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  • Two men injured in accident

    Two men injured in accident

    Two men were injured in a traffic accident in Triq Michealang Cagiano, St Julians at 7.30pm the police said. Their condition is not yet known. They said a 33-year-old foreigner was driving a Renault Megane which collided with a Volkswagen Polo...

  • Statue of Liberty evacuated

    Statue of Liberty evacuated

    The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated, and New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package. Police harbour units are at the scene, with the National Park Service. Visitors are posting photos online showing...

  • HSBC moots relocating HQ outside UK

    HSBC moots relocating HQ outside UK

    Under-fire banking giant HSBC created a pre-election storm today when it announced that it would consider moving its headquarters out of the UK. Chairman Douglas Flint told the group's annual general meeting that it was responding to "regulatory...

  • Deficit should be reduced in sustainable manner - Mario de Marco

    While welcoming the decrease in the government's deficit in the first quarter this year, the Opposition this afternoon called on the government to ensure that it was being reduced in a sustainable manner. Finance shadow minister Mario de Marco...

  • Man who had been on the run being escorted to Malta

    Man who had been on the run being escorted to Malta

    The police are escorting Jomric Calleja, a 28-year-old escapee from Gzira, to Malta from Sicily after he was arrested in Taormina in February as he was travelling on a train to Messina. Mr Calleja was suspected to have escaped to Sicily towards...

  • SDM wins University Students' Council elections

    SDM, a political student organisation founded in the 1970s, enjoyed a landslide victory in yesterday’s University Student Council elections. The KSU election uses the first past the post system and this year SDM increased its total amount of block...

  • Edward Scicluna says patience with Greece is running out

    Edward Scicluna says patience with Greece is running out

    Eurozone finance ministers are losing patience with Greece as it dilly dallies on reforms after no tangible progress was reported at Friday’s eurogroup meeting, according to Edward Scicluna. He said the European Commission, the European Central...

  • European governments have largely failed to reform - EU document

    European governments have largely failed to reform - EU document

    European governments have failed to implement most of the reforms that could help bring down the EU's chronic unemployment problem and are doing less as the euro zone crisis ebbs, according to an EU document presented to finance ministers. Despite...

  • Knife-wielding robber foiled by shopkeeper: video

    Knife-wielding robber foiled by shopkeeper: video

    Police in the UK have released CCTV video showing a shopkeeper near Manchester fighting off a man with a knife who was trying to rob his shop. The video, which was recorded on April 14, shows a knife-wielding man in a black hooded sweatshirt...

  • Dutch boy hit by shotgun pellets

    Dutch boy hit by shotgun pellets

    A 16-year-old Dutch boy was slightly injured in his leg this morning after being hit by lead pellets fired by a hunter, the police have confirmed. The incident happened in Pembroke at 7am and the boy was taken to Mater Dei Hospital by the people...

  • APS increases operating profit

    The APS Group has increased its operating profit before impairment, reversals and provisions increased from €12.2 million in 2013 to €14 million in 2014, chairman Emanuel P. Delia told the annual general meeting today. Depositors’ funds reached...

  • Prime Minister warns unions on recognition disputes

    Prime Minister warns unions on recognition disputes

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this afternoon expressed concern on rising tensions among trade unions over recognition issues and called for a code of conduct and the setting up of a trade union council “Workers will benefit very little from pyrrhic...

  • 'Has Europe decided to abandon people at sea?' - NGOs

    'Has Europe decided to abandon people at sea?' - NGOs

    Maltese non-governmental organisations this afternoon welcomed yesterday’s European summit conclusion the immediate priority was to prevent more people from dying at sea but expressed disappointment at the measures proposed. Aditus foundation,...

  • Migrants keep arriving in Italy

    Migrants keep arriving in Italy

    The Sicilian port of Catania welcomed another 84 migrants on this morning . They were rescued from a sinking dinghy off the coast of Libya after making a distress call to coast guards in Palermo. Help arrived just in time to pick them up off the...

  • New Gozo diocese appointments

    Sannat archpriest Tarcisio Camilleri has been appointed Gozo Bishop Mario Grech’s vicar general. Fr Michael Curmi will take his place as archpriest of Sannat. Fr Camilleri will continue to administer the Sannat parish until the end of May.

  • Court rules Competition Act provisions breach Constitution

    Court rules Competition Act provisions breach Constitution

    A court today ruled that provisions in the Competition Act introduced in 2011 were in breach of the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights. The Federation of Estate Agents filed a case against the Director of Competition and the...

  • Students hurt in stage collapse

    Students hurt in stage collapse

    More than a dozen students are said to be "doing really well" after they were injured when a stage at a US high school collapsed during a musical performance. Police Captain Charles Hollowell said the students suffered minor injuries in the...

  • Train kills migrants in Macedonia

    Train kills migrants in Macedonia

    At least 14 migrants have been killed by an express train as they walked along tracks in Macedonia. The group, believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia, were walking at night along the line in a narrow gorge near the central Macedonian town of...

  • Armenia marks Ottoman massacres

    Armenia marks Ottoman massacres

    The presidents of Russia and France have joined other leaders at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides. The annual April 24...

  • Half baked decisions will not solve humanitarian crisis in Mediterranean - AD

    Yesterday's European summit, that was supposed to solve the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, ended up being just a collection of half-baked measures, Alternattiva Demokratika chairman Arnold Cassola said today. He said in a statement that...