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  • Scissor stabbing ends with conditional discharge

    Scissor stabbing ends with conditional discharge

    A man accused of stabbing a fellow Somali with a pair of scissors last week was today conditionally discharged by a magistrate's court. Abdirahman Hassan Abdiladeef, 21, residing at Marsa, was accused of having committed the crime on January 11 at...

  • Inflation up in December, new figures show

    Inflation up in December, new figures show

    The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices in December went up to 1%, from 0.8% registered in November 2016. In November, the monthly inflation rate stood at - 2.2% while the growth in inflation for...

  • Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalised

    Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalised

    Former US President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalised in Houston, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported today, citing his office chief of staff. Bush, 92, was in stable condition and "doing fine," Jean Becker told the television...

  • Proposed constitutional amendment could dilute right to fair hearing – PN

    Proposed constitutional amendment could dilute right to fair hearing  – PN

    The Opposition will not support a constitutional amendment that could see criminal cases handled by tribunals instead of the courts. The amendment is a response to the Constitutional Court’s decision last year that certain provisions of the...

  • Earthquakes hit central Italy, one dead

    Earthquakes hit central Italy, one dead

    A series of strong earthquakes hit snowbound central Italy this morning, a region devastated by deadly tremors last year, killing one man and forcing schools and rail links to close. Four quakes of magnitude 5.2 and higher struck near the hill...

  • Watch: Prime Minister warns of 'looming major migration crisis'

    Watch: Prime Minister warns of 'looming major migration crisis'

    A major migration crisis loomed in the Mediterranean unless EU countries pulled together to tackle the problem, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today. Addressing the European Parliament on Malta's priorities for the six-month rotating EU...

  • Independence for Hong Kong will not happen, leader warns

    Independence for Hong Kong will not happen, leader warns

    Independence for Hong Kong is not possible, the outgoing leader of the Chinese-controlled territory has warned in his farewell policy speech. In his annual address to the legislature, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that Hong Kong is an...

  • Talks to improve Air Malta working conditions will continue, GWU says

    Talks to improve Air Malta working conditions will continue, GWU says

    Reforms to strengthen Air Malta should continue despite a deal between the national airline and Alitalia being called off, the General Workers’ Union said this morning. In a statement, it reiterated its commitment towards a strengthened Air Malta...

  • Weighed in! Famously thin jump jockey ditching diet and embracing chocolate

    Weighed in! Famously thin jump jockey ditching diet and embracing chocolate

    A famously thin champion jump jockey has indulged in a chocolate habit and put on two stone since he retired. Ultra-disciplined Sir Tony McCoy kept his wiry frame in shape for years with a punishing routine involving very little food. But after...

  • Minister’s decision to pay FTS contractor meant he was paid almost twice the value of works

    Minister’s decision to pay FTS contractor meant he was paid almost twice the value of works

    A decision by the Education Minister to ignore recommendations by the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools’ management meant a tiling contractor was paid almost twice the value of works, according to an internal report. The technical report shows...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta reports about a judicial protest filed by pro-life activists in which they claim that the Medicines Authority allowed the introduction of pharmaceuticals that could...

  • Relatives angry after search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 ends

    Relatives angry after search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 ends

    Relatives of the Chinese citizens aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say the authorities who ended the search for the plane are deceiving them. Their angry comments came as Australia defended the decision to call off the hunt, and insisted...

  • 'Keep out of politics,' Labour MP warns Church

    'Keep out of politics,' Labour MP warns Church

    The Church in Malta should keep out of the political fray and refrain from repeating mistakes of the past, Labour MP Etienne Grech said yesterday. Speaking during the adjournment in Parliament, he said that if the Church in Malta acted as a...

  • Obama shortens sentence of Chelsea Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks

    Obama shortens sentence of Chelsea Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks

    President Barack Obama yesterday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in...

  • FAA walk

    Behind the beautiful facades of churches and palaces in Valletta there are other tales to be told. Who stole from a Gudja church and left the chalice in another church in Valletta? What happened to the sculptor of one of the beautiful palaces of...

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz continues

    Berlin Alexanderplatz continues

    Ranier Werner Fassbinder’s masterpiece continues screening tonight at the German-Maltese circle in Valletta. This 14-part West German television miniseries was adapted from the eponymous Alfred Döblin novel, which in itself was deemed to be one of...

  • A poet in Strait Street

    A poet in Strait Street

    The Strada Stretta Concept, under the auspices of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, present Poeta fi Strada Stretta/ A Poet in Strait Street: Rużar Briffa under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. The event is being held in...

  • Danny and the Monster Clothes

    Danny and the Monster Clothes

    One night Danny is awoken by a strange noise. The noise is coming from underneath a pile of clothes […] one of his socks has magically sprung to life! Soon after, more and more of Danny’s clothes start to move and talk. Danny cannot believe it.

  • Tarkovsky – Stalker

    Tarkovsky – Stalker

    The latest film to be screened today as part of the Sculpting Time: Andrei Tarkovsky Retrospective remastered in new digital prints at Spazju Kreattiv is Stalker. Deep within the Zone, in a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a...

  • Townsquare, Mrieħel high-rises: NGOs pledge to fight PA effort to censor civil society

    Townsquare, Mrieħel high-rises: NGOs pledge to fight PA effort to censor civil society

    NGOs have pledged to fight the Planning Authority’s “monstrous attempt at censoring civil society” ahead of a crucial decision on appeals against the controversial Townsquare and Mrieħel high-rises. Appeals against the 38-storey Townsquare tower...

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