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  • Leading academics threaten to boycott language council

    Leading academics threaten to boycott language council

    Leading academics will boycott the National Maltese Language Council if the government goes ahead with the proposed amendments to the Language Act. Six entities representing Maltese language academics yesterday reiterated their protest against the...

  • Community work scheme workers to eventually receive same pay as ordinary employees

    Community work scheme workers to eventually receive same pay as ordinary employees

    Updated 5.43pm - Added GWU statement Workers employed under the community work scheme would “eventually” be paid the same as ordinary workers, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said today. Speaking to the press after a news conference announcing...

  • Dutch parliament votes to ban burqas, niqabs in some public places

    Dutch parliament votes to ban burqas, niqabs in some public places

    The Dutch Parliament's lower house voted to ban the wearing of face-covering clothes - such as burqas and niqabs - in some public places, making the Netherlands the latest European country to restrict garments worn by some Muslim women. The...

  • Thief faces fresh charges

    Thief faces fresh charges

    A prison inmate from Uzbekistan, currently serving sentence at the Corradino Correctional Facility for a conviction related to thefts committed in Gozo, has today pleaded not guilty to another theft which occurred three years ago. Zaynitdin...

  • Drug addict not guilty of trafficking

    Drug addict not guilty of trafficking

    A 36-year-old man from Floriana was acquitted of drug trafficking today when a court decided that the prosecution had failed to prove he was responsible for manufacturing crack from cocaine, a process considered to be trafficking at law. Denis...

  • Man's efforts to mend his ways acknowledged by the courts

    Man's efforts to mend his ways acknowledged by the courts

    A man’s efforts to distance himself from his criminal past were acknowledged by a Court of Appeal today which converted his six-month prison sentence into a two-year probation. Ludwig Cassar had landed the conviction last year for an offence...

  • Muscat meets Merkel to discuss EU Council presidency

    Muscat meets Merkel to discuss EU Council presidency

    Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the Chancellery in Berlin this morning. Dr Muscat is on the second of a four-day tour of seven European capitals focused mainly on Malta's presidency of the EU Council. He...

  • Afghan refugee boy's wish fulfilled by Merkel

    Afghan refugee boy's wish fulfilled by Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel left the podium to greet an Afghan refugee boy during a Christian Democrats party conference yesterday, moments after one of her supporters told her to resign over her refugee policy. See video above.

  • GWU profiting from vulnerable people - PN

    GWU profiting from vulnerable people - PN

    Updated at 4.15pm with PL statement The GWU is "scandalously" profiting from vulnerable workers with the blessing of the Labour government, PN workers' rights spokesman Carm Mifsud Bonnici told a press conference today.While saying that there was...

  • Gozitan ordered to return restored Canada Dry delivery truck

    Gozitan ordered to return restored Canada Dry delivery truck

    A Gozitan man was ordered to return a Bedford Perkins truck to its lawful owner today after a concluded that he had acted in bad faith since he knew that the vehicle was still registered in the name of the former sole delivery man of Canada Dry...

  • Two badly scalded in abattoir accident

    Two badly scalded in abattoir accident

    Two workers were badly scalded in an incident at the abattoir early this afternoon. The police confirmed that the two - a 68-year-old man from Żurrieq and a 52-year-old Greek man who lives in Pieta - were injured by a sudden release of steam. Both...

  • Fined €3,000 each for racist Facebook posts

    Fined €3,000 each for racist Facebook posts

    Two men were fined €3,000 each today after admitting in court to having posted Facebook posts that amounted to racial hatred. The two men are believed to be the first people ever convicted for inciting racial hatred through posts on social...

  • Maltese pupils improve their maths and science competences, study shows

    Maltese pupils improve their maths and science competences, study shows

    Maltese 13-year-olds have improved their scores in an international study measuring mathematical and science competences of students from across 39 countries. The study, known as TIMSS, (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study),...

  • HSBC call centre celebrates 10 years in Malta

    HSBC call centre celebrates 10 years in Malta

    The HSBC UK Contact Centre in Malta is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, marking a storied decade of breaking new ground and career opportunities in Malta. The Contact Centre in Swatar was officially inaugurated on November 20, 2006 by the then...

  • Motorcyclists and wardens to meet as road tragedies rise

    Motorcyclists and wardens to meet as road tragedies rise

    The record number of road deaths this year has prompted an emergency meeting between motorcyclists and wardens. Ray Zammit who heads the government agency responsible for the warden service, told this newspaper that he would be meeting to discuss...

  • Seek out education that teaches 'real life' skills, Bartolo tells IT students

    Seek out education that teaches 'real life' skills, Bartolo tells IT students

     The best form of education is one that equips students with skills needed in “real life”, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo told a group of IT students this morning. The minister was addressing the group during the fourth edition of the...

  • Malta gets A+ from German ratings agency

    Malta gets A+ from German ratings agency

    Creditreform Rating Agency has given Malta an  A+ rating with a stable outlook in its first rating for the country, the government said.  It underlined the island's strong economic growth and its potential for further growth, the improved...

  • Watch: Plane crashes in Colombia with 81 on board, including Brazilian footballers

    Watch: Plane crashes in Colombia with 81 on board, including Brazilian footballers

    An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including a Brazilian football team, crashed in central Colombia, and rescuers are moving survivors from the site, the country's civil aviation association said. The Chapecoense football team was among the 72...

  • More than 800 Lufthansa flights grounded as pilots resume strike

    More than 800 Lufthansa flights grounded as pilots resume strike

    German airline Lufthansa cancelled hundreds of flights today (including this afternoon's Frankfurt-Malta flight according to the MIA website) as its pilots started two days of strikes amid a long-running pay dispute that has cost the German...

  • Raul Castro swears allegiance in front of Fidel Castro's urn

    Raul Castro swears allegiance in front of Fidel Castro's urn

    Cuban President Raul Castro signed a contract of allegiance to the country's revolution during a ceremony in Havana to pay his final respects to his brother and predecessor Fidel Castro, who ruled for half a century and resisted the United States...

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