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  • EU lawmakers want Google break-up

    European Union lawmakers have overwhelmingly backed a motion urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine. Google has been in the EU's regulatory sights since 2010, and is...

  • Oil falls $3 to four-year low after OPEC leaves output unchanged

    Oil falls $3 to four-year low after OPEC leaves output unchanged

    Brent crude oil fell more than $3 to a fresh four-year low under $75 a barrel today after OPEC decided not to cut production, despite a huge oversupply in world markets. Asked whether the oil producer group had decided not to reduce production,...

  • €23m bus subsidy is only a start, court hears

    €23m bus subsidy is only a start, court hears

    A Transport Malta lawyer said  in court this afternoon that the €23 million government subsidy promised to Spanish operator Autobuses de Lyon was a pro-rata payment for the transitional period and the actual annual subsidy would be substantially...

  • Business confidence well above European average

    The government has welcomed data by the European statistics agency showing that in November, Malta had the highest level of economic confidence in the eurozone. The level of optimism in Malta was 12% higher than the European average. The...

  • No pushover

    A Russian plane was given some unexpected assistance when frozen brakes meant it was unable to move on to the runway - several of its passengers. When a Tu-134 due to fly from the Arctic town of Ingarka to Krasnoyarsk, 800 miles to the south, got...

  • Helena Dalli shuns questions on Zejtun property, husband challenges Simon Busuttil to debate, documents published

    Helena Dalli shuns questions on Zejtun property, husband challenges Simon Busuttil to debate, documents published

    Updated 3.30 p.m. Equal Opportunities Minister Helena Dalli shunned Times of Malta questions twice this morning on whether she would publish the promise of sale agreement on her controversial Zejtun property, but the government then tabled the...

  • More Supermarket fights warrant of seizure

    More Supermarket fights warrant of seizure

    A court has postponed to January a decision on whether to confirm a warrant of seizure already granted to a company which says it is owed almost €400,000 in rental arrears and utility consumption by More Supermarkets over its operation at Daniels...

  • Environment minister sues for libel

    Environment Minister Leo Brincat this afternoon filed a libel suit against Nationalist Party newspaper In-Nazzjon over a story on his spending on air travel. The newspaper claimed that the minister spent more than €1 million on flights in 19...

  • Drug mule arrested

    A Nigerian man, 30, is under arrest after he was found in possession of 1.5 kilos of cannabis resin in a false bottom of his suitcase. The police said he was arrested last night when he arrived from Sicily. The man is resident in Udine, Italy.

  • PN wants no confidence motion debated immediately

    PN wants no confidence motion debated immediately

    The opposition today formally presented its no confidence motion in Home Affairs Minister Manual Mallia to the Speaker of the House and insisted it should be debated immediately. Speaking to journalists after presenting the motion to Speaker Anglu...

  • Updated - Government hits out at Metsola comments

    The Justice Ministry said this afternoon that Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola was wrong to claim in the European Parliament yesterday that Malta had not adopted into its laws the EU's directive against abuse and exploitation of children. The...

  • Constant patient monitoring not being provided for lack of funds - MUMN

    Constant patient monitoring not being provided for lack of funds - MUMN

    Crucial services needed for critically ill patients were not being delivered at Mater Dei Hospital due to a lack of funds, the MUMN claimed this afternoon. The nurses' union said that although doctors regularly ordered constant watch on certain...

  • Medicine prices reduced

    Medicine prices reduced

    The government today announced a reduction in the cost of certain medicines, some up to 65 per cent according to Consumer Affairs Minister Helena Dalli. She said this was the third reduction in prices, and this should put consumers’ minds at rest...

  • Amsterdam deaths spark drug warning

    Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine. A large sign outside the Dutch capital's Centraal...

  • Mammoth skeleton sells for £150k

    Mammoth skeleton sells for £150k

    The skeleton of an 18ft-long woolly mammoth which roamed Earth up to 50,000 years ago has fetched £150,000 under the hammer at auction. A private collector sold the extremely rare Ice Age piece of natural history through Summers Place Auctions in...

  • EU Commission to tell Malta Budget risks breaking EU rules - documents

    EU Commission to tell Malta Budget risks breaking EU rules - documents

    The European Commission will tomorrow tell seven countries including Malta that their 2015 budgets risk breaking EU rules. Draft documents seen by Reuters show that the national Budgets of France, Italy, Belgium,Spain, Portugal, Austria, and Malta...

  • Man fined for cutting puppies' tails

    Man fined for cutting puppies' tails

    A man was this morning fined €800 after he was found guilty of cutting the tails of two puppies which he found in his field with their mother and decided to adopt.   Gian Carlo Bonnici, 23, from Zejtun was found guilty of illegally carrying out a...

  • Valletta school to harvest rain water as part of Catch the Drop campaign

    A water conservation project was launched at the Valletta Primary School this morning as part of the HSBC Catch the Drop campaign. School head Bernardo Riolo said rain water will be harvested in two tanks and used to water plants in the school...

  • €3 million in benefits saved as payment to abusers stopped - minister

    €3 million in benefits saved as payment to abusers stopped - minister

    The country is saving more than €3 million in benefit payments after it stopped paying 724 abusers , Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said this morning. The minister was speaking in Parliament during the Budget debate on his...

  • Dog reunited with owner after year

    A dog that was stolen from Middlesex a year ago has been reunited her owner after being found 150 miles away in Somerset. Joules, a Staffordshire bull terrier, disappeared from Liz Wilson-Roberts' family home in Middlesex last year. She was found...