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  • Ukrainian aircraft maker tweets Air Force One offer to Trump

    Ukrainian aircraft maker tweets Air Force One offer to Trump

    The Ukrainian producer of the world's largest aircraft has offered to build a plane for Donald Trump after the US president-elect said an order with Boeing Co for a new Air Force One should be scrapped. "@realDonaldTrump May be it is better to...

  • Pope uses blunt language as he warns media over "sin" of spreading fake news, smearing politicians

    Pope uses blunt language as he warns media over "sin" of spreading fake news, smearing politicians

    Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published today. Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly "Tertio"...

  • Freeport noise levels in Birzebbuga exceeded WHO recommendations, survey finds

    Freeport noise levels in Birzebbuga exceeded WHO recommendations, survey finds

    Noise levels around Birzebbuga while Malta Freeport operations were underway were generally high all year round, a survey commissioned by the freeport itself has found. The survey was held between February 2014 and January last year. It was...

  • Drug trafficking suspect planned to go clothes shopping in Ħamrun

    Drug trafficking suspect planned to go clothes shopping in Ħamrun

    A woman caught with 200 sachets of cocaine and heroin last Monday told police that she had intended to buy clothes in Ħamrun and pay a vet with €3,000 she was carrying in cash, a court heard today.   Shana Farrugia stands charged with aggravated...

  • Court dismisses negligence case over baby who died two days after Christmas

    Court dismisses negligence case over baby who died two days after Christmas

    A couple who had to endure the trauma of the death of their 16-month-old-son, have been denied compensation for their loss after a court ruled that their action against the Chief Medical Officer for alleged medical negligence was time-barred. Ian...

  • Maltese crib set to be inaugurated in St Peter's Square

    Maltese crib set to be inaugurated in St Peter's Square

    A Maltese crib has been set up at St Peter's Square in Rome and will be inaugurated tomorrow. The crib, designed and built by Gozitan artist Manwel Grech, features the nativity scene and Maltese characteristics including a Maltese house and a...

  • 6,800 pairs of trainers to be destroyed

    6,800 pairs of trainers to be destroyed

    Some 6,800 pairs of counterfeit trainers seized by Malta Customs in August are to be destroyed at the request of sportswear giant Adidas. The German manufacturer instituted court action following the seizure of the goods on August 5. The court...

  • Nylon Knitting announces €6m investment

    Nylon Knitting announces €6m investment

    Nylon Knitting has announced a €6 million investment in plant and machinery. The announcement was made when Prime Minister Joseph Muscat toured the factory in Qormi this morning. Nylon Knitting was set up in 1968 and is a division of the Sitip Group.

  • Pharmaceutical company found responsible for factory explosion, ordered to pay damages

    Pharmaceutical company found responsible for factory explosion, ordered to pay damages

    A pharmaceutical company has been ordered to pay €233,702 in damages after a court found it responsible for a 2009 explosion on the construction site of a new factory. Crystal Pharma formerly known as Solea Pharma, had commissioned Rite Decor Ltd,...

  • Plane crashes in Pakistan, 47 passengers missing

    Plane crashes in Pakistan, 47 passengers missing

    A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with about 47 people on board crashed in the mountainous north of the country today, police and the civil aviation authority said. PIA said a plane bound for the capital, Islamabad, from the northern...

  • Final touches being put in place ahead of Malta's EU presidency

    Final touches being put in place ahead of Malta's EU presidency

    At the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta, final touches are being put in place ahead of the start of Malta’s six-month EU presidency in January. Works on the main plenary hall, which replaced the old Parliament chamber after its move to the new...

  • Malta to host Missing Children Europe conference

    Malta to host Missing Children Europe conference

    The European federation for missing and sexually exploited children is to hold a conference in Malta next month in collaboration with the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. Missing Europe Children's conference will bring together...

  • GDP up by 3 per cent

    GDP up by 3 per cent

    Malta's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter this year amounted to €2,536.5 million, an increase of €113 million or 4.7% when compared to the same period last year, according to provisional figures published by the National...

  • EU fines three banks over market rigging

    EU fines three banks over market rigging

    European Union regulators have fined banks JPMorgan, HSBC and Credit Agricole a combined €484 million for colluding to manipulate the price of financial products linked to interest rates. EU antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the...

  • PM: "I understand the way Evarist Bartolo handled the situation"

    PM: "I understand the way Evarist Bartolo handled the situation"

    Evarist Bartolo has received the backing of his boss, with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat telling reporters he first got words of corruption claims at the Education Ministry at "around the same time" as Mr Bartolo.  Mr Bartolo is embroiled in...

  • And she said yes!

    And she said yes!

    An actor went off script during a pantomime to propose to his girlfriend. Adam Moss was playing Smee in one of this year's first performances of Peter Pan at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield when he popped the question. During a singalong section...

  • Pfizer ramped up epilepsy drug price by 2,600%

    Pfizer ramped up epilepsy drug price by 2,600%

    Britain's competition watchdog has fined Pfizer a record £84.2 million (€98.9 million) for its role in ramping up the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 per cent. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) also fined Flynn Pharma £5.2...

  • A concrete solution for Ħal Far potholes

    A concrete solution for Ħal Far potholes

    Updated 2.24pm - OHSA acts   A concrete slab slid off a truck driving through Ħal Far industrial estate this morning, blocking the road as commuters tried to get to work.  In a photo sent to the Times of Malta, workers wearing hi-visibility vests...

  • Corinthia cleared of discriminating against pregnant employee

    Corinthia cleared of discriminating against pregnant employee

    A lawyer who claimed she had been fired by Corinthia Hotel Group because she got pregnant has had her case rejected by a court.  Anika Psaila Savona had claimed gender discrimination and unjustified dismissal from her former consultancy post,...

  • Poor marks for Malta in heart care index

    Poor marks for Malta in heart care index

    Malta has ranked tenth from bottom in a ranking of European countries' heart care. The 2016 Euro Heart Index (EHI), published today in Brussels, placed Malta in 20th place from 30 countries. The study is carried out by Health Consumer Powerhouse...

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