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  • Businessman in Malta for many years seeing the end of life as he knows it

    Businessman in Malta for many years seeing the end of life as he knows it

    Life as he knows it might end this November for a 32-year-old businessman who has been living in Malta for nearly half his life. The government’s decision to halt his protection in 10 months feels like a death sentence for Ali Konate from Mali. Mr...

  • Roberta Metsola elected EPP coordinator within civil liberties committee

    Roberta Metsola elected EPP coordinator within civil liberties committee

    MEP Roberta Metsola has been elected coordinator for the European People’s Party within the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament. The committee, which is one of the largest legislative bodies in the...

  • Cabinet guidelines on use of personal e-mail stall

    Cabinet guidelines on use of personal e-mail stall

    Cabinet guidelines regulating the use of private or personal e-mail accounts have stalled, the Times of Malta has learnt. This newspaper last month reported how the government was examining different communication options which would include...

  • EP President ‘will speak on Panama when inquiry over’

    EP President ‘will speak on Panama when inquiry over’

    European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has insisted that he will only speak about the Panama Papers scandal after an official inquiry into the matter is concluded. Last year Mr Tajani, who was then vice-president of the European People’s...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.  

  • Lloyds rules out Malta for subsidiary outside UK

    Lloyds rules out Malta for subsidiary outside UK

    Lloyds of London has ruled out Malta as the location for a subsidiary outside the UK, in spite of the fact that Malta had a “unique cell structure” which looked very promising, according to the insurance company’s CEO. Inga Beale, Lloyd’s chief...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has flatly denied a German media report that he threatened to suspend priests who refuse communion to divorced and remarried Catholics. In another...

  • Gozo Bishop denies threatening to suspend priests

    Gozo Bishop denies threatening to suspend priests

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has flatly denied a German media report that he threatened to suspend priests who refuse communion to divorced and remarried Catholics. The Curia of Gozo was yesterday forced to release the one-line statement after a German...

  • Teachers’ course cancelled

    An evening course for prospective teachers has been stopped due to poor attendance, the Faculty of Education said yesterday. In a statement, the faculty at the University of Malta said that the part-time evening course for a postgraduate...

  • Malta's love affair with tinned fish laid bare by EU statistics

    Malta's love affair with tinned fish laid bare by EU statistics

    The island’s ħobż biż-żejt obsession might explain why it has topped the list for tinned fish consumption in a recent EU-wide survey. A report conducted as part of a new Eurobarometer publication found that nine of every 10 Maltese regularly...

  • Withdraw Nemea Bank's license, MFSA tells European Central Bank

    Withdraw Nemea Bank's license, MFSA tells European Central Bank

    Nemea Bank should have its banking license withdrawn, the Malta Financial Service Authority has told the European Central Bank.  The MFSA said that discussions with the bank's shareholders to address "regulatory shortcomings" had failed to...

  • Chilean millionaire insists he stands no chance of fair trial in his home country

    Chilean millionaire insists he stands no chance of fair trial in his home country

    A Chilean millionaire fighting extradition today insisted he had no chance of a fair trial in his home country.  Alberto Chang Rajii told a court that he had been "demonised" by the press in Chile and that authorities in his home country were...

  • Amend Townsquare designs to protect Vittoriosa view, Din L-Art Ħelwa tells developers

    Amend Townsquare designs to protect Vittoriosa view, Din L-Art Ħelwa tells developers

    Environmental activists at Din L-Art Ħelwa have welcomed developers' claims that the Townsquare skyscraper to be built in Sliema will not be visible from the top of Fort St Angelo in Vittoriosa.  In a statement, the heritage NGO challenged...

  • Man accused of road rage assault gets bail

    Man accused of road rage assault gets bail

    A man accused of beating up an off-duty police officer in a fit of road rage in St Julian's was today granted bail after a criminal court overturned an earlier refusal by a magistrate's court.  Angel Attard, 40, from Vittoriosa, allegedly attacked...

  • Watch: 'Please help us,' tearful migrant begs President

    Watch: 'Please help us,' tearful migrant begs President

    A group of migrants at risk of deportation should be allowed "continue to live and work productively as they have been doing", President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said today.  Saying that she could not reassure them of anything else, the...

  • Plain sailing for three seamen accused of trafficking fuel

    Plain sailing for three seamen accused of trafficking fuel

    Three Egyptian sailors accused of conspiring to illegally traffic fuel were acquitted by a magistrate's court today.  Moustafa Adel Kamal Elnashshar, Ahmed Adel Kamal Elnashshar and Zakarya Hussein Abdou El Zahed had been charged with the...

  • Two new morning-after pills approved for sale

    Two new morning-after pills approved for sale

    Two new forms of emergency contraception have been licensed and can now be sold in Malta, the Medicines Authority announced today.  Levonelle 1500 mcg and Escapelle 1500mcg tablets have received the necessary authorisation from the Superintendent...

  • 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...