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Arafat to be exhumed in November

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 16:24 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Criminal investigators from France will exhume Yasser Arafat's remains next month to try to find out how the Palestinian leader died, a French official said Tuesday.   The official said...

Storm shakes up presidential race with 1 week left

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 14:27 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Superstorm Sandy tore into the U.S. presidential race as President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney canceled campaign events, punching holes in their carefully mapped-out strategies for...

Libyans disillusioned with government amid chaos

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 11:49 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

The protesters converged on the conference center housing Libya's newly elected congress, trying to force their way in past startled guards. Mostly young and half of them women in headscarves,...

Syrian regime launches nationwide airstrikes

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 08:08 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles...

Ukraine's ruling party leads in vote called biased

Tuesday, 30 October 2012, 08:04 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

The Ukrainian president's party will retain its strong grip on power, according to returns Monday from a parliamentary election that was criticized by Western observers as unfair and biased...

East Coast grinds to a halt as Sandy nears

Monday, 29 October 2012, 12:40 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Hurricane Sandy picked up strength and turned toward New York City and the East Coast's other largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of financial markets and mass transit, sending coastal...

Syria truce collapse shows limits of diplomacy

Monday, 29 October 2012, 12:10 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to...

The biology of luxury

Monday, 29 October 2012, 10:31 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Despite the global economic crisis, sales of luxury goods are surging worldwide. Why? While marketing has contributed to the rise, the luxury market’s robust growth is actually rooted in...

Ruling party claims victory in Ukraine election

Monday, 29 October 2012, 07:53 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's party claimed victory in a parliamentary vote tainted by the jailing of the country's top opposition leader.   Despite a strong showing of...

Ukraine votes amid claims of violations

Sunday, 28 October 2012, 17:38 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Ukraine's opposition parties alleged widespread violations in Sunday's parliamentary vote, seen as a test of President Viktor Yanukovych's commitment to democracy and European...

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