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  • Updated: PN calls for conclusion of National Bank case

    (Adds PL statement) The government will be analysing the National Bank situation in the interest of all, the Labour Party said in a statement. It was replying to a statement by the Nationalist Party issued earlier today in which the PN welcomed...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that the UN envoy to Libya has arrived in Malta for talks with the Libyan prime minister. The Turkish envoy to Libya was also in Malta yesterday. The Malta...

  • Government says it has no indication that the budget risks breaching EU rules

    Government says it has no indication that the budget risks breaching EU rules

    Updated Wednesday 6.30 am The government said in a statement last night that it had 'no indication' that the European Commission considered Malta's budget plans as being at risk of breaching EU budget rules. The Financial Times had reported that...

  • No breakthrough as HK students present their case

    No breakthrough as HK students present their case

    Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets yesterday as student leaders debated their call for full democracy for the Chinese-run city with government leaders to try end a weeks-long occupation of major traffic...

  • Pistorius gets five years for killing his girlfriend

    Pistorius gets five years for killing his girlfriend

    Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence yesterday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world. His uncle, Arnold...

  • Announcements

    APAP BOLOGNA. On October 19, at his residence, Magistrate Emeritus JOSEPH APAP BOLOGNA, aged 66, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends and comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife...

  • Two stoned for adultery

    A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported yesterday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist groups including...

  • Joseph Apap Bologna

    Mark Said writes: Death should be a daily reminder for us all. We do not know if today will be our last day in this world. It so happened with Joseph Apap Bologna. For Mariella, Louisa and Paul, losing a close family member through death brings...

  • Woman killed as storm batters UK

    Woman killed as storm batters UK

    A pedestrian died yesterday after being hit by a tree that fell into a road as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo brought high winds to Britain. The woman died at the scene in Kensington, west London, London Ambulance Service said. The London Fire...

  • Libyan army liberates a ghost town in Benghazi

    Libyan army liberates a ghost town in Benghazi

    Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi’s airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction. His forces managed to stop an offensive of Islamist...

  • Ebola nurse in Spain cleared of disease

    A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said yesterday. “We consider her cured of the Ebola virus...

  • Designer to the stars dies

    Designer to the stars dies

    Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half-century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer’s...

  • 50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have had their licences suspended this year because they went over the 12-point limit, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said. He explained in reply to a parliamentary question that all new driving licences are being issued under the points...

  • €197,000 for Harrison’s childhood terraced home

    €197,000 for Harrison’s childhood terraced home

    The childhood terraced home of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison sold at auction tonight for €197,000. The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area of Liverpool, was the musician’s home for a decade from 1949 after his parents Harold...

  • Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told members of the Malta Developers Association that he continued to question certain bureaucratic procedures and whether they offered solutions to real problems. The Prime Minister told the more than 150 members of...

  • Power supplies suspended for unpaid bills

    A total 1,662 accounts had their power supplies suspended for unpaid bills since March 2013, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi told Jason Azzopardi (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question.    

  • Submarine fibre-optic cable study

    Amended - The government is in the process of  issuing a tender for a feasibility study on the laying a submarine fibre-optic cable to enhance connectivity between Malta and Gozo, Investment Minister Chris Cardona said in reply to a Parliament...

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine

    The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available from all government health centres between November 3 and 22, both days included, the government said. It said in a statement most councils and a number of family doctors were participating in the...

  • Malta to give scholarships on climate change

    Malta will be giving scholarships on climate change to more vulnerable and developing countries as part of its commitments to the UN Conference on Climate Change and to the European Union. The scholarships will form part of Malta’s obligations...

  • Archbishop was given wrong advice on divorce - Fr Joe Borg

    Archbishop was given wrong advice on divorce - Fr Joe Borg

    Archbishop Paul Cremona was given the wrong advice on divorce, blogger and columnist Fr Joe Borg said on Times Talk this evening. The programme was discussing the Archbishop’s resignation and the future of the Catholic Church in Malta. Fr Borg,...