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  • Fuel markets in Malta liberalised

    Fuel markets in Malta liberalised

      The Energy Ministry said this evening that the fuels market in Malta was liberalised and all those in the market were free to compete on prices. The ministry was referring to claims by a Rabat station owner that he had to scrap plans to cut the...

  • In somber vigil, Japanese call for release of IS hostage Kenji Goto

    In somber vigil, Japanese call for release of IS hostage Kenji Goto

    Holding candles and posters, a crowd of about 150 people gathered in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo today to attend a vigil calling for the release of Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto. Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure...

  • Governance board asks Lija council to terminate services of consultant, private contractor

    The Local Governance Board has adopted the recommendations of the Local Government Monitoring Unit that Lija council immediately terminate the services of a consultant and private contractor it had been using for the past two years in breach of...

  • Man accused of murder says money was a gift

    Man accused of murder says money was a gift

    A man accused of murdering his former girlfriend insisted in court today that the money given to him by her father was a gift because he was the only one who cared for him before he died. Kenneth Gafa, 42, from Marsa, is awaiting a trial by jury...

  • President praises Methode's contributions to society

    President praises Methode's contributions to society

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca hailed Methode Electronics as a star company during a visit to the company’s premises in Mrieħel this afternoon The President praised Methode’s contributions to Maltese society, its role in the country’s...

  • Ukrainian soldiers killed in east

    Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine, officials say. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the situation remains tense and pro-Russian rebels are attacking the army on all fronts. The...

  • Former football coach charged with theft

    Former football coach charged with theft

    A Serb was this afternoon remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to breaking into a Qawra kiosk and stealing more than €1,200 worth of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of alcohol. Dejan Patkovic, 33, was arrested during a roadblock in...

  • Three Enemalta employees charged for allegedly tampering with electricity meters

    Three Enemalta employees charged for allegedly tampering with electricity meters

    Three Enemalta employees were this afternoon charged with tampering with electricity meters. The men are Marvin Cucciardi, 37, from Zurrieq, Abraham Muscat, 54, from Zabbar and Lewis Sant, 54, from Dingli. They were charged with damaging...

  • Crackdown on Italy crime syndicate

    Italian authorities have carried out about 170 arrest warrants in a major crackdown on the 'ndrangheta, an organised crime syndicate in southern Italy which officials say has become deeply rooted in the business world in the north. Italy's chief...

  • Government should continue to defend gaming sector - Opposition leader

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning visited Maltco Lotteries in Iklin. He said that while betting could have negative connotations for some, the regulations drawn up and legal structure built transformed the sector into a strong economic...

  • Hotel still awaiting payment for 2010 Rod Stewart concert services

    Hotel still awaiting payment for 2010 Rod Stewart concert services

    The Court of Appeal today ordered the continuation of a case instituted by the Grand Hotel Excelsior against Rod Stewart concert promoters after overturning a lower court decision that the case was time barred. The case had been filed by the hotel...

  • Melita launches App for smartphones

    Melita’s in-house technology team has developed a smartphone app for Android and iOS users with the aim of making life easier for customers seeking information about their Melita accounts. The MyMelita app provides easy-to-use features for...

  • Palestinians attack UN Gaza site

    Palestinians attack UN Gaza site

    Dozens of Palestinians have attacked a United Nations compound in Gaza City after the suspension of an aid programme for victims of last year's war. The Palestinians were protesting against the UN's decision to halt aid because of a shortfall of...

  • Waters running dry at Rio 2016 rowing and canoe site

    Waters running dry at Rio 2016 rowing and canoe site

    Water levels at the lagoon which will host rowing and canoeing competitions in the 2016 Olympics drop as Brazil grapples with its worst drought in 80 years. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • Government spending up 'marginally'

    Social protection accounted for a third of total government expenditure last year, followed by expenditure on public services, education and health.Total government expenditure for 2013 was €3,196.3 million, an increase of €133.8 million compared...

  • Updated: Three dead in Lebanon border clash

    Updated: Three dead in Lebanon border clash

    Two Israeli soldiers have been killed in a Hezbollah strike on an army convoy near the Lebanese border, the military said. Another seven soldiers were wounded in the attack, officials said, and Israel's military responded to the anti-tank missile...

  • Man accused of defiling girl, 13

    A 56-year-old man was this afternoon charged with performing sexual acts with a 13-year-old girl between 2008 and 2013. The man, from Cospicua, denied defiling the girl throughout 2013 and the preceding five years. Defence lawyers Paul and...

  • UHM concern about lack of proper fuel market liberalisation

    The UHM expressed concern today about whether the fuel market was truly liberalised after reports that a Rabat petrol station that intended to reduce prices was pressured not to do so. It said in a statement that if the market was being dominated,...

  • Lawyers insist spring hunting referendum has no impact on other hobbies

    Lawyers insist spring hunting referendum has no impact on other hobbies

    A group of lawyers and Judge Giovanni Bonello insisted today that the Spring Hunting referendum would have no bearing on other hobbies. Speaking at a press conference, Dr Mark Bencini referred to claims by the FKNK that the referendum would open...

  • Language schools attracting more students in winter, spring

    Language schools attracting more students in winter, spring

    The English language teaching sector attracts some 80,000 visitors to Malta every year, amounting to nearly five per cent of total tourist arrival, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said. He was speaking this morning at the annual general...