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  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am – noon New British Dispensary, 109/110, St John Street, Valletta;National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun;Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi;The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street, Birkirkara;Pharmaland...

  • Anti-Nazi demonstration

    Anti-Nazi demonstration

    Protesters take part in an anti-Nazi demonstration in Berlin’s Landsberger Allee, yesterday.

  • Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber clean sweep at Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Amber will be representing Malta at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May after winning the national contest held at Malta Shipbuilding. Amber sung the song Warrior which obtained maximum points from all five judges and televoting. The...

  • Punter scoops Quaterno+Jackpot

    The Quaterno+Jackpot of €340,000 has been won by one winner, Maltco said this evening. The ticket was purchased from Qormi, it said.

  • Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Eurovision: 'Sit back and enjoy the moment' is Conchita Wurst's advice to tonight's winner

    Conchita Wurst’s advice to Malta’s Eurovision winner tonight is simple: “Sit back and enjoy the moment,” she said this afternoon when addressing a press conference soon after her arrival. Last year’s winner in the Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita...

  • US-led coalition strike against IS targets in and around Kobani

    US-led coalition strike against IS targets in and around Kobani

    Plumes of smoke rose from the Syrian border town of Kobani today as a US-led coalition launched more air strikes against Islamic State targets. Turkish troops kept a close eye on the embattled town from near the border. Loud explosions were heard...

  • Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    A 65-year-old woman from Zabbar is in a critical condition after the Maruti Omni she was passenger in crashed with a Volkswagen Polo at 4pm. The Maruti was being driven by a 65-year-old man and the Polo  by an 18-year-old man. Both men are also...

  • Beach treat

    Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She had never been to the beach, until recently. She visited the Gulf of Mexico thanks to a partnership between the assisted living...

  • L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca today launched l-Istrina in Gozo. For the first time since the fund-raising marathon started being held, Gozo will host its own activities in aid of the Community Chest Fund on December 20 and 21. Addressing a...

  • Portugal's ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

    Portugal's ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

    Portuguese police arrest former Prime Minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering. Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Moustache ruling

    Moustache ruling

    Colombian police no longer have to wait until they reach the top ranks to grow a moustache. Since 1997, a code of conduct gave only officers above the rank of lieutenant the right to sport a little hair above their top lip. Rather than shave,...

  • Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Update 2 - Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation - Opposition leader

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this afternoon he “expected and demanded” a clear explanation from the Police Commissioner as to why a car shot at by a minister’s driver on Wednesday night was moved before the arrival of the magistrate. Dr...

  • Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Jonathan Felice, 25, was this afternoon jailed nine years after jurors found him guilty of breaking into the home of an elderly woman and slightly injuring her. Mr Felice committed the crime in the afternoon of June 27, 2006, when he was 17, along...

  • Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two people injured in Paola collision

    Two car drivers were hospitalised following a collision near Paola Hill roundabout this afternoon. Their condition is not yet known. The police said the cars involved were a BMW, driven by a 22-year-old man from St Paul's Bay and a Toyota Yaris...

  • No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No weapons in Parliament as from Monday, MPs told

    No one carrying a weapon will be allowed in Parliament, according to a letter sent to all Members of Parliament by the Clerk of the House. In the letter, clerk Raymond Scicluna wrote that the Speaker asked him to advise members that, as from...

  • Python track tops funeral charts

    Python track tops funeral charts

    Frank Sinatra's My Way has been replaced by Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life as the most popular song played at funerals, new research has found. A study by The Co-operative Funeralcare showed that traditional hymns, football...

  • Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi - official

    Islamic State militants have killed 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe during their assault on a provincial capital west of Baghdad, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists. They said...

  • Birzebbuga fuel depot to be shut down

    Birzebbuga fuel depot to be shut down

    The fuel depot in Birzebbuga is to be shut down as part of a project to regenerate the south, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said this morning. Speaking during one of the series of post-Budget meetings organised by the individual ministries as part...

  • Speaker leading delegation to Riyadh

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia is leading a parliamentary delegation to Riyadh on the invitation of the Saudi Shura Council. The delegation is composed of MPs Joseph Sammut and Anthony Bezzina, who are members of the Malta-Saudi Arabia joint parliamentary...

  • Update 4: Shooting incident to be investigated by three retired members of the judiciary

    Update 4: Shooting incident to be investigated by three retired members of the judiciary

    (Last updated 7.10pm adding Dr Muscat's letter to Dr Busuttil and board of inquiry's terms of reference) An inquiry board made up of three retired members of the judiciary is to be set up to establish the truth in the incident on Wednesday night...