You know it’s the height of summer when the news headlines start to look like this

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I thought die-hard supporters of the Labour Party were meant to be liberal and progressive?

This is Kirill Micallef Stafrace, an executive director of the Malta Olympic Committee and …

Flying Turkish Airlines? Reconsider your options.

On Monday, Turkish Airlines – Turkey’s state-owned carrier – announced that it has fired 211 …

Erdogan’s journalist witch-hunt worsens

Turkish journalists, who have been increasingly harassed, intimidated and put under threat by Erdogan’s authoritarian …

Tolstoy’s ‘epidemic suggestion’ and the end of truth

Tolstoy wrote of “epidemic suggestion” to describe those moments when humanity seems to be gripped …

And Erdogan has lied about the EU not giving Turkey refugee aid

Click here if using a smartphone. Erdogan claimed a couple of days ago that …

Here we go: now Viktor Orban calls migration “poison”

If you’re using a smartphone and can’t read the image, click here to read the …

Career diplomat to be new ambassador to Paris

Following my post yesterday about the end of political appointee Vince Camilleri’s tour of duty …

The (unreconstructed) men close ranks to protect one of their own

The men at the Central Bank of Malta have closed ranks to protect the deputy …

Netflix to make film about the Panama Papers

Netflix is to make a film about the Panama Papers. And what are the …

Who is to be Malta’s new man (or woman) in Paris?

Malta’s ambassador in Paris, Vincent Camilleri – a political appointee who is almost 80 and …

Erdogan intensifies his purge in Turkey

Arrest warrants for 42 Turkish journalists critical of Erdogan’s regime have been issued and 220 …

Why many politicians and journalists no longer care whether they tell the truth

What follows below is an excerpt from Peter Pomerantsev’s piece for Granta magazine, Why We’re …

I think I need a long holiday somewhere nice and normal

This is the mayor of Paola. He is nowhere near as as horrendous a the …


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