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  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am – noon Vilhena Pharmacy, 3, St Anne Street, Floriana;The Cross Pharmacy, 859, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun;Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi;St Anne Pharmacy, 24, St Helen Square, Birkirkara;Regal Pharmacy, 39B,...

  • 33 dead in Afghan Islamic State blast

    33 dead in Afghan Islamic State blast

    At least 33 people were killed when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up at a bank in eastern Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani said the blast was claimed by the Islamic State group. The attack marks a major escalation in the...

  • World expert to speak on gluten-related disorders

    World expert to speak on gluten-related disorders

    World expert on coeliac disease Prof. Stefano Guandalini will this week head to Malta to deliver talks on gluten-related disorders. Brought over by PR firm Narrative Structures, Prof. Guandalini is an internationally recognised expert on coeliac...

  • AD hopes to have one candidate elected

    AD hopes to have one candidate elected

    Alternattiva Demokratika is optimistic that Ralph Cassar will be re-elected to Attard local council after the party made modest gains in the seven local council elections it contested. See comments by AD leader Arnold Cassola above.

  • Busuttil tours counting hall amid PN enthusiasm

    Busuttil tours counting hall amid PN enthusiasm

    Simon Busuttil toured the Naxxar counting hall this afternoon amid enthusiasm by PN supporters. Election monitors behind the perspex cheered and sang Ghax ghandna l-Simon maghna ahna maghqudin as they met the PN leader, accompanied by his deputies...

  • PL wins Dingli vote after counting hitch

    PL wins Dingli vote after counting hitch

    Updated - The Labour Party won four of Dingli's five seats this evening after a partial recount made necessary because of a mistake in the counting process. The PN won the other seat.  The counting was stopped in the fourth count because of a...

  • Updated - 19 new mayors so far

    Updated - 19 new mayors so far

    Nineteen new mayors have so far been elected for the 34 localities where council elections were held last week. Among them are a former parliamentary secretary – Edwin Vassallo – who returns to Mosta council, and former MP Karl Gouder in St Julians.

  • More migrants arrive in Italy

    More migrants arrive in Italy

    A boat carrying more than 90 migrants arrived at Palermo this morning after being intercepted by the Italian Navy. International aid organizations estimate around 20,000 migrants have reached the Italian coast this year. 13,000 arrived in the past...

  • Updated - Busuttil: PN is back in business, Muscat 'no longer invincible'

    Updated - Busuttil: PN is back in business, Muscat 'no longer invincible'

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today the PN was very satisfied with the council election results as they showed that hard work was paying off and the party was regaining the people's confidence.  "We are back in business," he said, adding...

  • 18-year-old elected mayor

    18-year-old elected mayor

    Terence Agius became the youngest candidate to be elected mayor in the latest round of local council elections. Mr Agius becomes mayor of of Kirkop at just 18 years old. He follows Ian Borg, now parliamentary secretary, who became mayor of Dingli...

  • PN holds on to Mosta and Nadur, dead heat in St Paul's Bay

    PN holds on to Mosta and Nadur,  dead heat in St Paul's Bay

    Updated - confirms Mosta victory for PN - The PN has managed to retain control of Mosta and Nadur local councils. It won a majority of votes in Mosta after having won a majority of seats but not of votes in 2012. Former Parliamentary Secretary...

  • Tensions flare at counting hall

    Tensions flare at counting hall

    Tensions boiled over at Naxxar counting hall this morning during the sorting of votes cast at St Paul's Bay. The police had to intervene as the counting agents shouted at each other behind the perspex and almost came to blow. The disagreement was...

  • Updated - Muscat: Labour victory historic, general election levels maintained

    Updated - Muscat: Labour victory historic, general election levels maintained

    Labour leader Joseph Muscat said today that the Labour Party achieved a historic triumph in the local council elections, becoming the first ruling party to win a majority of almost 54% mid-term.  He said Labour had maintained the results it...

  • Polish man falls off hotel balcony

    Polish man falls off hotel balcony

    A polish man was seriously injured when he fell off a hotel balcony early this morning. The police said the incident happened at 6.20am in Floriana. The man fell a height of two storeys.

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    The Spring hunting referendum, the inauguration of the Malta-Italy Interconnector, the anniversary of the award of the George Cross to Malta, Ebola exercises - Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos...

  • Update 12 - Labour wins Floriana, Munxar councils, despite PN vote gains across Malta

    Update 12 - Labour wins Floriana, Munxar councils, despite PN vote gains across Malta

    Latest updates - PL wins Floriana, Karl Gouder to be PN mayor in St Julian's, new Labour mayor in Hamrun The Labour Party has won control of Floriana and Munxar local councils despite vote gains by the Nationalist Party in most of the local...

  • Council elections vote-counting starts - What to look out for

    Council elections vote-counting starts - What to look out for

    The counting of votes cast in local elections in half of Malta’s localities has started at Naxxar counting hall, with the focus clearly being on whether the PN has managed to narrow the 17% deficit it suffered when the elections were held in the...

  • Outrage at buildings close to old burial site

    Outrage at buildings close to old burial site

    A burial complex dating from the Roman period and discovered during excavation works in Manikata will be surrounded by a block of 23 apartments and seven penthouses, sparking outrage at the “disrespect towards our cultural Photographs showing the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and l-orizzont report how Vince Farrugia, former GRTU director-general, is to face perjury charges. Times of Malta also reports how the Council of Europe had urged...

  • Teenagers planned Australian terror attack for ANZAC centenary

    Teenagers inspired by the hardline Islamic State planned a major terrorism attack in the Australian city of Melbourne to mark the centenary next week of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during World War One, police said. Five men aged 18 and 19...