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  • Michael Gove becomes second major UK Cabinet casualty

    Michael Gove becomes second major UK Cabinet casualty

    Michael Gove has been sacked as Justice Secretary as Theresa May continued the process of appointing ministers to her new administration. Downing Street declined to comment on reports that the former UK Conservative Party leadership contender had...

  • Malta-Mongolia sign air services agreement, Muscat in Asia for summit meeting

    Malta-Mongolia sign air services agreement, Muscat in Asia for summit meeting

    Malta and Mongolia have signed an air services agreement and an agreement to regulate visas and passports. Relations between the two countries, including education and maritime affairs, were under the spotlight when Prime Minister Joseph Muscat...

  • Tourist arrivals jump 10% in May

    Tourist arrivals jump 10% in May

    Tourist arrivals in May jumped 10.1 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to official figures.  The National Statistics Office said 164,929 trips were made for holiday purposes, while a further 13,072 were undertaken for...

  • David Davis hints at Brexit strategy

    David Davis hints at Brexit strategy

    New Brexit Secretary David Davis indicated shortly before his appointment that the start of formal negotiations to leave the EU should be triggered by the start of next year, with final withdrawal taking place around December 2018. Mr Davis said...

  • Drug trafficker jailed and fined €23,000 after filing guilty plea

    Drug trafficker jailed and fined €23,000 after filing guilty plea

    A drug trafficker has been jailed for seven and a half years and fined €23,000 after filing a guilty plea instead of standing trial . The case dates back to 2013, when Mubarak Bawa, from Niger, who was then 22 years and lived in Gzira, was accused...

  • Behind bars for sexual assault in Gozo

    A 40-year-old man born in Egypt has been remanded in custody after being accused in court of sexual assault. The case allegedly took place in Xewkija on Tuesday. He was also accused of instilling fear in a number of persons including the...

  • Watch: Police video shows fatal shooting of unarmed man

    Watch: Police video shows fatal shooting of unarmed man

    WARNING: GRAPHIC MATERIAL Police in Fresno, California have released body camera videos showing two officers fatally shooting an unarmed white man amid renewed scrutiny across the United States over the use of force by police. Dylan Noble was shot...

  • UK has not decided when to trigger Article 50 - Hammond

    UK has not decided when to trigger Article 50 - Hammond

    Britain has yet to decide when to trigger Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union, newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said. When asked by LBC radio whether Article 50 would be invoked by the...

  • Pigeon shoot left Balzan like a war zone, councillor says, but colleague says there was no choice

    Pigeon shoot left Balzan like a war zone, councillor says, but colleague says there was no choice

    A Balzan councillor has compared the quiet village to a war zone after gun-totting men yesterday afternoon were permitted to shoot down pigeons, whose over-population has reduced them to the status of pests, according to some. Desmond Zammit...

  • $10,000 a month to keep Hollande's hair tip-top

    $10,000 a month to keep Hollande's hair tip-top

    A report has revealed that French President Francois Hollande's hairdresser is paid over $10,000 a month. Investigative newspaper Le Canard Enchaine's report shocked many on the streets of Paris.  "It's crazy, 9,800 euros for a haircut, just to...

  • Labour leadership contender says Britain should vote again on Brexit

    Britain should vote again on whether to remain in the European Union once a Brexit deal is agreed, Owen Smith, one of three candidates vying to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party, the Guardian newspaper reported. Smith, who announced his...

  • Electoral Commission ‘split’ over seats court case appeal

    Electoral Commission ‘split’ over seats court case appeal

    There was disagreement among members of the Electoral Commission on an appeal following a court decision to award two extra parliamentary seats to the PN, the Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said not all members agreed on the contents of the...

  • China sets aside $30 million for 'weather modification programme'

    China sets aside $30 million for 'weather modification programme'

    China has allocated 199 million yuan ($29.76 million) to spend on its weather modification programme as part of efforts to combat drought and reduce the impact of natural disasters, the finance ministry said, as state media reported flooding this...

  • Zimbabwe's anti-Mugabe pastor freed

    Zimbabwe's anti-Mugabe pastor freed

     A Zimbabwean court has dismissed charges against a protest leader accused of trying to overthrow the government.   Evan Mawarire was accused of trying to overthrow the government by calling for protests against President Robert Mugabe's...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta says its Freedom of Information Act request for information on the exchanges leading to a State guarantee for the new power station was rejected because it “could...

  • Birkirkara Bypass works

    Birkirkara Bypass works

    Works on a water main will be carried out at the Birkirkara Bypass during the night, the Water Services Corporation said. One lane will be closed.  The corporation urged motorists to drive with caution. 

  • Announcements

    BONELLO. On July 12, at Mater Dei Hospital, LINO A. of Sliema, passed away peacefully at the age of 84, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Rosemarie, née Borg Cardona, his two daughters Mirelle and her...

  • Maltese and foreign musicians join forces for music festival

    Maltese and foreign musicians join forces for music festival

    Classical music is set to take centre stage once again as the Violin and Friends International Music Festival (VFIMF) kicks off on Sunday with a series of performances, an educational programme and competitions for students. The programme is the...

  • Ballet Boyz

    Tomorrow and SaturdayTime: 9pmVenue: Pjazza Teatru RjalEntrance: €10 Ballet Boyz is the brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt who founded the company in 2001. They danced all over the world for 10 years and won numerous awards and...

  • Summer Teen Festival

    Summer Teen Festival

    The first-ever teen festival in Malta is being held today at Uno Village in Attard from 5pm to midnight. International artists and local headliners will feature in the event. Headliner announced: Christina Novelli Local headliners: D-Rey, J Joy,...

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