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  • GWU will have new Number 1

    GWU will have new Number 1

    Josef Bugeja (right) has been appointed general secretary designate of the General Workers Union. Mr Bugeja was nominated by general secretary Tony Zarb and seconded by president Victor Carachi and all section secretaries. His was the only...

  • All-party talks on Libya conflict will start today

    All-party talks on Libya conflict will start today

    All parties to the Libyan conflict will meet today for talks supported by the United Nations in a town near Tripoli. Malta – one of the first to call for the UN’s intervention to bring stability in war-torn Libya – has welcomed the news and called...

  • Islamic State continues to besiege Syrian town

    Islamic State continues to besiege Syrian town

    US air strikes yesterday hit Islamic State targets around 140 km to the south of the Syrian town of Kobani in the militant group’s heartland of Raqqa, and on Saturday also hit sites to the east of the town. However, the heavily-armed Sunni...

  • ‘Patriot’ protest against integration

    ‘Patriot’ protest against integration

    Around 200 self-proclaimed ‘patriots’ yesterday protested against forced integration that they say was endangering the Maltese identity. With some waving Maltese flags and others holding up placards against ‘illegal’ immigration and...

  • ‘US intelligence underestimated militants’

    ‘US intelligence underestimated militants’

    US intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become “ground zero” for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast yesterday. Conversely, the US overestimated...

  • Pope: homes for elderly must not become prisons

    Pope: homes for elderly must not become prisons

    Elderly people, including former Pope Benedict, attended a gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican yesterday, where Pope Francis denounced the neglect and abandonment of the old as “hidden euthanasia”. During the festive event in St...

  • Bridge proposed to link Salina to Qawra

    Bridge proposed to link Salina to Qawra

    Hotelier and construction magnate Angelo Xuereb has proposed building a bridge between Salina and Qawra to ease traffic flows in the area of Kennedy Grove. With the upgrade of the Coast Road well under way, Mr Xuereb thinks the government is still...

  • Renzi attacks resistance

    Renzi attacks resistance

    Facing rumours that he could face pressure to quit, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hit back yesterday against criticism from business leaders and dared his opponents to challenge him in Parliament. “If they think they have the numbers and the...

  • Forum has Tube plans

    An underground public transport system along with road tax exemptions for motorbikes are just two of the proposals being put forward by the Forum Unions Maltin for next year’s budget. The umbrella organisation said that, rather than spend huge...

  • Leadership doubts overshadow UK Labour conference

    With his party ahead in opinion polls eight months before an election, opposition leader Ed Miliband could be Britain’s next prime minister. Yet his Labour party is in the odd position of trying to win power although, not thanks to him. An...

  • New help for parents

    The Foundation for Social Welfare Services will be holding information sessions in the coming weeks to help parents understand their children and build a healthy relationship with them. Called Modern Parenting, the sessions will discuss different...

  • Hong Kong police fire tear gas at democracy protesters

    Hong Kong police fire tear gas at democracy protesters

    Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests yesterday and baton-charged a crowd blocking a key road in the government district in defiance of official warnings against illegal demonstrations. Chaos had engulfed...

  • Gozo ferry laid on for city event

    There will be a special Gozo Channel trip to the Valletta Waterfront on October 4 to ferry people to the Notte Bianca activities. The ferry will leave Mġarr at 5.30pm and the Valletta Waterfront at 1am. Tickets can be bought on October 3 from the...

  • Juncker’s team faces make-or-break hearings

    Juncker’s team faces make-or-break hearings

    The next 10 days could make or break a plan to reshape the European Union under new management in an attempt to revive the economy and regain trust among its half-billion people. From today, members of a European Parliament elected on a wave of...

  • Ombudsman’s call over Pietà bus lane is rejected

    Ombudsman’s call over Pietà bus lane is rejected

    The Pietà bus lane project will go ahead as planned despite the Ombudsman’s recommendation to stop the works and change the design to one that better ensures residents’ wellbeing. “Transport Malta appreciates the opinion expressed in the Office of...

  • Lavrov speaks on ties with the US

    Moscow called yesterday for a new “reset 2.0” in relations with Washington, saying the situation in Ukraine that had led to Western sanctions against Russia was improving thanks to Kremlin peace initiatives. Washington and Brussels accuse Moscow...

  • Maltese researcher leads lung cancer study

    Maltese researcher leads lung cancer study

    A Maltese researcher is leading the world’s largest study into the early detection of lung cancer. Stuart Schembri, of the University of Dundee, is the co-chief investigator of the Early Lung Cancer Detection Study (ECLS), which is investigating...

  • Over 30 feared dead on Japan volcano

    Over 30 feared dead on Japan volcano

    Thirty-one people were presumed dead yesterday near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, catching hundreds of hikers unawares as it belched out clouds of rock and ash. The deaths on Mount Ontake, 200 km west of Tokyo, were...

  • Should Malta use phonics?

    English media have reported a rise in the number of young children passing literacy benchmarks, thanks to the recently introduced phonics method. With literacy levels worryingly low among Maltese students, Kim Dalli asks: would a phonics-only...

  • Egypt returns to Mubarak-era politics

    Egypt returns to Mubarak-era politics

    In a dusty courtyard in Egypt’s Nile Delta, men gather to ask for favours at the home of retired police general Sayyed Azb. Some are seeking jobs, others want certificates proving they are literate or help in securing building licences – a...