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  • Benefits to be guaranteed to people unable to work due to disability

    Benefits to be guaranteed to people unable to work due to disability

    People who are unable to work due to disability will be guaranteed benefits equivalent to the minimum wage under a new government proposal announced today. Social solidarity minister Michael Farrugia said the proposed increase in the disability...

  • More migrants feared drowned in the Mediterranean as dramatic video emerges of yesterday's capsize

    More migrants feared drowned in the Mediterranean as dramatic video emerges of yesterday's capsize

    A migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean today, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, and 88 people have been rescued while the number of possible dead is unknown. It was the second shipwreck in two days, after five were confirmed to have died...

  • NASA inflating new experimental room at space station

    It's pump-it-up day at the International Space Station. Nasa is releasing air into an inflatable room delivered last month by SpaceX. If all goes well, the pod will swell four times in volume and demonstrate a new way of living for astronauts. The...

  • No bail for men charged with 'Samurai' sword attack

    No bail for men charged with 'Samurai' sword attack

    Two 34-year-old Libyans involved in last Saturday's attack with Samurai swords in Paceville have been remanded in custody after denying all charges against them, including the attempted murder of three bouncers. Ramzi Abdulhafid Ib Abukem who has...

  • Argotti Gardens to undergo extensive embellishment

    Argotti Gardens to undergo extensive embellishment

    Elegant and historical Argotti Gardens is to undergo extensive embellishment planning permission was approved by the Planning Commission within the Planning Authority. The approved works will include the creation of an open piazza at the entrance...

  • Indian man lives for breaking records

    Indian man lives for breaking records

    A man in India changes his name and dental record for the love of his craft. Julie Noce reports.

  • French PM moots 'modified' Labour Reform Bill as protests continue

    French PM moots 'modified' Labour Reform Bill as protests continue

    French prime minister Manuel Valls has opened the door to possible changes in a labour bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests - but insisted the government will not abandon the measures. The reforms, aimed at boosting hiring by...

  • Simon Busuttil awarded €3,000 in damages over l-Orizzont story

    Simon Busuttil awarded €3,000 in damages over l-Orizzont story

    A court has awarded Opposition leader Simon Busuttil €3,000 in damages over the contents of a story published two years ago by l-Oriżżont in which it was claimed he had not declared his income from a law firm. The story which had claimed the sum...

  • ITS and Dubai tourism and hospitality school sign memorandum of understanding

    ITS and Dubai tourism and hospitality school sign memorandum of understanding

    The government this morning signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai tourism and hospitality school The Emirates Academy, as part of efforts by the Institute of Tourism Studies to offers students a wider range of subjects. “By signing this...

  • Economic booms contain seeds of own destruction, Finance Minister warns

    Economic booms contain seeds of own destruction, Finance Minister warns

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna this morning warned that economic booms contained the seeds of their own destruction. Addressing a Finance Malta conference, Prof. Scicluna stressed the importance that none of Malta’s economic sectors should be...

  • Prime Minister continues to defend Keith Schembri

    Prime Minister continues to defend Keith Schembri

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat continued to defend his chief of staff Keith Schembri saying he had already given his explanation regarding the creation of a Panama company while in office. Speaking this morning, the Prime Minister acknowledged that...

  • Celebrity dragon

    Zoo Miami's 18-year-old Komodo dragon, Khaos, has died, officials have said. Khaos was one of 27 Komodo dragons that hatched from a clutch of 28 eggs at the zoo in 1998. The 2.1m long, 68kg lizard was hand-raised as an outreach animal. It...

  • Two EU infringements against Malta closed

    Two EU infringements against Malta closed

    The European Union College of Commissioners has closed another two infringement proceedings against Malta. The first infringement was opened in November 2010, after the European Commission claimed that Malta failed to apply regulations with...

  • Court gives PN two more seats in Parliament; government to appeal; Abela: 'political uncertainty'

    Court gives PN two more seats in Parliament; government to appeal; Abela: 'political uncertainty'

    Updated 10.30am with government, parties' reactions The Nationalist Party is set to get an additional two seats in Parliament after a court decision in the wake of a 2013 general election voter miscount. The decision will see the Mosta MP Edwin...

  • BOV denies deliberate breach of money laundering regulations

    BOV denies deliberate breach of money laundering regulations

    Bank of Valletta this morning denied allegations on deliberate breaches of anti-money laundering regulations. In a statement on the Malta Stock Exchange, the bank referred to recent media reports claiming breaches and invited those who had...

  • Progress made in talks between government and doctors

    Progress made in talks between government and doctors

    Significant progress has been made in discussions between the Medical Association of Malta and the Health Department regarding pending issues in primary care, the government said this morning. On Monday, doctors warned of “effective industrial...

  • Obama's rap beat

    Obama's rap beat

    President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam was that his hosts should let people express themselves. On Wednesday, he brought it up again during a light moment after providing a supporting beat to a female rapper who...

  • Government refusing to provide detailed account of CHOGM spending

    Government refusing to provide detailed account of CHOGM spending

    The government is refusing to provide a detailed breakdown of the costs incurred to host the Commonwealth summit last year. Earlier this month, audited accounts were tabled in Parliament showing that the bill amounted to €13.5 million. Though...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says a Colombian national who died after being beaten in Paceville was attacked when he stood up for a woman his two assailants were pestering. In another story, the...

  • NZ parliament in lockdown after security threat

    NZ parliament in lockdown after security threat

    New Zealand's parliament was in lockdown  after a security threat, but the annual 2016 budget would proceed as planned. New Zealand police said a man had been arrested in relation to the incident and that a vehicle at the center of the threat had...

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