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  • Striking French ferry employees block Eurotunnel

    Striking French ferry employees block Eurotunnel

    Striking ferry workers invaded the railroad tracks leading to the Eurotunnel linking France and England, and train service across the Channel was suspended until further notice yesterday. Torching tires and blocking traffic, the French workers...

  • Officers’ businesses ‘violate police duty’

    Officers’ businesses ‘violate police duty’

    Former inspector Daniel Zammit and his brother, police inspector Roderick Zammit, were in breach of the law regulating the police when they set up their own businesses, but the police remain silent on action to be taken. The law (subsidiary...

  • Illusion to ‘draw planets closer’

    Illusion to ‘draw planets closer’

    A spectacular double act starring Jupiter and Venus lit up the sky last night. The two brightest planets appeared to be unusually close together – roughly two thirds of a full moon’s width apart. They are not about to collide, it is only an...

  • ‘Early retirement was to avoid conflict of interest’

    ‘Early retirement was to avoid conflict of interest’

    The unique early retirement package that Bank of Valletta granted to Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon was “a hybrid solution to cater for the unique circumstances involved in the case”, the bank said yesterday. BOV said its main aim was to...

  • First Ebola death since Liberia was declared to be virus-free

    A Liberian teenager has died of Ebola, more than seven weeks after the West African country was declared free of the virus, a government minister said yesterday. The body of the 17-year-old tested positive for Ebola on Sunday and he was buried the...

  • BOV must explain deal with Falzon – PN

    BOV must explain deal with Falzon – PN

    The Nationalist Party yesterday called on Bank of Valletta’s board of directors to explain the “unique” and “special” conditions tied to the €260,000 early retirement payout granted to Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon. While recognising Dr...

  • IS beheads two female civilians, first in Syria

    IS beheads two female civilians, first in Syria

    The hard line Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said yesterday. The beheadings took place in the eastern Deir al-Zor province this...

  • When the double red flags appear, beware

    When the double red flags appear, beware

    An unresponsive body is seen bobbing in the waters of Golden Sands Bay. Without a moment’s delay, a Malta Red Cross lifeguard dives into the sea and reaches the seemingly unconscious person following several swift strokes. Meanwhile, back-up...

  • Fruit flies leading to genetic baby killer

    In a study led by the University of Malta, fruit flies and yeast have helped pin down the real culprit behind the most common genetic killer of children. The study by the university and the Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier has...

  • Weathering Wimbledon

    Weathering Wimbledon

    Spectators shielding themselves from the sun on Murray Mount yesterday during Day Two of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England. The temperature in London is expected to hit 34 degrees today.

  • Swimmer is critical

    A woman of 55 was in a critical condition yesterday afternoon after finding herself in difficulty while swimming at Vittoriosa. The woman, a resident of Cospicua, jumped into the water in the area known as tat-Toqba. The police said she was pulled...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A father’s rights campaigner has written a five-star TripAdvisor review of his accommodation after spending more than a week 180 feet up the Tyne Bridge. Simon Anderton, 56, scaled the Newcastle landmark on Father’s Day and plans to spend another...

  • Greece: ‘with solidarity comes responsibility’

    Greece: ‘with solidarity comes responsibility’

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told Parliament yesterday that Malta believed Greece should remain in the eurozone, but with solidarity came responsibility. In a statement to the House, Dr Muscat said the recent EU summit was obviously overshadowed...

  • Burden-sharing deal ‘is a breakthrough’

    In his statement, the Prime Minister said the EU agreement on burden sharing was a breakthrough as it was the first time that all member states would be participating on a non-voluntary basis. Answering questions from Dr Busuttil, Dr Muscat said...

  • House pays tribute to terrorism victims

    Parliament yesterday held a minute’s silence to pay tribute to the victims of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France as well as other attacks in Syria and Somalia, after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition Leader...

  • Teenage director resigns

    Economic Affairs Minister Chris Cardona officially informed Parliament yesterday that Karl Cutajar, the 18-year-old who was appointed director of government company Fort Security Services, had resigned. Replying to a parliamentary question by PN...

  • Tentacle difficulty

    Tentacle difficulty

    A swimmer in St Paul’s Bay got an unpleasant surprise when an octopus straddled her shoulder and refused to let go during a quick dip in the sea over the weekend.

  • Announcements

    VELLA. On June 28, at Casa Arkati, Mosta, PAUL, widower of Rose, née Inglott, passed away peacefully, aged 83. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Adrian and Sandra, Cecil and Deirdre, Simon and Rita, Patrick and Susanne, Marilyn and Vince...

  • A presidential surprise at cancer challenge

    A presidential surprise at cancer challenge

    While doing their last training session prior to a seven-day marathon across seven countries this month, 47 members of the Daikin Alive 2015 Cycling Challenge for Cancer team had a surprise visit by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Donations...

  • Greek bailout deal set to expire

    Greek bailout deal set to expire

    Greece has slipped deeper into its financial abyss, with the bailout programme it has relied on for five years set to expire and the country due to become the first developed nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). After...