeja, declared the accused guilty, ordered the confiscation...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:51 pm

A baby has been admitted to Mater Dei Hospital with meningitis, the health authorities said. They said the case was not acquired in the hospital setting and was not related to the previously reported death of a four-year-old child with bacterial meningitis. A four-year-old boy died of bacterial meningitis on Sunday displaying symptoms a few days ago. The health authorities said the two cases were caused by two different types of bacteria. Meningitis, they said, could be caused by many different types of bacteria. The bacteria responsible in the case of the baby only affected babies in the first three months of their life. In Malta, an average of four cases are reported in newborn babies every year. This type of infection is treatable with antibiotics, and no vaccine is available against this bacteria. The best way to prevent such infections, the authorities said, was by always ensuring good hand hygiene, especially when in contact with newborn babies who were more vulnerable to infections.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:38 pm

Armed robbers held up a bank off Paris' famous Champs-Elysees avenue Tuesday, tying up employees for hours and breaking into safety deposit boxes, police said. The daring raid saw several men rush into Milleis bank at opening time, tie up employees, and spray them with a mysterious liquid before rifling through some 30 safe deposit boxes, a source close to the investigation said on condition of anonymity. Formerly called Barclays France, the bank is less than 200 metres from the French presidential palace. Despite high security in the area, the men made an undetected getaway several hours later, around midday, with their haul from Milleis, which targets high-end customers. The value of the stolen items was not immediately known. "We saw nothing, heard nothing. It was when police arrived that we found out what was going on," a nearby shopkeeper told AFP as investigators swarmed the area. A lone gunman attacked a bank near the Arc de Triomphe monument in February last year, but was shot and arrested by police. In 2017, two men held up a luxury watch-makers just off the Champs-Elysees, getting away with several hundred thousand euros.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:20 pm

A 75-year-old man from St Julian’s was grievously injured on Tuesday when he was hit by a car in Ħamrun. The police said the accident happened in Triq il-Kbira San Ġużepp at 11.30am. The victim was hit by a Ford Escort that was being driven by a 31-year-old man from Paola. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The police are investigating.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:14 pm

Barcelona's new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng accepts he has joined the club to be a back-up after the 31-year-old was officially unveiled at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Boateng has moved to Barca from Italian side Sassuolo on a six-month loan deal worth an initial one million euros, with the option to buy for eight million euros in the summer. He will provide cover up front for Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi after Munir El Haddadi was sold to Sevilla earlier this month. Ernesto Valverde's side have already played 31 games this season and, as well as leading the title race in La Liga, are into the latter stages of the Champions League and Copa del Rey. "I have not talked to the coach," Boateng said at a press conference. "But I know I have not come to play in the starting line-up because there are incredible players in this team. I'm here because of my experience and to help." Boateng, who turns 32 in March, has represented 10 different clubs including AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and Portsmouth. He also has experience of La Liga, having spent a season at La Palmas in 2016-17. Deployed more as an attacking midfielder earlier in his career, Boateng believes he is now best...
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:08 pm

Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler has said he will be investigating aspects of the Venice Commission report on the rule of law in Malta.Addressing the inaugural meeting of the parliamentary standing committee to which he will report, Dr Hyzler said he would be looking into concerns raised by the Council of Europe’s rule of law experts on MPs’ ability to scrutinise the government while also holding positions on public bodies, among other issues. However, answering a question by Opposition MP Simon Busuttil, he said other aspects of the report were beyond his remit.Dr Hyzler, who was sworn in to the newly-established role last November, said he had already received four complaints against public individuals, three of which were being investigated while the other had been found to be inadmissible. The bulk of Tuesday’s committee meeting was taken up with questions over how much information about complaints dealt with by the commissioner should be made public.In particular, MPs expressed concerns and disagreements over whether the commissioner - who is bound by law to secrecy - should disclose cases where an individual is cleared of a complaint against them...
Author: Philip Leone Ganado
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:04 pm

A video of a group of nuns performing their own version of Queen's classic song We Will Rock You has gone viral on social media.  The video posted by Fay Josephine Pele has drawn more than 1.02 million views on Facebook. Singing alongside the actual track, the group of women recreate the famous Roger Taylor drum beat by banging their hands on their tables in unison. The video shows the community of sisters singing to the Brian May-penned song, climaxing in a nun playing air guitar towards the end. "A pre-celebration of the end of a blessed time with our sisters at the Provincial Chapter. #medianuns ilovemysisters! We celebrate big time!"
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:03 pm

Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday it could pull out of partnerships in hostile countries as it seeks to counter security concerns in the West over its 5G technology. Liang Hua, chairman of the telecommunications equipment provider, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that Western governments were welcome to tour Huawei facilities if they had concerns about the equipment potentially being misused for espionage.  Echoing Huawei's reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei, Liang also expressed "every confidence" in Canada's legal system after the arrest of Ren's daughter - a senior Huawei executive - on a US extradition request.  The subsequent arrests in China of two Canadians, seen widely as a reprisal by Beijing against Ottawa, "has no relation with Huawei", Liang told reporters in Davos. And he said "we fully comply" with local laws, after the Wall Street Journal said the US Department of Justice was in the "advanced" stages of a criminal probe that could result in an indictment of Huawei. Several Asia-Pacific countries have heeded Washington's call for a ban on Huawei technology, but the picture in Europe is more nuanced, not least because Huawei's 5G capabilities are seen as...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 22, 2019, 4:01 pm

A man who just after midnight on Monday broke into a parked car and stole items belonging to its owner was granted bail pending a pre-sentencing report after admitting to the charges. Jonathan Attard, 39, from Iklin, just recently employed with a towing company, pleaded for clemency upon his arraignment on Tuesday afternoon after registering an admission to the aggravated theft, voluntary damage to third party property as well as committing such wrongdoing while under a three-year probation order delivered last year. In the light of such charges, the court, presided over by magistrate Aaron Bugeja, explained to the accused that “his hands were tied”. “Can’t you show clemency? I know I was wrong. I made a mistake. I’m willing to pay for all damages. You won’t see me here again, I swear!” the man pleaded, running his hands through his hair and wiping away his tears. “You ought to have considered this before breaking into that car,” the magistrate told the man standing before him at the dock, observing that the accused had acknowledged his mistake from the very start when releasing his statement to the police. The man had apparently faced problems in the past, had been ‘clean’ for...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:33 pm

The owners of SmartCity have “suspended” the process of seeking drastic changes to the originally planned ICT city’s master plan, approved by Parliament in 2008, as developers and the Planning Authority have found an innovative way to circumvent height and building space limitations imposed in the original plan, Times of Malta is informed. As the Planning Authority is this week expected to green-light a massive private development – known as The Shoreline – which is in breach of the limitations imposed in the original master plan, sources told Times of Malta that following discussions “a way was found on how to issue the permit without the need for a new master plan and avoid the approval of Parliament”. In an attempt to bypass the master plan’s limitations and expedite the private multi-million residential and commercial project, SmartCity, which sold two massive plots to the developers of The Shoreline a few years ago, agreed to transfer building space (gross floor area) and height limitations from other still unbuilt blocks onto the ones sold on The Shoreline. This was accepted and justified by the Planning Authority as according to its case officer “the changes from the...
Author: Ivan Camilleri
Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:20 pm

There is "no compromise" on Brexit that commands majority public support in Britain, with opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal the only point of agreement, a leading pollster said Tuesday. "No procedural or substantive option appears to be both widely popular and capable of bridging the Brexit divide," said the University of Strathclyde's John Curtice. "Our politicians are constantly being told that you should be seeking the centre ground.  "The problem with Brexit is that the centre ground of politics is rather thinly populated," he said, presenting a report entitled "Brexit and Public Opinion 2019" in London. The report, drawn from collated polls, highlights the challenge facing prime minister May as she tries to resurrect the deal she struck with the European Union after if was comprehensively rejected by MPs. A slim majority of the public are in favour of her renegotiating the deal, but none of the possible outcomes of that renegotiation enjoy majority support, according to the polls. At either end of the spectrum, leaving without a deal and holding a second referendum both command strong partisan support, but largely cancel each other out on the national stage. A...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 22, 2019, 3:05 pm

Pastor Marc Schmed stands in the snow outside his church in the small Swiss ski resort town of Davos, waiting for permission to enter. The Freie Evangelische Gemeinde, or the English Church, is one of more than a dozen buildings in the town that have been rented out to multinational corporations for events during the annual World Economic Forum meeting of the rich, famous and influential. Inside the church, around 20 workers are putting the finishing touches on the transformation: Danish online payment company Tradeshift has made this "The Sanctuary", where discussions are being hosted by business TV channel CNBC with the likes of Hollywood star Matt Damon, on the sidelines of the official WEF programme. They have raised the floor so it sits atop of the pews usually used by parishioners, and have created a stage bordered by screens, with the still visible organ pipes one of the few reminders that this is a church. 24-hour bread All around town, shops and businesses have received similar makeovers, while some corporations like Facebook have built entire temporary buildings, with owners of the land profiting handsomely. Schmed won't say how much his church is getting for the...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 22, 2019, 2:43 pm