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  • Don't bite into this chocolate Santa

    Don't bite into this chocolate Santa

    A milk chocolate Santa Claus on sale in local stores should not be eaten because it may contain plastic, the Environmental Health Directorate has warned.  All batches of Thorntons' 200g Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa could potentially be...

  • PN leader Simon Busuttil hand-picked Salvu Mallia

    PN leader Simon Busuttil hand-picked Salvu Mallia

    Vociferous election candidate Salvu Mallia was “proposed directly” by Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil, chosen to form part of the party’s coalition against corruption, this newspaper is informed. “Salvu Mallia was proposed directly to the...

  • Drunken student hurled a glass at off-duty policeman in Paceville fracas

    Drunken student hurled a glass at off-duty policeman in Paceville fracas

    A Latin American language student who got involved in a drunken late-night Paceville brawl was given a suspended sentence by a court today.  Nicolas Lopez Vanegas, 27, from Colombia, was having a night out with friends at Bar Native in Paceville...

  • Inquiry into money laundering allegations against Fenech Adami-linked firm extended

    Inquiry into money laundering allegations against Fenech Adami-linked firm extended

    The government has extended by four weeks the inquiry set up to probe whether the police had failed to pursue an investigation into money laundering by an international firm when the name of one of its then directors, Beppe Fenech Adami, cropped...

  • Malta talks for Libya’s eastern politicians

    Malta talks for Libya’s eastern politicians

    Libyan politicians from the country’s east were on a diplomatic offensive yesterday as they met UN chief peace negotiator Martin Kobler in Malta. Ali Al-Gatrani led a small delegation from the Tobruk-based House of Representatives for talks with...

  • Agreement on traditional Chinese medicine

    Agreement on traditional Chinese medicine

    Services given by state-run traditional Chinese medicine clinics are set to be expanded with the opening of a new clinic as part of St Luke’s Hospital's renovation, Health Minister Chris Fearne said this morning. Malta and China will also be...

  • Increase in cruise passengers in 2016

    Increase in cruise passengers in 2016

    A total 626,082 cruise passengers visited Malta last year, an increase of 4.3 per cent compared to 2015. Almost two thirds came from EU states, according to the National Statistics Office. The biggest increases were recorded from the French and US...

  • Man denied bail after drug haul in Żurrieq

    Man denied bail after drug haul in Żurrieq

    Updated at 12.30pm A man from Żurrieq was denied bail this morning, less than 24 hours after his arrest. He was charged with drug trafficking. Melvin Cini, 26, accompanied in court by his tearful mother and girlfriend, was charged with having been...

  • Education Minister files libel case against Times of Malta

    Education Minister files libel case against Times of Malta

    The Education Minister this morning filed libel proceedings against Times of Malta over an article published on Wednesday. Evarist Bartolo is alleging that the article entitled "Minister's decision 'doubled tender costs for college work" is...

  • Mother has been waiting for children's Maltese citizenship for four years

    Mother has been waiting for children's Maltese citizenship for four years

    A mother who has been seeking Maltese citizenship for her children for the past four years is asking the authorities to get their act together as she could no longer “suffer the wait and injustices by Identity Malta”. The Russian woman, who became...

  • Nine Malian men in detention for two months

    Nine Malian men in detention for two months

    Nine Malian men have been in detention for 67 days as the government awaits documentation from the Malian authorities that would allow their deportation. They are what remains of a group of 33 men who were rounded up on November 14 last year and...

  • Logistics hub bid flops, new request for proposals to be issued

    Logistics hub bid flops, new request for proposals to be issued

    The government will be issuing a new request for proposals from bidders for a logistics hub in Ħal Far – with the Ministry for the Economy refusing to give any official reason as to why the original one issued in October had flopped. Sources,...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says that rather than change the Constitution to restore full powers to the competition watchdog, the government has decided to change the law in view of objections by...

  • Woman injured as car crashes into wall and catches fire

    Woman injured as car crashes into wall and catches fire

    A 33-year-old woman from Mosta was grievously injured early this morning when the car she was driving crashed into a wall and caught fire. The police said the accident happened in Triq il-Fortizza, Mosta, at 1am. The woman was hospitalised.

  • Government opts to change Competition Act

    Government opts to change Competition Act

    Rather than changing the Constitution to restore full powers to the competition watchdog, the government has decided to change the law in view of objections by the Opposition. This was confirmed yesterday by a spokesman for the Ministry for Social...

  • Study to look into ‘housing bubble’ concerns

    Study to look into ‘housing bubble’ concerns

    The most sought-after type of property, the affordability for first-time buyers and trends in employment are some of the key subjects to be examined in the first-ever survey on the construction industry, which was recently commissioned by the...

  • Armed thief runs off with woman's bag

    Armed thief runs off with woman's bag

    A knife-wielding man grabbed and ran off with a woman's bag while she was shopping in a pharmacy in Qormi this evening. The robbery took place at Brown's in Victory Street. The bag contained some cash and keys. The man was wearing a balaclava and...

  • Malta temporarily reintroducing border controls

    Malta temporarily reintroducing border controls

    Border controls will be reintroduced for all departures and arrivals at the airport and the seaport in two days' time and will stay in place until February 9, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The measure is part of security requirements for the...

  • Cyclists call for regulations that would prevent close calls

    Cyclists call for regulations that would prevent close calls

    As cycling accidents continued to drop over the past four years, cyclists are calling for regulations that would prevent car drivers from zooming by too close to riders. According to a report by the Bicycling Advocacy Group, drawn on data...

  • Developers deny Sliema tower will be seen from Vittoriosa

    Developers deny Sliema tower will be seen from Vittoriosa

    TownSquare Sliema Ltd, the developers planning to build a 38-storey tower in Sliema, have denied that the tower will spoil the view of Valletta as seen from Vittoriosa. The company said photomontages circulated in the media by Din l-Art Ħelwa "are...