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Bombmalta

In the two years before the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last month, there were five car bombs on the island of Ma(...)

Mafia boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina, after his arrest in 1993. Photograph: Marie-Laure Messana/AFP/Getty Images

Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the Sicilian Mafia’s most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted of ordering dozens of murders, died of natural c(...)

Susanna Ceccardi of the right-wing Northern League, who is mayor of Cascina, in Tuscany. “I think that regulating immigration is a moderate position,” she says. Photograph: Facebook

In September 1944 African-American soldiers from the US Army’s “Buffalo” division helped liberate Cascina from German forces retreating north into the(...)

It’s good to have a choice of winter wines that you don’t have to think about too much. Photograph: iStock

This week let’s take another look at what I call wet Wednesday wines; red wines, this being winter, that you don’t have to think about too much, but w(...)

Beppe Grillo (centre), co-founder of the Five Star Movement, at a rally in Aci Trezza on Sicily, on October 28th. Photograph:  Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times

For Italian politicians, it’s high season in Sicily. Days before the island votes in regional elections on Sunday, the country’s ambitious and warring(...)

 Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist who was killed in a car bomb near her home in Malta on October 16th. Photograph:  The Malta Independent via AP

There are possible links between the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb in Malta last week, a(...)

A man holds a child as they disembark from the Aquarius ship of Sos Mediterranee upon its arrival in the Sicilian port of Palermo, southern Italy, today. About 600 migrants were brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea off the Libyan coast. Photograph: Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP

People traffickers have changed their routes and strategies for smuggling migrants into Europe following the clampdown by border police in EU countrie(...)

Shannon Airport has made it to the final three destinations in an X Factor-style competition to decide a new airline route from Cologne

First it was singing, then dancing and now airline routes. Yes, you read that correctly. In the first round of an X Factor style comptition, a German (...)

The narrow streets of the Collachio – the ancient part of the city – in Vittoriosa, which is full of charming houses and auberges, framed in colourful bougainvillea, oleander and jacaranda. Photograph: Getty Images
Finding a different Malta
  • Travel
  • September 16, 2017, 06:00

I fell in love with Maltese stone on my first visit in 2012. The buttery tones of Valletta’s sculptural edifices warmed my heart; I had never realised(...)

Get some late-summer sun during the last week of August in Gran Canaria.

Grab the last of the summer deals If you want to nab a last-minute bargain and can travel this weekend, then you could head to Gran Canaria from €539(...)

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