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Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

Valletta - The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.

Record prices at 2014 Le Mans Classic car auction

Le Mans - Records of a different kind were broken at the Le Mans 24 Hours race-track in France, Saturday, as prices soared at an auction of classic cars.

Denmark’s Eurovision ‘industrial chic’ to continue in Malta

The industrial-chic theme that began earlier this year in Copenhagen for the Eurovision Song Contest is continuing for the forthcoming junior version of the popular music event.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Ousted Libyan PM 'heading for Germany'

Valletta - Libya's fugitive ex-prime minister Ali Zeidan has flown to Germany in defiance of a travel ban after changing planes in Malta, Maltese government sources told AFP Wednesday.Zeidan arrived in Malta on a Libyan state plane Tuesday evening but then switch...

European Central Bank interest rate reduction from .50% to .25%

The European Central Bank cuts interest rate from 0.50 percent to 0.25 percent. The historically low rate shows E.C.B.’s intentions to save the Euro but may have quickened the abolishment the Euro instead.

USS San Antonio rescues 128 Somali migrants from inflatable raft

Valletta - Thanks to the U.S. Navy's USS San Antonio a rather large group of Somalis did not fall victim to the forces of the Mediterranean Sea.

New airline invites the public to 'Take a Wizz'

In what will prove to either be the biggest blooper in marketing — or the most brilliant — "Take a Wizz" is a slogan that will be heard about for a long time.

Snowden disclosures: EU votes for in-depth inquiry on NSA spying

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted a resolution, Thursday July 4, giving the go-ahead for the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the US surveillance programs.

Nestle recalls Kit Kat Chunky Bars after claims of plastic found

Vevey - Nestlé has voluntarily recalled Kit Kat Chunky chocolate bars and Giant Eggs sold in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Austria, Singapore, Philippines, and Canada.

Rise in diabetes could be linked to children ‘avoiding germs’

Scientists have put forward the theory that the rise in type 1 diabetes may be linked to reduced exposure to pathogens in early life.

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.

Food: EU to relax rules on animal protein in animal feed

Lost amongst the Europe-wide furore concerning the discovery of horsemeat in processed foods, on February 14 the European Union quietly announced a partial lifting of the ban on animal proteins in feedstuffs.

French lawmakers pass bill to pay for abortions

Paris - The French parliament's lower house voted Friday to fully reimburse all abortions and to provide free contraception for teenagers 15 to 18. The bill is set go to the Senate, and sources say it is likely to pass.

Steer clear of GM crops, Greenpeace and US farmers warn EU

Global environmental campaigning group Greenpeace is urging the European Union not to authorise herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, stating such crops lead to herbicide-resistant super-weeds.

Moody's downgrades six European countries amid debt crisis

New York - Moody's has announced that it has downgraded the credit rating of six European countries, while three other nations had their outlook cut to negative. These downgrades come as the European debt crisis persists and the economy remains weak.

Hints of 'God Particle' found by CERN scientists & researchers

Geneva - Originally meant to be built in Waxahachie, Texas, under the nickname of Desertron, Switzerland-France's CERN states it has seen "tantalizing hints" of the elusive Higgs boson, also called the "God particle," in two of their experiments.

Disabled microlight pilot lands in Australia after flying from UK

A paraplegic pilot has flown a 12,000-mile journey from Yorkshire, England to the other side of the world, landing at Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

The Business of Torture

The Czech Republic has issued licenses to export shackles, electric shock weapons and chemical sprays to 6 countries whose police and security forces are known offenders against human rights and have made use of precisely such items to torture detainees.

Two men to run 27 marathons in 27 days, one in every EU country Special

Two men are going to run 27 marathons in 27 days each in a different European Union country. The aim is to raise money for charity in each country.
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