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  • Man jailed for stabbing driver in road rage incident

    Man jailed for stabbing driver in road rage incident

    A man was today jailed for almost two-and-half years after he was found guilty of stabbing a driver in a road rage incident in Zebbug three years ago.  Frankie Falzon, 36, from Zebbug, had originally been charged with attempting to murder fellow...

  • €12,099 spent on air tickets for Prime Minister's wife

    A total €12,099 were spent on six air tickets for the Prime Minister’s wife during this legislature, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today. He told Parliament in reply to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Marthese Portelli that Mrs...

  • Master tea-taster insured for £1m

    Master tea-taster insured for £1m

    A master blender is to have his taste buds insured by a leading tea company for £1 million. Sebastian Michaelis, one of a small group of tasters employed by Tetley, can grade a variety of tea in just 15 seconds. He spent nine years touring tea...

  • 40 people develop cancer due to obesity every year

    40 people develop cancer due to obesity every year

    Some 40 Maltese people develop cancer due to obesity every year, the second highest rate in Europe, according to a new international study published today. The report, drafted by acclaimed medical journal The Lancet, found that 4.4 per cent of the...

  • Updated: Home Affairs Minister's driver Paul Sheehan arrested, to be arraigned today

    Updated: Home Affairs Minister's driver Paul Sheehan arrested, to be arraigned today

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia's chauffeur Paul Sheehan is to be arraigned this afternoon after he was arrested earlier today in connection with last week’s shooting. Mr Sheehan, who chased and fired at a car which damaged the ministerial...

  • Four polio workers killed by gunman

    Four polio workers killed by gunman

    Four health workers were killed when gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team in Pakistan today. The attack on the health workers took place in the south-western city of Quetta, where the vaccination team of three women and three men was waiting...

  • Art from the head, not the heart

    Art from the head, not the heart

    It might be more suited to a fringe show but London's Saatchi Gallery is showcasing a new style of cutting-edge art - an installation made from human hair. United Nations: Man And Space appears to have more to do with a hairdresser's salon than an...

  • Out of court settlement for La Valette Property Fund investors

    Out of court settlement for La Valette Property Fund investors

    Out of court settlement has been reached for all La Valette Property Fund investors handled by Finco Treasury Management, who had not accepted the bank’s 75c per share conditional offer of May 2011. Finco said in a statement this morning that...

  • Update 2: Air Malta's current chairman three times as good as Peter Davies - minister

    Update 2: Air Malta's current chairman three times as good as Peter Davies - minister

    Air Malta chairman Maria Micallef was three times as good as former chairman Peter Davies, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said today. In a brief intervention on the airline during his speech on the Budget estimates for tourism morning, he...

  • 'Investment in Gozo better than a bridge'

    'Investment in Gozo better than a bridge'

    Gozitans have long clamoured for a permanent link to Malta but not everyone there agrees a bridge or tunnel will be of benefit. Veteran hotelier Victor Borg admits he is not too keen on either of the options that have caught popular imagination...

  • British man faces Brazil jail risk over World Cup ticket-scalping scheme

    A British executive charged over an alleged World Cup ticket-scalping scheme could be sent back to jail if he returns to Brazil. Ray Whelan, an executive of Match Services - the hospitality and ticketing partner of football's world governing body...

  • Shooting incident: Minister does not say if order for car to be placed on low loader was given by RIU

    Shooting incident: Minister does not say if order for car to be placed on low loader was given by RIU

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia this morning refused to reply to a question by the Opposition spokesman whether the Rapid Intervention Unit had ordered a car involved in a shooting incident last week to be placed on a low loader. The car,...

  • Environment Minister requests auditor to investigate ministry's travel operations

    Environment Minister requests auditor to investigate ministry's travel operations

    Environment Minister Leo Brincat this morning invited the auditor general to investigate his ministry's travel operations. His request came following a newspaper article alleging that €1 million were spent on travel by his ministry in a year-and-a...

  • Monroe outfit tipped to fetch £500k

    Monroe outfit tipped to fetch £500k

    A revealing costume worn by Marilyn Monroe for a 1950s photo shoot is expected to fetch around £500,000 when it goes under the hammer at auction next month. The outfit, a gold braid bustier and bikini bottoms complete with a headdress, chiffon...

  • AC/DC drummer clowns about at court

    AC/DC drummer clowns about at court

    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside. Rudd did not enter a plea during his brief appearance in Tauranga. The 60-year-old is...

  • New units planned for Danes' hideaway

    New units planned for Danes' hideaway

    The popular ‘Danish Village’ complex in Mellieħa plans to add 30 small holiday homes. A project description report submitted to the planning authority proposes 30 new bungalow units: 25 will be built along the northern edge of the resort and five...

  • HSBC to pay $12.5m over US charge

    HSBC will pay $12.5 million to settle regulators' charges that its private-banking business based in Switzerland violated US securities laws. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the private-banking unit failed to register with the SEC...

  • European warrant for attempted abduction

    European warrant for attempted abduction

    A German woman, suspected of trying to abduct her three-year-old son last week, will be subject to a European arrest warrant, Times of Malta has learnt. The woman had left Malta just hours after assaulting another woman with a taser gun during the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says that in a fleeing reference to the shooting incident involving a minister’s driver, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday insisted he would...

  • Updated: Police disperse Ferguson protesters

    Updated: Police disperse Ferguson protesters

    Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after a second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Last night was far calmer than the...