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  • Patrol vessel, helicopter, patrol aircraft to be procured through internal security fund

    The European Commission has approved Malta’s Internal Security Fund (ISF) for the 2014-2020 financial period, the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds said. The fund, which will allow Malta to invest around €75 million...

  • Eight-year-old boy receives double hand transplant

    Eight-year-old boy receives double hand transplant

    An eight-year-old Maryland boy is recovering from the first ever double child hand transplant. Julie Noce reports.

  • Trailer of action thriller shot in Malta is released

    Trailer of action thriller shot in Malta is released

    The trailer of Michael Bay’s film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” has been released by Paramount Pictures. Filmed in Malta, the American action thriller tells the story of six members of the security team who fought to defend the...

  • Newly-discovered Dr Seuss book hits stores

    Newly-discovered Dr Seuss book hits stores

    A new book by children's author Dr Seuss is arriving in stores 24 years after his death. Diane Hodges reports.

  • Prison worker got 'caught up in fantasy' of inmates' escape plot

    A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape has told investigators her relationship with the two inmates included sex acts and naked photos. Joyce Mitchell, an instructor in the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional...

  • BOV chairman meets shareholders group

    BOV chairman meets shareholders group

    Controversial decisions made recently by Bank of Valletta were discussed at length in a meeting between chairman John Cassar White and the Malta Association of Small Shareholders, the Times of Malta is informed. Association president Alfred...

  • US to free pro-Israel spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years

    US to free pro-Israel spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years

    Jonathan Pollard, the former US naval intelligence analyst whose spying-for-Israel conviction stoked fierce international passions, will be set free after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard, 60, from his life sentence, announced by his...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says three Maltese hunters were arrested in Argentina and are facing criminal procedures in court over several illegal hunting activities. In another...

  • Updated: David Gonzi being investigated in Mafia betting probe

    Updated: David Gonzi being investigated in Mafia betting probe

    (Adds statement by Dr Gonzi issued this morning) Lawyer David Gonzi is under investigation by Italian investigators after his name cropped up in several gaming companies allegedly run by the mafia. The name of former prime minister Lawrence...

  • Maltese hunters arrested in Argentina

    Maltese hunters arrested in Argentina

    Three Maltese hunters were arrested in Argentina and are facing criminal procedures in court over several illegal hunting activities, the Times of Malta has learnt. The hunters were arrested at an airport in Argentina after the discovery of a...

  • Horror as tree falls on Pasadena summer camp children

    Eight youngsters have been injured, two critically, after a 75ft tree came crashing down on them at a summer day camp in Southern California. It was not clear what caused the pine tree in Pasadena's Brookside Park to uproot without warning at...

  • Gaddafi’s son Saif and eight others sentenced to death

    A Libyan court yesterday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father’s rule. The former Gaddafi regime...

  • Saudi warplanes attack Houthis’ airbase near Aden

    Saudi warplanes attack Houthis’ airbase near Aden

    Warplanes attacked Houthi militia in control of Yemen’s largest airbase north of Aden yesterday, seeking to expand territorial gains made by Saudi-led coalition forces since they captured the southern port city last week. Witnesses said big...

  • War of nerves over Greek bailout talks as denials fly

    War of nerves over Greek bailout talks as denials fly

    Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels yesterday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new round of negotiations on an 86 billion euro bailout that started this week. Any hope of a fresh...

  • Erdogan: peace process with Kurds impossible

    Erdogan: peace process with Kurds impossible

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said it was impossible to continue a peace process with Kurdish militants and urged parliament to strip politicians with links to them of immunity from prosecution. Hours after he spoke, the Turkish...

  • At least 25 killed in Boko Haram-style attacks in Nigeria

    At least 25 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in raids on Monday afternoon and yerday morning on three communities in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, military and police sources said. Fighters in pick-up trucks...

  • Big rebel attack in Syria targets area vital to Assad

    Big rebel attack in Syria targets area vital to Assad

    Insurgents have launched a major offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance towards a coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad’s control of the west, a monitoring group and activists said yesterday. A...

  • Policemen killed in worst Bahrain blast in months

    A bomb killed two policemen and wounded six in the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months, and state media said the explosives resembled some seized at the weekend that authorities say were smuggled in from Iran. Sunni-ruled Bahrain has long...

  • Obama tells Africa’s ‘Big Men’ to quit when their time is up

    Obama tells Africa’s ‘Big Men’ to quit when their time is up

    Judging by the applause at the African Union headquarters, Barack Obama hit a chord when he took aim at the continent’s ‘Big Men’, telling them they should quit when their time was up – especially since most have the cash to retire comfortably. In...

  • Britain sets sights on militants using rape as weapon of war

    Britain sets sights on militants using rape as weapon of war

    Breaking the culture of impunity for militant groups such as Islamic State which use rape as a weapon of war is the priority for Britain’s new special representative on preventing sexual violence in conflict. Britain is working with local...