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  • Parliamentary Secretary Herrera unaware of any collision

    Parliamentary Secretary Herrera unaware of any collision

    Parliamentary Secretary Jose Herrera is not sure if he hit a car when reversing out of a parking space, but said that if he did, the impact was minimal. Nationalist Party media reported earlier this week that Dr Herrera was involved in a hit and...

  • Complaints by soldiers increased 140% in 2013

    Complaints by soldiers increased 140% in 2013

    Complaints by soldiers jumped by a whopping 140 per cent last year, according to the Ombudsman’s annual report. The Ombudsman received 36 complaints from Armed Forces of Malta personnel, largely in relation to promotions awarded in 2013. In 2012...

  • President tours the prison

    President tours the prison

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca visited the prisons at Corradino this morning as part of her Christmas activities. The President was shown around the cells and the common areas by Deputy Police Commissioner Ray Zammit and representatives of...

  • PN welcomes resumption of dialogue on migration

    The Nationalist Party has welcomed the government's decision to reopen dialogue with NGOs on irregular migration. It said it had been a shame that the dialogue started by the former government was  dropped by the present one. New Home Affairs...

  • EU court says British visa rule illegal

    The European Union's supreme court told Britain today that it could no longer require entry visas in advance for non-EU citizens who are family members of EU citizens and hold residence rights in other EU states. Ruling in the case of Helena...

  • Dog skins turned into leather in China

    Dog skins turned into leather in China

    Many dogs in China meet a gruesome end in slaughterhouses, supplying skins to the leather industry, with some of the resulting products destined for export. Gruesome footage shot early this year by animal rights group PETA shows Chinese workers...

  • Updated: Mepa approves Sliema's 'Pjazzetta' development

    Updated: Mepa approves Sliema's 'Pjazzetta' development

    A controversial development application that incorporates Sliema’s old naval clinic was unanimously approved by the planning authority today despite strong objections from residents and the local council. The design, however, remains a reserved...

  • Sr Doreen Cuschieri, long serving headmistress, passes away

    Sr Doreen Cuschieri,  long serving headmistress, passes away

    Sr. Doreen Cuschieri, long serving headmistress of St. Dorothy’s School, has passed away, on her birthday. She was 68. Sr Doreen was also Provincial of the Sisters of St Dorothy. She became headmistress in 1986 and served for more than 25 years,...

  • Sony cancels N.Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers

    Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare. Hackers who said they were incensed...

  • BOV explains decision to spend €4.6m to extend building's lease

    BOV explains decision to spend €4.6m to extend building's lease

    Bank of Valletta chairman John Cassar White explained to shareholders yesterday why the bank paid the government €4.6 million to extend its lease of the House of Four Winds in Valletta to 65 years and convert it to emphyteusis.   Mr Cassar White...

  • Violent in-cabin turbulence caught on amateur video

    Violent in-cabin turbulence caught on amateur video

    Video has emerged of the scene in an aircraft cabin during extreme turbulence which injured a number of people. The flight from Seoul, South Korea, originally scheduled to land in Texas, was diverted to Narita, Japan for an emergency landing. The...

  • Updated - US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    Updated - US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of secret...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and l-orizzont report how a court has cleared the way for the government to engage a new bus service operator next month. The Times of Malta also quotes Bishop...

  • Updated - Alleged rapist arraigned - had previous charges of beating a prostitute and assaulting policemen

    Updated - Alleged rapist arraigned - had previous charges of beating a prostitute and assaulting policemen

    A man from Guinea who escaped police custody and was re-arrested, was taken to court today and remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to raping a 23-year-old woman in St Julians. Seykou Ballde escaped from St Julian's police station on...

  • EU ban, but Libyan planes can ‘fly any time’

    EU ban, but Libyan planes can ‘fly any time’

    A Brussels decision to ban all Libyan airlines from operating in European airspace will not affect two passenger planes stranded in Malta and belonging to Afriqiyah Airways. A senior airport source said the two jet liners were Irish registered so...

  • ‘Politicians must not try to capitalise on migration’

    ‘Politicians must not try to capitalise on migration’

    The political class must address the problem of “nationalist populist discourse” on irregular migration rather than adopt it to gain votes, according to human rights NGOs. The problem was raised by UN special rapporteur on human rights Françios...

  • Ghanaian’s plea for help: ‘I am Maltese’

    Ghanaian’s plea for help: ‘I am Maltese’

    A young man of Ghanaian descent is turning to his ‘Maltese siblings’ for help, 13 years after he was paralysed in St Julian’s. “I am Maltese,” is one of the first things he says proudly after sitting down on a sofa in the small Gżira apartment the...

  • Woman bishop for Church of England

    Woman bishop for Church of England

    The Church of England appointed its first female bishop yesterday, overturning centuries of tradition in a Church that has been deeply divided over the issue. It named Reverend Libby Lane, a 48-year-old married mother of two, as the new Bishop of...

  • Hamas should be removed from terror list – EU Court

    Hamas should be removed from terror list – EU Court

    The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list, an EU court ruled yesterday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis. In its ruling, however, the bloc’s...

  • European Parliament for Palestinian statehood

    The European Parliament yesterday adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle, in a compromise motion that did not follow some European national legislatures in backing immediate recognition of a Palestinian state. Following...