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  • Watch: When 'rubbish' driving standards mean just that

    Watch: When 'rubbish' driving standards mean just that

    The driver of the motorcycle (video above) being driven down Geronimo Abos Street, Iklin, might be forgiven for thinking that ‘taking out the rubbish’ has suddenly morphed into being taken out by the rubbish (truck). The incident, filmed on a...

  • Industrial action at law courts averted after newspaper report

    Industrial action at law courts averted after newspaper report

    Industrial action at the law courts was averted when the management submitted its counter proposals after the Times of Malta carried a report on the dispute. Talks between the two sides on a new agreement aimed at improving the working conditions...

  • PL reacts as PN seeks remedy for ‘politically-loaded’ government adverts

    PL reacts as PN seeks remedy for ‘politically-loaded’ government adverts

    The Nationalist Party is requesting the right to broadcast a number of political spots on TVM to make amends for what it is describing as the “politically-loaded” Gvern li jisma’public consultation meeting adverts. The request was made during a...

  • Australian police arrest man over attempted attack on police station

    Australian police arrest man over attempted attack on police station

    Australian police have arrested a man for an apparent attack on a Sydney police station, when he drove a car that local media said was loaded with gas canisters into its underground carpark. A staunch U.S. ally, Australia has been on heightened...

  • Cana insists morning-after pill which interrupts life must be banned

    The Cana Movement said today that use of the morning-after pill in circumstances where it interrupts life is abortive and should not be legalised. It said the current debate on the pill should be guided by scientific findings and full respect for...

  • Minister tours nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

    Minister tours nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

    Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela has toured the nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier Harry S Truman, accompanied by US Ambassador  G. Kathleen Hill. The visit was held recently off the coast of Crete, the ministry said.  It said Mr Abela and...

  • Court to rule if Silvio Zammit's rights to a fair trial were breached

    Court to rule if Silvio Zammit's rights to a fair trial were breached

    The Civil Court in its constitutional jurisdiction is to consider an application by former John Dalli canvasser Silvio Zammit claiming that his rights were breached in the compilation of evidence in a case where is is accused of requesting €60...

  • BA chairwoman’s Eurovision trip cost nearly €3,500

    BA chairwoman’s Eurovision trip cost nearly €3,500

    The Broadcasting Authority spent nearly €3,500 to send chairwoman Tanya Borg Cardona to Stockholm for the Eurovision Song Contest in May, the first time a chair of the authority has travelled to the contest. Ms Borg Cardona’s presence at this...

  • Poor writing skills leaving employers unable to hire

    Poor writing skills leaving employers unable to hire

    Poor writing skills are making it hard for employers to fill vacancies, a study by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education found. The national employee skills survey found that four out of 10 vacancies were reported to be hard to...

  • Turtle shell was originally developed for digging, not protection

    Turtle shell was originally developed for digging, not protection

    Turtle’s shell is an excellent protection from an enemy’s attacks but it wasn’t originally developed for that purpose, a new study suggests. The development of turtle’s shell originated from the need of digging, a group of palaeontologists has found.

  • Woman injured in Gharghur car crash

    A 25-year-old woman was injured this morning in a collision between two cars in Gharghur. The police said the crash, at 9am, involved a Toyota Vitz driven by the woman who resides in Naxxar and a Vauxhall Astra driven by a 29-year-old man from San...

  • Worker slightly injured as building collapses

    Worker slightly injured as building collapses

    A worker suffered a superficial injury this morning when a building collapsed in Birkirkara, close to the Yorkie garments shop. The man, who suffered a leg injury, was with several workers carrying out works on the old structure when it gave way...

  • Sale of Maltese passport to Vietnamese MP raises serious questions, PN says

    Sale of Maltese passport to Vietnamese MP raises serious questions, PN says

    The Nationalist Party has asked the government to explain how a Maltese passport was sold to a Vietnamese MP when she is a politically exposed person, and when holding a Maltese passport breaks that country's law. In a statement, the PN noted that...

  • Cash, phone, stolen on Ryanair aircraft

    Cash, phone, stolen on Ryanair aircraft

    A young man has been put on probation for 18 months after admitting to stealing cash and a mobile phone to the detriment of a number of passengers on a Ryanair aircraft. Shamison Stafrace admitted to having committed the theft on May 15. The value...

  • IHI bonds heavily oversubscribed

    €55 million 4% Secured Bonds issued by International Hotel Investment have been heavily oversubscribed with applications exceeding €148 million. The company said that the the public offer ,which opened yesterday, closed on the same day. IHI...

  • Maltese expert involved in massive new mathematical database

    Mathematicians from 12 countries – including one with Maltese heritage - have launched a massive database of mathematical objects including elliptic curves, and a special class of zeroes, that has already been deployed to protect bank accounts and...

  • Pilots' union says Air Malta has only offered redundancies

    Pilots' union says Air Malta has only offered redundancies

    Money is not the main concern for Air Malta pilots in collective agreement talks with the company, a lawyer representing the pilots’ union said today. Speaking at a press conference after presenting a reply to an Air Malta request in court for an...

  • Friends of the Earth proposes seven sites for protection

    Friends of the Earth proposes seven sites for protection

    Friends of the Earth Malta has filed applications requesting protection for seven sites in terms of the Public Domain Act. This law empowers citizens and NGOs to recommend land and property to be listed as ‘public domain’. Such land cannot be used...

  • Pokemon Go banned from Indonesian Presidential Palace

    Pokemon Go banned from Indonesian Presidential Palace

    Indonesian officials have banned the playing of Pokemon Go in the presidential palace. Hastily printed warnings that say "Playing or hunting Pokemon prohibited in the palace area" have been put up around the palace complex in Jakarta. "This is the...

  • RN nuclear-powered submarine collides with ship

    RN nuclear-powered submarine collides with ship

    A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine has been forced into port in Gibraltar after a collision with a merchant vessel. An immediate investigation has been launched after HMS Ambush was involved in the "glancing" collision while submerged off the...

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