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  • BOV should come clean on Michael Falzon's deal - PN

    BOV should come clean on Michael Falzon's deal - PN

    The Nationalist Party today called on Bank of Valletta to explain why it decided to grant Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon a special early retirement deal. Addressing a news conference, shadow minister Claudio Grech said that now that the...

  • Paying off Greece's debt - via crowd-funding

    Paying off Greece's debt - via crowd-funding

    Help is at hand for the indebted Greek people: a bailout fund has been set up for them on crowd-funding website Indiegogo. The campaign goal is to raise €1.6 billion, the same amount Greece was expected to fail to pay the International Monetary...

  • Prime Minister, Mrs Muscat honoured by Germany

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been awarded the Grand Cross of Germany's Order of Merit from German Ambassador Klaus-Peter Brandes on behalf of German President Joachim Gauck. Michelle Muscat was awarded the star and sash. The Muscats were...

  • Daniel Holmes human rights 'not violated' - court

    Daniel Holmes human rights 'not violated' - court

    The Civil Court today dismissed a constitutional application filed by Daniel Alexander Holmes against the Attorney General, the Police Commissioner and the Registrar of the Gozo courts, claiming violation of human rights. Mr Holmes told the court...

  • Man allegedly beaten up by the police 'did not smell of alcohol and looked sober' - officer

    Man allegedly beaten up by the police 'did not smell of alcohol and looked sober' - officer

    A man who was allegedly “brutally attacked” by the police when he was stopped for alleged drunk driving did not look intoxicated in any way, did not smell of alcohol and looked sober, Mosta district police sergeant David Cina told the court this...

  • Rescuers demonstrate life-saving skills

    Rescuers demonstrate life-saving skills

    Rescuers of the Malta Red Cross Society held a life-saving demonstration in Golden Bay this morning. The rescuers, who maintain vigil over the beach during the summer, demonstrated their training in rescuing people at sea and administering first aid.

  • Old Mint Street property owners say 'not prudent' to sell to Gaffarena now

    Old Mint Street property owners say 'not prudent' to sell to Gaffarena now

    The owners of part of a property in Old Mint Street, Valletta, said today that they did not consider it prudent to sell their shares to Marco Gaffarena while two inquiries into the government's expropriation of ownership already held by Mr...

  • Government planning pre-wedding courses

    Government planning pre-wedding courses

    The government is planning a relationship and parenting policy that will include pre-wedding courses, currently only offered by the Church. Family Minister Michael Farrugia said at the moment there were no preparation programmes for civil...

  • Libel case

    Mariella Blackman this morning filed a libel case against the editor of the Sunday Times of Malta, Steve Mallia, and journalist Ivan Martin over a June 21 article entitled Pastor’s Wife tried to ‘cure disgusting’ homosexual. In her writ she said...

  • Community Chest Fund seeks €1 a month from employees

    The Malta Community Chest Fund is inviting employees to donate €1 from their wages every month to the Fund. The scheme was launched by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who said that every month the Fund receives around 200 new applications...

  • Last-ditch talks over Greece crisis

    Last-ditch talks over Greece crisis

    Greece and its European creditors are to discuss a last-minute proposal by Athens for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout expires and it loses access to European funds worth billions. At 11pm...

  • Investors say variance between estimated and actual value of endowment 'unacceptable'

    Two investors who had taken out an endowment assurance with profits from MSV Life and Bank of Valletta have filed a judicial protest complaining that the maturity value including revisionary bonus was unreasonably different from the estimated...

  • Would-be plane bomber loses human rights case

    The mastermind of a plot to blow up transatlantic flights using liquid bombs has failed in an attempt to use human rights laws to overturn his conviction. Abdulla Ahmed Ali developed a home-made hydrogen peroxide bomb that could be disguised as a...

  • Italy begins to recover hundreds of migrant bodies from shipwreck

    Italy's navy has begun to recover the bodies of up to 800 migrants from a fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean three months ago, a tragedy that prompted the European Union to expand sea rescue operations. The 20-metre fishing boat capsized...

  • Unemployment maintains decline - lowest in 20 years

    Unemployment maintains decline - lowest in 20 years

    The number of persons registering for work in May stood at 5,333 compared to 7,141 in the corresponding month last year, the NSO said today. It said decreases were recorded among all age groups. The largest decrease was recorded among persons who...

  • Beating the traffic - No bicycle lanes needed

    Beating the traffic - No bicycle lanes needed

    Mario Pandolfino has returned to the sea in his converted bicycle with floats. He first successfully tried out his experiment last year and was seen off Haywharf again this morning, showing how one can beat the traffic, and the traffic lights.

  • Japan on volcano alert after eruption

    Japan raised the volcano alert around Mount Hakone on Tuesday (June 30), restricting access to the area after an apparent small eruption occurred at the mountain popular with holiday-makers. The Japan Meteorological Agency said it had confirmed...

  • Islamic State beheads female civilians; five crucified for eating during daytime

    The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said. The beheadings took place in the eastern Deir al-Zor province this week said Rami...

  • Milestone agreement to end roaming charges is hailed

    Milestone agreement to end roaming charges is hailed

    The European Parliament and EU Member States have agreed to end mobile phone roaming charges completely from June 2017. The deal, announced last night, was welcomed by Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola.  She said that while roaming prices will...

  • Teenager injured as petard explodes in his hand

    Teenager injured as petard explodes in his hand

    A 15-year-old boy from Sta Venera suffered hand and facial injuries when part of a petard exploded in his hand late yesterday. The police said the case took place at about 8.40pm at Mriehel Industrial Estate. The boy found part of a petard while...