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  • Riders stuck on 400ft Ferris wheel

    More than 66 people on a 400ft Ferris wheel have been rescued after it stopped moving for more than 45 minutes. A technical crew with safely removed all 66 riders who were stranded on The Orlando Eye in Florida. Orange County Fire Rescue...

  • Pension change 'should come about earlier'

    Pension change 'should come about earlier'

    Pensioners want changes that can improve their income to be introduced over a shorter period as poverty is becoming a reality for many, according to representatives. Carmel Mallia, president of the Pensioners’ Alliance, said today’s 65-year-olds...

  • Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

    Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote

    Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets last night in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press Times of Malta and The Malta Independent lead with comments by Daboma Jack, the victim of a racist attack on Wednesday. Times of Malta also features calls by the president of the...

  • Police Inspector Roderick Zammit transferred, being investigated

    Police Inspector Roderick Zammit transferred, being investigated

    An internal investigation into Police Inspector Roderick Zammit’s business interests was launched earlier this week and is looking into companies he set up with his brother, Daniel, also a police inspector up to some weeks ago.  Informed sources...

  • Updated: Woman photographed in Hungarian student racial abuse incident turns herself in

    Updated: Woman photographed in Hungarian student racial abuse incident turns herself in

    The woman photographed in the Hungarian student Daboma Jack racial abuse incident last Wednesday has turned herself in to the police and is being questioned. The police said today the 29-year-old woman is from Valletta. They said they were still...

  • €325,010 raised for Dar tal-Providenza

    €325,010 raised for Dar tal-Providenza

    €325,010 were raised for Dar tal-Providenza, residential homes for people with a disability, in a special programme of Xarabank yesterday. The four-hour programme was held to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Home, which was set up by Mgr...

  • Tsipras dismisses warnings

    Tsipras dismisses warnings

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected European warnings that Greeks will be deciding on their future in the eurozone in a referendum on Sunday, saying negotiations would continue for a better deal with international creditors after the vote. In a...

  • Russia waits in wings as crisis deepens

    Russia waits in wings as crisis deepens

    Russian President Vladimir Putin must be finding it hard to contain a wry smile as the European Union struggles with Greece’s debt problems. Events are playing into his hands by diverting attention from the conflict in Ukraine and offering him a...

  • Iran nuclear talks nearing endgame

    Iran nuclear talks nearing endgame

    A year-and-a-half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line yesterday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran’s past atomic research. Iran is in talks with the US and...

  • Syrian army bombards rebels trying to seize city of Aleppo

    Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo yesterday, aiming to repel a major Islamist-led offensive on areas controlled by President Bashar al-Assad. The latest Islamist...

  • Britain honours Tunisia dead

    Britain honours Tunisia dead

    Millions of people across Britain held a minute’s silence yesterday on an official day of mourning to pay tribute to 30 Britons killed a week ago by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia, the country’s worst loss of life in a militant attack in a...

  • July Fourth security is heightened after alert

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday ordered heightened security measures across the state over the US July Fourth holiday weekend in response to a call for vigilance by the federal government. “We are keenly aware that New York State remains...

  • Trip down memory lane

    Trip down memory lane

    Pope Francis sets out tomorrow to three of South America’s poorest and smallest countries, taking his message of solidarity with the downtrodden to prisoners, peasants, garbage pickers and indigenous people. The July 5-13 trip to Ecuador, Bolivia...

  • Child labour on the rise in Syria as crisis spirals

    Child labour on the rise in Syria as crisis spirals

    The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on, with those as young as six reportedly working in Lebanon, two aid agencies warned. Syrian refugee children have become the joint or sole breadwinners in...

  • Peaches Geldof’s dealer ‘a mystery’

    Peaches Geldof’s dealer ‘a mystery’

    The identity of the drug dealer who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her could remain a mystery after detectives announced they have ended their investigation. Police said they had “exhausted all lines of inquiry” 15 months...

  • Sean Combs avoids assault charges in university incident

    Rapper Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs will not face assault charges stemming from an incident involving a kettlebell weight at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles city officials said. Combs, 45, was arrested on charges of assault with a...

  • Know your Constitution

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca yesterday insisted on making the Constitution accessible to children. “We are a small but very rich country and it is a pity that our people are not knowledgeable about the Constitution. I feel it is time that...

  • Pilot of aircraft powered by sun sets new record

    Pilot of aircraft powered by sun sets new record

    A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii yesterday, after a record-breaking five-day non-stop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 is the...

  • Retail trade up 4.9 per cent in May

    Retail trade grew by 4.9 per cent in May over the previous year, confirming a rising trend, figures out yesterday showed. Malta had the fourth highest increase in retail trade along with Latvia, according to Eurostat, the European statistical...