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  • Pope praises 'heroism' of parents

    Pope Francis has praised the "heroism" of parents of gravely ill children who chose not to abort. Pope Francis met for nearly an hour with a group of severely ill children and their parents today in the Vatican hotel chapel. The families are...

  • Malta, Germany discuss migration, Libya, Ukraine

    Migration, the situation in Libya and developments in Ukraine were the main items discussed today between Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella and Germany’s Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth. Both ministers agreed on the absolute...

  • Cuba removed from US terror list

    Cuba removed from US terror list

    The United States has taken Cuba off its list of state sponsors of terrorism. US secretary of state John Kerry has signed an order removing Cuba from the US terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalising relations between the Cold War...

  • Merkel promises to work with Britain's Cameron on reform of EU

    Merkel promises to work with Britain's Cameron on reform of EU

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised today to work with David Cameron to clinch a deal on reforming the European Union that would keep Britain in the bloc, saying "where there's a will there's a way". Both leaders, fellow conservatives with a...

  • Suicide bomber attacks Saudi mosque

    Suicide bomber attacks Saudi mosque

    A suicide bomber has blown himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in an eastern Saudi city and killed four people, in the second deadly bombing targeting the religious minority in a week. The Saudi Press Agency said the bomber was...

  • Man named God settles lawsuit

    A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognise his name as legitimate. Under the agreement reached in Brooklyn federal court this week, Equifax will enter God...

  • First application for cruise liner casino to call at Malta approved

    The Gaming Authority has approved the first application for a cruise liner casino, to call at Malta, received from Crystal Cruises, represented in Malta by Gollcher Group. The liner, Crystal Serenity will call at Malta today week staying on till...

  • PN holding 'non-political' activity in Zonqor on Sunday

    The Nationalist Party today called on all people of good will and opposing development at Zonqor to take part in a “non-political” activity it is holding in the area on Sunday. The use of the site for a new university is opposed by a number of...

  • Frederick Amato-Gauci, the man who set up Malta's diplomatic service, passes away, aged 98

    Frederick Amato-Gauci, the man who set up Malta's diplomatic service, passes away, aged 98

    The man who set up Malta’s diplomatic service, Frederick Amato-Gauci, has passed away aged 98. Former Prime Minister MEP Alfred Sant said Mr Amato-Gauci will be remembered as the man who, in the aftermath of World War II through to Malta’s...

  • Card company rebuts allegations

    Card company rebuts allegations

    A card company has forcefully rebutted allegations by a marketing firm that held it responsible for its €1.5 million losses, saying it was the latter company that had abandoned the contract. Insignia Cards Limited filed a counter protest replying...

  • Valletta Green Festival inaugurated

    Valletta Green Festival inaugurated

    The second edition of the Valletta Green Festival was inaugurated this morning at St George’s Square in Valletta by the Valletta 2018 Foundation. The opening ceremony included the inauguration of a colourful infiorata, which was constructed...

  • Parole and probation services being introduced in Gozo

    Parole and probation services being introduced in Gozo

    Probation and parole services are to start being offered from Gozo reflecting the government’s commitment towards new services on the sister island, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela and Gozo Minister Anton Refalo said today. They were speaking...

  • President appointed on Patron’s Council of ‘Missing Children Europe’

    President appointed on Patron’s Council of ‘Missing Children Europe’

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been appointed on the Patron’s Council of ‘Missing Children Europe’ led by Queen Paola of Belgium. Missing Children Europe is the European federation for missing and sexually exploited children. It...

  • Updated: Concerns about legal notice regulating university's accreditation

    Updated: Concerns about legal notice regulating university's accreditation

    (Adds government statement) Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this afternoon met lecturers at the university to discuss a legal notice regulating a university’s accreditation. Dr Busuttil expressed concern that this legal notice was lowering the...

  • Just €150 compensation for wrongful detention

    Just €150 compensation for wrongful detention

    The man who spent three days in custody after being wrongly accused of a hold-up on a confectionery store in August 2013 has won a measly €150 compensation for having his human rights breached.  Describing the sum as "minimal", his lawyers David...

  • Three prisoners on hunger strike in protest against disciplinary measures

    Three prisoners on hunger strike in protest against disciplinary measures

    Three prisoners who were transferred to solitary confinement after they were tested positive to illicit substances have been on a hunger strike since Wednesday, the government said. It said in a statement the prisoners were also stopped from...

  • Farsons Business Park planning applications submitted to planning authority

    Farsons Business Park planning applications submitted to planning authority

    Planning applications for the development of the Farsons Business Park were submitted to the planning authority today, Farsons said this morning. Group’s chairman Louis A Farrugia said the business park project was being designed by Ian Ritchie...

  • Woman cleared of defiling her underage lesbian lover

    Woman cleared of defiling her underage lesbian lover

    A woman was this morning cleared of defiling her 16-year-old lesbian lover when they were caught by the minor's mother kissing in the car.  The court ruled that there was no evidence to prove that the 28-year-old woman from Marsa, whose name...

  • Tenor gets the Prince’s Trust

    Tenor gets the Prince’s Trust

    Tenor Joseph Calleja (left) met with Prince Charles on Tuesday evening after he performed at a Prince’s Trust charity event at Buckingham Palace. The charity was set up in 1976 to help young people fulfil their potential. During their exchange,...

  • Welshman denies possession of kilogram of cannabis

    Welshman denies possession of kilogram of cannabis

    A Welshman who resides in Burmarrad today denied the possession of a kilogram of cannabis resin found in circumstances denoting it was not for his personal use. Simon Douglas Roberts, a 29-year-old concrete finisher, pleaded not guilty to...