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  • Opposition leader to attend Civil Society's protest against corruption

    Opposition leader to attend Civil Society's protest against corruption

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today he will be attending civil society’s protest against corruption. The protest, by the Civil Society Network, is calling for the resignation of Minister without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi and the Prime...

  • Karozzin driver fined for injuring tourist in Mdina

    Karozzin driver fined for injuring tourist in Mdina

    The owner of a horse-drawn cab karozzin was fined €500 and had his licence disqualified for three months by a court, after he was found guilty of negligent driving and consequently injuring a tourist in Mdina. The incident happened on August 16,...

  • Light aircraft lands with collapsed nose gear

    Light aircraft lands with collapsed nose gear

    A light aircraft pilot and crew member escaped with no injuries after his aircraft landed at Malta International Airport with a collapsed nose gear.  A fire and rescue team was deployed immediately as a precautionary measure. The area was cleared...

  • Refugees, migrants should be part of conversation on migration challenges - President

    Refugees, migrants should be part of conversation on migration challenges - President

    Strategies to proactively respond to the challenges of migration needed to be created by the international community with refugees and migrants being part of the conversation, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said this morning. The President...

  • Employment up

    Registered full-time employment in November increased by 4.4 per cent when compared to the same month last year, while registered part-time employment as a primary job rose by 4.2 per cent, the National Statistics Office said. The NSO said that,...

  • Lardy labradors have overeating gene - study

    Lardy labradors have overeating gene - study

    Labradors are often overweight because they have a gene linked to overeating, new research has suggested. The most common breed of dog in the UK and the US, Labradors are more likely to become obese than others. Scientists at the University of...

  • Ministry reviewing asylum proposals

    Ministry reviewing asylum proposals

    The Home Affairs Ministry yesterday said it was reviewing European Commission proposals for overhauling the asylum relocation mechanism. The Commission yesterday proposed obliging member states to resettle migrants from countries receiving a...

  • Tirrenia returning to Malta on September 1

    Tirrenia returning to Malta on September 1

    Tirrenia CIN will be returning to Malta on September 1 to operate six weekly cargo voyages to Catania. The service returns after an absence of more than 35 years and the company has committed to increase its service to daily calls from January...

  • Late-flowering trees set for 'glorious' blossom display

    Late-flowering trees set for 'glorious' blossom display

    The warm weather is set to bring about an explosion of blossom as trees finally seize the chance to flower, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said. After being held back by cold conditions, fruit trees such as apples will produce an...

  • ECB to stop issuing €500 note but keep it legal tender

    ECB to stop issuing €500 note but keep it legal tender

    The European Central Bank will stop issuing €500 banknotes towards the end of 2018 on concerns it could facilitate illicit activities but outstanding bills will remain in use indefinitely, the ECB said. "The €500 note will remain legal tender and...

  • Judgment on court expert should be sufficient guidance - Chief Justice

    Judgment on court expert should be sufficient guidance - Chief Justice

    The judiciary enjoys full discretion when appointing court experts, but an Appeals Court judgment on one such specialist who had a criminal record should serve as “sufficient guidance”, according to the Chief Justice. At the same time, legal...

  • Government post given to censured ETC head month after resigning

    Government post given to censured ETC head month after resigning

    A former head of the Employment and Training Corporation who hit the headlines after making a sexist comment was given a government job barely a month after resigning. The Times of Malta is informed that Education Minister Evarist Bartolo...

  • US watchdog seeks change to let customers sue their bank

    Americans will find it a lot easier to sue their bank if government regulators get their way. Many US customers have unwittingly signed away their right to sue their bank in court, because buried in the fine print of credit card agreements,...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    All national newspapers today lead with a story on yesterday’s Parliamentary debate on a motion of no confidence in Minister Konrad Mizzi. Times of Malta reports independent MP Marlene Farrugia, who moved the motion, saying the government had...

  • Lucky punter

    A football punter won almost £175,000 from a £1 stake, bookmaker Coral said. The 35-year old man, from Neath, South Wales, correctly predicted the results of 15 matches for the betting company's Football Jackpot. The Swansea fan, who wants to...

  • More property co-owners join legal battle against Gaffarena

    More property co-owners join legal battle against Gaffarena

    Another 23 co-owners of a property at the centre of the Gaffarena land scandal want to join the case filed by Joseph Muscat as MP and the Attorney General to reverse the multimillion-euro deal, court documents show. This means that most of the...

  • Driving creativity

    Driving creativity

    An interactive wall was inaugurated yesterday at the Helen Keller Resource Centre in Qrendi as part of the art and music project Kuntrasti. Funded through the Arts Council Malta’s Kreattiv Fund, Peter Paul Galea and Tribali created instruments...

  • Firefighters battle 'moving animal' as blaze ravages Alberta city

    Firefighters battle 'moving animal' as blaze ravages Alberta city

    Alberta has declared a state of emergency as crews battle to hold back wildfires that have destroyed 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 people to flee. The wind-whipped flames...

  • Announcements

    CARUANA. Suddenly, on May 4, at Gozo General Hospital, GEORGE, aged 81, passed away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Salvina, née Galea, his two daughters, Lisette and her husband George Meylak...

  • European Opera Days are here

    European Opera Days are here

    Each year, on the weekend closest to May 9, Europe Day, opera houses in Europe and beyond open their doors to new and existing audiences to celebrate the art of opera and the talent of those who make it. Bringing European Opera Days to the Aurora...

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