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  • Hopes facing for hotel avalance survivors as death toll climbs to 17

    Hopes of finding more survivors after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian resort hotel are fading as the death toll rose to 17, with 12 people still unaccounted for. As Italy's central Abruzzo region and its rescue crews coped with the...

  • When children have no share in political agenda

    When children have no share in political agenda

    Maltese and European authorities should stop labouring under the illusion that asylum-seeking children who go missing have somehow landed in Eden, the director general of the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society is urging. One in...

  • Israel approves 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes

    Israel approves 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes

    Israel has approved plans to build 2,500 new settlement homes in the West Bank. The move signals a major ramp-up of construction just days after the swearing-in of US president Donald Trump, whose election has emboldened the settlement...

  • General election will be held around March 2018, Prime Minister says

    General election will be held around March 2018, Prime Minister says

    The general election will be held around March next year, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today, dismissing rumours that Malta will go to the polls later this year.  Speaking on the programme Djalogu on One Radio, Dr Muscat said that the Labour...

  • Valletta parking issue raised in Parliament

    Valletta parking issue raised in Parliament

    The negative effects on residents' parking in Valletta as a result of security measures being taken during Malta's EU presidency was raised in Parliament this evening with Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela saying the situation should change...

  • Boy, 3, hit by car in Birkirkara

    Boy, 3, hit by car in Birkirkara

    A three-year-old boy was grievously injured today when he was hit by a car in Birkirkara. The police said the accident, in Valley Road, happened at 3.30pm. The boy was hit by a car that was being driven by a 62-year-man from Ta’ Xbiex. He was...

  • MFSA warning

    MFSA warning

          The website http://www.fxddtrade.com/ is not licenced or authorised to provide any investment or financial service required to be licenced or authorised under Maltese law, the Malta Financial Services Authority said today. The authority said...

  • Wife, mother of murder victim file application for crime scene to be preserved

    Wife, mother of murder victim file application for crime scene to be preserved

    The wife and mother of a man murdered in December 2008 filed an application before a criminal court requesting the magistrate to take all necessary measures to preserve the scene of the crime. The application was filed by Doreen and Gina...

  • Alfred Mifsud's former partner testifies in case against him

    Alfred Mifsud's former partner testifies in case against him

    The woman who terminated a 24-year relationship with the deputy governor of the Central Bank today testified before a civil court how relations between the couple deteriorated until she was forced to break up after years of "mental abuse". Anna...

  • Six people dead in Italian helicopter crash

    Six people dead in Italian helicopter crash

    A helicopter carrying an injured skier has crashed into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people on board in the latest tragedy to hit a region rocked in recent days by earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche. Images from the...

  • Accused woman had filmed alleged victims to counter blame, court hears

    Accused woman had filmed alleged victims to counter blame, court hears

    A Serbian woman suspected of being behind the death of two British pensioners filmed her alleged victims in case one day she would be blamed for their wellbeing, a court heard. At the start of criminal proceedings, Dragana Mijalkovic, 42, sat in...

  • Brexit talks must be 'fair and pragmatic' - Louis Grech

    Brexit talks must be 'fair and pragmatic' - Louis Grech

    The European Union will be taking a "fair and pragmatic" approach on the Brexit issue, European Union Affairs Minister Louis Grech said this afternoon. He was speaking at the end of a General Affairs Council informal meeting held at the...

  • Spot the Donald Trump lookalike as frogfish inaugurated at Sea Life Centre

    Spot the Donald Trump lookalike as frogfish inaugurated at Sea Life Centre

    Staff at a sea life centre held an underwater inauguration for a frogfish that looks like Donald Trump. Visitors to Sea Life Blackpool spotted a striking resemblance between the bright orange frogfish and the new US president. The sea creature...

  • Zoo urges people to catch deadly spiders as antidote runs low

    Zoo urges people to catch deadly spiders as antidote runs low

    An Australian zookeeper urged people to catch and donate deadly funnel-web spiders, to help replenish stocks of antidote running low after a spate of spider bites. The Australian Reptile Park, the country's sole supplier of funnel-web venom to...

  • Sharks gather off Israel's Mediterranean coast

    Sharks gather off Israel's Mediterranean coast

    Around 100 Dusky and Sandbar sharks have been spotted near the coast in northern Israel, drawing enthusiasts, divers and photographers to the eastern Mediterranean shore to try to spot them. The sharks can grow to a length of three metres and may...

  • 'We met women subjected to extreme sexual violence in Iraq'

    'We met women subjected to extreme sexual violence in Iraq'

    With Iraq’s security forces poised to retake the city of Mosul and evict ISIS from its last major foothold in Iraq, Fr Joseph Cassar, country director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Iraq, tells Joseph Grech about its people’s suffering, JRS...

  • Paris rolls out colour-code stickers for cars to curb pollution

    Paris rolls out colour-code stickers for cars to curb pollution

    Paris has launched a new colour-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution many Parisians blame for coughing fits, eye irritation and runny noses. The "Crit'Air" system bans all diesel-fuelled cars...

  • Traffic diversions tonight as maintenance works are carried out on Regional Road

    Traffic diversions tonight as maintenance works are carried out on Regional Road

    Badly-needed maintenance work is due to be carried out tonight on the Regional Road between the Kappara roundabout and Tal-Qroqq tunnels, south bound. The works will be carried out between 9pm and 4am, weather permitting. Traffic will be diverted...

  • NGOs rally to protect demolition of 155-year-old house in Sliema

    NGOs rally to protect demolition of 155-year-old house in Sliema

    Heritage NGOs are rallying as the Planning Authority prepares to green-light the destruction of yet another 150-year old townhouse, this time in one of the oldest parts of Sliema. The house in St Mary’s Street, part of a well-preserved row of...

  • Maltese trucker dies in Italian motorway crash

    Maltese trucker dies in Italian motorway crash

    A Maltese trucker, Emanuel Coleiro, died yesterday when his trailer was involved in a crash on a motorway near Turin, Italy. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened at about 3pm. Another man also died in the crash. Mr Coleiro,...

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