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  • US ambassador takes part in AFM simulation exercise

    US ambassador takes part in AFM simulation exercise

    US ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley was tended to by soldiers after she was ‘injured’ this morning during an Armed Forces of Malta simulation of emergency medical response. The exercise took place at the AFM’s Maritime Squadron in Haywharf...

  • Zonqor project: Stop taking people for a ride, Simon Busuttil tells PM

    Zonqor project: Stop taking people for a ride, Simon Busuttil tells PM

    Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil this morning called on the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to stop taking people for a ride on the Zonqor project and to be clear about his intentions. "Every time he speaks on this project he changes his tune...

  • Historian Godfrey Wettinger passes away

    Historian Godfrey Wettinger passes away

    Historian Godrey Wettinger, who together with Fr Mikiel Fsadni discovered Malta’s oldest piece of literature, Il-Kantilena, in September 1966, died, aged 85. Born in Mosta, Prof. Wettinger was a founding member and past editor of Melita Historica,...

  • Updated: V18's Jason Micallef says PBS CEO should resign following Malta's 'abysmal' Eurovision showing

    Updated: V18's Jason Micallef says PBS CEO should resign following Malta's 'abysmal' Eurovision showing

    Public Broadcasting Services CEO Anton Attard should resign immediately after Malta’s “abysmal” showing in yesterday’s Eurovision semi-final, according to V18 chief Jason Micallef. “He has to shoulder the responsibility for this result. This was...

  • Elderly man hit by car in Qormi

    Elderly man hit by car in Qormi

    An elderly man was hospitalised this morning after he was hit by a car in the Mriehel ByPass at 8.20am. His condition is not yet known but it is not likely that he was seriously injured. The police said the man was hit by a Nissan Mitra that was...

  • Marsascala ducks to get new home on Manoel Island

    Marsascala ducks to get new home on Manoel Island

    The ducks at il-Magħluq in Marsascala are being transferred to Manoel Island as part of a plan to conserve the Natura 2000 site at the former. The lagoon, home to the endangered Maltese killifish, will also be assessed in the coming weeks to see...

  • Updated: EU and Ukraine sign €1.8bn deal

    Updated: EU and Ukraine sign €1.8bn deal

    The European Union has offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations as well as a €1.8 billion loan agreement with Ukraine. Meeting in Latvia for the Eastern Partnership summit, EU and Ukrainian officials...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta gives prominence to the announcement by Corinthia yesterday that it will build a €400m superhotel. The Malta Independent says farmers have rubbished the prime...

  • Maltese photographer joins Nepal rescue missions

    Maltese photographer joins Nepal rescue missions

    Maltese photographer Jan Zammit, who has been chronicling the aftermath of the two big earthquakes in Nepal, has joined rescue missions which flew out from Kathmandu distributing food to survivors in outlying villages.  "Our first stop was...

  • Italy to support Malta's proposal to host European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in North Africa

    Malta and Italy will be setting up joint technical working groups to evaluate areas of further bilateral cooperation on tax matters, including the enforcement of tax collection. This was agreed by the Finance Minister of the two countries, Edward...

  • Winter Moods concert to celebrate 30th anniversary

    Winter Moods concert to celebrate 30th anniversary

    Winter Moods will be holding an intimate concert to celebrate their 30th anniversary, while supporting cancer charity Puttinu Cares. The concert will be held on June 13 at Fort St Elmo, with the band promising a mix of their greatest hits and...

  • Updated: €15 million first-loss portfolio guarantee for small businesses

    (Adds Opposition leader's address) Small businesses will be benefiting from a €15 million first-loss portfolio guarantee. This essentially means that the government would cover losses suffered by banks when dealing with these companies, deputy...

  • Car thieves get community work

    Car thieves get community work

    A magistrate told two youths today they were “guaranteed” a long jail term if they persisted in the life of criminality that they had embarked upon. Magistrate Aaron Bugeja warned them that he was giving them a chance to get their life back on...

  • Irregular migration included in Libya talks

    United Nations Special Representative to Libya Bernardino Leon told Labour MEP Miriam Dalli in a letter that irregular migration has been included in the high level discussions in Libya. He was replying to a letter from Dr Dalli last month,...

  • Man who kidnapped son let off with slap on the wrist

    Man who kidnapped son let off with slap on the wrist

    A father who kidnapped his nine-year-old son from a Sliema school in 2004 has been let off with a slap on the wrist, with a magistrate seeming more heavy-handed in his comments on the way with which the police treated the case. The 60-year-old...

  • Malta’s ‘Warrior’ loses Eurovision battle

    Malta’s ‘Warrior’ loses Eurovision battle

    Malta will not be taking part in Saturday's Eurovision final after Amber's song "Warrior" failed to qualify in today's second semi-final. The 10 countries making it through today were Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Norway, Montenegro,...

  • Cyclist wins compensation 13 years after accident

    Cyclist wins compensation 13 years after accident

    A cyclist injured in a traffic accident almost 13 years ago has been awarded €67,860 in damages by Mr Justice Joseph R Micallef in the First Hall of the Civil Court. Stephen Camilleri filed his writ against driver Wayne Farrugia in September...

  • Pilot: we are bracing for the worst with Air Malta

    Pilot: we are bracing for the worst with Air Malta

    Air Malta employees – from pilots to part-time staff – are increasingly concerned about their future, especially in view of what they deem to be mixed messages coming from the airline. Following reports in The Sunday Times of Malta that the...

  • Updated - Projects Officer not guilty in oil scandal case - court does not believe George Farrugia

    Updated - Projects Officer not guilty in oil scandal case - court does not believe George Farrugia

    Ray Ferris, former Chief Projects Officer of Enemalta has been acquitted of all charges related to the oil procurement scandal. The judgment by Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera was given this morning. The magistrate said the version of events by...

  • Possibility of university spread on different sites under consideration - Muscat

    Possibility of university spread on different sites under consideration - Muscat

    The government is exploring the possibility of spreading the proposed American University of Malta over a number of sites, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat confirmed this morning. Replying to questions from the media today, Dr Muscat said the key for...