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  • Milestone agreement to end roaming charges is hailed

    Milestone agreement to end roaming charges is hailed

    The European Parliament and EU Member States have agreed to end mobile phone roaming charges completely from June 2017. The deal, announced last night, was welcomed by Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola.  She said that while roaming prices will...

  • Teenager injured as petard explodes in his hand

    Teenager injured as petard explodes in his hand

    A 15-year-old boy from Sta Venera suffered hand and facial injuries when part of a petard exploded in his hand late yesterday. The police said the case took place at about 8.40pm at Mriehel Industrial Estate. The boy found part of a petard while...

  • 10 Nigerian migrants returned to their country

    Ten Nigerian migrants were repatriated over the past three months in three operations, the police said. The migrants were escorted on the flights to Lagos by officers from the police Immigration Section. The repatriation flights were jointly...

  • Din l-Art Helwa calls for two SPED clauses to be struck off

    Environment NGO Din l-Art Helwa has written to the government and Mepa calling for the striking off of two clauses in the new Strategic Plan for Environment and Development (SPED).  The clauses state that where no other feasible alternatives exist...

  • Sant hits out at eurozone performance anaylsis

    Sant hits out at eurozone performance anaylsis

    Labour MEP Alfred Sant has strongly criticized a report on eurozone performance prepared by a senior Socialist MEP, telling the European Parliament that one major problem in the eurozone was the increasing economic divergence between its different...

  • 30c two-hour bus ticket for elderly, children and disabled extended to July 7

    30c two-hour bus ticket for elderly, children and disabled extended to July 7

    Updated 4.30pm - The current two-hour 30c ticket for Kartanzjan/Maltese 60+ ID Holders, KNPD special ID/blue badge holders, and children under 10 will continue to be available until July 7, Malta Public Transport (MPT) said. Other categories of...

  • Judge suggests man should get backdated pension despite ruling his appeal unacceptable

    Judge suggests man should get backdated pension despite ruling his appeal unacceptable

    A judge has recommended that a man be given backdated pension payments on humanitarian grounds despite ruling that his appeal was legally unacceptable. The court heard how Joseph Deguara reached pension age in April 2009 but only applied for his...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says there is a strange calm in Athens as Greece is set to default on an IMF loan tonight. The Malta Independent focuses on the tallinja cards and quotes a bus...

  • Iraqi priest tells West: ‘Wake up over IS’

    Iraqi priest tells West: ‘Wake up over IS’

    Iraqi priest Fr Douglas Bazi, who takes care of thousands of refugees forced to flee Mosul after Islamic State took over the city last year, has a simple but pointed message for Western Europe: “Wake up!” Fr Bazi, once a torture victim, was in...

  • Consensual sex? A child is still the victim, says expert

    Consensual sex? A child is still the victim, says expert

    Engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old is wrong – no matter how provocative or willing the girl is – but paedophilia varies according to different cultures, according to experts. “A 13-year-old is a child and the victim, no matter how...

  • University of Malta in key research on genetic killer of infants

    Scientists at the University of Malta and the Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier (CNRS/Université de Montpellier) have shown that fruit flies and brewer's yeast can reveal clues about the cause of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the...

  • Investigation after missing Gozitan is found dead

    Investigation after missing Gozitan is found dead

    A Gozitan man who had been missing since Saturday has been found dead, the police said today. Carmel Calleja, 60 of Sannat, was reported missing by the police yesterday, but had been missing since Saturday. The police said the circumstances...

  • Updated - PL: Political involvement by former government in valuation of expropriated land

    The Labour Party insisted today that there was clear political involvement in the valuation of land in Mtahleb when compensation for it was issued at the time of the former government.  It said e-mails showed that former Prime Minister Lawrence...

  • Euro down but showing few signs of panic over Greece

    Euro down but showing few signs of panic over Greece

    The euro proved broadly resilient today to Greece's moving one step closer to an exit from the single currency, helped by intervention by the Swiss National Bank and investors concluding that the situation in Athens still has some way to...

  • Boy admits 15 thefts from tourists

    Boy admits 15 thefts from tourists

    A 16-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after he admitted to a string of thefts mostly targeting tourists, the police said. The youth was arraigned this morning after weeks of investigations by the Criminal Investigations Department. He was...

  • Shooting range shows how common good is being sacrificed for private profit making interests - Front

    Shooting range shows how common good is being sacrificed for private profit making interests - Front

    Front Ħarsien ODZ this afternoon reiterated its opposition to the development ofa shooting range at il-Busbesija in Mosta, saying the government’s decision to allocate this land to a group of Russian entrepreneurs was an example of how the common...

  • Malta among founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Malta among founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Malta was today among 57 governments which formally set up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – AIIB. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna represented Malta in the inauguration ceremony held in the Grand Hall of the People in Beijing.  Earlier,...

  • Mnarja tradition alive and well in Buskett

    Mnarja tradition alive and well in Buskett

    Traditional Mnarja festivities were held overnight and this morning in Buskett, drawing thousands of people. Events included folk singing (ghana) the animal and vegetable shows and historical re-enactments. Stalls selling rabbit meat and other...

  • Man injured in Paceville fight

    A 38-year-old man from Paola was seriously injured this morning when he was involved in a fight with a Briton in St George's Street, Paceville. The incident happened at 8.40am. The Briton is still on the run.  The injured man's injuries are...

  • Speaker rejects criticism by corruption watchdog

    Speaker rejects criticism by corruption watchdog

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia has rejected criticism by an international anti-corruption watchdog which said a Bill aimed to tighten controls over MPs’ declaration of assets was not bold enough. In a report published last week, the Group of States...