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  • More than €18 million being spent on school maintenance projects this year

    The Education Ministry and the Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools will be spending more than €18 million on school maintenance projects this year, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said today. More than €1 million will be spent  on a number of...

  • Man crushed as migrants rush Channel Tunnel at Calais

    Man crushed as migrants rush Channel Tunnel at Calais

    Migrants have rushed the Channel Tunnel at Calais repeatedly for a second night and one man was crushed by a truck in the chaos. The incident came as Eurotunnel said it had blocked more than 37,000 such attempts by migrants to reach Britain since...

  • Traffic mysteriously clear in Coast Road area

    Traffic mysteriously clear in Coast Road area

    (Adds PN statement) Although the Coast Road remains closed until Friday, traffic was mysteriously clear this morning with none of yesterday's chaos around the St Paul's Bay area. Hundreds of motorists were stuck in traffic for up to two hours...

  • Decline in non-contributory benefits lead to drop in social security benefits

    The outlay on social security benefits decreased by €4.4 million in the first half of 2015, in comparison with the same period last year, mostly due to lower expenditure on non-contributory benefits. Total social security benefits amounted to...

  • Moas raises €1.5 million in four weeks

    Moas raises €1.5 million in four weeks

    Search and rescue charity Moas (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) saved more than 5,500 lives in the first half of this year’s operation, while raising almost enough money to fund its entire six-month mission in the Mediterranean Sea. The recent...

  • Some of Valletta's hidden tunnels and sally ports to open to public in architecture festival

    Some of Valletta's hidden tunnels and sally ports to open to public in architecture festival

    The hidden tunnels and sally ports leading from Valletta down to the ditch below City Gate (Il-Foss) will be opened to the public as part of a European architecture festival taking place in the coming weeks. The European Architecture Student...

  • New online service aimed to improving administration of justice launched

    An online service “MyActs” was launched by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici this morning. The service is accessible on justice.gov.mt/onlineservices through one’s e-ID. It will enable users to see the judicial acts filed in their name and follow...

  • US dentist thought Zimbabwe lion hunt 'was legal'

    US dentist thought Zimbabwe lion hunt 'was legal'

    An avid American hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has said that he thought everything about his trip was legal. Dentist Walter Palmer, who has a felony record in the US related to shooting a black bear in the state...

  • Update 2: Opposition's economic analyses 'full of mistakes' - PL

    (Adds PN's, PL's replies) The Opposition’s analyses of the Central Bank report came a month and a half late and was based on GDP statistics published on June 8, the Labour Party said this morning. Moreover, the analyses was full of economic mistakes.

  • Patrol vessel, helicopter, patrol aircraft to be procured through internal security fund

    The European Commission has approved Malta’s Internal Security Fund (ISF) for the 2014-2020 financial period, the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds said. The fund, which will allow Malta to invest around €75 million...

  • Eight-year-old boy receives double hand transplant

    Eight-year-old boy receives double hand transplant

    An eight-year-old Maryland boy is recovering from the first ever double child hand transplant. Julie Noce reports.

  • Trailer of action thriller shot in Malta is released

    Trailer of action thriller shot in Malta is released

    The trailer of Michael Bay’s film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” has been released by Paramount Pictures. Filmed in Malta, the American action thriller tells the story of six members of the security team who fought to defend the...

  • Newly-discovered Dr Seuss book hits stores

    Newly-discovered Dr Seuss book hits stores

    A new book by children's author Dr Seuss is arriving in stores 24 years after his death. Diane Hodges reports.

  • Prison worker got 'caught up in fantasy' of inmates' escape plot

    A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape has told investigators her relationship with the two inmates included sex acts and naked photos. Joyce Mitchell, an instructor in the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional...

  • BOV chairman meets shareholders group

    BOV chairman meets shareholders group

    Controversial decisions made recently by Bank of Valletta were discussed at length in a meeting between chairman John Cassar White and the Malta Association of Small Shareholders, the Times of Malta is informed. Association president Alfred...

  • US to free pro-Israel spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years

    US to free pro-Israel spy Jonathan Pollard after 30 years

    Jonathan Pollard, the former US naval intelligence analyst whose spying-for-Israel conviction stoked fierce international passions, will be set free after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard, 60, from his life sentence, announced by his...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says three Maltese hunters were arrested in Argentina and are facing criminal procedures in court over several illegal hunting activities. In another...

  • Updated: David Gonzi being investigated in Mafia betting probe

    Updated: David Gonzi being investigated in Mafia betting probe

    (Adds statement by Dr Gonzi issued this morning) Lawyer David Gonzi is under investigation by Italian investigators after his name cropped up in several gaming companies allegedly run by the mafia. The name of former prime minister Lawrence...

  • Maltese hunters arrested in Argentina

    Maltese hunters arrested in Argentina

    Three Maltese hunters were arrested in Argentina and are facing criminal procedures in court over several illegal hunting activities, the Times of Malta has learnt. The hunters were arrested at an airport in Argentina after the discovery of a...

  • Horror as tree falls on Pasadena summer camp children

    Eight youngsters have been injured, two critically, after a 75ft tree came crashing down on them at a summer day camp in Southern California. It was not clear what caused the pine tree in Pasadena's Brookside Park to uproot without warning at...