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  • Rapid response team will help councils keep localities clean - Joseph Muscat

    Rapid response team will help councils keep localities clean - Joseph Muscat

    A new rapid response team will help local councils deal with cleanliness and basic maintenance, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. Speaking during a political rally in Qawra, Dr Muscat said local councils often needed assistance when...

  • Simon Busuttil encourages young people to vote for peers

    Simon Busuttil encourages young people to vote for peers

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning met 16- and 17-year-olds, who would be voting for the first time in April’s local election, and encouraged them to vote for young people who opted to enter politics to be of service to the people. Dr...

  • Tit-for-tat requests for investigations

    The government has requested the Auditor General to investigate aid schemes for local councils administered under the former government.  In a statement it said the schemes had led some local councils into serious financial difficulties, as shown...

  • President indisposed

    Dolores Cristina is acting President as President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is indisposed, the President's office said. The President, who is suffering from a bad cold, has been ordered by her doctor to stay indoors for a few days so as not to...

  • Government considering conventions on stateless people

    The government is currently analysing the provisions of the 1954 and 1961 UN conventions on stateless people, National Security Minister Carmelo Abela said in Parliament on Wednesday. He was answering a question by shadow minister Jason Azzopardi,...

  • €5,000 worth of expired and damaged medicines recalled

    €4,963.53 worth of expired or damaged medicines were recalled in October and November last year, Health Minister Konrad Mizzi said today. Replying to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg, the minister said 54 types of...

  • 'Beautiful Mind' economist hailed

    John F Nash Jr, the US mathematician and economist who was the subject of the 2001 movie A Beautiful Mind, has been named one of the winners of this year's Abel Prize in Mathematics. Canadian-born mathematician, Louis Nirenberg, was named as the...

  • Vince Farrugia insists on testifying in challenge proceedings

    Vince Farrugia insists on testifying in challenge proceedings

    Lawyers battled in court today over the insistence of former GRTU chief Vince Farrugia to testify during proceedings filed by developer Sandro Chetcuti in which he is calling on the police to prosecute Mr Farrugia for perjury.  While Mr Farrugia's...

  • Updated: ITS executive director suspends himself pending investigation

    Institute for Tourism Studies executive director Henry Mifsud has suspended himself pending an investigation by the Internal Audit and Investigations Department, the government said. In a statement this afternoon, the government said the ministry...

  • Paul Pace to stay on as president of Forum Unions Maltin

    Paul Pace to stay on as president of Forum Unions Maltin

    Paul Pace has accepted a request from the Forum Unions Maltin to stay on as president until the next general conference on April 24. Mr Pace resigned from the Forum and the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses on Saturday. His resignation followed a...

  • Fishermen should not fear spring hunting referendum - amateur fisherman

    Fishermen should not fear spring hunting referendum - amateur fisherman

    Rules and regulations are already in place to ensure fishermen behave sustainably, amateur fisherman and author Stanley Farrugia Randon said this morning when addressing a Spring Hunting Out (SHout) press conference in Bugibba. Explaining why...

  • Man's anguish as wife and son die in Alps crash

    Man's anguish as wife and son die in Alps crash

    A man who lost his wife and baby son in the Germanwings Airbus crash said today he was devastated. Marina Bandres Lopez Belio, 37, originally from Spain but living in Manchester, died with her seven-month-old son Julian Pracz-Bandres when the jet...

  • Drug addict requests bail book signing extension 'so he could sleep in'

    Drug addict requests bail book signing extension 'so he could sleep in'

    A drug addict who was this afternoon granted bail instead of being remanded in custody asked the court to allow him to sign the bail book in the afternoon so he could "sleep in". The unusual request came from an unemployed drug addict and repeat...

  • Anne Borg, grandmother in Australia, strikes gold

    Anne Borg, grandmother in Australia, strikes gold

    Anne Borg, an 81-year-old grandmother has struck gold on an isolated dirt track in Western Australia. Mrs Borg, of Maldon near Bendigo unearthed the 586.5g nugget just outside Kalgoorlie on her 81st birthday in 2013 and plans to sell it. The...

  • Swedish soccer team narrowly escaped flying on Germanwings flight

    The players of Swedish soccer team Dalkurd narrowly escaped boarding the budget airline Germanwings' A320 that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people on board. The team had considered four possible routes, one of which was on...

  • Investigators search mountains after "inexplicable" Airbus crash

    Investigators search mountains after "inexplicable" Airbus crash

    Lufthansa said today it could not explain why its Germanwings Airbus had crashed into an Alpine ravine killing all 150 on board as investigators tried to discover what had caused the first major air disaster in France in 15 years. Investigators...

  • Magistrate rejects hunters' complaint on Times of Malta comment

    A magistrate this morning rejected a libel case filed by the hunters' association over a comment posted by a reader of timesofmalta.com, saying the comment never directly attacked the federation but was directed at hunters and trappers in...

  • I can fly - Drone camera captures Malta's beauty

    I can fly - Drone camera captures Malta's beauty

    Photographer Mark Cassar, using a small camera mounted on a drone, took this amazing footage of Malta, recently uploaded on youtube.

  • FKNK commission launches bird feeders campaign

    FKNK commission launches bird feeders campaign

    The Public Relations and Education Commission of the FKNK Federation for Hunting and Conservation said today it has launched a campaign towards the conservation and safeguard of local resident bird species. It has produced a number of FKNK...

  • Defamation case against Fr Charles Fenech dismissed because it was time barred

    Defamation case against Fr Charles Fenech dismissed because it was time barred

    A criminal libel case instituted against Dominican priest Charles Fenech was dismissed today because it was time barred. Fr Fenech, who faces separate charges of  sexually abusing a woman, had been sued by Edgar Bonnici Cachia, who alleged that...