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  • CCTV showed thief towing away construction equipment using his own vehicle, court told

    CCTV showed thief towing away construction equipment using his own vehicle, court told

    A contractor who was allegedly captured on camera in the act of towing a piece of machinery taken from a construction site in Mosta, was granted bail today after pleading not guilty to theft. Antoine Borg, 35, from Swieqi, was arraigned this...

  • Guilty of sexually assaulting woman while giving her a lift

    Guilty of sexually assaulting woman while giving her a lift

    A Gozitan man who sexually assaulted an English woman will spend time behind bars after a court of appeal overturned his earlier acquittal by a magistrate's court. Paschalino Cefai, had been acquitted on charges of having committed a violent...

  • Government confirms spring hunting season for quail

    Government confirms spring hunting season for quail

    Updated at 3.45pm with BirdLife statement The 2017 spring hunting season will be open for quail only, between Saturday March 25 and Friday April 14, both days inclusive, the government announced today following advice by the Ornis...

  • 74 dead migrants washed ashore in Libya

    74 dead migrants washed ashore in Libya

    Dozens of bodies presumed to be African migrants have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said. At least 74 bodies were found on the beach in Zawiya but the circumstances of their drowning remain a mystery,...

  • de Valette’s dagger to return to Malta for the first time since 1798...on loan

    de Valette’s dagger to return to Malta for the first time since 1798...on loan

    The dagger that belonged to Grand Master de la Valette is to be brought to Malta on loan from the Louvre for a Heritage Malta exhibition coinciding with Malta's EU Presidency. The dagger, together with a sword, had been presented to the grand...

  • Czech Republic fed up of being 'Europe's garbage can'

    Czech Republic fed up of being 'Europe's garbage can'

    The Czech Republic will push for the European Union to ban the sale of inferior food in eastern European under the same brand name as better food sold in the west, the country's agriculture minister said. The Czechs are joining Slovakia and...

  • Street vendors 'making Malta a giant flea market'

    Street vendors 'making Malta a giant flea market'

    Street vendors are turning Malta's prime sites into flea markets, the GRTU and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association said in a joint statement yesterday. "We are concerned that anyone who wishes to start selling anything to just set up a...

  • Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC - UN

    Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC - UN

    The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations said. Since...

  • EU finance ministers agree to new anti-tax avoidance rules

    EU finance ministers agree to new anti-tax avoidance rules

    Updated 12.10pm European Union finance ministers moved closer to devising common rules to counter multinationals' tax avoidance and drawing up a common list of tax havens at a regular meeting in Brussels today. The agreement goes some way towards...

  • Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon's Grand Mufti

    Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon's Grand Mufti

    Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate for France's far-right National Front party, has cancelled a meetingwith Lebanon's Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf for the encounter. "You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but I will...

  • Record 821 knee replacement operations last year

    Record 821 knee replacement operations last year

    A record 821 knee replacement operations were performed last year, including operations performed in state hospitals and others paid for by the government and conducted in private hospitals. Health Minister Chris Fearne told Nationalist MP Chris...

  • Norway pledges $10m to counter Trump's cut in abortion funding

    Norway pledges $10m to counter Trump's cut in abortion funding

    Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by US President Donald Trump's ban on US-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. In January, the Netherlands started a global...

  • 150kg goalkeeper who ate a meat pie during match resigns

    150kg goalkeeper who ate a meat pie during match resigns

    Updated 5.45pm - Shaw steps down A 150kg reserve goalkeeper has resigned after television cameras caught him digging into a meat pie during an FA Cup fifth round match against Arsenal.  Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw, 45, ate the pie as his non-league...

  • From vodka to underwear - Customs announces sale

    From vodka to underwear - Customs announces sale

    The Customs Department has announced a sale of various seized items including a large quantity of ceramic tiles, 18,000 pairs of shoes and 48,000 items of underwear. Other items will include a  Volkswagen Bora car, a large dinghy, two aquariums,...

  • HSBC profits up by a third to €62.2m

    HSBC profits up by a third to €62.2m

    HSBC Malta said today it made a profit before tax of €62.2m for the year ended 31 December 2016, an increase of €15.4m, or 33%, compared with the previous year. Adjusted profit before tax, which excludes the effect of non-recurring items, was...

  • Man who took his own life had applied for assisted return, minister says

    Man who took his own life had applied for assisted return, minister says

    Updated 4.45pm with ministry reaction A migrant who took his life on Saturday night had applied for assisted return, the government said this afternoon, amid accusations that a new policy was driving hundreds of migrants to despair. Frederick...

  • Cracking Malta’s latest spate of car bombs

    Cracking Malta’s latest spate of car bombs

    None of the car-bomb explosions of recent years – including three in 2016 alone – has been solved, leaving many to wonder whether the police will ever get to the bottom of things. Investigators are likely to face another brick wall as they try to...

  • Trump set to dominate Carnival? The Wall goes up at Nadur

    Trump set to dominate Carnival? The Wall goes up at Nadur

    It looks like Donald Trump will dominate this year's Carnival. A group of performers got an early start at the Nadur Carnival opening events, as the videos above and below by Marlene Xuereb/Facebook show.

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers today. All the newspapers feature yesterday's car bomb on their front pages. In other stories, Times of Malta quotes the European Parliament's Pana Committee saying it found no conclusive...

  • Messages written in urine reveal secrets of Nazi concentration camp

    Messages written in urine reveal secrets of Nazi concentration camp

    Some 27 secret letters written in urine from the women's concentration camp in Ravensbruck have been presented to a museum in Poland. It is a fascinating story. See video above. 

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