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  • Muscat, Busuttil put on a show of unity at Independence celebration

    Muscat, Busuttil put on a show of unity at Independence celebration

    The prime minister and the leader of the opposition put on a show of unity this evening when they spoke from the same stage at Liesse in Valletta during the official Independence anniversary celebrations. Simon Busuttil, who spoke first, said...

  • Updated - Prince William thanks Malta, says Duchess hopes to visit

    Updated - Prince William thanks Malta, says Duchess hopes to visit

    Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, conveyed the Queen's best wishes to Malta on its fiftieth anniversary of Independence today and also said that his wife Catherine - who was to have been the guest of honour at the festivities - looked forward...

  • Video - Aerobatic display, fireworks light up Grand Harbour

    Video - Aerobatic display, fireworks light up Grand Harbour

    Updated - An aerobatic display was held over Grand Harbour by the Pioneer team this evening, kicking off a spectacle to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Independence. Valletta and Floriana were packed with people for the show which included...

  • First registered car back on Gozo's streets

    First registered car back on Gozo's streets

    The first car ever to be registered in Malta stuttered back to life today and was taken round the streets of Victoria, Gozo. The 1904 Siddeley, originally having the registration number 1, was recently brought back to Malta after having been taken...

  • Videos - Prince William in Malta for Independence celebrations

    Videos - Prince William in Malta for Independence celebrations

    Update 1 - Prince William started his two day visit to Malta this afternoon by calling on the President and the Prime Minister. He called at San Anton Palace shortly after arriving in Malta on an Air Malta flight and later was driven to the...

  • Independence supplement tomorrow - rare interview with Alex Borg Olivier

    Independence supplement tomorrow - rare interview with Alex Borg Olivier

    The only surviving son of former prime minister George Borg Olivier remembers his father’s lonely years in the run-up to negotiating Malta’s quest for independence. In a rare interview, Alex Borg Olivier speaks of the glory days of his father as...

  • Speaker discusses security in Washington

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Anġlu Farrugia, has participated in a Parliamentary Intelligence Security Forum held in the Capitol, Washington. Participants had meetings with members of the US Congress, the House Permanent Select...

  • FKNK withdraws from official bodies as government closes hunting season

    FKNK withdraws from official bodies as government closes hunting season

    The hunters federation (FKNK) and Kaccaturi San Umbertu (KSU) association said this afternoon that a decision by the government to close the hunting season till October 10 amounted to collective punishment. "Collective Punishment is unjustified...

  • 'The term Out of Development Zone is no more' - DLH

    'The term Out of Development Zone is no more' - DLH

    Din l-Art Helwa said today it was extremely concerned that the Rural Policy and Design Guidelines recently adopted by Mepa had not been appropriately assessed in terms of the potential negative environmental effects on the countryside. It said it...

  • PM recalls Nerik Mizzi

    PM recalls Nerik Mizzi

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning laid a wreath at the bust of former prime minister Nerik Mizzi in Valletta, to recall the 129th anniversary of his birth. Nerik (Enrico) Mizzi was one of the leaders of the Nationalist Party before the war...

  • Worker dies, another injured in Zejtun structure collapse

    Worker dies, another injured in Zejtun structure collapse

    A man died and another was injured when a building under construction collapsed this morning. The incident happened on a farm in Tarxien Road, Bulebel, Zejtun, during roofing using pre-stressed concrete. Up to six men were working on the site when...

  • Two opportunities for public to see Prince William

    Two opportunities for public to see Prince William

    Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, will have two engagements tailored to meet the public during his brief visit to Malta today and tomorrow. He arrives this afternoon to represent the Queen at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Malta's...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From a politician putting on a brave face during his first public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer to the heart-rending story of a child born into an ageing body; From a flock of storks to decaying Maltese buses - Times of Malta...

  • Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized in northern Iraq

    Turkish intelligence agents brought 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey this morning after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. The...

  • Updated - Another stork shot, man arrested

    Updated - Another stork shot, man arrested

    Another white stork was shot dead late yesterday morning in Mellieħa, the second confirmed killing of the protected species. The police arrested a man in connection with the incident in the afternoon. Officers searched the man’s house and the...

  • Brown unveils plans for Scotland reform

    Brown unveils plans for Scotland reform

    Updated 1 pm Former prime minster Gordon Brown has set out proposals for a united Scotland after the historic referendum returned a No result and pledged that the promises made on further devolution would be delivered. At a speech in Fife, a day...

  • Ebola scare sailor may have Hepatitis

    Ebola scare sailor may have Hepatitis

    A Filipino sailor who was banned entry to Malta over Ebola fears may actually by suffering Hepatitis, according to media reports. The sailor was on a freighter which was turned away on Wednesday night. The sailor later disembarked in Sicily. "An...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that another hunter has been arrested as a second stork was killed yesterday. The Malta Independent says a Filipino sailor who was denied entry to Malta...

  • US Congress in favour of arming rebels in Syria

    US Congress in favour of arming rebels in Syria

    The US Congress gave final approval late on Thursday to President Barack Obama’s plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to “degrade and destroy” the militant group which...

  • Scotland’s Nationalist leader says will resign

    Scotland’s Nationalist leader says will resign

    Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum yesterday, saving a union dating back over 300 years but ushering in a period of intense bargaining over Prime Minister David Cameron’s pre-vote pledges to give Scots more say over their own...