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  • EU adopts partnership agreement with Malta on use of funds for growth and jobs

    EU adopts partnership agreement with Malta on use of funds for growth and jobs

    The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Malta setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds by the country. The agreement paves the way for investment of €729 million in...

  • Power lifting champion accuses police chief of sitting on report

    Power lifting champion accuses police chief of sitting on report

    A power lifting champion has accused the acting Police Commissioner of failing to investigate a report he filed five months ago involving threats by a member of the police force. Francis Spiteri, 65, who is a World and European Power Lifting...

  • Polish girl, 18, died from untreated bowel infection

    Polish girl, 18, died from untreated bowel infection

    A polish language student who was found dead in a hotel room yesterday had suffered Septicemia following an untreated bowel infection, an autopsy established today. The girl, 18, had been complaining of bowel problems for a number of days. She was...

  • Spaniard smashes skylight in apartment block

    Spaniard smashes skylight in apartment block

    A Spanish student was conditionally discharged by a court this afternoon after he pleaded guilty to smashing a skylight in a block of apartments in St Julians while he was in a drunken state. Jose Garcia Sorano, 22, entered a block of apartments...

  • Couple admits series of thefts of donation boxes

    A couple appeared in court today charged with the theft of several donation boxes as well as a string of other thefts. Sandra Grixti, 26, from Zurrieq and Christian Said, 31, from Fgura, both unemployed, admitted to stealing the donation boxes and...

  • New judge calls for uniformity in decisions, including ban on names

    New judge calls for uniformity in decisions, including ban on names

    In his first sitting as a judge, Mr Justice Wenzu Mintoff called for uniformity in sentencing and made a case for people to be told in layman's terms what was going on. He said the language used in court was difficult for people to understand and...

  • Immigration main issue influencing Maltese vote in EP elections - Eurobarometer

    Immigration was the main issue which influenced Maltese voters’ choice, followed by economic growth and energy, according to a new European Parliament Eurobarometer survey providing insight into the views of Europeans following the MEP elections...

  • EU set to approve Malta Budget

    EU set to approve Malta Budget

    The European Commission said today there was no case of "particularly serious non-compliance" which would oblige it to consider a negative opinion on the draft budgetary plans sent by EU states. Addressing the daily midday briefing, Commission...

  • Update 2: Nationalist Party seriously concerned about Air Malta's future - Simon Busuttil

    Update 2: Nationalist Party seriously concerned about Air Malta's future - Simon Busuttil

    The Nationalist Party is seriously concerned about the future of Air Malta, party leader Simon Busuttil said today during a meeting with the Federated Association of Travel & Tourism Agents. Dr Busuttil said that the losses the airline was making...

  • Lightning strikes

    Lightning strikes

    Last night's lightning inspired reader Andrea Muscat to take the photos in the slide show above. The photos were taken from Msida facing the south-west.

  • Bishop Charles Scicluna to concelebrate All Saints and All Souls masses at St John's

    Apostolic administrator Bishop Charles J. Scicluna is concelebrating mass at St John’s CoCathedral in Valletta on All Saints Day, Saturday, at 8.30am, and on All Souls Day, Sunday, at 9.15am. On November 9, Remembrance Day, Bishop Scicluna will...

  • Sharpener’s future is a stab in the dark

    Sharpener’s future is a stab in the dark

    Salvu tas-Skieken stands in the huge doorway of his tiny workshop in St Paul Street, Valletta. A woman comes up to him and from her bag takes out what looks like a parcel wrapped in cloth. He nods, walks up to his work bench and unwraps the...

  • UK refusal to support migrant rescue 'unsurprising'

    UK refusal to support migrant rescue 'unsurprising'

    Britain has never been at the forefront of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean so its refusal to help prevent migrants from drowning marks no real change, according to human rights organisations. The UK has decided not to support any...

  • Pacemaker pouch slashes risk of fatal heart infection

    Pacemaker pouch slashes risk of fatal heart infection

    Pacemaker patients in Malta are among the first in Europe to benefit from an antibacterial envelope, a special pouch that shrouds a pacemaker and radically slashes the risk of deadly infection. Cardiologist Robert Xuereb told Times of Malta that...

  • President represents Malta at World War I commemoration

    President represents Malta at World War I commemoration

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca represented Malta in the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Belgium’s invasion by Germany and the violation of Belgian neutrality at the invitation of King Philippe. The commemoration consisted of a...

  • Burnell exhibition at Maritime Museum

    Burnell exhibition at Maritime Museum

    A collection of 25 paintings by widely acclaimed marine artist Thomas J. Burnell are to be exhibited at the Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa between November 1 and 14. When he last exhibited at the Maritime Museum in October 2011, Mr Burnell...

  • Thieves targeting electricity cables for the copper

    Thieves targeting electricity cables for the copper

    Tens of households have ended up without power over the past few weeks, sparking an intensive police investigation into the theft of live overhead electricity cables. The cables have been cut away and stolen from a number of places in the south,...

  • Foreign Minister visits Gaza

    Foreign Minister visits Gaza

    Foreign Minister George Vella today visited Shejaya in the Gaza Strip. He is one of the first foreign dignitaries to visit Gaza following the tragic events that took place in summer. Drr Vella was accompanied by officials from the United Nations...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says politicians were warned to “hold back” by Air Malta’s chairwoman if the airline is to survive, after the company’s restructuring plan veered off...

  • Air Malta’s message to politicians: let us work

    Air Malta’s message to politicians: let us work

    Politicians were warned to “hold back” by Air Malta’s chairwoman if the airline was to survive, after the company’s restructuring plan veered off track. Maria Micallef told the airline’s Annual General Meeting yesterday that Air Malta needed...