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  • Foreign Minister holds talks in Jerusalem

    Foreign Minister holds talks in Jerusalem

    Foreign Minister George Vella has held talks in Jerusalem with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Libermann. The Foreign Ministry said they discussed the Middle East peace process as well as relations between the two countries. Mr Libermann welcomed...

  • Warning over brown beans

    Warning over brown beans

    Nigeria Taste brown beans packaged in bags of 1 kilo, 1.5 kilos and 4 kilos are not to be consumed due to risk of contamination from aluminium phosphide which can be can be highly toxic, the Environmental Health Directorate said.

  • Malta signs agreement on exchange of tax information

    Malta signs agreement on exchange of tax information

    Malta has joined 50 states and jurisdictions in signing the Multilateral Agreement on The Automatic Exchange of Tax Information in Berlin, under the aegis of the OECD. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said this was an important step in the fight...

  • Opposition to propose financial compensation to political parties for discrimination by the state

    Opposition to propose financial compensation to political parties for discrimination by the state

    The Opposition is to move an amendment to the Party Funding Bill for financial compensation by the state to those political parties which benefit less from the state than others. PN General Secretary Chris Said explained when speaking in...

  • Changes to gender identity will be made by notarial deed under new proposal

    Changes to gender identity will be made by notarial deed under new proposal

    A public consultation on a new Gender Identity Bill was issued by the government this evening as the Bill was given a first reading in Parliament. Public Dialogue Minister Helena Dalli explained that the government was proposing to regulate the...

  • Libyan PM says ready for talks with parallel government rivals

    Libya's internationally-recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said today he was ready for peace talks with rivals controlling the capital Tripoli. The North African country has had two governments and parliaments since a militia group from...

  • Maltese-flagged ship leaking oil after grounding off Stockholm

    Maltese-flagged ship leaking oil after grounding off Stockholm

    A small Maltese-registered container ship is in danger of sinking after running aground off Stockholm. The Finnish press is reporting that the 90-metre Kertu ran aground in a storm early this morning and has since been leaking oil, raising fears...

  • Sick tortoise ate turtle pendant

    The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida vet took an X-ray - it had swallowed a turtle pendant. Dr Don Harris said the 15lb male African spurred tortoise named Lola had begun acting sick over the...

  • V-18 launches Valletta video feature

    Valletta is My Orchestra: Ian the Musician The Valletta 2018 Foundation has issued the official video related to its new corporate identity. The video features the experience of a boy named Ian during a visit to Valletta with his grandfather. The...

  • Government confirms Nov 17 Budget Day

    Government confirms Nov 17 Budget Day

    Government spokesman Carmelo Abela this afternoon confirmed that the Budget 2015 will be presented on November 17, as revealed by Times of Malta last week. He said the Opposition reply will be on November 24 with the prime minister reacting on the...

  • Director of Chinese factory held in exploitation, human trafficking probe

    Director of Chinese factory held in exploitation, human trafficking probe

    The police have arrested the director of a Chinese-owned clothing firm as part of an investigating into exploitation of workers and human trafficking. The man, who is Chinese, was arrested yesterday and it is understood that the police raided...

  • Woolly mammoth goes on display

    Woolly mammoth goes on display

    Nearly 40,000 years old and in surprisingly good shape, the carcass of a woolly mammoth has gone on display in Moscow. Scientists, who found the teenage mammoth in 2010 in Russia's far north region of Yakutia, named it Yuka. Yuka had been on...

  • Church investigating sex abuse claims against priest

    Church investigating sex abuse claims against priest

    The church is investigating sexual abuse claims made by a woman against a priest who is due to appear in court to face criminal proceedings over the allegations. A spokesman for the church said the matter was being investigated by the Church's...

  • EU adopts partnership agreement with Malta on use of funds for growth and jobs

    EU adopts partnership agreement with Malta on use of funds for growth and jobs

    The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Malta setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds by the country. The agreement paves the way for investment of €729 million in...

  • Ten people killed in fresh fighting in Libya's Benghazi

    At least 10 people were killed today when rockets struck several residential districts of Libya's Benghazi city as the army fought with Islamist militias, medics said. At least 180 people have been killed since pro-government forces launched an...

  • Power lifting champion accuses police chief of sitting on report

    Power lifting champion accuses police chief of sitting on report

    A power lifting champion has accused the acting Police Commissioner of failing to investigate a report he filed five months ago involving threats by a member of the police force. Francis Spiteri, 65, who is a World and European Power Lifting...

  • Polish girl, 18, died from untreated bowel infection

    Polish girl, 18, died from untreated bowel infection

    A polish language student who was found dead in a hotel room yesterday had suffered Septicemia following an untreated bowel infection, an autopsy established today. The girl, 18, had been complaining of bowel problems for a number of days. She was...

  • Spaniard smashes skylight in apartment block

    Spaniard smashes skylight in apartment block

    A Spanish student was conditionally discharged by a court this afternoon after he pleaded guilty to smashing a skylight in a block of apartments in St Julians while he was in a drunken state. Jose Garcia Sorano, 22, entered a block of apartments...

  • Couple admits series of thefts of donation boxes

    A couple appeared in court today charged with the theft of several donation boxes as well as a string of other thefts. Sandra Grixti, 26, from Zurrieq and Christian Said, 31, from Fgura, both unemployed, admitted to stealing the donation boxes and...

  • New judge calls for uniformity in decisions, including ban on names

    New judge calls for uniformity in decisions, including ban on names

    In his first sitting as a judge, Mr Justice Wenzu Mintoff called for uniformity in sentencing and made a case for people to be told in layman's terms what was going on. He said the language used in court was difficult for people to understand and...