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  1. Update 2 - Jolie pleads for European nations to contribute to rescue efforts in the Mediterranean

    Film star Angelina Jolie and  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres have called for increased efforts by European nations to contribute to rescue efforts and reduce migrants' deaths at sea. The two were yesterday taken on a tour...

  2. Miriam Dalli to abstain from questioning her father-in-law

    Newly-elected Labour MEP Miriam Dalli has declared she will not participate in the questioning of Maltese EU Commissioner-designate Karmenu Vella by the European Parliament. Ms Dalli is Mr Vella’s daughter-in-law. She sits on the parliament’s...

  3. Migrants tragedy was mass murder - IOM

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today that a tragedy in which as many as 500 migrants may have drowned last week was "the worst shipwreck in years" and a case of mass murder. "If this story, which police are investigating,...

  4. PN approves first new general election candidates

    The PN Executive this evening announced 12 new candidates for the next general election.  They are Alan Abela Wadge (management graduate, works as Operations Manager), Simone Aquilina (EU Policy and Legislation Executive with Meusac), Dounia Borg...

  5. Mepa shuts Swatar meditation centre

    Planning authority enforcement officers have ordered the tenants of a terraced house in Swatar to stop using their garage as a meditation centre. Residents said the tenants had turned their garage into a meditation centre and even affixed a sign...

  6. Update 2 - Hazardous grit blasting waste believed to have been buried in shipyard

    Updated 5.30pm - Enforcement officers from Mepa this morning swooped on the Palumbo shipyard in Cospicua following a tip-off about illegal storage of hazardous residue from grit-blasting operations.  In a statement in the afternoon Mepa said its...

  7. Prince Harry cancels birthday bash because of Kate's morning sickness

    Prince Harry, who turns 30 today, has postponed a 30th birthday bash because sister-in-law Kate Middleton continues to suffer from severe morning sickness. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge had been involved in the...

  8. Malta's first ever registered car taken back to Gozo

    Malta’s first ever registered car, a 1904 Siddeley, originally having the registration number 1, has been brought back to Malta and will be unveiled in Gozo this Saturday. The car was taken to the UK 44 years ago.  The 1904 Siddeley was shipped...

  9. Valletta wardens back in full force

    Wardens recently reappeared patrolling the streets of Valletta in full force, after they had seemingly gone into hibernation. Their absence had led to drivers flouting the law and getting away with it, according to residents who spoke to this...

  10. Diplomat in court to stop transfer to dockyard workers' company

    A diplomat who works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had launched proceedings to permanently stop the government from dismissing her from the ministry and transferring her to IPSL, the company set up to absorb former dockyard...