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  • President visiting Jordan

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is in Amman, Jordan, for the WIP Global Summit 2016 hosted by the Council of World Women Leaders. She will also have a meeting with King Abdullah. Dolores Cristina is Acting President.

  • Owen Bonnici still to decide on Labour deputy leader contest

    Owen Bonnici still to decide on Labour deputy leader contest

    Justice Minister Owen Bonnici has still not made up his mind over whether to contest the Labour Party election of deputy leader for party affairs. Nominations have to be made on Monday and Tuesday. "My first priority is to understand what is in...

  • At last, Polidano clearing illegal works

    At last, Polidano clearing illegal works

    Polidano Group said today it it well on the way to clearing the area next to the Poligas plant in Hal Farrug. The site was subject to a direct action by Mepa in 2013 when it was sealed off with concrete blocks. Tons of scrap material have been...

  • Florists want to restrict roadside sellers

    Florists want to restrict roadside sellers

    Flower businesses are insisting with the authorities to regulate street vendors before Mother’s Day as they expressed their frustration that the authorities were passive on this “unfair playing field”. Florists are concerned that they will face...

  • Fists fly in Turkey's parliament

    Fists fly in Turkey's parliament

    Scuffles broke out between lawmakers from Turkey's ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition party (HDP) during a constitutional commission meeting in parliament over lawmakers' immunity yesterday. The meeting, which had been postponed from...

  • Madonna leaves little to the imagination

    Madonna leaves little to the imagination

    Madonna left little to the imagination as she arrived at the Met Gala in a lacy black dress exposing her buttocks and barely covering her breasts. The Queen of Pop, 57, posed on the red carpet in the revealing outfit at one of fashion's biggest...

  • Extradition request recalls Chile's refusal to hand over naval officer in 1999

    Extradition request recalls Chile's refusal to hand over naval officer in 1999

    Chile is asking Malta to extradite investor Alberto Chang-Rajii to face trial for alleged fraud, money laundering and violations of General Banking Law. Malta has reportedly already revoked his residence permit. However this extradition request...

  • April was drier, warmer than usual, data confirms

    April was drier, warmer than usual, data confirms

    The weather over Malta was drier and warmer than usual last month, independent weather forecaster firstmalta.com reported today, coincidentally during the heaviest burst of rain in many weeks. Less than 4mm of rain fell in  over the Maltese...

  • Ban on gay men’s blood donation may be relaxed

    Ban on gay men’s blood donation may be relaxed

    09.02am UPDATED - Added video Gay men may soon be able to donate blood, as long as they have not been sexually active for one year, as the government considers relaxing the lifetime ban on blood donation. Health Minister Chris Fearne told the...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says critical departments at Mater Dei Hospital are lacking consultants. It also reports that a motion of no confidence in Konrad Mizzi will be debated in...

  • Newly discovered planets may boost search for life beyond Earth

    Newly discovered planets may boost search for life beyond Earth

    The discovery of three planets that circle a small, dim star could bolster the chances of finding life beyond Earth, astronomers say.  The Earth-sized planets are orbiting their parent star, located in the constellation Aquarius relatively close...

  • Announcements

    BUGEJA. On May 1, at Mater Dei Hospital, THERESA of Balzan, aged 77, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband France, her children Colin and Rosanne, her brothers and sisters and their...

  • You Are What You Eat

    You Are What You Eat

    You Are What You Eat is the first creative collaboration between Blitz and Aditus Foundation, an independent, voluntary human rights NGO. This initiative unearths the cultural roots of Maltese cuisine and its ingredients through an exchange of...

  • ForUMYS seminar

    Forum Unions Maltin Youth Section (ForUMYS) is holding a seminar for all youths and youth groups at the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) head office in Republic Street, Valletta, on Saturday at 9am. Entitled Youths in Relation to Trade Unions in...

  • Crossing borders

    Crossing borders

    Soprano Hannah Bonnici will be giving an interesting cross-cultural performance at a lunchtime concert being held at the Oratory of St Francis, Valletta, today at 12.30pm. The soprano will be accompanied on the piano by Irina...

  • Antoba releases new single

    Antoba releases new single

    Singer and musician Antoba, whose full name is Antonio Badagliacca, has released a new single, called Places. The song is more than a love song dedicated to his wife: the song wants to explore the soul of a man who is trying to discover...

  • Feast of the Holy Cross (Santu Kruċ)

    Feast of the Holy Cross (Santu Kruċ)

    The feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross (Santu Kruċ) is today being celebrated with solemnity by the collegiate basilica dedicated to St Helen in Birkirkara. Mass at Tal-Ħerba Sanctuary will be said as usual: 6am, 7am, 7.45am and at...

  • Czech parliament agrees to change country's name

    Czech parliament agrees to change country's name

    The Czech government has approved a plan to use Czechia as a one-word version of the country's name alongside the official Czech Republic.Unlike most European countries, the Czech Republic has lacked a one-word version of its name in foreign...

  • Judges need clarity on ECHR ruling: Manuel Mallia

    Judges need clarity on ECHR ruling: Manuel Mallia

    Judges and magistrates were being inconsistent in the way they treated statements obtained by police from people not offered legal assistance, Competitiveness Minister Manuel Mallia said today.  Speaking in parliament, Dr Mallia said that there...

  • Hawaiian church builds igloos for homeless

    Hawaiian church builds igloos for homeless

    A church in Hawaii believes it has found the solution for the state's ongoing homelessness crisis: fiberglass igloos. The igloos are the latest idea in the islands as they struggle to deal with the United States' highest per capita homelessness rate.

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