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  • George W. writing book about father

    George W. writing book about father

    His paintings made news worldwide, but former US president George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House. He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former president George H.W.

  • Word game winner set for Cyprus

    Word game winner set for Cyprus

    A word game enthusiast who has been trying his luck since it was launched in the early 1990s has finally hit the jackpot. Joseph Saliba of Żurrieq will be jetting off to Cyprus with Emirates after winning two economy class tickets in the last...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A female octopus that dwells almost a mile below the sea surface spends about four-and-a-half years brooding her eggs, protecting them vigilantly until they hatch while forgoing any food for herself, scientists said yesterday. They used a...

  • Announcements

    DEREK LAWBUARY, RN and Miss LYN PERCIVAL Were joined in Holy Matrimony on August 1, 1964 at St Peter’s church, Brockley, London SE4. Obituary CACHIA ZAMMIT. On July 30, at Mater Dei Hospital, Dr ALEXANDER (Sandy) CACHIA ZAMMIT, aged 89, passed...

  • EU relations to be put to Swiss voters again

    Swiss voters will have another say on relations with the European Union, Switzerland's president said, after valuable trade treaties with the bloc were put in jeopardy by a February referendum to curb immigration. The Swiss government is...

  • President to hold Charity Bike Ride

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca today launched the President’s Bike Ride that will be held on October 26. Motorcycle and bike riders aged 16 and over will be asked to donate €10 in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. Ms Coleiro Preca said...

  • Calm thief steals collection box

    Calm thief steals collection box

    A young man walked into the Chemimart outlet in Valletta today and calmly stole a collection box for the missions, which was full. The theft was recorded on video. Anyone having information was requested by the shop owners to contact the police.  

  • Man, 25 hit by bus, critically injured

    Man, 25 hit by bus, critically injured

    A 25-year-old man from Fgura was critically injured when he was hit by a bus at about 3.30pm in Blata l-Bajda. The incident happened in December 13 Road when the man stepped onto the road, surprising the bus driver.

  • NGOs seek bigger protected area near White Rocks

    Din l-Art Helwa and Nature Trust Malta have written to Environment Minister Leo Brincat calling for a bigger protected area around the White Rocks complex. They said that preserving this site of high ecological value would add value to the site...

  • Heavy shelling, clashes resume in Libya's Tripoli

    Heavy shelling resumed today in southern Tripoli where rival militia brigades were battling for control of the capital's main airport in some of the worst clashes since the 2011 revolt which ousted Muammar Gaddafi. Around 200 people have been...

  • Malta helps out as Spain closes Tripoli embassy

    Spain said today it was pulling its ambassador and embassy staff out of Libya temporarily as clashes among rival militia push the North African country further into chaos. Twenty-nine Spanish residents and their families have already been...

  • Government's €180m stock issue snapped up

    A government stock issue of an aggregate €180 million has been closed early because of over-subscription. The Treasury said subscription was closed yesterday at 5 p.m when the issue of €100m plus over-allotment of €80m were over-subscribed. The...

  • Maltese nun helps Gaza children

    Maltese nun helps Gaza children

    Sister Gilbert Saliba, a member of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition, was photographed today by the Catholic News Service as she visited Nidal Alawi, 11, of Gaza in the intensive care unit of St. Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem. The boy is...

  • Marsa power station fines reach €2.5m

    Marsa power station fines reach €2.5m

    Fines imposed on Enemalta for the operation of Marsa Power Station have reached around €2.5 million, according to the Energy Ministry. Enemalta has already paid a €50,000 lump sum for each of the four plants, all of which have exceeded the...

  • Inmate who challenged prison wardens has sentence reduced

    Inmate who challenged prison wardens has sentence reduced

    A prison inmate who had his jail term extended by nine months because of an incident with the guards, has had the term reduced again because he seems to have turned his life around. Jean Claude Cassar, 39, got into an argument with two police...

  • Sisters proud to sell non-Chinese shoes

    Sisters proud to sell non-Chinese shoes

    Two siblings with a passion for shoes have declared their trust in European handmade quality footwear by displaying signs outside their shop proclaiming their products are not made in China. One sticker reading: “All our shoes are proudly not made...

  • Airport profits up

    Malta International Airport has reported a profit of €6.64 million in the first half of this year, compared to €5.11 million in the same period last year. Turnover increased from €25.2m in the first half of last year to €28.1 million in the first...

  • Gatwick tackles luggage crisis

    Gatwick tackles luggage crisis

    Gatwick Airport is bringing in its own staff to help with a luggage crisis amid fears there could be further travel chaos this weekend. Staff shortages affecting baggage-handling company Swissport led to some passengers at the West Sussex airport...

  • Unemployment maintains downward trend

    Unemployment maintains downward trend

    The governemnt this afternoon welcomed Eurostat figures showing a further cut in unemployment in Malta. It noted that unemployment had decreased for the eighth month in succession and the country now had the lowest unemployment rate since Eurostat...

  • Eritrean man asks authorities to allow his son to come to Malta

    Eritrean man asks authorities to allow his son to come to Malta

    An Eritrean migrant, Tages Gebregzabher, is calling on the authorities to let him bring to Malta a  three-year-old son who survived a traffic accident that killed his wife in Libya. The accident happened some three weeks ago outside Benghazi. The...