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  • 'Anxious to scoop for his tiny little island' - Tory MP insults PM Muscat

    'Anxious to scoop for his tiny little island' - Tory MP insults PM Muscat

    A British MP has heaped scorn on Joseph Muscat, saying the Maltese Prime Minister is "anxious to scoop for his tiny little island". Tory MP for Harwich and North Essex Bernard Jenkin made the derisory comments while speaking on BBC radio this...

  • Watch: 'You are a local winner, I am a global winner', Juncker tells Muscat

    Watch: 'You are a local winner, I am a global winner', Juncker tells Muscat

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is never shy of telling the world that he and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat get along like a house on fire.  "We are old friends," Mr Juncker told journalists last November, and today he reminded...

  • To solve EU migration crisis, start by securing EU borders - PM Muscat

    To solve EU migration crisis, start by securing EU borders - PM Muscat

    Updated 3.27pm European Union borders had to be properly secured before member states could be expected to share responsibility for asylum seekers, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today.“Our first priority is to secure EU borders,” Dr Muscat...

  • Ex-Mosta, Naxxar footballer used fake emails to land contracts - Swedish media

    Ex-Mosta, Naxxar footballer used fake emails to land contracts - Swedish media

    A footballer with history at Naxxar Lions and Mosta FC built a professional career by duping clubs into signing him using fake emails and video, a Swedish tabloid has claimed.Alieu Darbo, 24, has played for clubs in Sweden, France, Croatia,...

  • Nude statue of Neptune proves too saucy for Facebook

    Nude statue of Neptune proves too saucy for Facebook

    Facebook has blocked a photograph of a 16th-century statue in the Italian city of Bologna on the grounds that it is "explicitly sexual".  Writer Elisa Barbari had posted a photo of the statue of Neptune that stands in the city's eponymous square...

  • 10 years ago today, Saddam Hussein was executed

    10 years ago today, Saddam Hussein was executed

    On this day 10 years ago, Saddam Hussein was led to the gallows and hanged to death for crimes against humanity during his reign as dictator of Iraq.  Saddam ruled Iraq with an iron fist from 1979 until he was toppled by a US invasion in April 2003.

  • Watch: Malta's 2016 in two minutes

    Watch: Malta's 2016 in two minutes

    As far as news years go, 2016 was a big one.   There was Donald Trump and Brexit, but also a peace deal in Colombia, failed coup in Turkey, impeachments in Brazil and South Korea and horrific bloodshed in Syria.  Closer to home, news was just as...

  • Watch: 'They showed no mercy at all'

    Watch: 'They showed no mercy at all'

    Theirs is a harrowing story of utter inhumanity. Bertrand Borg interviewed the two Yazidi women awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought last Tuesday. Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar are dressed in black from head...

  • Did an ex-soldier who killed a man get a boxing licence in Malta?

    Did an ex-soldier who killed a man get a boxing licence in Malta?

    Maltese boxing authorities have come out swinging against reports in the British media that local regulations are "more lax" than those in the UK. British tabloids reported on Monday that a man convicted of viciously attacking a father-of-two,...

  • Fined €3,000 each for racist Facebook posts

    Fined €3,000 each for racist Facebook posts

    Two men were fined €3,000 each today after admitting in court to having posted Facebook posts that amounted to racial hatred. The two men are believed to be the first people ever convicted for inciting racial hatred through posts on social...