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  • Air Malta to offer scheduled flights to Israel

    Air Malta to offer scheduled flights to Israel

    Air Malta will be offering scheduled flights to Tel Aviv shortly, the airline said today. In a statement announcing the beginning of its summer schedule next Sunday, the airline said it had planned 150 weekly flights to 30 destinations using a...

  • Court rejects appeal to alter attempted murder bill of indictment

    Court rejects appeal to alter attempted murder bill of indictment

    A man set to face a trial by jury over the attempted murder of the son of his father's former partner is to face proceedings according to the bill of indictment as presented by the prosecution after a court of appeal turned down his request to...

  • Highest French honour conferred on Maltese national

    Highest French honour conferred on Maltese national

    The President of France Francois Hollande has conferred the country’s highest decoration to Tonio Portughese.  Mr Portughese was conferred with the National Order of the Legion d'Honneur in recognition of his long-standing career and promotion of...

  • Tubercolosis notification rate in Malta 'very low'

    Tubercolosis notification rate in Malta 'very low'

    Tuberculosis notification rate in Malta was just 7.6 per 100,000 population over a 15 year period, the government said in a statement on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day. In a statement issued on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day today,...

  • EU solidarity should go beyond migration - PM

    EU solidarity should go beyond migration - PM

    Solidarity is not a-la-carte and discussion on solidarity within the EU should go beyond talk on migration, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in Rome this afternoon. This fundamental principle of the EU was not solely applicable to migration, but...

  • Malta should remain at the heart of the EU - Simon Busuttil

    Malta should remain at the heart of the EU - Simon Busuttil

    It was in Malta’s interest to remain at the heart of the European Union, Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil said today. He was addressing an event at the university held to mark 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.  Describing himself as a...

  • Car thief suspect remanded in custody

    Car thief suspect remanded in custody

    A man with a drug problem and a tainted criminal record sheet was today remanded in custody after being arraigned on charges of attempted theft. Tripoli-born Mohamed Mokhtar Jamhur, 25, residing in Valletta, was brought to court to face two...

  • Nemea Bank loses its banking licence

    Nemea Bank loses its banking licence

    The European Central Bank has withdrawn Nemea Bank's licence, in line with a recommendation made by local financial regulators earlier this year.  The Malta-based bank, had been put into administration in April last year after an inspection found...

  • Consolidated Fund registers €30m surplus

    Consolidated Fund registers €30m surplus

    The government's  consolidated fund registered a €57.9 million positive change between January and February when compared to the same period last year, new data released today shows.  The change was the result of a €75.6 million increase in...

  • Watch: Robots, drones and virtual reality at Malta's largest tech event

    Watch: Robots, drones and virtual reality at Malta's largest tech event

    From robots to CNC lasers and 3D printing, visitors at the opening of this year's Malta Robotics Olympiad had plenty to keep them entertained this morning.  Malta's largest technology event combines a design and technology expo showcasing...

  • Police interrogations can now be filmed and recorded

    Police interrogations can now be filmed and recorded

    Interrogations at four police stations can now be recorded to be used in court as specifically-designed rooms have been equipped with audiovisual equipment.Addressing journalists this morning, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said that while in...

  • Senior citizen pinned between two parked cars in Gozo

    Senior citizen pinned between two parked cars in Gozo

    A 75-year-old Gozitan woman was grievously injured this morning when she was pinned between two parked cars in Victoria.  The senior citizen had parked her Volkswagen Polo on Triq l-Arċisqof Pietru Pace at around 9.15am and was walking away from...

  • Isle of MTV will still be hosted at the Granaries, organisers say

    Isle of MTV will still be hosted at the Granaries, organisers say

    The annual Isle of MTV concert will still be held at the Floriana Granaries this year, the Malta Tourism Authority said this afternoon.  "The Isle of MTV concert takes place on a yearly basis and is open to the public free of charge, with a...

  • As Europe turns 60, how close is its union?

    As Europe turns 60, how close is its union?

    On Saturday, Europe will be marking 60 years of unity and economic integration, which for 500 million citizens has also meant six decades of peace. But on the day, leaders at the Rome Summit will also have an important discussion on the Union’s...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers. The Times of Malta leads with news that the beleaguered head of the Broadcasting Authority was given a €27,000 EU presidency-related job by the government in February 2016.  The Malta...

  • Broadcasting Authority head also given €27,000 government job last year

    Broadcasting Authority head also given €27,000 government job last year

    Updated 1pm - Added PN statement Embattled Broadcasting Authority chairwoman, Tanya Borg Cardona was also engaged to serve in the unit handling Malta’s presidency of the EU on a position-of-trust basis, this newspaper has learnt. She was employed...

  • Millions of cigarettes, 30,000 pieces of lingerie and container full of auto spare parts among Customs seizures

    Millions of cigarettes, 30,000 pieces of lingerie and container full of auto spare parts among Customs seizures

    Millions of cigarettes, tens of thousands of sports shoes and footballs and an entire 20 -foot container full of spare car parts were among the 12 illegal shipments seized by Customs officials over the past weeks.  Officials have had a busy few...

  • Man grievously hurt in Ħal Far incident

    Man grievously hurt in Ħal Far incident

    A 23-year-old Żabbar man was grievously injured yesterday evening in an accident at Ħal Far. Police received a request for assistance at around 7pm after the man ended up being pinned between a wall and a Bedford van.  The victim was rushed to...

  • Former Mtarfa Military Hospital earmarked for conversion into international school

    Former Mtarfa Military Hospital earmarked for conversion into international school

    A tender for the conversion of the former Mtarfa Military Hospital to an international school will be issued in the coming days to cater for the increasing number of foreigners working in Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced this...

  • A love story in midst of raging war

    A love story in midst of raging war

    The story of a legendary pilot and a woman who came to Malta to work as an entertainer will be retold at the same place where she soared to stardom 75 years ago: Valletta. Christina Ratcliffe first landed at the Morning Star in St Nicholas...