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  • Europe considers migrant crisis

    Europe considers migrant crisis

    European Union leaders consider the growing migrant crisis as more are rescued from packed boats in the Mediterranean. Paul Chapman reports.

  • Pink flamingo gets artificial leg

    Pink flamingo gets artificial leg

    A pink flamingo in Brazil has a new leg to stand on - an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in south-eastern Brazil say this week they think it is the first time a flamingo has used a prosthetic leg. The six-year-old Chilean flamingo at the...

  • Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit has strenuously denied accusations that he handed confidential documents to the press, after an inquiry found these were in his office at the time they were leaked. Mr Zammit was reacting to comments by...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit has strenuously denied accusations that he handed confidential documents to the press, after an...

  • Man hospitalised after accident

    Man hospitalised after accident

    A 29-year-old man from Qormi was hospitalised this morning following a collision in Triq Hompesch, Zabbar at around 6.30am. He was slightly injured. The police said the man was driving a Toyota Starlet that crashed with a Citroen Saxo that was...

  • Three injured in Luqa fight

    Three people were hospitalised last night following a fight in Triq il-Belt Valletta Luqa. The fight was between a 63-year-old father, his 24-year-old son and the father’s partner. The father was grievously injured but none are in a critical...

  • Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    The government has still to set up an agency to administer millions of euros from the cash-for-citizenship programme, even though the framework legislation has been in place since January. Government sources told Times of Malta that, so far,...

  • Eight-year-old boy bitten by shark

    An eight-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being bitten by a shark while swimming in Surf City, North Carolina. The incident is the fourth shark bite off a North Carolina beach in the past two weeks. Town manager Larry Bergman said the...

  • David Cameron poised to start EU talks

    David Cameron poised to start EU talks

    David Cameron is hoping to kick-start formal talks on reform of Britain's membership of the European Union, as he addresses leaders of the 28-nation bloc at a summit in Brussels. The Prime Minister wants the meeting to pave the way for the launch...

  • Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police chief denies leaking files

    Former police commissioner Peter Paul Zammit has strenuously denied accusations that he handed confidential documents to the press, after an inquiry found these were in his office at the time they were leaked. Mr Zammit was reacting to comments by...

  • Migration may lose priority to Greek talks

    Migration may lose priority to Greek talks

    Today’s EU Council meeting in Brussels, in which leaders are meant to hammer out a plan to tackle migration, risks being overshadowed by the Greek crisis, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela warned yesterday. The plan proposed by the European...

  • ‘Family feud over car’ led to shooting

    ‘Family feud over car’ led to shooting

    A long dispute between two families over a car purchased jointly by a former couple culminated in a shooting incident earlier this month, a court heard yesterday. Details of the family feud emerged during the compilation of evidence against...

  • Malta’s progress on party funding Bill is ‘moderate’

    Malta’s progress on party funding Bill is ‘moderate’

    Malta has made “moderate progress” in regulating party financing, but a Bill presented last year is lacking in certain “critical areas” such as anonymous donations, a Council of Europe report has concluded. Presented by the Group of States against...

  • Call for tighter control on assets declaration

    Call for tighter control on assets declaration

    An international anti-corruption watchdog has called for tighter controls with regard to MPs’ declaration of assets and for the establishment of “objective criteria” regulating judicial appointments. The recommendations were made by the Group of...

  • Christians must defend nature, Archbishop says

    Christians must defend nature, Archbishop says

    Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment encourages Christians to be responsible, to promote sustainability and not to be scared “of the price you pay when you speak up”, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said yesterday. In a clear reference to the...

  • Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    Agency for IIP money still doesn’t exist

    The government has still to set up an agency to administer millions of euros from the cash-for-citizenship programme, even though the framework legislation has been in place since January. Government sources told Times of Malta that, so far,...

  • No details on Sai Mizzi forthcoming, despite PM’s words

    No details on Sai Mizzi forthcoming, despite PM’s words

    The government has refused to provide a list of achievements by China trade envoy Sai Mizzi despite the Prime Minister saying she should be judged by her achievements, not her salary. Joseph Muscat repeatedly told Opposition leader Simon Busuttil...

  • Libya’s elected parliament is backing UN peace plan

    Libya’s elected parliament is backing UN peace plan

    Libya’s elected Parliament yesterday voted to stay in United Nations peace talks after calling for amendments to a proposed power-sharing deal which was aimed at ending the conflict between the country’s two rival governments. Western governments...

  • Besson-penned ‘ambitious’ film shooting this summer

    Besson-penned ‘ambitious’ film shooting this summer

    An American-French action thriller, The Lake, will start filming in Malta in July. The film is considered to be one of the most ambitious international productions and was written by internationally renowned French director Luc Besson. Mr Besson...

  • Anti-Houthi fighters in Yemen seize border crossing

    Army forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled President seized a border crossing with Saudi Arabia early yesterday, officials in the area and witnesses said, dealing a rare blow to the country’s dominant Houthi group. The Houthis and their allies in Yemen’s...