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  • Editor's decision not to publish potentially defamatory right of reply allowed by law

    Editor's decision not to publish potentially defamatory right of reply allowed by law

    A criminal libel case filed by the Ramblers Association against David Lindsay, editor of the Malta Independent on Sunday, has been dismissed after the court declared that the editor was justified in delaying the publication of a potentially...

  • "Thank you and goodbye": EU's Tusk accepts Brexit notice

    The European Union is unhappy Britain is leaving, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters today after receiving formal notification from London, but the other 27 states are now more united and will protect their interests in...

  • Scene of crime officers testify in Mintoff Bland stabbing incident

    Scene of crime officers testify in Mintoff Bland stabbing incident

    Yana Mintoff Bland listened attentively today as criminal proceedings against a man charged with stabbing her and her son before setting fire to her house continued. Romanian Gheorghe Popa, 39, Ms Mintoff Bland’s former partner allegedly stabbed...

  • Social security spending up by 3.7%

    Social security spending up by 3.7%

    The outlay on social security benefits rose by €32.3 million last year when compared to 2015. The National Statistics Office said social security benefits expenditure amounted to €900.7 million by the end of last year, resulting in a 3.7 per cent...

  • Bible-brandishing offender leaves magistrate unimpressed

    Bible-brandishing offender leaves magistrate unimpressed

    Last February he had dropped to his knees and apologised profusely to the presiding magistrate, getting off with a suspended sentence.  But Yaw Akaadom, 35, was not so lucky when he tried to repeat the scene in court this week.  This time round,...

  • Watch: EU 'will fail' unless populism is tackled, warns Busuttil

    Watch: EU 'will fail' unless populism is tackled, warns Busuttil

    Brexit was the result of populism and the European Union could fail unless it dealt with rising populist sentiment, Simon Busuttil said this afternoon.The Nationalist Party leader was speaking at a press conference during the European People’s...

  • Repeat offender will spend next two years behind bars

    Repeat offender will spend next two years behind bars

    A  man who has had several brushes with the law over the past six months will be spending the next two years behind bars after he was found guilty of a number of attempted thefts from vehicles. Mohamed Mokhtar Mohamed Jamhur, 25, Tripoli-born and...

  • Watch: Car falls two storeys at MCP car park

    Watch: Car falls two storeys at MCP car park

      Updated 1.34pm A Belgian man was hospitalised this morning after the car he was driving fell from a height of two storeys as he was reversing at the MCP in Floriana. The Peugeot 208 rental car was considerably damaged as a result of the fall,...

  • Brexit chief negotiator: 'This is day one of a very difficult road'

    Brexit chief negotiator: 'This is day one of a very difficult road'

    Brexit chief negotiator Michel Barnier this morning described the UK's decision to formally file a request to leave the EU as "day one of a very difficult road" for both parties.Commissioner Barnier made these remarks during the opening exchanges...

  • Man dies after being bitten by his dog 'while being interviewed by BBC'

    Man dies after being bitten by his dog 'while being interviewed by BBC'

    A man died after he was attacked by his Staffordshire bull terrier while reportedly being interviewed for a BBC documentary. The dog, which is not a breed prohibited under the UK's Dangerous Dogs Act, injured its owner at an address in Norman...

  • Bangladesh Bank heist was 'state-sponsored', says US official

    Bangladesh Bank heist was 'state-sponsored', says US official

    The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was "state-sponsored," an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said today. Lamont Siller, the...

  • Visit Fort St Angelo for just €2 on Freedom Day

    Visit Fort St Angelo for just €2 on Freedom Day

    Fort St Angelo will open for a reduced price of €2 on March 31, Freedom Day, and the opening times will be extended by an hour, Heritage Malta said. This will give regatta enthusiasts the opportunity to follow the races from the fort’s impressive...

  • Parliamentary Secretary hit by car in Cospicua

    Parliamentary Secretary hit by car in Cospicua

      Sports Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius, 54, was hit by a car while crossing the road in Cospicua this morning, fracturing his leg as a result. The incident happened at around 8.15am on Triq Santa Tereża, with Mr Agius hit at a pedestrian...

  • University expedition to explore offshore New Zealand

    University expedition to explore offshore New Zealand

    Scientists from the university’s Marine Geology and Seafloor Surveying group will set out on a two-month expedition in New Zealand to investigate offshore groundwater systems. Offshore groundwater systems are bodies of freshwater occurring in...

  • Man, 71, killed in traffic accident

    Man, 71, killed in traffic accident

    A 71-year-old man from Luqa was killed in a traffic accident early this morning. The police said the accident happened in Triq l-Ingiered, Luqa at 6.15am. The man was hit by a Toyota Hilux that was being driven by a 58-year-old man from...

  • British PM Theresa May fires starting gun on Brexit

    British PM Theresa May fires starting gun on Brexit

    Updated at 2pm British Prime Minister Theresa May filed formal Brexit divorce papers today, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the cohesion of the European Union. Nine months...

  • EU directives curtailing livelihood and future of Maltese fishermen - Alfred Sant

    EU directives curtailing livelihood and future of Maltese fishermen - Alfred Sant

    EU directives have curtailed the livelihood and the future of Maltese and Gozitan traditional fishermen whose catches are disproportionately restricted for tuna, shortly for swordfish and will soon be restricted for lampuki, former Prime Minister...

  • Man, 26, stabbed in Birkirkara

    Man, 26, stabbed in Birkirkara

    A 26-year-old man from Naxxar was grievously injured in a stabbing incident early this morning. The police said their assistance was sought out at Triq Tumas Fenech in Birkirkara at 1.10am. When officers arrived on site, they found the injured man...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says Air Malta is planning to reduce flying staff by at least 60. It also reports President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca’s statement on Times Talk, that political parties...

  • Sea weed? No, that's marijuana

    Sea weed? No, that's marijuana

    A 52-year-old man called emergency services after finding a bale of marijuana washed up on a Florida beach. Jeff Stolowitz said he was walking on Daytona Beach when he spotted the object, shaped like a giant cigar. As he got closer, he saw a...

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