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  1. Muscat raises spectre of Russian election meddling, Busuttil says claims 'ridiculous'

    Updated 5.30pm  Malta's Security Services services have been alerted to possible Russian interference in local affairs, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning.  The Prime Minister was reacting to a report published on Intelligence Online...

  2. Billboard guerillas take over PL, PN posters

    A number of billboards belonging to the Nationalist and Labour Parties were sprayed over last night with the phrase "PLPN Qażżistu 'l Alla". The "sprayers", describing themselves as Billboard Guerillas, said in a statement this morning that the...

  3. Voters irked by barrage of calls and messages

    David Vella, 34, was driving home after a long day’s work when his phone rang. “I activated my car’s hands-free system and answered the call. I couldn’t believe it – another politician asking me for their support. I had received three other calls...

  4. Russia denies interference in Malta's affairs

    Russia has strongly denied any involvement in the Maltese general election or the Egrant company claims. In a statement this afternoon, the Russia Embassy said it "categorically rejects" the allegations, saying they were "absolutely unfounded and...

  5. Potential of 'Russian retribution' flagged last December

    The government got a first vague warning about potential Russian retribution some six months ago, shortly after a fuel tanker was refused entry into the Grand Harbour, the Times of Malta has learnt. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said yesterday that...

  6. Muscat refuses to 'speculate' on possible Russian spy involvement

    Updated 10.40am with Busuttil comments The security services had received both “generic and specific” information on possible Russian retribution over decisions taken by Malta, Joseph Muscat said. However, the Prime Minister insisted he would not...

  7. Vodafone and Melita to merge into combined company

    Updated 5pm Vodafone Malta and Melita Ltd are to merge, their respective shareholders announced this morning.  The combined company, which will be 51 per cent owned by existing Melita shareholders Apax Partners and Fortino Capital, will...

  8. PD leader never made any demands in return for joining coalition

    Simon Busuttil said today that Democratic Party leader Marlene Farrugia had not made any demands as a pre-condition for joining the Forza Nazzjonali coalition. Speaking during the daily press briefing at Dock One, he said: “She never even so much...

  9. Godfrey Farrugia complains of Facebook identity theft

    Democratic Party candidate Godfrey Farrugia said this morning that he had forgiven a person who had abusively used his identity on Facebook, thus denying him access to his own profile for three days.   "A person whom I had trusted as a public...

  10. Watch: Candidates raise eyebrows at unexpected questions

    Coverage of the 2017 election campaign has been one of the most intense in recent years, and many voters will no doubt be groaning at the idea of yet more press conferences and debates.  But what if you were able to see candidates in a new...

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