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  • Aleppo schoolchildren to Skype call MEPs tomorrow

    Aleppo schoolchildren to Skype call MEPs tomorrow

    Syrian schoolchildren will tomorrow – the feast day of St Nicholas – call on European politicians and appeal for peace. On that day, Aid to the Church in Need will organise a Skype conference call between politicians at the European Parliament and...

  • Grievously injured in garbage truck accident

    Grievously injured in garbage truck accident

    A man operating a garbage truck was grievously injured this afternoon in a workplace accident in Birkirkara, police said.  The 29-year-old Fgura man was operating a Dennis-branded truck at a factory on Notabile Road when the accident happened at...

  • Bogdanovich inquiry "a political fudge", says Partit Demokratiku

    Bogdanovich inquiry "a political fudge", says Partit Demokratiku

    An inquiry's conclusion that there was no political interference in a decision to release footballer Daniel Bogdanovich from police custody was belied by the facts, the Partit Demokratiku has charged.  Calling the conclusion "a contradiction in...

  • Malta Stock Exchange pens collective agreement with GWU

    The Malta Stock Exchange has signed a collective agreement with the General Workers' Union which will run until 2019, the union announced today.  The agreement was signed on behalf of the MSE by its chairman Joseph Portelli, CEO Simon Zammit,...

  • Caught with drugs hidden in a cigarette packet in Paceville

    Caught with drugs hidden in a cigarette packet in Paceville

    A plasterer caught with cannabis and cocaine stuffed inside an empty cigarette packet in the early hours of yesterday morning was remanded in custody today after pleading not guilty to the charges.  Emad Abdelhamid Younis, 25, was caught with the...

  • Special Olympics athletes design OPM's Christmas cards

    Special Olympics athletes design OPM's Christmas cards

    The prime minister and Mrs Michelle Muscat this morning greeted children from Malta's Special Olympics team after their artwork was selected for this year's Christmas cards by the Office of the Prime Minister. Six designs were selected from 22...

  • Reckless driver led police on early morning high-speed chase

    Reckless driver led police on early morning high-speed chase

    A man who led police on an hour-long car chase from Salina to Naxxar after being spotted using his mobile phone while driving was handed a suspended sentence today.  32-year-old Owen Cucciardi was driving his Mitsubishi Pajero in a dangerous and...

  • Man agrees to assist police investigators after conviction

    Man agrees to assist police investigators after conviction

    A young man who pleaded guilty to having been involved in an aggravated theft from a private residence, as well as with having voluntarily caused damage to third party property has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, suspended for three...

  • Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbour with Obama

    Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbour with Obama

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbour this month with US President Barack Obama "to console the souls" of victims of Japan's surprise attack on US forces there 75 years ago. Abe, who will be the first serving Japanese prime...

  • Fearne agrees to have hospitals contracts examined by Auditor General

    Fearne agrees to have hospitals contracts examined by Auditor General

    Updated 4.25pm - Added PL statement Health Minister Chris Fearne has asked the Public Accounts Committee to invite the Auditor General to scrutinise the 'full' public-private partnership contracts awarded for the running of the Gozo Hospital, St...

  • Trump nominates Ben Carson to head Housing Department

    Trump nominates Ben Carson to head Housing Department

    US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Dr Ben Carson to serve as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). "I am honoured to accept the opportunity to serve our country in the Trump administration," Carson said in...

  • US Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for native tribes

    US Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for native tribes

    The US Army Corps of Engineers has turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through NorthDakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for months. A celebration...

  • Meet Noel, a real life hero

    Meet Noel, a real life hero

    Noel Cacciattolo lost his leg some years ago and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Yet, in March he will attempt a half marathon in aid of Inspire. Last Saturday, Noel took part in the Happy Day walk in aid of Inspire. “Completing a...

  • Russian warplane crashes in Mediterranean, pilot safe

    Russian warplane crashes in Mediterranean, pilot safe

    A Russian Su-33 warplane crashed while landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean, Russian news agencies reported this morning citing a statement from the Russian defence ministry. The pilot ejected from the plane and...

  • Driver with licence suspended 46 times... arrested for speeding

    Driver with licence suspended 46 times... arrested for speeding

    A New York man whose driving licence has been suspended nearly four dozen times was arrested for speeding. Darwin Barnes was pulled over by New York State Police on Interstate 81 south of Syracuse after officers say he was seen doing 95mph in a...

  • Boy, 7, seriously injured in car crash

    Boy, 7, seriously injured in car crash

    A seven-year-old boy was seriously injured this morning when the car he was travelling in crashed into a parked vehicle in Pembroke. The police said the accident happened shortly before 8am in Anzac Road, Pembroke when a Mazda Demio being driven...

  • Watch: PN says minister was 'caught in a lie' after he admits he was informed of Philip Rizzo's corruption claims in April

    Watch: PN says minister was 'caught in a lie' after he admits he was informed of Philip Rizzo's corruption claims in April

    Updated 3.58pm Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said today he has not offered to resign because he does not feel he has done anything wrong in the way he handled corruption claims by the former chief executive of the Foundation for Tomorrow's...

  • French PM to announce bid for presidential election

    French PM to announce bid for presidential election

    Socialist French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is to announce later today that he will run for president in next year's election, Agence France-Presse and French television reported. Valls' office issued a statement that he would make a declaration...

  • Busuttil lays flowers on Raymond Caruana grave, stresses need to safeguard freedom

    Busuttil lays flowers on Raymond Caruana grave, stresses need to safeguard freedom

    Nationalist leader Simon Busuttil laid a wreath on the grave of Raymond Caruana at Gudja cemetery yesterday, saying the PN would always defend freedom of expression and association. Dr Busuttil led a group of PN officials and supporters in a short...

  • Man struck with glass during argument

    Man struck with glass during argument

    A Somali man is being treated in hospital for injuries suffered in a brawl late yesterday. The police said the incident developed during an argument in Żebbuġ, Gozo, at about 10.15pm. It involved the Somali man, aged 30 and a Turkish man, aged 35,...

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