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  • Government opts to change Competition Act

    Government opts to change Competition Act

    Rather than changing the Constitution to restore full powers to the competition watchdog, the government has decided to change the law in view of objections by the Opposition. This was confirmed yesterday by a spokesman for the Ministry for Social...

  • Car ploughs into Melbourne pedestrians leaving three dead and 20 injured

    Car ploughs into Melbourne pedestrians leaving three dead and 20 injured

    A man deliberately drove into pedestrians, killing three and injuring at least 20 in the centre of Australia's second largest city Melbourne, but police said the lunch-time incident was not terror-related. Video footage from a witness showed a...

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    ATTARD. On January 20, at her residence, MARIA STELLA, née Borg, of St Julians, widow of Gerald, aged 92, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter Antonella Bruno and her partner Jean...

  • The voices of Classic FM

    The voices of Classic FM

    The Sixteen, recognised as one of the world’s greatest ensembles, are playing this evening as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival. Comprising both choir and period-instrument orchestra, The Sixteen’s total commitment to the music...

  • The presidential inauguration programme - Trump becomes US President at 6pm today

    The presidential inauguration programme - Trump becomes US President at 6pm today

    Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America this afternoon. He arrived in Washington yesterday afternoon and laid flowers on the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington cemetery before attending an inauguration concert at...

  • Beautiful dreams

    Beautiful dreams

    The Bolshoi’s younger generation takes us on dream-like journey where true love conquers all through this classic fairy tale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of...

  • Study to look into ‘housing bubble’ concerns

    Study to look into ‘housing bubble’ concerns

    The most sought-after type of property, the affordability for first-time buyers and trends in employment are some of the key subjects to be examined in the first-ever survey on the construction industry, which was recently commissioned by the...

  • Germany legalises cannabis for medicinal purposes

    Germany legalises cannabis for medicinal purposes

    Germany's lower house of parliament has passed a law that legalises the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes for people who are chronically ill. Those suffering from serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain or a lack of...

  • Armed thief runs off with woman's bag

    Armed thief runs off with woman's bag

    A knife-wielding man grabbed and ran off with a woman's bag while she was shopping in a pharmacy in Qormi this evening. The robbery took place at Brown's in Victory Street. The bag contained some cash and keys. The man was wearing a balaclava and...

  • Malta temporarily reintroducing border controls

    Malta temporarily reintroducing border controls

    Border controls will be reintroduced for all departures and arrivals at the airport and the seaport in two days' time and will stay in place until February 9, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The measure is part of security requirements for the...

  • Cyclists call for regulations that would prevent close calls

    Cyclists call for regulations that would prevent close calls

    As cycling accidents continued to drop over the past four years, cyclists are calling for regulations that would prevent car drivers from zooming by too close to riders. According to a report by the Bicycling Advocacy Group, drawn on data...

  • Developers deny Sliema tower will be seen from Vittoriosa

    Developers deny Sliema tower will be seen from Vittoriosa

    TownSquare Sliema Ltd, the developers planning to build a 38-storey tower in Sliema, have denied that the tower will spoil the view of Valletta as seen from Vittoriosa. The company said photomontages circulated in the media by Din l-Art Ħelwa "are...

  • No evidence that committee members knew of fireworks stored in club's basement

    No evidence that committee members knew of fireworks stored in club's basement

    Three former members of the Peace Band Club committee of Naxxar have been acquitted of all charges linking them to the illegal storage of fireworks in the club premises.  Ivan Gauci, 34, David Sammut, 34, and Joseph Buhagiar, 58, were charged with...

  • Brexit must not take over the EU agenda, prime minister insists

    Brexit must not take over the EU agenda, prime minister insists

    Brexit was not the future of the EU and could not be allowed to take over the total agenda, Prime Minster Joseph Muscat told the Diplomatic Corps this afternoon. Speaking during the annual exchange of New Year greetings at Castille, Dr Muscat...

  • Man attacks wife after he dreams she was cheating

    Man attacks wife after he dreams she was cheating

    An American man tried to strangle his wife after he woke up from a dream in which she was cheating on him, police said. Police in Archibald said 49-year-old Conrad Rudalavage from Pennsylvania had been drinking before he fell asleep, then woke up...

  • Hostess thought Malta air hijacker was 'rather stupid'

    Hostess thought Malta air hijacker was 'rather stupid'

    Updated 5pm with more testimonies The captain of the hijacked Libyan aircraft diverted to Malta two days before Christmas told a court today the hijackers only seemed interested in getting out of Libya. The pilot also said it was he who suggested...

  • US B-2 bombers strike ISIS camps in Libya - CNN

    US B-2 bombers strike ISIS camps in Libya - CNN

    US B-2 bombers struck ISIS camps in Libya overnight, CNN reported today. The mission was approved several days ago by President Obama. US surveillance aircraft had been watching the sites for weeks as ISIS fighters fled from Sirte on the coastline...

  • WHO information on morning-after pill 'not correct' - gynaecologist

    WHO information on morning-after pill 'not correct' - gynaecologist

    Information provided by the World Health Organisation and the European Medical Agency on the morning-after pill is not correct, according to Italian gynaecologist Bruno Mozzanega. The doctor has written over 180 scientific papers on reproductive...

  • Controversial Townsquare skyscraper decision may be appealed - tribunal

    Controversial Townsquare skyscraper decision may be appealed - tribunal

    Appeals filed against the Townsquare high-rise project have been approved by the Planning Authority's appeals tribunal. The decision was taken by the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal at a sitting this afternoon. Appeals against the...

  • Duterte challenges priests to 'showdown'

    Duterte challenges priests to 'showdown'

    Undeterred by a blessing from Pope Francis, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched an angry rebuke of priests and bishops critical of his drugs war, accusing them of homosexuality, corruption and of abusing children. Duterte was furious...

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