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  • Sliema police search on rooftops proves fruitless

    Sliema police search on rooftops proves fruitless

    Policemen searched rooftops in Dingli Street, Sliema, yesterday evening following reports that unknown people were trying to force an entry. However no one was found, a police spokesman said. Neighbours reported they had seen two young men acting...

  • Foreigner investigated for cannabis

    A foreigner, 29, is being investigated after he was found in possession of cannabis in Marsalforn. The police said the amount of cannabis found indicated  that it was not for his personal use. The man was arrested at 3.30am

  • Controversial legal notice to be replaced - PN says it has been proved right

    Controversial legal notice to be replaced - PN says it has been proved right

    Updated - - The government is set to publish a new legal notice superseding the one issued last March which would have enabled the minister to request students personal data 'for research purposes'. Education Minister Evarist Bartolo made this...

  • Annual inflation down

    The annual rate of inflation dropped in July compared to the same month last year, the NSO said today. The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) stood at 0.6 per cent, from 0.9 per cent in July last year. The largest upward impacts on annual...

  • Another police inspector, sergeant, injured

    Another police inspector, sergeant, injured

    A police inspector and a sergeant were slightly injured while arresting a man yesterday at about 9.30 p.m., in Triq il-Korp tal-Pijunieri, St Paul’s Bay. The police said that the man, 33, who lives in St Paul’s Bay, first insulted the inspector,...

  • WikiLeaks founder Assange to walk out of embassy after two-year refuge

    WikiLeaks founder Assange to walk out of embassy after two-year refuge

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said today he planned to leave the building "soon", but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let...

  • Updated - Businesses 'deserve priority' over homes in blackout compensation

    Updated - Businesses 'deserve priority' over homes in blackout compensation

    The Malta Employers' Association and the Chamber of Commerce said today that businesses should have priority over households in compensation given for last week's long power cut. The Malta Employers' Association said that since businesses in Malta...

  • Drastic drop in action taken over land abuse

    Drastic drop in action taken over land abuse

    There has been a drastic drop in direct enforcement action by the Land Department since the Labour Party was returned to government, recent statistics show. More enforcement action used to be carried out in a month by the department than it is now...

  • Poll shows Scottish independence support up

    Poll shows Scottish independence support up

    A new poll has added to evidence that support for Scottish independence has risen with one month to go to the crucial referendum vote. The YouGov poll for The Times recorded the highest level of backing for a Yes vote in its polling on the...

  • Archbishop says he is committed to serve the Church

    Archbishop says he is committed to serve the Church

    Archbishop Paul Cremona has said he remains committed to serve the Church after questions were raised about his leadership. In a reply to Times of Malta after criticism from columnist Fr Joe Borg, a spokesman for the Archbishop said: “His Grace...

  • Call for police insurance

    Call for police insurance

    The Malta Police Association has reiterated its call for policemen to be covered by insurance. In a statement the association deplored incidents over the weekend in which policemen were injured. It welcomed the fact that penalties against those...

  • The Philippines apologises after evacuated worker disappears in Malta

    The Philippines apologises after evacuated worker disappears in Malta

    The Philippines Foreign Ministry has apologised to Malta after a Filipino worker who was evacuated from Libya disappeared after checking in his luggage at Malta airport. Just under 800 Filipino workers arrived in Malta on Friday on a ship...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says there has been a drastic drop in enforcement action by the Lands Department over abuse. The Malta Independent says parents should teach their children about...

  • Libyan government does not known who carried out Tripoli airstrikes

    The Libyan government said this afternoon it does not yet know which group carried out the aerial bombing of militia positions in Tripoli last night. "The government does currently not have any convincing indications to establish which side was...

  • Archbishop is coy over questions on his ability to lead

    Archbishop is coy over questions on his ability to lead

    With his leadership openly questioned, Archbishop Paul Cremona yesterday chose to refrain from addressing his critics’ concerns. In a one-line reply to this newspaper, a spokesman for the Archbishop said: “His Grace remains committed to serve the...

  • Clashes in ­Missouri despite night curfew

    Clashes in ­Missouri despite night curfew

    Protesters and police clashed early yesterday despite a night curfew imposed on Ferguson, Missouri, to try to quell days of violence that erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer a week ago. Civil rights...

  • Drastic drop in action taken over land abuse

    There has been a drastic drop in direct enforcement action by the Land Department since the Labour Party was returned to government, recent statistics show. More enforcement action used to be carried out in a month by the department than it is now...

  • UK must use ‘military prowess’ to help stop Islamic State – Cameron

    UK must use ‘military prowess’ to help stop Islamic State – Cameron

    The advance of Islamic State extremists poses a “clear danger” to the future safety of Britain’s streets, David Cameron said as he explained his decision to arm Kurdish fighters. Body armour and counter-explosive equipment are among high-tech...

  • Parents complain over student data

    Parents complain over student data

    The Association of Parents of Children in Church Schools has presented the Data Protection Commissioner with a letter of complaint signed by over 2,000 parents against the controversial legal notice authorising the Education Minister to request...

  • Islamic State executed 700 people from Syrian tribe – monitoring group

    Islamic State executed 700 people from Syrian tribe – monitoring group

    The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for...