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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(...)

Davide De Vita, head of a group of 15 volunteer firefighters, being arrested for starting fires  in  Sicily.  Photograph: EPA/State Police of Ragusa

Fifteen firefighters in Sicily are suspected of deliberately setting fires or having friends or family call in false alarms so they could be called to(...)

The Green Barn restaurant at Burtown House and Gardens

Green Barn bites If you’re looking for a bank holiday outing and haven’t yet experienced the charms of The Green Barn restaurant at Burtown House and(...)

CasaVecchia at Montebuoni, near Siena, is reduced to €567 for a week.

Beautiful Tuscan villas reduced by up to €580 Find end-of-season discounts from €200 to €580 on Tuscan villas for August and September. Browse a sele(...)

Has the hint of a summer we’ve had given you a taste for the sun? Do you wish you’d been more organised last January when you should have organised yo(...)

A Libyan coast guardsman  during the rescue of 147 illegal immigrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, west of the capital Tripoli, on Tuesday. Photograph: Taha Jawashi/AFP/Getty Images

The Italian government is considering banning ships from Libya from landing at its ports after the arrival of nearly 11,000 refugees from there in the(...)

The LÉ Eithne rescued 703 migrants from five inflatable boats about 83km off the North West coast of Tripoli on Friday. Photograph: Defence Forces

A baby girl was born on board the Irish navy vessel LÉ Eithne on Friday after a rescue operation off the coast of Tripoli. The ship rescued 703 migra(...)

Donald Trump with Emmanuel Macron. The ‘Washington Post’ dubbed the French president “the prince regent of Paris and Pittsburgh alike”. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

We’ve been conditioned by Hollywood to see the president of the United States step up to the lectern to confidently tell us how he will combat the exi(...)

US president Donald Trump announces withdrawal from Paris Agreement:  a major economy becomes a notorious lone denier within the international community.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Climate change was the issue that repeatedly surfaced during Donald Trump’s first trip to Europe as US president. The isolation facing the US on the g(...)

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