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  • Media bill would breach European Convention on Human Rights - Jason Azzopardi

    Media bill would breach European Convention on Human Rights - Jason Azzopardi

    Allowing ongoing cases of criminal libel to proceed even after a proposed media defamation law repealed the crime would be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, home affairs shadow minister Jason Azzopardi said this...

  • Germany to tap asylum seekers' phones for ID checks

    Germany to tap asylum seekers' phones for ID checks

    The German government has drafted a law to allow authorities to tap into the phone and computer data of asylum-seekers if there are doubts about their nationalities - an unusual move in a country where data protection is sacred. According to a...

  • Man grievously injured after skidding with motorcycle in Ħamrun

    Man grievously injured after skidding with motorcycle in Ħamrun

    A 52-year-old Sliema man was grievously injured this afternoon after he lost control of his motorcycle on St Joseph street, Ħamrun. The accident happened at 2.30pm when the man fell off his Kymco Agility motorcycle, police said. This was the...

  • Nature Trust concerned at high number of ODZ permits

    Nature Trust concerned at high number of ODZ permits

    Nature Trust (Malta) yesterday expressed “serious concerns” that the number of outside development zone applications lately being approved by the Planning Authority commission was very high. Reacting to a story published in The Sunday Times of...

  • Mr, Mrs, Mx: President embraces gender-neutral personal title

    Mr, Mrs, Mx: President embraces gender-neutral personal title

    The personal title for non-binary individuals, Mx, has been endorsed by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Reb Xiberras was surprised to find their invitation to the President's reception for the appointment of the ambassadors and High...

  • Turkish soldiers accused of trying to kill Erdogan go on trial

    Turkish soldiers accused of trying to kill Erdogan go on trial

    Prosecutors have called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters. Under...

  • Watch: 'We will have to dig deeper' into Konrad Mizzi claims, Pana Committee chair says

    Watch: 'We will have to dig deeper' into Konrad Mizzi claims, Pana Committee chair says

    Updated 8.07pm - Added video Documents presented to MEPs investigating the Panama Papers leak "would seem to point to potential money laundering, but we do not have documentary evidence of this," Pana committee chairman Werner Langen said this...

  • Triton Fountain restoration bill doubles to €4 million

    Triton Fountain restoration bill doubles to €4 million

    The Triton Fountain restoration bill has doubled, reaching €4 million, after the damage to the monument was found to be much worse than expected Plans to restore this iconic landmark at the capital’s entrance have been in the pipeline since 2011,...

  • 13 months behind bars for hotel TV theft

    13 months behind bars for hotel TV theft

    A man who stole a TV from a hotel in St Julian's was jailed for 13 months by a court today.  Hashim El Amir, 24 and currently residing in St Julian's, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated theft and attempted aggravated theft. He was arraigned...

  • Improving Greece may not need all its new bailout loan, bailout fund says

    Improving Greece may not need all its new bailout loan, bailout fund says

    Greece may need far less in bailout loans from international lenders because its finance are improving better than expected, the head of the eurozone bailout fund was quoted as saying today.  Athens underlined this by making an expected €2 billion...

  • US gives Somali president a 'Make Somalia Great Again' baseball cap

    US gives Somali president a 'Make Somalia Great Again' baseball cap

    Newly-elected Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi has received a baseball cap with the slogan 'Make Somalia Great Again' from the US Ambassador to his country.  A photo published by the USA's diplomatic mission to Somalia showed ambassador Stephen...

  • Motorcyclist grievously hurt in Mellieħa crash

    Motorcyclist grievously hurt in Mellieħa crash

    Updated 6.00pm A 26-year-old Għargħur man was grievously injured this morning in the course of a traffic accident in Mellieħa.  The man was riding a Honda motorcycle along Marfa road when he was involved in a crash with a 27-year-old San Ġwann man...

  • 'I was a victim of fake news', Konrad Mizzi tells Pana Committee

    'I was a victim of fake news', Konrad Mizzi tells Pana Committee

    Updated 6.50pm - Added Konrad Mizzi, Beppe Fenech Adami statements Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister Konrad Mizzi has told MEPs investigating the Panama Papers leak that he was "the victim of fake news". In a declaration issued by...

  • Cash stolen in Paceville shop hold-up

    Cash stolen in Paceville shop hold-up

    Updated 2.53pm  A hooded man made off with several hundred euros in cash when he held up a souvenir shop in Paceville early this afternoon. The incident happened in Paceville Avenue when the man produced a knife, threatened a 48-year-old female...

  • Car bombs have government concerned, says PM Muscat

    Car bombs have government concerned, says PM Muscat

    Updated 8.47pm - Added parliamentary statements Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela today expressed outrage following a car bomb at the heart of one of the most important traffic junctions. Speaking less than two hours after the bomb in Msida...

  • North Pole research vessel mission 'could improve climate forecasts'

    North Pole research vessel mission 'could improve climate forecasts'

    A daring attempt to send a research vessel completely trapped in ice across the North Pole could lead to more accurate weather and climate forecasts, say scientists. Stranded and unable to move, the RV Polarstern will be carried by slowly flowing...

  • Over 14,000 tonnes of wood dumped at landfills

    Over 14,000 tonnes of wood dumped at landfills

    The amount of wood being dumped in landfills has increased astronomically, official figures show. A breakdown of the municipal waste being dumped at landfills shows that while less than 50 tonnes of wood was dumped in 2014, the figure soared to...

  • Malta Eurovision: Full televoting results published

    Malta Eurovision: Full televoting results published

    PBS has issued the full list of the televoting results following last Saturday's Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was won by Claudia Faniello, whose song Breathlessly just beat off second placed Kewkba. Faniello will be representing...

  • Mark Gaffarena loses libel case against Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Mark Gaffarena loses libel case against Daphne Caruana Galizia

    A blog uploaded by Daphne Caruana Galizia was not defamatory in Mark Gaffarena's regard since it was based on facts that were "substantially correct," a court ruled this morning. Mr Gaffarena had instituted libel proceedings against the journalist...

  • Pence visits Brussels, seeking deeper ties with EU

    Pence visits Brussels, seeking deeper ties with EU

    US Vice President Mike Pence met senior European Union officials in Brussels today to deliver messages of support from Donald Trump and to reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union. US President...

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