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  • Updated - iGaming company director charged with misappropriating players' funds

    Updated - iGaming company director charged with misappropriating players' funds

    An igaming company director has been granted bail against a deposit of €10,000 and personal guarantee of €10,000 after he pleaded not guilty to misappropriating €800,000 from players. Michael Zwi Oros, 33, of Sweden, a director of Everleaf Gaming...

  • EU court clears airline luggage fee

    The European Union's highest court says airlines are allowed to charge passengers an extra fee for checking in luggage. The Court of Justice ruled that "checked-in baggage cannot be considered to be compulsory or necessary" for carrying...

  • Proposal to allow all shops to open on Sundays

    Proposal to allow all shops to open on Sundays

    All shops currently not allowed to open on Sunday will be allowed to do so between 6am and 5pm provided that they remain closed on another day chosen by shop owners, according to a document up for consultation. Speaking this morning, Economy...

  • Woman who lied about being sexually abused by her father ordered to do community service

    Woman who lied about being sexually abused by her father ordered to do community service

    The young woman who admitted making up sex allegations against her father was today placed under probation for three years and ordered to do 100 hours of community service. Leanne Camilleri repeatedly lied about being sexually abused by her...

  • Fireball mystery

    A fireball that blazed over the Rockies earlier this month was not a meteor or other celestial body, experts have said. People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northwards across the night sky. More...

  • Internet broadband subscriptions up 5.5%

    Internet broadband subscriptions grew by 5.5 per cent reaching 148,411 in this year's second quarter. The National Statistics Office said high speed internet connections exceeding 10Mbps advanced by 18.1 per cent, reaching 136,068. In contrast,...

  • Marriage of cohabitees by Pope 'is no big news'

    Marriage of cohabitees by Pope 'is no big news'

    The marriage of 20 cohabiting couples at the Vatican on Sunday may have been viewed as a sign of a papal shift by many Church observers but two top clergymen in Malta believe this is “no big news”. Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna and theologian...

  • North Korea rejects US envoy offer

    North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans. Robert King, the US special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, said freeing the detainees could help improve...

  • Independence celebrations programme launched

    The visit to Malta by Prince William, a spectacle of synchronised performances along Grand Harbour and an audio visual on independence projected are the highlights of Malta’s 50th anniversary celebrations, being organised by the Fondazzjoni...

  • Prince William to replace Duchess of Cambridge on Malta visit

    Prince William to replace Duchess of Cambridge on Malta visit

    Prince William will be visiting Malta this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebrations of independence from Britain, Kensington Palace announced this morning. He will be visiting the island instead of his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of...

  • Will the wheel Brad Pitt please stand up

    Will the wheel Brad Pitt please stand up

    As Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continue to elude photographers during their stay on Gozo, social media have been awash with spoofs of the actors in the most unusual of places. The first few ‘pictures’ of the power couple were...

  • Police step up patrols in Mexico resort

    Police step up patrols in Mexico resort

    Police stepped up patrols in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos, where looters stripped many stores of goods and tens of thousands faced a fourth day without water or power in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile. Authorities told local radio officers...

  • 'Sassenach' piper making a living

    'Sassenach' piper making a living

    David Leeman is an Englishman with half-an-eye on the Scottish referendum as he has just set himself up as a traditional piper. The 47-year-old painter and decorator has been learning the pipes for the last seven years and is now playing at...

  • FKNK launches campaign for hunters to report illegal incidents

    FKNK launches campaign for hunters to report illegal incidents

    The hunters federation, FKNK, is officially launching a campaign to encourage its members to report illegalities on 9947 4503. It said in a statement that although this was already being done in a discreet manner, it had no other option but for...

  • Ukraine pays 'high price' for beliefs - Poroshenko

    Ukraine pays 'high price' for beliefs - Poroshenko

    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko tells Canada's Parliament that his country is paying "a very high price for defending what we believe in". Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • We can't cope, say police in St Julian's

    We can't cope, say police in St Julian's

    Police in the St Julian’s district, which includes the Paceville trouble spot, are stretched so thin they have very little time to investigate the flood of reports that come in every day. About 6,000 reports have already been filed this year in...

  • Australian PM warns of IS attack

    Australian PM warns of IS attack

    Terrorism raids in Sydney were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State (IS) movement was planning a public killing as a demonstration of its reach. Australian police detained 15 people in a major counter-terrorism operation, saying...

  • Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai invited to Malta

    Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai invited to Malta

    Teenage Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has been invited to Malta President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. President Coleiro Preca invited...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says police in the St Julian’s district, which includes the Paceville trouble spot, are stretched so thin they have very little time to investigatethe...

  • Scotland's decision day arrives

    Scotland's decision day arrives

    Scotland's decision day has arrived, with voters north of the border going to the polls today to determine if the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or not. More than three years after Alex Salmond's SNP secured a landslide victory...