Prime Minister on Death of African Migrants in the Mediterranean

Prime Minister on Death of African Migrants in the Mediterranean David Cameron spoke to the Prime Ministers of Italy and Malta about the recent tragic loss of life in the Mediterranean.
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The bizarre banking loophole that has opened up in Malta

Malta throws a spotlight on how secure our bank accounts really are – or aren’tSharon Connor’s story, featured on our front page today, is one of the most heart-rending we have ever covered. Not only did she lose her husband tragically early, she has now also lost much of her life savings amid the Cypriot […]
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Cruise ships are a floating microcosm of our global economic hierarchy | Paul Mills

Titanic-style divisions below deck on luxury cruises are still evident 100 years on, exploiting an international workforceThe Titanic, and its striking imagery of the cross-section of Edwardian life, is vividly ingrained on our imaginations. Upstairs: the luxury, the opulence, champagne and chandeliers. Below deck: Irish migrants, Italian waiters, the toil and trouble of a committed […]
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World aid data: every country ranked for transparency

How transparent is world aid? A new ranking puts the UK’s DFiD top – with USAID languishing far behind. See what the list says• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian• Enter our competition to visualise world aid data – and win $2,000What do we really know about the way […]
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Megrahi cancer diagnosis was ‘gift’ to authorities, says biographer

Convicted Lockerbie bomber’s ill-health was convenient for everyone with ‘something to hide’, author tells book festivalThe cancer diagnosis of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was a “gift from God” to the Libyan, British and Scottish governments, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s biographer has said.John Ashton, who recently published a book on the former Libyan intelligence officer, […]
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