The Malta Independent 18 November 2017, Saturday

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Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330

Monday, 13 November 2017, 12:47 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed over 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the...

11th day of 11th month: War dead honored on Armistice Day

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 15:31 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Millions of people in Britain and France paused to remember the victims of war Saturday on Armistice Day, which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. Across Britain, people stopped in...

US cities, states defy Trump, still back Paris climate deal

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 14:21 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from...

Anger rises as toxic air chokes India's capital

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11:11 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

As thick smog crept over India's capital this past week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning. Pandey stopped doing his regular workouts and said...

EU says latest Brexit talks yielded no major decisions

Friday, 10 November 2017, 13:55 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Friday that no major decisions were taken during the latest round of talks and warned that progress is needed in the next two weeks if the discussions...

Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 17:33 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket - giving up an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year in...

Trump criticizes 'one-sided' Chinese trade deals

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 08:20 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping by saying he...

Trump warns North Korea: Do not 'try us'

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 07:21 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea Wednesday, telling the rogue nation: "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us." In a speech delivered hours after he aborted a...

Germans, Libyans blame each other for botched migrant rescue

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 15:15 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

Five migrants have died as a German nonprofit organization and the Libyan coast guard tried to rescue them from their foundering boat in the Mediterranean, with each side blaming the other for...

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