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  1. Sliema cannot afford to lose

    Following their upset to Neptunes Grimaldi in the KO final last week, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate will be eager to stay in the hunt for the National Championship with a win over San Ġiljan Allcare this weekend. Today, Exiles Ferretti have one...

  2. Judge Farrugia Sacco retires - PN: Black day for accountability and good governance

    Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco, who is facing an impeachment motion in Parliament, retires from the Bench today on his 65th birthday, the legal limit for the retirement of judges. PN deputy leader Mario de Marco, speaking at a press conference...

  3. Despair on Chilean metro after power glitch traps thousands

    Thousands in Santiago were stranded during an evening commute as a power outage shut down the busy Metro line during rush hour. Cell phone video illustrates the growing anxiety of passengers trapped in the train...as they pounded on the doors,...

  4. Murder, revenge and lust take over Sin City sequel

    Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as old and new faces from Frank Miller’s noir graphic novels are brought to life in film. A Dame to Kill For, out in US theatres today, is both a prequel and a...

  5. Cliff Richard set for charts return

    Sir Cliff Richard looks set to return to the charts just over a week after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation. Fans of the veteran pop star have been showing their support by buying copies of his 1992 number seven...

  6. Immobility in eurozone

    At the beginning of this month, the European Central Bank published its report on the economic performance of the eurozone member states for the first six months of this year. The report was not terribly exciting to read and it did not provide any...

  7. Business growth slows in China, Europe

    Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed yesterday, providing more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going. Eurozone private business activity expanded...

  8. G20 edging towards deal on ‘bail-in’ bond cushion for banks

    Government leaders are expected to agree in November that the world’s top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis instead of calling on taxpayers to come to the rescue, industry and G20...

  9. Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald’s eateries

    Russia ramped up its scrutiny of McDonald’s restaurants yesterday, as the state food safety watchdog began unscheduled checks in several Russian regions, a day after four branches in Moscow were shuttered by the same agency. The food safety agency...

  10. European shares and the euro are lifted by robust German data

    Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting an all-time high, as US and German data drove confidence on economic growth and helped extend a stock rally. Data on German private-sector growth reassured investors about...