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  • Teams work to recover Germanwings plane victims

    Teams work to recover Germanwings plane victims

    The sombre mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when a Germanwings plane slammed full speed into a mountain in the French Alps continued today. Helicopters are in operation from 8:30am until 6pm, while the light is good, to ferry...

  • Iran nuclear talks gather pace

    Iran nuclear talks gather pace

    Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme have picked up pace with the foreign ministers of France and Germany joining US Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Iran's top diplomat ahead of a looming deadline for a preliminary deal. With...

  • Upgraded playground in Siggiewi to be renamed in honour of cartoonist Nalizperla

    The Siggiewi council has filed an application with the planning authority to upgrade the playground at Triq it-Tabib Nikol Zammit and rename it Nalizperla Playground, in remembrance of Times of Malta cartoonist Maurice Tanti Burlò. Mr Tanti Burlo...

  • Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    A ‘Yes’ vote for spring hunting is a positive choice in favour of mutual respect and tolerance, Yes campaign spokeswoman Kathleen Grima said this morning. Speaking during a public dialogue organised by the Yes campaign in Birkirkara, Dr Grima said...

  • PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    The Nationalist Party has challenged the Prime Minister to extend the investigation on the use of public officials and products for private work in Gozo beyond March 2013. PN general secretary Chris Said said there were allegations that the...

  • Yemen military strikes 'inevitable'

    Military intervention in Yemen by a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia was "inevitable", Egypt's president said today. Soldier-turned-politician Abdel Fattah el-Sisi also endorsed the creation of a joint Arab military force, saying that the...

  • St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II, the new 200-bed state-of-the-art private hospital to be built at Smart City in Xgħajra, should be open in 2017. The €100 million private investment, through a new investment company with Maltese and Italian interests, will include...

  • National film policy to be drawn up

    National film policy to be drawn up

    A new consultative council to draft a national film policy has been appointed by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis. The council will represent 12 organisations including PBS, Malta Tourism Authority, University of Malta, Malta College of...

  • €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    A total of €43 million is being spent on 28 educational projects, most of which would be finished or will be finalised in summer, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said during a site visit to Rabat's Secondary School. The sum, which did not...

  • Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Leah Xuereb, the bubbly six-year-old girl who stole the heart of the Maltese nation as she fought cancer, succumbed to the disease at 6.30am at her home in Ghajnsielem. Puttinu Cares said her death was peaceful and expected. Leah’s mother, Zhana,...

  • Sniffer dogs hunt for blast missing

    Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas blast destroyed three New York apartment buildings. Investigators are working to establish what exactly caused the explosion that injured 22. Sniffer dogs...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From the installation of a new archbishop to Roman army re-enactments, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.    

  • Hilly piano stunt a concerto effort

    For days, the Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of mystery when hikers found a battered upright piano sitting on a graffiti-scrawled concrete slab. But the scene at Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains, between...

  • Germanwings pilot who killed passengers 'planned a place in history'

    Germanwings pilot who killed passengers 'planned a place in history'

    An ex-girlfriend of the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane, killing all 150 on board, has told how he vowed to "do something" history would remember him by, according to reports. Andreas Lubitz, 27, had hidden a sick note...

  • Knox 'grateful' after acquittal

    Knox 'grateful' after acquittal

    Italy's top court has  annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. The stabbing of 21-year-old Meredith...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and The Malta Independent report that Air Malta and other airlines have made two-crew in cockpit mandatory. Times of Malta also reports how a surplus had pushed...

  • Places: Design & Living is published tomorrow

    The third issue of Places: Design & Living, out with The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow, moves overseas for the first time, featuring exotic holiday homes, discovering the inner style of hip cities and showcasing the result of artistic...

  • Police seek two missing people after NY blast

    Police seek two missing people after NY blast

    Two people remained unaccounted for yesterday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York City apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said. The blast shook Manhattan’s East Village neighbourhood yesterday in...

  • Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid

    Greece submits new list of reforms to unlock further aid

    Greece has sent its creditors a long-awaited list of reforms with a pledge to produce a small budget surplus this year in the hope that it will unlock badly needed cash, Greek government officials said yesterday. The European Union and IMF...

  • British Ebola patient is cured after experimental treatment

    British Ebola patient is cured after experimental treatment

    An Army Reservist who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was discharged from a London hospital yesterday after becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with an experimental drug. Corporal Anna Cross, 25, said that she...