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  • Russia and economy on EU's agenda

    Russia and economy on EU's agenda

    European Union leaders met today to seek solutions to two major challenges - how to jump-start sluggish economic growth at home and how to deal long-term with Russia. On the economic front, European Council President Donald Tusk, the official host...

  • Fewer migrant arrivals, more resettlements - minister

    Fewer migrant arrivals, more resettlements - minister

    Fewer irregular migrants arrived in Malta this year when compared to the past four years , Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said today. He also said there was this year the biggest number of relocations to third countries compared to the same...

  • Opposition leader attends EPP summit

    Opposition leader attends EPP summit

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil today attended the European Popular Party summit in Brussels. This was the first PPE meeting since the appointment of Donald Tusk as European Council President. The meeting was attended by, among others, Germany's...

  • Stabbing victim says attack was not deliberate

    Stabbing victim says attack was not deliberate

    A man who was stabbed last Friday told a court this morning the accused did not attack him deliberately. Sudanese Ali Eysa Ali, 46, was knifed by Abdirahman Saeed Ahmed, a 49-year-old Somali man who lives in Ħamrun. Mr Ali told the court he was...

  • AFM receives second twin-engine helicopter

    AFM receives second twin-engine helicopter

    The Armed Forces of Malta’s second AW139 twin-engine helicopter landed at Luqa a few minutes ago. The helicopter, which is to be registered AS1429, will be used to perform border control tasks and SAR missions. Together with the AFM’s first...

  • Mediterranean Corporate Bank inaugurated

    Mediterranean Corporate Bank inaugurated

    Malta’s first specialist corporate bank, Mediterranean Corporate Bank, was today officially inaugurated in Sliema by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna. “The creation of Mediterranean Corporate Bank represents another important milestone in the...

  • Man charged with accessing former wife's e-mail

    Man charged with accessing former wife's e-mail

    A man this afternoon denied accessing the email account of his estranged wife, downloading documents and data and filing false reports with the police, accusing her and other people of committing crimes.  The man, 51, who lives in Sliema and works...

  • Man jailed for using fake Italian passport

    A man from Mali was today jailed for two years and seven months after he pleaded guilty to trying to flee Malta with a fake Italian passport. The court heard how he had committed precisely the same crime in November 2012, when he was caught trying...

  • Jailed for robbing elderly sisters

    Jailed for robbing elderly sisters

    A man who attacked and robbed two elderly sisters as they were leaving church in November two years ago was today jailed for four years. Simon Camilleri, 48, from Cospicua, was found guilty of stealing the gold necklaces they were wearing,...

  • Smuggled alcoholic drinks found

    Customs officers have seized 185 bottles of alcoholic drinks which were being smuggled into Malta on a car from Sicily. The discovery was made late yesterday when the vehicle was searched after being driven off the ferry. The vehicle had  Maltese...

  • Girl, 14, missing

    Girl, 14, missing

    Marilyn Cernigliaro, 14, has been reported missing, the police said. She was wearing a pink hoody and black trainers. Anyone having information should phone on 119 or 2122 4001or contact the police.

  • Doctors cleared of involuntarily causing migrant's death

    Doctors cleared of involuntarily causing migrant's death

    Two doctors who administered Valium to an asthmatic migrant shortly before he died almost 10 years ago were this morning cleared of involuntary homicide after a court ruled that there was no link between the death and the medicine they...

  • Parliamentary Secretary Herrera unaware of any collision

    Parliamentary Secretary Herrera unaware of any collision

    Parliamentary Secretary Jose Herrera is not sure if he hit a car when reversing out of a parking space, but said that if he did, the impact was minimal. Nationalist Party media reported earlier this week that Dr Herrera was involved in a hit and...

  • Complaints by soldiers increased 140% in 2013

    Complaints by soldiers increased 140% in 2013

    Complaints by soldiers jumped by a whopping 140 per cent last year, according to the Ombudsman’s annual report. The Ombudsman received 36 complaints from Armed Forces of Malta personnel, largely in relation to promotions awarded in 2013. In 2012...

  • President tours the prison

    President tours the prison

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca visited the prisons at Corradino this morning as part of her Christmas activities. The President was shown around the cells and the common areas by Deputy Police Commissioner Ray Zammit and representatives of...

  • PN welcomes resumption of dialogue on migration

    The Nationalist Party has welcomed the government's decision to reopen dialogue with NGOs on irregular migration. It said it had been a shame that the dialogue started by the former government was  dropped by the present one. New Home Affairs...

  • Updated: Mepa approves Sliema's 'Pjazzetta' development

    Updated: Mepa approves Sliema's 'Pjazzetta' development

    A controversial development application that incorporates Sliema’s old naval clinic was unanimously approved by the planning authority today despite strong objections from residents and the local council. The design, however, remains a reserved...

  • Sr Doreen Cuschieri, long serving headmistress, passes away

    Sr Doreen Cuschieri,  long serving headmistress, passes away

    Sr. Doreen Cuschieri, long serving headmistress of St. Dorothy’s School, has passed away, on her birthday. She was 68. Sr Doreen was also Provincial of the Sisters of St Dorothy. She became headmistress in 1986 and served for more than 25 years,...

  • BOV explains decision to spend €4.6m to extend building's lease

    BOV explains decision to spend €4.6m to extend building's lease

    Bank of Valletta chairman John Cassar White explained to shareholders yesterday why the bank paid the government €4.6 million to extend its lease of the House of Four Winds in Valletta to 65 years and convert it to emphyteusis.   Mr Cassar White...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and l-orizzont report how a court has cleared the way for the government to engage a new bus service operator next month. The Times of Malta also quotes Bishop...