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  • One dead in Germany gas explosion

    One dead in Germany gas explosion

    One person has been killed and 11 injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a west German city, authorities said. Police in Ludwigshafen said the explosion outside a house in the city happened midday...

  • Extraordinary convention of European Popular Party to be held in Malta

    Extraordinary convention of European Popular Party to be held in Malta

    The European Popular Party is holding an extraordinary convention in Malta in the first half of 2017. This was announced today at a meeting for leaders of European Popular Parties in Brussels, attended by Nationalist Party leader Simon...

  • Man hit by car in Floriana

    Man hit by car in Floriana

    A man was injured when he was run over by a car in St Anne Street, Floriana at about 5.15pm. His condition is not yet known. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance.

  • Updated: Muscat should walk the talk on COLA adjustment - Nationalist Party

    Updated: Muscat should walk the talk on COLA adjustment - Nationalist Party

    (Adds PL statement) The Nationalist Party today asked the government to take various measures to increase the 58c a week cost of living adjustment it was proposing for next year. Addressing a press conference in front of the Office of the Prime...

  • Judges moved to newly restored building

    Judges moved to newly restored building

    Judges are in the process of being moved to a building behind the courts which has just been restored in a €1.9 million project. The project was inaugurated by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici this afternoon. The development is spread across two...

  • Intercontinental Hotel gets go ahead to go higher, former Giorgiani Hotel to be rebuilt

    Intercontinental Hotel gets go ahead to go higher, former Giorgiani Hotel to be rebuilt

    The Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s will be getting an additional three storeys after the planning authority this afternoon gave the development its blessing. The hotel is the first to benefit from the new height policy, through which the...

  • Romanian Presidential elections

    Romanians in Malta may vote in the upcoming Presidential elections. Voting will take place at the Honorary Consulate of Romania, 60 South Street Valletta on November 2 and 16 between 7am and 9pm.

  • Alfred Sant explains reservations to vote for EU general Budget

    Alfred Sant explains reservations to vote for EU general Budget

    MEP Alfred Sant voted in favour of a motion about the European Union’s general budget for next year with a number of reservations. He said in an explanation that in the execution of the EU budget and the use of Union funds, a basic principle of...

  • Updated: Ottawa suspect's mother 'sorry'

    Updated: Ottawa suspect's mother 'sorry'

    (Adds full text of mother's e-mail) The mother of the man identified as Ottawa gunman has said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack. "Can you ever...

  • Migrants dodge French police, try to enter Britain

    Migrants dodge French police, try to enter Britain

    French police at the port city of Calais struggle to stop irregular migrants from going to Britain. The migrants sneak into trucks bound for the ferries. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Updated: No one injured in fire at Solana Hotel

    Updated: No one injured in fire at Solana Hotel

    No one was injured in a fire at a second storey guest room at the Solana Hotel in Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha at around 2.45pm. However, a number of people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was controlled within minutes by Solana...

  • New database helps establish breast cancer risks

    New database helps establish breast cancer risks

    A web-based database which will help doctors assess a person's risk of developing breast cancer has been launched at Mater Dei Hospital. Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne said the project builds a health profile of the patient on the basis of...

  • New corporate identity for Valletta 2018 Foundation

    New corporate identity for Valletta 2018 Foundation

    The Valletta 2018 Foundation launched a new corporate identity. The foundation said this development enforced the shift from Valletta being a candidate city to one that was developing a strong cultural programme leading to 2018 and beyond. The...

  • AFM rescues 13 divers, three sailors, in separate incidents

    AFM rescues 13 divers, three sailors, in separate incidents

    The Armed Forces of Malta evacuated several persons who found themselves in difficulty early this afternoon in two separate incidents. Three crew members of a Togo registered bunkering barge, which was in distress off the coast of Malta were...

  • Rents up 15% in Sliema, St Julian's

    The rent charged by landlords has gone up by as much as 15 per cent in the past year in areas such as Sliema and St Julian’s, according to Frank Salt property consultants.Demand has been building up to the point where a tenant can be found within...

  • Accused wins challenge to have case heard by lower court

    A man charged with trafficking five kilograms of cannabis four years ago will be judged by the Magistrates' Court instead of a judge after a court upheld an application in which he challenged the Attorney General's discretion on how his case...

  • Team official admits assaulting referee

    Team official admits assaulting referee

    A man was this afternoon conditionally discharged for three years and banned from football stadiums after he admitted assaulting a referee during a youth match between Gzira and Kirkop on Monday evening. Emanuel Ciantar, 44, from Gzira, pleaded...

  • EU summit outcome important for Malta gas pipeline project

    EU summit outcome important for Malta gas pipeline project

    Prospects of tapping EU funds for a gas pipeline between Malta and Sicily could hinge on the outcome of the European Council meeting today and tomorrow in Brussels, which is focusing on energy and climate change. Sources close to the government...

  • Traffic accidents increase, Sundays have fewest traffic accidents, but highest casualty-to-accidents ratio

    Traffic accidents increase, Sundays have fewest traffic accidents, but highest casualty-to-accidents ratio

    The number of traffic accidents between July and September increased by 6.9 per cent when compared to the same period last year, official figures issued today show. The number of accidents totalled 3,802, an increase of 247. Increases were...

  • British officers furious at police killer release

    British officers furious at police killer release

    British police have denounced the decision to free a notorious killer who shot dead two officers in 1966, calling it a "slap in the face" for the victims' relatives. Harry Roberts, now 78, and two associates were planning a robbery in a van in...