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  • Acquitted of injuring brother-in-law in family dispute

    Acquitted of injuring brother-in-law in family dispute

    A man was today acquitted of injuring his brother-in-law in an argument that broke out inside the family home in Siġġiewi four years ago following a long-standing feud which eventually culminated in a violent scene. Christian Cardona, 28, was...

  • Plans to build panoramic lifts at MCC get UNESCO approval

    Plans to build panoramic lifts at MCC get UNESCO approval

    Updated 6.09pm A €10 million project which will add two panoramic lifts and viewing platform to the Mediterranean Conference Centre has been given the green light by UNESCO. The 'Reliving the Sacra Infermeria' project will also allow visitors to...

  • Weedkiller glyphosate certified as safe for public use

    Weedkiller glyphosate certified as safe for public use

    The controversial weedkiller glyphosate has been deemed safe for public use by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) after months of controversy over its licensing. The agency was asked for its assessment after conflicting reports from different...

  • Money from db Group firms was for programme sponsorship, claims PN

    Money from db Group firms was for programme sponsorship, claims PN

    Invoices sent to db Group-linked firms by Media.Link Communications were related to programme sponsorship, the Nationalist Party insisted today.  The PN was rebutting claims made by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, who in a press conference earlier...

  • Marsaxlokk farmhouse owner protests over rationalisation of land

    Marsaxlokk farmhouse owner protests over rationalisation of land

    The owner of a farmhouse and three adjacent fields in Marsaxlokk has filed a judicial protest against the Planning Authority over the inclusion of a piece of land in the development zone through a rationalisation process of land in Tal-Marnisi...

  • Police inspector denies involvement in arson attack on newspaper editor's home

    Police inspector denies involvement in arson attack on newspaper editor's home

    A police inspector implicated in an arson attack on the home of Malta Today managing editor Saviour Balzan today repeatedly denied a lawyer's suggestions that he had ties to underworld figures.  Inspector Elton Taliana took the witness stand in...

  • Green eggs and ham: 180kg of meat and dairy products seized by Customs this year

    Green eggs and ham: 180kg of meat and dairy products seized by Customs this year

    Sausages, raw chicken, rotten meat and green eggs were among some 180 kg of meat, dairy and poultry products seized from passengers arriving in Malta during the first three months of the year, Customs said in a statement today.  It is illegal to...

  • No evidence of Trump's wiretapping claims, says FBI director

    No evidence of Trump's wiretapping claims, says FBI director

    Updated 6pm The head of the FBI publicly challenged US President Donald Trump today, disputing the Republican's claim that former president Barack Obama wiretapped his 2016 election campaign and confirming his agency had launched a criminal...

  • Hungary wants to ban Heineken's red star trademark

    Hungary wants to ban Heineken's red star trademark

    Heineken beer's trademark red star may be about to fall foul of Hungary's attempts to purge itself of totalitarian symbols related to the years of Nazi occupation and, in this case, the 40 years of communist rule. The rightist government of Prime...

  • Watch: Bird trapping frenzy on Maltese coastline, activists say

    Watch: Bird trapping frenzy on Maltese coastline, activists say

    Bird trappers have "literally paved the Maltese coastline" with hundreds of illegal clap nets despite a ban on trapping in spring, activists from the Committee Against Bird Slaughter have claimed.  In a statement, CABS said that allowing autumn...

  • Pope asks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide

    Pope asks forgiveness for Church role in Rwanda genocide

    Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the Church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, saying the violence had "disfigured the face" of the Roman Catholic Church. In a meeting with Rwandan President Paul...

  • Foreign Minister visits Kuwait

    Foreign Minister visits Kuwait

    Foreign Minister George W. Vella has had talks in Kuwait with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah. Dr Vella underlined the need to intensify dialogue between the Gulf Cooperation...

  • Frequency changes on several bus routes come into force

    Frequency changes on several bus routes come into force

    Malta Public Transport has made frequency changes to a number of bus service routes. The majority of the tweaks related to a re-adjustment in frequency during the late evenings and weekends where demand is low. Route 13 has been split into two...

  • Sex slave's rescue in Riyadh reveals widening web of traffickers in India

    An Indian woman rescued from sex slavery in Saudi Arabia was taken back to her hometown in Gujarat yesterday amid concerns traffickers are widening their net to new parts of India. Two agents - one in Gujarat and another in Mumbai - have been...

  • A celebration of żeppoli

    A celebration of żeppoli

    Hundreds of people flocked to Rabat yesterday for one of the first feasts of the year, that of St Joseph, with many indulging in the traditional anchovy żeppoli. The savoury snack, more commonly known as sfineġ, is made of fried bread dough and...

  • 1,755 pairs of shoes to be destroyed

    1,755 pairs of shoes to be destroyed

    1,755 pairs of shoes bearing a fake Timberland trademark are to be destroyed after having been seized by Malta Customs. An import/export company based in Algeria has been ordered to foot the bill. Eurl Iskalia IMP/EXP was sued by Timberland...

  • Theresa May to trigger Brexit on March 29

    Theresa May to trigger Brexit on March 29

    Updated 1.30pm with timeline Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union, on Wednesday week, a spokesman for the British leader said...

  • Democratic Party calls for new thinking on Air Malta

    Democratic Party calls for new thinking on Air Malta

    The Democratic Party asked today how Air Malta's losses got deeper in the past few years when it was close to break even four years ago. "At a time where we have seen an explosion in incoming tourists and business travellers due to the...

  • Watch: Breaks into parked van in Sliema, steals 'large sum of money'

    Watch: Breaks into parked van in Sliema, steals 'large sum of money'

    It might be one of the busiest roads in Malta but that did not deter a man from breaking into a parked van and walk away with a "large sum of money". A video uploaded on Facebook shows the thief getting into a fruit vendor's van and taking the...

  • Watch: Footage shows warden being assaulted in Naxxar

    Watch: Footage shows warden being assaulted in Naxxar

    Updated: 4.30pm with video A warden was slightly injured when he was assaulted while on duty at a roundabout this morning. The incident happened at about 11am at a roundabout between Naxxar and Tal-Balal when a man was seen walking up to the...

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