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  • Malta backs arming Iraqi Kurds against militants

    Malta backs arming Iraqi Kurds against militants

    Malta agrees that Iraqi Kurds should be given weapons to be able to fight Islamic militants who are occupying the country’s northern regions. Foreign Minister George Vella, who yesterday attended an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers, said...

  • Delivering Maltese food to suit Australian tastes

    Delivering Maltese food to suit Australian tastes

    Dried broad beans to make bigilla, rice paper to line biskuttini baking trays and orange blossom water to give coffee a Maltese twist are just a few items that Joyce Vanderboot sells Down Under to keep Maltese traditions alive. She also offers...

  • True blue

    True blue

    Santa Marija feast enthusiasts celebrate the Assumption of Our Lady in a sea of blue in front of the Mosta dome. The popular festa, which is also a public holiday, is celebrated in six other towns and villages: Għaxaq, Gudja, Attard, Mqabba,...

  • Foreign Affairs Council discusses Iraq, Libya, Ukraine

    Foreign Affairs Council discusses Iraq, Libya, Ukraine

    The situation in Iraq, Syria, the Middle East, Libya and Ukraine were today discussed in an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Ministers were briefed by the UN special representative of the UN secretary general on...

  • Man injured in fall

    A 55-year-old man from Zebbug was grievously injured in a fall at Triq Gharram, Zebbug, the police said. They said the man fell from a height of about one-and-a-half storeys. The victim was assisted by members of the Civil Protection Department...

  • Ryanair launches new route from Malta to East Midlands

    Ryanair launches new route from Malta to East Midlands

    Ryanair today launched a new route from Malta to East Midlands. It will operate twice weekly from April 2015, and will be on sale from next week on the Ryanair website. Ryanair said in a statement it was celebrating this new route by releasing...

  • ‘Nightmare’ of kiosk, hawker regulations

    ‘Nightmare’ of kiosk, hawker regulations

    Summer is a time when hawkers and kiosks set up close to beaches and tourist hubs, but regulation of the sector is complex and anyone wishing to complain about those breaking the rules faces a tough time. There are six different authorities...

  • Buses now serving Rinella Bay

    Buses now serving Rinella Bay

    Buses on Route 3A are now providing a service to Rinella Bay in both directions, Malta Public Transport said. It said route 3A operates a half hourly service (hourly on Sundays) linking Kalkara Strand, Rinella and Smart City and operates in...

  • Farmer who exposed bad practice being investigated

    Farmer who exposed bad practice being investigated

    The farmer who raised the alarm on food safety because of slurry dumping on fields is being probed by the agricultural and health authorities. Four inspectors from the Environmental Health Directorate descended on Paul Abela on August 6 and took...

  • Man believed to be Maltese charged with attempted murder in Toronto

    Man believed to be Maltese charged with attempted murder in Toronto

    A man, believed to be Maltese, has been charged with attempted murder in Toronto. Cory Galea, 21, of no fixed address, was also charged with aggravated assault, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon. The Toronto police said a...

  • NGO concerned at decision to allow hunting till 7pm

    NGO concerned at decision to allow hunting till 7pm

    Din l-Art Helwa this morning expressed concern at the government's decision to again allow hunting until 7pm in September, removing the 3pm hunting curfew intended to protect migrating birds of prey during this period. It said in a statement that...

  • Update 3 - Evacuated workers arrive from Libya

    Update 3 - Evacuated workers arrive from Libya

    (Adds video) Updated - Malta is today handling close to 1,100 workers evacuated from Libya in the busiest day in Grand Harbour for evacuations in the current crisis. The MV Bridge docked in Malta at 11.15am carrying some 800 Philippine workers...

  • Power cuts a threat to the water supply, sewage disposal

    Power cuts a threat to the water supply, sewage disposal

    A prolonged nationwide blackout would see water run out after two days and sewage overflow, according to the Water Services Corporation. A spokesman told Times of Malta the island’s water production was highly dependent on electricity as was the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says the new power station will not stop electricity cuts since blackouts are being caused by distribution system problems, according to Enemalta's CEO. It also...

  • New power station will not stop electricity cuts

    The nationwide blackout which plunged parts of Malta into darkness for several hours last Tuesday could happen again even after the new gas-fired power station is up and running, Enemalta chairman Frederick Azzopardi told Times of Malta. “The...

  • Driver is fighting for his life

    Driver is fighting for his life

    A driver is fighting for his life after the truck trailer he was driving overturned, ending up resting on its side in Garibaldi Road, Marsa, yesterday. The incident happened at about 11.30am as the driver was turning the bend, close to the...

  • Stabbing accused blames the victim

    Stabbing accused blames the victim

    A woman who has been charged with stabbing her neighbour blamed the victim for the fight, which started with a car chase, a court was told yesterday. The details emerged when Police Inspector Roderick Agius was testifying in the case against...

  • Man, 29, charged with trafficking

    A man caught with 30 grams of cocaine in his car was yesterday charged with trafficking, though he insists it was for his own personal use. Renald Attard, 29, from Luqa pleaded not guilty to trafficking cocaine and being in possession of the drug...

  • ‘Nightmare’ of kiosk, hawker regulations

    ‘Nightmare’ of kiosk, hawker regulations

    Summer is a time when hawkers and kiosks set up close to beaches and tourist hubs, but regulation of the sector is complex and anyone wishing to complain about those breaking the rules faces a tough time. There are six different authorities...

  • Pregnancy test kit in girl’s bedroom had been used

    Pregnancy test kit in girl’s bedroom had been used

    A used pregnancy test kit and a blood-stained diary were among the items recovered from the bedroom of Lisa Maria Zahra, 15, a magistrate heard yesterday. Police Constable Patrick Farrugia said the items were required for DNA tests. He was...