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    CALLEJA. On January 13, SOPHIE, née Camilleri, of Victoria, Gozo, widow of Joseph, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sisters Filomena and Maria, her brother Charles and his wife Louise,...

  • Art Nouveau lecture

    Art Nouveau lecture

    An international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, Art Nouveau will be the subject of a lecture being held this evening by DFAS in Malta. Most popular between 1890 and 1910, as a reaction to the academic...

  • Pulling the strings

    Pulling the strings

    Tonight, as part of the Valletta Inter-national Baroque Festival, violinist Nicolas Dautricourt will be performing at St Nicholas (All Souls) Church in Valletta at 7.30pm. Voted ‘ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year’ at the Midem in Cannes,...

  • British theatre legends in live performance

    British theatre legends in live performance

    Beloved actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart star in the National Theatre’s production of No Man’s Land, screening tonight in Valletta. Harold Pinter’s play sees two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meeting in a Hampstead pub one...

  • Imam: Islam is opposed to euthanasia and suicide

    Islam is opposed to euthanasia and suicide, considering them to be mortal sins that should be punishable by law, and that will be punished by Allah in the afterlife, Imam Mohamed El Sadi told a joint meeting of the Social Affairs, Health, and...

  • Manchester United appoint counter-terrorism manager

    Manchester United appoint counter-terrorism manager

    Manchester United have appointed a full-time counter-terrorism manager in what they believe to be a first in English club soccer. British media reported that the Premier League club had hired a former inspector from Greater Manchester Police's...

  • Manning served tough prison term, commutation would not send wrong signal -Obama

    Manning served tough prison term, commutation would not send wrong signal -Obama

    President Barack Obama said this evening that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers...

  • Trump's hair a challenge for Madame Tussauds sculptors

    Trump's hair a challenge for Madame Tussauds sculptors

    US President-elect Donald Trump was unveiled in London today in waxwork form. Wax museum Madame Tussauds revealed their new figure of America's president-elect, who will be inaugurated on Friday. "Donald Trump is going to go down in history as one...

  • Imperial Hotel conversion to elderly home going before PA

    Imperial Hotel conversion to elderly home going before PA

    Plans to convert the old Imperial Hotel in Sliema into a residence for the elderly, adding two extra storeys and demolishing part of the historic building, are set to be approved by the Planning Authority tomorrow. The expected approval will...

  • Schools receive more than 60 threats every year

    Schools receive more than 60 threats every year

    There are more than 60 security and safety threats at schools every year, the Teachers’ Union estimates. MUT president Kevin Bonello told the Times of Malta that the union received two to three security complaints from its members every...

  • Thief walks away with €15m in Cannes jewellery heist

    A robber brandishing a pistol and a grenade stole diamonds worth 15 million euros in the French Riviera town of Cannes and calmly escaped on foot, a regional prosecutor said. The man in his 30s, his face uncovered except for a pair of sunglasses,...

  • Tenants of social housing to receive refund

    Tenants of social housing to receive refund

    Tenants of government social housing will be refunded, in one go, all the rental increases made in virtue of a 2010 law, Social Policy Minister Michael Farrugia said in parliament this evening. He was replying to questions by Nationalist MP Paula...

  • Theresa May expected for Malta EU summit

    Theresa May expected for Malta EU summit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to attend the first half of the EU leaders’ summit in Malta early next month, Sky News political correspondent Faisal Islam reported this afternoon. The summit had originally been earmarked as a...

  • PN says it is united, as Labour sees Busuttil dumping de Marco while defending Salvu Mallia

    PN says it is united, as Labour sees Busuttil dumping de Marco while defending Salvu Mallia

    The Nationalist Party said this evening that its leader Simon Busuttil was proud to be leading a united team, fighting Malta's 'most corrupt government ever'. The party was reacting after Labour said Dr Busuttil was defending Salvu Mallia's...

  • Europe’s Forrest Gump makes his way to Malta

    Europe’s Forrest Gump makes his way to Malta

    Frustrated with the mundane, sedentary life he was leading, self-proclaimed nomad Olivier Pieczonka started hiking seven years ago, visiting 26 European countries and over 6,000 towns and cities, and has no plans to stop. Dubbed ‘Europe’s own...

  • World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

    World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

    World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said. The data,...

  • Watch: 'Grave digger' driver hurt in monster truck rally

    Watch: 'Grave digger' driver hurt in monster truck rally

    The driver of famous monster truck Grave Digger is recovering following a crash at a Florida rally over the weekend. A fan's video showed the truck landing upside down while attempting to do a flip at the Monster Jam event at Raymond James Stadium...

  • Adoptions from overseas at lowest level in 11 years

    Adoptions from overseas at lowest level in 11 years

    Child adoptions from overseas dropped to just six last year, the fewest in 11 years, the latest figures show. According to Family Minister Michael Farrugia, from January to December last year, three children were adopted from Slovakia and one each...

  • Grants for purchase of environment-friendly vehicles, de-registration of old cars

    Grants for purchase of environment-friendly vehicles, de-registration of old cars

    Transport Malta has announced the details of grant schemes for the purchase of environment-friendly vehicles. Plans for the schemes were originally announced in the Budget.  The schemes offer grants when purchasing a new environment-friendly...

  • Woman hit by car on site of new year's day tragedy

    Woman hit by car on site of new year's day tragedy

    A 67-year-old woman from Mosta was hospitalised this afternoon after being hit by a car while crossing Independence Avenue in Mosta at 2.20pm. She was hit by a Renault Megane driven by a woman from Balzan.  The incident happened alongside...

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