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  • PM dismisses calls to step aside

    PM dismisses calls to step aside

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning dismissed calls to step aside until investigations into allegations on both his wife and chief of staff are carried out, reiterating the claims were baseless lies by the Opposition. Opposition leader Simon...

  • New Apostolic Nuncio for Malta appointed

    New Apostolic Nuncio for Malta appointed

    Monsignor Alessandro D’Errico, titular Archbishop of Carini and currently Apostolic Nuncio in Croatia, has been appointed new Apostolic Nuncio for Malta. Mgr D’Errico was born in Frattamaggiore in Naples, Italy, in 1950. He was ordained priest in...

  • Condor launches schedules operations from MIA with Hamburg flight

    Condor launches schedules operations from MIA with Hamburg flight

    Malta International Airport’s second, new airline kick started its scheduled operations to and from Malta yesterday, with its first scheduled flight from Hamburg.  An Airbus A320 bearing Condor’s yellow and grey livery, was welcomed at the airport...

  • Minimum wage to go up €8 per week by 2019

    Minimum wage to go up €8 per week by 2019

    The minimum wage will increase by €8 per week by 2019, according to an agreement that will be signed tomorrow. The increase, over and above the cost of living adjustment, will equate to more than €400 per year in two year's time, journalists were...

  • Government corruption: Busuttil pledges to defend sources even with his own life

    Government corruption: Busuttil pledges to defend sources even with his own life

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning said he was ready to defend his sources in connection with government's corruption dealings "even with his own life". The PN leader made this pledge soon after presenting evidence to inquiring...

  • Drop in number of people seeking employment

    Drop in number of people seeking employment

    The number of persons registering for employment in March stood at 2,649, 1,384 less than in the same month last year, according to the National Statistics Office. The NSO said that when compared to March 2016, registrants for work decreased...

  • MUT electoral board resigns en bloc

    MUT electoral board resigns en bloc

    The electoral board of the Malta Union of Teachers announced this morning that they have resigned en bloc. In a notice to members, the board said its members had handed in their resignation. "This effectively means that the election process is...

  • Three new EU projects approved

    Three new EU projects approved

    Three projects amounting to just under €5 million, aimed at enhancing Malta’s security and facilitating the integration of third-country nationals, have been approved. Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds Ian Borg said a project pertaining to the...

  • Daphne Caruana Galizia arrives in court to testify in magisterial inquiry

    Daphne Caruana Galizia arrives in court to testify in magisterial inquiry

    Updated 10.10am Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has arrived in court to appear before Magistrate Aaron Bugeja who is looking into claims that the Prime Minister’s wife held shares in the Panama company Egrant. Ms Caruana Galizia initially argued...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says former police chief Michael Cassar walked away from his role a day after the government’s anti-money laundering agency recommended further investigations into the...

  • FIAU had asked the police to probe Keith Schembri

    FIAU had asked the police to probe Keith Schembri

    Former police chief Michael Cassar walked away from his role a day after the government’s anti-money laundering agency (FIAU) recommended further investigations into the Prime Minister’s top aide Keith Schembri. The report was handed over to the...

  • Crewman injured on cruise ship

    Crewman injured on cruise ship

    A 29-year-old man from Montenegro was seriously injured this evening when he fell down a lift well while working on a cruise ship in Grand Harbour.  The police said the accident happened at about 7pm as the worker worked on the lift.  He fell the...

  • Magistrate accepts Busuttil's request to present evidence on alleged Keith Schembri kickbacks

    Magistrate accepts Busuttil's request to present evidence on alleged Keith Schembri kickbacks

    Magistrate Aaron Bugeja has accepted a request by Opposition leader Simon Busuttil to present evidence on alleged kickbacks involving the prime minister's chief of staff Keith Schembri. "I will appear before the magistrate tomorrow morning at nine...

  • Ornis Committee recommends autumn trapping season

    Ornis Committee recommends autumn trapping season

    The Ornis Committee has recommended to the government the opening of an autumn trapping season for Golden Plover and Song Thrush. The committee also decided this evening that individual catch quotas should be removed, but the national quota should...

  • Luqa building to be converted into €1.9m 'rock hub'

    Luqa building to be converted into €1.9m 'rock hub'

    A building in Luqa is to be converted into a Rock Hub, providing rehearsal and performance spaces for lovers of rock music.  The €1.9m project was launched today by Justice and Culture Minister Owen Bonnici.  The works will be completed in 30...

  • MCST launches 2017 A Space Policy

    MCST launches 2017 A Space Policy

    The Malta Council for Science and Technology has launched the Malta National Space Policy 2017. "This is the first space policy for the country. It aims to drive home the relevance of space applications to everyday life and to tangibly link space...

  • Witness says she saw her brother being stabbed after he fell to the ground

    Witness says she saw her brother being stabbed after he fell to the ground

    Brandon Pace, the young man stabbed to death in Hamrun on April 2, had run out of his apartment bare-chested and barefoot to face his aggressors after a slandering match conducted from the balcony of his father's flat, a court was told today. This...

  • Cycling challenge donates €70,000 for children’s cancer research

    Cycling challenge donates €70,000 for children’s cancer research

    The ALIVE Charity Foundation has presented €70,000 to the Research Trust of the University of Malta. The money will go towards the University’s specialised programme in children cancer research.   The sum was collected by cyclists who last year...

  • Car catches fire in Lija

    Car catches fire in Lija

    No one was injured when this car caught fire in Mosta Road near Lija cemetery this afternoon. The car was considerably damaged and a long traffic jam built up. Picture: James Mulholland Facebook Times of Malta.

  • Agreement reached on raising the national minimum wage - Muscat

    Agreement reached on raising the national minimum wage - Muscat

    The government and the social partners have reached an agreement on raising the national minimum wage, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced in a tweet this afternoon.    Dr Muscat said he was proud of this accomplishment. The last time that the...