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  • Europe targets foreign fighters

    European governments have agreed to synchronise their laws to bar citizens from going abroad to fight for Islamic State and other extremists. A document signed by foreign ministers from the 47-nation Council of Europe requires countries to outlaw...

  • Fitch reviews BOV's support rating downwards

    Fitch reviews BOV's support rating downwards

    Fitch Ratings has reviewed BOV's support rating downwards from two to five. The bank said in a statement the support rating evaluated the likelihood that a bank would receive extraordinary support in case of need. Such support typically came from...

  • World’s most environmentally friendly, ultra-large container registered under Malta flag

    The world’s most environmentally friendly, ultra-large container vessel, the MV Barzan, has been registered under the Malta flag, Transport Malta said. Owned by the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and with a loading capacity of 18,800 TEU, the...

  • Valletta's Strait Street works to start Monday

    Valletta's Strait Street works to start Monday

    Every single hard stone slab on the Strait Street steps will be numbered and put back in the exact same place, as part of a project to upgrade water and electricity provision to residents. Addressing a press conference on site this afternoon,...

  • Man in critical condition after fall

    Man in critical condition after fall

    A 31-year-old man from San Gwann is in a critical condition after he fell from a height of around one storey while working at a private residence in Friq F.W. Ryan in San Pawl tat-Targa, limits of Naxxar. The police said the accident happened at...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - May 19

    Editor's choice of your photos - May 19

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Second act in Isle of MTV line-up announced

    Second act in Isle of MTV line-up announced

    British singer-songwriter and Grammy award winner Jess Glynne is the second act to take the stage at this year’s Isle of MTV. Marking its ninth consecutive year, the free live music event will return to the Granaries in Floriana on July 7. Jess...

  • Police warn on scam

    The police this afternoon warned about a scam where people are being called on the phone (normally land-lines) from an unknown number. The caller, who speaks in English, is identifying himself as a tax compliance unit official, claiming that the...

  • Whistleblower in 'works for votes' scandal to testify next week

    Whistleblower in 'works for votes' scandal to testify next week

    The whistleblower in Gozo's alleged "works for votes" scandal will be invited to testify next week as the compilation of evidence against Anthony Debono, husband of former Gozo Minister Giovanna Debono continues on Tuesday. Mr Debono is facing 13...

  • Man steals window frames

    A man was conditionally discharged for a year today for stealing aluminium window frames from the drive-in of a Marsaxlokk house because he assumed they were about to be thrown away. It emerged that the frames were of the yacht, that belonged to...

  • Special delivery

    Special delivery

    Policemen from the traffic section helped get an expectant woman to hospital in time this morning. The police said the control room received a call for assistance at 8am from a man who was stuck in traffic with his wife in Marsa. He said his wife...

  • Call of nature lands man in court

    Call of nature lands man in court

    A 30-year-old Somali man was conditionally discharged for a year and fined €100 after he admitted to urinating near the St Andrew's bus stop yesterday morning. Jibril Ismail Jibril, who lives in Gozo, was on a bus from Cirkewwa to Valletta when,...

  • Updated: Three bids for hospitals project

    Updated: Three bids for hospitals project

    (Adds MUMN statement) Three bids have been submitted following a government call for expressions of interest for the running of the new Gozo hospital and the reopened St Luke's Hospital. The bids were opened this morning in Projects House, but...

  • Palumbo shipyard to invest €3.5m in energy saving

    The Palumbo shipyard said today it is investing €3.5 million on energy saving equipment, reducing its costs and greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. It said it will be installing 140 watt LED floodlighting which will reduce the lighting...

  • ‘No’ to a university in Birżebbuġa – mayor

    ‘No’ to a university in Birżebbuġa – mayor

    Birżebbuġa would gain nothing if the proposed American university were sited at the former Enemalta fuel plant there, Labour mayor Kevin Barun said. “I am personally against hosting this University in Birżebbuġa. We have nothing to gain from it.

  • Indian man arraigned after record haul of fake money at the airport

    Indian man arraigned after record haul of fake money at the airport

    A 33-year-old Indian businessman was this morning charged with the possession of €116,200 worth of counterfeit euro in what a police inspector described as the largest ever amount of fake cash seized. Ravi Kumar, who imports leather goods to...

  • Longer hours for Valletta ferry services

    Longer hours for Valletta ferry services

    The timetable of the ferry services linking Valletta to Sliema as well as Valletta to the Three Cities is being extended because of growing demand, Valletta V-18 chairman Jason Micallef announced this morning. He said the services, across...

  • Updated: Maltese brothers under investigation over alleged match-fixing in Italy

    Updated: Maltese brothers under investigation over alleged match-fixing in Italy

    Brothers Adrian and Robert Farrugia are among 50 people being investigated by Italian police over alleged match fixing in Lega Pro and Serie D matches. Adrian Farrugia, a former player, was team manager of Mosta FC, a position he resigned from...

  • Former chief justice compensated for flood damage

    Former chief justice compensated for flood damage

    Former chief justice Vincent DeGaetano has been awarded almost €12,000 in compensation for damage to items in his garage in Attard, which was flooded with rainwater from a public garden across the road. A magistrate ruled that the contractor and...

  • One hour stoppage at ST Micro over austerity measures

    One hour stoppage at ST Micro over austerity measures

    Workers at ST Microelectronics held a one hour stoppage this morning to protest over the company's insistence on keeping austerity measures in place even though its financial situation has improved. The stoppage was called at 6am. The union said...