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  • Banks deny changing the rules for Brits post-Brexit

    Banks deny changing the rules for Brits post-Brexit

    Banks have denied changing procedures for British expats wanting to open accounts or obtain loans following Brexit. Expats who spoke to this newspaper said they were asked for extra documentation or refused a loan because of the Brexit referendum...

  • Malta’s special mission during EU presidency

    Malta’s special mission during EU presidency

    The European Commission is expecting Malta to give special attention to the problems in the Mediterranean, according to EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn – responsible for the development of the EU’s neighbourhood policy. Addressing a public dialogue...

  • Pilots swap wings for placards

    Pilots swap wings for placards

    Air Malta pilots in full uniform held a brief protest in Valletta this morning on their way to Court, where a judge will hear their arguments against an Air Malta request for an injunction to prevent industrial action in a pay dispute. The Airline...

  • ‘Insulting’ offer to GPs for psychiatric visits

    ‘Insulting’ offer to GPs for psychiatric visits

    The government offered family doctors an “insulting” €10 to follow up patients with mental health problems, the Times of Malta has learnt. “Had they asked for unpaid volunteers, it would have been less insulting,” Anthony P. Azzopardi, president...

  • 'Nasty smell' forces flight to Greece to return to Gatwick

    'Nasty smell' forces flight to Greece to return to Gatwick

    A British Airways flight carrying holidaymakers to Greece was forced to turn back when a "nasty smell" filled the cabin. Passengers complained of smelling a foul odour, reportedly compared to the smell of cannabis by some, on the flight to...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top headlines in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that a government offer to GPs for psychiatric visits has been described as 'insulting' because it is too low. The Malta Independent says the economy...

  • Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put "America first"

    Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put "America first"

    Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" as US secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech  accepting the Republican presidential...

  • After warming fast, part of Antarctica gets a chill

    After warming fast, part of Antarctica gets a chill

    The Antarctic Peninsula, among the fastest warming places on earth last century, has since cooled due to natural swings in the local climate, scientists said, adding that the respite from the thaw is likely to be brief. Rapid warming until the...

  • Announcements

    BARTOLO. On July 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, BERNADETTE, widow of Anthony J. Bartolo, aged 80, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she leaves to mourn her irreparable...

  • Malta Jazz Festival

    Malta Jazz Festival

    The Malta Jazz Festival returns to its usual location at Ta’ Liesse, Valletta. Headlined by the Bill Evans band, featuring Darryl Jones and Dennis Chambers, the event will also see the Fringe Youth Jazz Ensemble (2nd edition) followed by the...

  • First-ever seminar against match-fixing in waterpolo will be held in Malta today

    First-ever seminar against match-fixing in waterpolo will be held in Malta today

    The Maltese Swimming Federation (ASA) is today hosting the first-ever Water Polo Players’ Organisation’s (WPO) Protect Integrity Seminar against match-fixing. The seminar is part of the WPO Protect Integrity Project which sees a collaboration...

  • El Niño driving child marriage, labour across southern Africa

    El Niño driving child marriage, labour across southern Africa

    Tens of thousands of children across southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labour because of drought and hunger caused by the El Niño weather pattern, charities said. Southern Africa has been hard hit over...

  • Food and art cross the cultural divide in Ta’ Xbiex

    Food and art cross the  cultural divide in Ta’ Xbiex

    The local council of Ta’ Xbiex, which is home to perhaps Malta’s largest array of embassies and official residencies, is once again organising the intercultural activity known as ‘Connecting Through Culture’. The event, taking place on Sunday from...

  • Online filing for maternity refund begins

    Online filing for maternity refund begins

    An online application form for the reimbursement of maternity leave contributions has been made available to all employers who have paid into the maternity fund. Employers had so far been left in the dark as to when they would be getting their...

  • Possible early North Korean nuclear site found

    A U.S. policy institute said it may have located a secret facility used by North Korea in the early stages of building its program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, which if confirmed would be critical to the success of any future nuclear...

  • Man run over by TWO tanks during Turkey coup

    Man run over by TWO tanks during Turkey coup

    Incredible footage has emerged showing a man who was run over by TWO tanks during the attempted coup in Turkey last week. In both cases he calmly slipped between the tracks and survived unscathed.

  • Attack in Nice was planned months ahead, truck driver had accomplices

    Attack in Nice was planned months ahead, truck driver had accomplices

    The man behind the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice planned the atrocity for months and was helped by accomplices, French prosecutors have said. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people when he drove his truck through crowds gathered to watch a...

  • Police body and dashboard cams may be introduced

    Police body and dashboard cams may be introduced

    The Home Affairs Ministry is looking into the possibility of introducing body and dashboard cameras for police officers after repeated calls from union representatives for such equipment. The need for police officers to be equipped with small...

  • Estonia set to take over UK's turn at EU's helm

    Estonia set to take over UK's turn at EU's helm

    Estonia is set to take over the rotating EU presidency from Britain in the second half of next year after London pulled out to focus on negotiations to leave the bloc. A spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk said there was "broad...

  • Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics

    Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics

    Brazil has arrested 10 people on suspicion of belonging to a group backing Islamic State (IS) and preparing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said. The presidency said that interim...

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