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University of Malta in key research on genetic killer of infants

Scientists at the University of Malta and the Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier (CNRS/Université de Montpellier) have shown that fruit flies and brewer's yeast can reveal clues about the cause of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the...

  • Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society marks first anniversary

    Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society marks first anniversary

    The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society today marked the first anniversary since it was set up with the launch of its new website pfws.org.mt. Foundation director general Ruth Farrugia said that throughout this year the foundation...

  • Three US authors experiencing Malta first-hand

    Three US authors experiencing Malta first-hand

    Three American authors are in Malta for a week at the invitation of the Malta Tourism Authority as part of the authority's efforts to promote the Maltese islands in the US market. The authors - Chris Kuzneski, Graham Brown and Boyd Morrison - are...

  • Sliema set to get 40-floor hotel

    Sliema set to get 40-floor hotel

    A skyscraper in Sliema is set to be the tallest hotel on the island and architect Ray DeMicoli insists the building will become a reference point to a generally flat skyline. The towering property, planned to form part of the Fort Cambridge...

  • More legal possibilities to help migrants enter Europe should be offered - EU Fundamental Rights Agency

    More legal possibilities to help migrants enter Europe should be offered - EU Fundamental Rights Agency

    EU states should consider offering more legal possibilities for people in need of international protection to enter the Union, as viable alternatives to risky irregular entry, this year’s annual report of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights,...

  • MPs' bad behaviour 'could be due to live broadcasting'

    MPs' bad behaviour 'could be due to live broadcasting'

    MPs have not been on their best behaviour in recent weeks, with rowdy sessions and “unparliamentary” language, which experts believe could be the result of live broadcasts. Psychologist Paul Attard-Baldacchino said what has been happening in the...

  • Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit has strenuously denied accusations that he handed confidential documents to the press, after an inquiry found these were in his office at the time they were leaked. Mr Zammit was reacting to comments by...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit has strenuously denied accusations that he handed confidential documents to the press, after an...

  • Man hospitalised after accident

    Man hospitalised after accident

    A 29-year-old man from Qormi was hospitalised this morning following a collision in Triq Hompesch, Zabbar at around 6.30am. He was slightly injured. The police said the man was driving a Toyota Starlet that crashed with a Citroen Saxo that was...

  • Three injured in Luqa fight

    Three people were hospitalised last night following a fight in Triq il-Belt Valletta Luqa. The fight was between a 63-year-old father, his 24-year-old son and the father’s partner. The father was grievously injured but none are in a critical...

  • Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    The government has still to set up an agency to administer millions of euros from the cash-for-citizenship programme, even though the framework legislation has been in place since January. Government sources told Times of Malta that, so far,...

  • Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit has strenuously denied accusations that he handed confidential documents to the press, after an inquiry found these were in his office at the time they were leaked. Mr Zammit was reacting to comments by...

  • Migration may lose priority to Greek talks

    Migration may lose priority to Greek talks

    Today’s EU Council meeting in Brussels, in which leaders are meant to hammer out a plan to tackle migration, risks being overshadowed by the Greek crisis, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela warned yesterday. The plan proposed by the European...

  • ‘Family feud over car’ led to shooting

    ‘Family feud over car’ led to shooting

    A long dispute between two families over a car purchased jointly by a former couple culminated in a shooting incident earlier this month, a court heard yesterday. Details of the family feud emerged during the compilation of evidence against...

  • Malta’s progress on party funding Bill is ‘moderate’

    Malta’s progress on party funding Bill is ‘moderate’

    Malta has made “moderate progress” in regulating party financing, but a Bill presented last year is lacking in certain “critical areas” such as anonymous donations, a Council of Europe report has concluded. Presented by the Group of States against...

  • Call for tighter control on assets declaration

    Call for tighter control on assets declaration

    An international anti-corruption watchdog has called for tighter controls with regard to MPs’ declaration of assets and for the establishment of “objective criteria” regulating judicial appointments. The recommendations were made by the Group of...

  • Christians must defend nature, Archbishop says

    Christians must defend nature, Archbishop says

    Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment encourages Christians to be responsible, to promote sustainability and not to be scared “of the price you pay when you speak up”, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said yesterday. In a clear reference to the...

  • Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    The government has still to set up an agency to administer millions of euros from the cash-for-citizenship programme, even though the framework legislation has been in place since January. Government sources told Times of Malta that, so far,...

  • No details on Sai Mizzi forthcoming, despite PM’s words

    No details on Sai Mizzi forthcoming, despite PM’s words

    The government has refused to provide a list of achievements by China trade envoy Sai Mizzi despite the Prime Minister saying she should be judged by her achievements, not her salary. Joseph Muscat repeatedly told Opposition leader Simon Busuttil...

  • Besson-penned ‘ambitious’ film shooting this summer

    Besson-penned ‘ambitious’ film shooting this summer

    An American-French action thriller, The Lake, will start filming in Malta in July. The film is considered to be one of the most ambitious international productions and was written by internationally renowned French director Luc Besson. Mr Besson...

  • Marsascala teenaged boy charged with stabbing ‘good friend’ in the face

    A teenager was yesterday granted bail after pleading not guilty to stabbing his friend in the face. Maverick Azzopardi, 19, from Marsascala, pleaded not guilty to seriously injuring Gerson Portelli during an argument that got out of hand at 2pm on...