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  • 650 Maltese in Poland for Youth Day events

    650 Maltese in Poland for Youth Day events

    Some 650 Maltese are in Poland for the Church's World Youth Day events which open tomorrow and end on Sunday with Mass by Pope Francis. The Maltese youths come from 23 religious organizations. They visit has been coordinated by the Catholic Action...

  • GO Foundation's members reject deal with government, ministry refuses to liquidate fund

    GO Foundation's members reject deal with government, ministry refuses to liquidate fund

    The government said today that it cannot uphold a call by members of the GO Employees Foundation to dissolve its pension fund and distribute the money among existing workers, because this would go against the purposes for which the fund was set...

  • Japanese company develops armpit fans to help keep cool in summer

    Japanese company develops armpit fans to help keep cool in summer

    A Japanese company has developed a solution to keep cool during summer heat: an armpit fan. The device is a miniature clip-on fan that can be clipped onto shirt sleeves. The fan, called Under the Armpit Cooling Device (Waki no Shita Kura in...

  • Melita announces internet packages with 50Mbps entry level

    Melita has announced new internet packages starting at a minimum entry level speed of 50Mbps. It said its packages are designed for different usage patterns within the household and cater for all types of users including the heavy streaming and...

  • Turkey in no position to become EU member any time soon: Juncker

    Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today. Turkish authorities...

  • Teen trespassers at disused hotel destroying furnishings

    Teen trespassers at disused hotel destroying furnishings

    The disused Holiday Inn Hotel in Sliema is again attracting teenage trespassers who have now resorted to throwing furniture and glass from the balconies to the alarm of neighbours. Readers flagged the trespassing when spotting a group of teenagers...

  • Hotel guests, bednights, show slight decline in May

    Total guests and nights spent in hotels during May declined by 0.5 and 0.1 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding month in 2015, the NSO said today. Total guests numbered 153,659, while total nights spent amounted to...

  • Maltese women ‘ruthlessly’ oppressed through history

    Maltese women ‘ruthlessly’ oppressed through history

    The oppression of women was rife in Malta’s past, according to a new book on the island’s history. “We have very little knowledge about women but what we do know is that they were ruthlessly oppressed here, much more than men,” says Mark...

  • Updated - Two dead, 17 injured in Florida shooting

    Updated - Two dead, 17 injured in Florida shooting

    At least two people were killed and more than a dozen others, many of them teenagers, were wounded in a shooting early today outside a Florida nightclub that was hosting a party for all age groups, authorities said. The shooting in Fort Myers took...

  • Domestic violence: Perpetrators could face immediate home eviction

    Domestic violence: Perpetrators could face immediate home eviction

    Victims of domestic violence could see the immediate eviction of perpetrators from the family home, according to changes to the law being considered by the government.  The change will give victims reprieve from the current situation, which often...

  • Warning for people allergic to mustard

    Pickled walnuts for cheese, pickled pears for cheese, and pickled figs for cheese, all produced in the UK by The Fine Cheese Co must not be consumed by persons allergic to mustard since they contain traces of mustard seeds, the Environmental...

  • Across Europe in 30 days

    Across Europe in 30 days

    A young Maltese adventurer will attempt to cycle across 10 European countries on his city bike in 30 days in aid of a school in Nepal that exchanges education for a few days of work. Ian Cremona will leave from Nantes in France next month and...

  • Bishops tell MPs: ‘oppose euthanasia’

    Bishops tell MPs: ‘oppose euthanasia’

    The bishops have called on MPs to safeguard the dignity of human life in a letter expressing concern over the debate on assisted suicide. Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Gozo Bishop Mario Grech told MPs in a letter, (see on pdf below), that any...

  • Turkey's rival parties rally in solidarity after failed coup

    Turkey's rival parties rally in solidarity after failed coup

    Tens of thousands of supporters from both Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties rallied together against the failed coup attempt in a rare show of solidarity.   They included normally bitter foes -- backers of President Tayyip Erdogan's...

  • Parker's licence suspended pending investigations into assault

    Parker's licence suspended pending investigations into assault

    Updated - A parker who allegedly assaulted a Briton who refused to pay a gratuity has had his licence indefinitely suspended by Transport Malta pending further investigations. The assault took place at a Qawra public car park on Saturday...

  • Afghan youth arrested over possible role in Munich shooting

    German police have arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities said. The youth was under investigation for possibly having failed to report the...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. Times of Malta reports that victims of domestic violence could see the immediate eviction of perpetrators from the family home according to law changes being considered by the...

  • Failure rate in vehicle roadside checks rises to 53 per cent

    Failure rate in vehicle roadside checks rises to 53 per cent

    Over half of the vehicles inspected during random road checks conducted by the transport regulator last year did not meet the minimum roadworthiness standards, according to Transport Malta’s annual report. In such cases, a restriction is imposed...

  • Ditch metal and plastic and turn to wood to save planet

    Ditch metal and plastic and turn to wood to save planet

    For design enthusiasts worried about forests being axed for furniture, this may come as a bit of a surprise: buying a table made of wood instead of metal or plastic could significantly help cut carbon emissions, according to a UN...

  • Announcements

    Mr EM. ANASTASI and Miss ANTOINETTE ANASTASI The marriage took place on July 25, 1954. Fr Edgar Vella celebrated the marriage ceremony at Stella Maris parish church, Sliema. Celebrating 62 happy years blessed with two children, five grandchildren...

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