• Miles translates as Pope offers olive branch to Trump

    Miles translates as Pope offers olive branch to Trump

    • May 25, 2017

    President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City yesterday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Gibraltarian Monsignor Mark Miles, the Pope’s English translator, was at his side as the president greeted Francis in

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  • Smuggler arrested after runway incident, but one escapes

    Smuggler arrested after runway incident, but one escapes

    • May 25, 2017

    Two inbound flights were delayed on Tuesday after two tobacco smugglers abandoned their speedboat and ran onto the runway trying to escape from Customs officers. The pair were chased from Emerson’s Place by a Customs vessel and sped toward the Spanish coastline, before ditching their boat on the runway breakwater close to Western beach and

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  • Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘known up to a point to intelligence services’

    Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘known up to a point to intelligence services’

    • May 24, 2017

    Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was known to the intelligence services “up to a point”, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said. The Government raised the terrorism threat level to “critical” – the highest possible rating – on Tuesday amid fears another attack is imminent. Ms Rudd disclosed that the intelligence services had been aware of British-born

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  • For Gibraltar, the border is ‘90% of Brexit’

    For Gibraltar, the border is ‘90% of Brexit’

    • May 24, 2017

    Ensuring continued border fluidity is ‘90% of the Brexit challenge’ for Gibraltar, deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia said yesterday, even as he insisted that potential solutions already existed. Addressing delegates at a conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Dr Garcia said EU law already allowed for flexible controls on cross-border commuters in certain situations.

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  • IRA bomb survivor shares emotional response to Manchester attack

    IRA bomb survivor shares emotional response to Manchester attack

    • May 24, 2017

    A man who survived the IRA bombing in Manchester 21 years ago spoke yesterday of his horror at Monday’s attack in the city. Although no one was killed in the 1996 blast, the trauma of that event still haunts Perry Hughes and his family, who now have a business in Gibraltar. Yesterday he was filled

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  • ‘Manchester is resilient and democracy will triumph’, peer tells Gib conference

    ‘Manchester is resilient and democracy will triumph’, peer tells Gib conference

    • May 24, 2017

    Democracy will always triumph over terrorism, a Labour peer said today as delegates at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Gibraltar paid tribute to victims of the Manchester bombing. Baroness Hilary Armstrong told the Chronicle Manchester would remain “absolutely solid” despite last night’s attack. Her words followed a minutes’ silence held at the CPA conference

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