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  • Tonight on Times Talk… the unthinkable plane crash

    Tonight on Times Talk… the unthinkable plane crash

    The deliberate crash of a Germanwings aircraft in the Alps last week will be the topic of debate during this evening’s edition of Times Talk. Airlines are changing cockpit policies after a co-pilot locked the captain out of the cockpit and crashed...

  • Tracked bird Helena drops in on Comino

    Tracked bird Helena drops in on Comino

    A Finnish osprey fitted with satellite tracking spent a night on Comino on Thursday and is now approaching the Adriatic, according to ornithologist Natalino Fenech. This is the first time that the movements of an osprey – arpa in Maltese – have...

  • Simon Busuttil met contractor but was never told about 'works for votes'

    Simon Busuttil met contractor but was never told about 'works for votes'

    Simon Busuttil said yesterday he was never told of the “works for votes” scam despite a meeting two years ago with the contractor making the allegations. The Nationalist Party leader said he met Gozitan contractor Joe Cauchi, the whistleblower in...

  • Solar plane stops in China

    Solar plane stops in China

    The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in China today, completing the fifth leg of its round the world attempt. The 35,000 km journey is seeking to demonstrate that flying long distances fuelled by renewable energy is possible. The...

  • Businesses to save €50 million through cheaper water, electricity bills

    The water and electricity reductions for businesses which come into effect today will save businesses €50 million per year, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said today. Speaking during a visit to Actavis in Bulebel, Dr Mizzi said the savings, on top...

  • Floating islands being planned for Marsascala and Marsalforn

    Floating islands being planned for Marsascala and Marsalforn

    The government is seeking private investors to finance the building and operation of two floating islands in St Thomas Bay and Marsalforn, Times of Malta has learnt. Known as modular floating systems, the structures will cover 400 square metres...

  • Madonna backs new streaming service

    Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-list musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. The membership-based service - similar to subscription service...

  • Updated: One dementia sufferer will go missing each day by 2025 - statistician

    Updated: One dementia sufferer will go missing each day by 2025 - statistician

    At least one person will go missing every day by 2025 due to increase in mental health problems, statistician Saviour Formosa said this morning. Renewing his plea for the use of tracking devices to counter the problem, he told a press conference...

  • A deal on access to be signed today by hunters, climbers

    A deal on access to be signed today by hunters, climbers

    Climbers and hunters will today sign an agreement aimed at resolving issues of access to sites where both practise their respective activities. The Malta Climbing Association and the Federation for Hunting and Conservation will be signing an MOU...

  • 21-year-old died after friend pushed him to ground

    21-year-old died after friend pushed him to ground

    Justin Pace, 21, died when his friend pushed him to the ground during a session of horseplay that went horribly wrong, according to his heartbroken family, who remember him as compassionate and generous. The young man was hanging out with his...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says Justin Pace, 21, died when his friend pushed him to the ground during a session of horseplay that went horribly wrong. In another story, it...

  • US-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

    US-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was all smiles as he spoke to earth from the International Space Station which he described as "like coming to my old home". Kelly is on a one-year mission, the first of its kind, with plans for important research that...

  • Filipino nurses warned about recruiting agency in Malta

    Filipino nurses warned about recruiting agency in Malta

    The Philippines Embassy in Rome has warned nurses seeking jobs in Malta and the UK that a placement agency in Malta is recruiting Filipino nurses coming from Libya, Italy and other countries and charging unauthorised fees. It said the agency was...

  • Briton admits US terror charges

    A mentally ill British man has pleaded guilty to US charges he plotted to set up an al Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon. Haroon Aswat admitted he travelled to Bly, Oregon, in 1999 at the direction of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa,...

  • Last Supper and Golgotha salt and rice display

    Last Supper and Golgotha salt and rice display

    Cospicua launched Holy Week with the opening of the annual Last Supper and Golgotha salt and rice display at the Domus Pius IX. The exhibition is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 5pm to 9.30pm every day until tomorrow week, from 9.30am until late...

  • ‘Germanwings co-pilot had suicidal tendencies’

    ‘Germanwings co-pilot had suicidal tendencies’

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said yesterday. “Several years ago before obtaining his pilot’s licence...

  • Western Libyan rocket strike kills one foreigner, wounds eight people

    Western Libyan rocket strike kills one foreigner, wounds eight people

    A Filipino was killed and eight people were wounded when a rocket likely to have targeted a refinery hit the western Libyan town of Zawiya, a Libyan official said yesterday. Town council head Mohamed Khadrawi said the wounded comprised three...

  • ‘Greece has to flesh out reformto get more aid’

    ‘Greece has to flesh out reformto get more aid’

    Greece’s biggest creditor Germany said yesterday that the eurozone would give Athens no further financial aid until it has a more detailed list of reforms and some are enacted into law, adding to scepticism over plans presented last week. A senior...

  • British Parliament dissolved, election campaign is now on

    British Parliament dissolved, election campaign is now on

    Campaigning in Britain’s closest election in decades began yesterday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her Parliament had been dissolved, teeing up for a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion economy. Cameron made...

  • Pakistan joins Saudi coalition against Yemen Houthi rebels

    Pakistan joins Saudi coalition against Yemen Houthi rebels

    Pakistan will send troops to Saudi Arabia to give military support to a coalition of mainly Gulf states fighting Yemeni Houthi rebels, a senior government official said yesterday. Largely Sunni Muslim Pakistan - a regional ally of Saudi Arabia,...