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  • Gas power station facing a third delay

    Gas power station facing a third delay

    The LNG tanker required to feed the new gas-fired power station in Delimara will not be available before October, the Times of Malta is informed. This would be the third delay for the new facility that was originally meant to come on stream in...

  • As Obama begins Vietnam visit, BBC reporter says been banned

    As Obama begins Vietnam visit, BBC reporter says been banned

    A BBC correspondent in Vietnam for US President Barack Obama's visit to the country said today he had been ordered by the Vietnamese authorities to stop reporting apparently because they suspected he had met one of the government's sharpest...

  • Announcements

    BRINCAT. On May 22, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPH of Żurrieq, aged 70, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Josephine, his daughter Charmaine and her husband Aldo, his granddaughter...

  • Two leading cultural entities looking for financial support

    Two leading cultural entities looking for financial support

    New play Collapse and a ballet extravaganza, Pinocchio, are both seeking culture-loving supporters to help them reach their crowd-funding targets. Two leading cultural entities are currently seeking funding through Maltese crowd-funding platform...

  • DLĦ guided tours at Wignacourt Tower

    DLĦ guided tours at Wignacourt Tower

    Din l-Art Ħelwa will tomorrow be holding two guided tours at the oldest standing coastal watchtower in Malta. Built in 1610 by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt, the tower was erected to guard the coastline and St Paul’s Bay against pirate and...

  • Our Lady of the Lily band march in Tarxien

    On the occasion of the titular feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Our Lady of the Lily Band of Mqabba is providing a musical service with a band march along the streets of Tarxien tomorrow at 8pm. The band will be under the direction of its...

  • Lecture on Francesco Noletti

    Lecture on Francesco Noletti

    As parts of its exhibition on Francesco Noletti, the University of Malta’s Department of History of Art will be hosting a public lecture by Gianluca Bocchi entitled Francesco Noletti e i Pittori di Tappeti a Roma nel Seicento. The lecture will be...

  • Malta geological maps miss 50 metres of rock

    Malta geological maps miss 50 metres of rock

    A section of rock across the Maltese islands is unrecorded in the official geological map on which important decisions are based, fresh research suggests. “This section of rock, which has a maximum thickness of 50 metres, is there but is not...

  • PM in Istanbul for World Humanitarian Summit

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat left Malta for Istanbul this evening for the United Nations ‘World Humanitarian Summit’.  He will be joining other world leaders, civil society representatives, national and international NGOs, affected communities and...

  • Let there (not) be light

    Let there (not) be light

    Telescopes will be trained on Dwejra’s dark skies next weekend to expose the beauty of its celestial wonders and to highlight the threat of light pollution on one of the last remaining pristine spots for astronomical observations. “The night sky...

  • Turkish PM's resignation paves way for key ally of President

    Turkish PM's resignation paves way for key ally of President

    Turkey's prime minister has resigned, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mr Erdogan's office said Ahmet Davutoglu quit hours after the ruling party confirmed transport and communications...

  • Young Gozitan volunteer describes life in a Greek refugee camp

    Young Gozitan volunteer describes life in a Greek refugee camp

    A traumatised young mother arriving at the crowded refugee centres of Lesbos was so shocked that she was unable to feed her crying baby, recounted a young Gozitan volunteer who worked in the “prison camps”. “That’s how it is there. I remember this...

  • Officers in ‘abusive arrest’ ordered to pay quarry damages

    Officers in ‘abusive arrest’ ordered to pay quarry damages

    Two police officers who “abusively arrested” a man following a chase in an unmarked car more than two decades ago have been ordered to pay just over €6,000 to cover the damage that occurred to equipment in the man’s quarry while he was under...

  • Two killed as gunman fires into crowd at concert in Austria

    Two killed as gunman fires into crowd at concert in Austria

    Two people were killed and 11 wounded after a gunman fired shots into a small crowd at an open air concert before shooting himself dead, police in Austria said. Witnesses on Sunday said panic broke out as the first shots were heard, with many in...

  • Panama Papers: weighing words from three sides

    Panama Papers: weighing words from three sides

    A lot has been said over the past three months about the Panama affair. The situation can be confusing. Kurt Sansone picks out salient statements made by Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri and contrasts them with the evidence that emerges from Panama...

  • Panama Papers: A tale of two documents

    Panama Papers: A tale of two documents

    Konrad Mizzi yesterday issued a document he says was sent to Panama by his financial advisors, which is contradicted, however, by a similar document that emerges from Panama Papers. The Times of Malta came across this document from the Papers – a...

  • Lady Gaga's childhood piano hits bum note at auction

    Lady Gaga's childhood piano hits bum note at auction

    Lady Gaga's piano, which she used to write her first song at the age of five, failed to hit a high note at a New York auction. The upright piano did not meet its reserve price on Saturday when Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions offered it as...

  • Disillusioned Cypriots vote for new Parliament

    Disillusioned Cypriots vote for new Parliament

    Cypriots are electing a new parliament on Sunday amid public disillusionment with what many see as a discredited political establishment. Some 543,000 voters are eligible to cast ballots for 56 MPs, but opinion polls have shown a large undecided...

  • Is it time for a raise?

    Is it time for a raise?

    As part of its study ‘A Minimum Essential Budget for a Decent Living’, Caritas suggested a gradual, slight increase in the statutory minimum wage. But would it pay? The argument for In reaching its conclusion, the Church NGO said it never lost...

  • 'Turkey will join EU...in year 3000': David Cameron

    'Turkey will join EU...in year 3000': David Cameron

    Turkey is on course to join the European Union in the year 3000 on its current rate of progress, David Cameron said, as he launched a brutal attack one of his own ministers.The Prime Minister attacked Penny Mordaunt's claims that Britain had no...

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