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  • Russia is cutting space funding as economic crisis starts to bite

    Russia is cutting space funding as economic crisis starts to bite

    Russia is cutting spending on its space programme by more than a third over the next 10 years because of the country’s economic crisis, forcing it to scrap plans to develop a super-heavy launch rocket. Space exploration is a subject of national...

  • France arrests heavily armed man over church attack plans

    France arrests heavily armed man over church attack plans

    An Algerian man suspected of planning an imminent attack on a church has been arrested in Paris, with police discove-ring Kalashnikovs, hand guns and ammunition in his possession, top officials said yesterday. The 24-year old electronics student,...

  • Ethiopians rally to mourn compatriots who were killed by Islamic State militants in Libya

    Ethiopians rally to mourn compatriots who were killed by Islamic State militants in Libya

    Demonstrators hurled stones and police fired teargas as emotions ran high at a mass rally in Ethiopia’s capital yesterday while commemorating 30 compatriots shot and beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya, witnesses said. Protesters started...

  • Iran and US do not agree over sanctions relief

    Iran and US do not agree over sanctions relief

    The timing of sanctions relief is the main sticking point in nuclear talks that resumed yesterday with a meeting between delegates from Iran and the European Union. Arriving in Vienna, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi reiterated Iran’s...

  • The onion weed

    The onion weed

    The onion weed is a spring-flowering plant of the lily family. It is found in Mediterranean countries but has been introduced in many areas with a Mediterranean climate, particularly in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. It has...

  • Pope Francis to visit Cuba en route to United States

    Pope Francis to visit Cuba en route to United States

    Pope Francis will visit Cuba en route to the United States in September, the Vatican said yesterday, capping his success in bringing the former enemies together after more than half a century of distrust. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi...

  • Experts set out global deal demands

    Experts set out global deal demands

    Earth Day’s 45th anniversary marks the year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate change treaty in a bid to avert possible natural catastrophes Leading scientists have set out what a global climate deal, set to be negotiated in...

  • Harry Potter stories ‘castspell on brain’

    Harry Potter stories ‘castspell on brain’

    Scientists find ‘significant correlations ’ between activity in brain regions which process emotions and passages from J.K. Rowling’s novels about boy wizard Certain words and sentences from Harry Potter stories cast a spell on the brain,...

  • Amazon forest’s carbon levels hit by loggers

    Amazon forest’s carbon levels hit by loggers

    Human activity has robbed the Amazon rainforest of more than 10 per cent of its ability to store carbon in its vegetation, a study has found. Deforestation of the giant forest is likely to account for 1.5 per cent of the increase in atmospheric...

  • Better time by world most accurate clock

    Better time by world most accurate clock

    Modifications to the world’s most accurate clock mean it is not expected to lose or gain a second in 15 billion years − a period of time greater than the age of the universe. The experimental strontium lattice clock built by scientists in the US...

  • Smog-hit China aims for stimulus as growth wanes

    Smog-hit China aims for stimulus as growth wanes

    Days before Beijing cut bank reserve requirements to boost lending to China’s slowing economy, officials in Hebei province met with dozens of banks and steel mills to find financing to revive local industry and tackle chronic environmental...

  • Announcements

    ANGELONE. On April 23, at Mount Carmel Hospital, DANIELE, of Swieqi, aged 40, went to meet the risen Lord comforted by rites of the Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss, his father Umberto, his brother Roberto, his niece Hannah, his Aunty...

  • Unidentified drone

    Unidentified drone

    In this Kyodo photo shot yesterday, police and security officers investigate an unidentified drone (under the blue cover) which was found on Tuesday on the rooftop of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official residence in Tokyo. Measuring...

  • Squirrels ‘host Lyme disease bugs’

    Grey squirrels may harbour a serious infection that can be spread to humans by ticks. Such rodents from the US already have previous convictions for decimating Britain’s red squirrel populations and damaging woodland by stripping bark from...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Stunt biker Danny MacAskill has completed a spectacular challenge, jumping two Highland cows and their handlers as he promoted the Mountain Bike World Cup in Scotland this summer. The stunt attracted the attention of dozens of workers in central...

  • US fugitive gives up after 40 years

    A 66-year-old man who had been on the run from jail in the US for four decades has called police and given himself up. Frail and tired of leading a secret life, Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender. The officer who answered...

  • PN to show it can be alternative government - Simon Busuttil

    PN to show it can be alternative government - Simon Busuttil

    The Opposition will be coming up with a number of new proposals to show the people where a Nationalist government would take the country after 2018, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. Speaking during Net TV’s programme Iswed fuq...

  • Government promises support to workers who may be laid off

    Government promises support to workers who may be laid off

    The government has initiated talks with a private company following the possibility that it would be laying-off of about 70 workers. Times of Malta said yesterday Panta Lesco Group will be issuing layoff notices to some 70 workers in the coming...

  • Indian farmer kills self at rally

    An impoverished Indian farmer has hanged himself in front of hundreds of other farmers who had gathered for a protest in the capital. It was the latest in a wave of suicides that has left at least 40 farmers dead in recent weeks - and some 300,000...

  • 32 EU organisations 'dismayed' at Council of Ministers decisions

    Thirty-two organisations across the European Union said this evening they were dismayed to learn of the decisions adopted on Monday by the EU Council of Ministers. “Other than restating a commitment to facilitate the resettlement of refugees and...