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  • ‘Halt development near Ta’ Ħaġrat’

    Environment groups Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar and Ramblers have called on the authorities to halt the development of a villa close to the Unesco-protected Ta’ Ħaġrat temples in Mġarr. The organisations said Malta’s rich built heritage was under...

  • Agreement to discuss issues reached between MUMN, health authorities

    Agreement has been reached between the Health Division and the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses that long standing disputes at Gozo General, Mater Dei and Boffa hospitals should be discussed. The union said that, as a result, it was calling off...

  • Deposits with resident monetary financial institutions

    Deposits belonging to residents of Malta and held with resident monetary financial institutions (MFI) expanded by €220.6 million, or 2.3 per cent, the Central Bank said. Consequently, the annual growth rate rose to 10.1 per cent, from 8.8 per cent...

  • Libyan students protest outside Ta' Giorni Institute

    Some 30 students of the Libyan Institute at Ta’ Giorni are holding a peaceful protest outside the institute this morning because they were not granted an extension to continue their studies. The students said they took a six-month study course at...

  • Parishioners ignore Curia on procession

    Mġarr parishioners yesterday defied the orders of the Curia and their new parish priest to go ahead with a procession that included five statues and countless actors. According to a ruling handed down by the Curia on March 28, the procession could...

  • Soprano sings for breast cancer aid

    Breast cancer kills and only research can prevent it. With this in mind, two organisations working to beat breast cancer have joined forces to organise a concert to bring in funds to help raise more awareness and conduct research on the...

  • Update 2: South Korea ferry death toll rises

    A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students, has sunk off South Korea, leaving at least four people dead and nearly 300 missing. The high number of people unaccounted for - likely to be trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean -...

  • Unemployed running after ‘phantom jobs’

    Almost half of those on the unemployment register are seeking jobs that do not exist, according to the head of the government’s employment agency. As a result, hundreds are “stuck” on the unemployment register. Employment and Training Corporation...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta quotes Prime Minister Joseph Muscat saying that the decriminalisation of minor drug-related offences is next on the list following the introduction of...

  • "Boston Strong" but painful memories remain

    Boston shows resilience as they pay tribute to the three lives lost, and 264 people injured in the marathon bombings one year ago. Jillian Kitchener reports.

  • Ukraine begins ‘anti-terrorist’ operation against separatists

    Ukrainian armed forces yesterday launched a ‘special operation’ against militiamen in the country’s Russian-speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists. Gunfire could be heard from the airfield at...

  • Jordan’s Ambassador kidnapped in Libya

    Jordan’s Ambassador to Libya was kidnapped yesterday by gunmen who demanded an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat’s freedom. The masked gunmen shot and wounded the driver of Ambassador Fawaz al-Itan’s...

  • Community service term for Berlusconi

    A court yesterday ordered former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not his political activity. The Milan court ruled Berlusconi,...

  • Rebel videos display first US-made rockets in Syria

    Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country’s civil war. They would signal a further internationalisation of the conflict, with...

  • Undersea hunt for Malaysian plane may take months

    A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600-square-kilometre area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said...

  • China set to pass new pollution law

    Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation...

  • France denies EU budget wavering

    French officials said yesterday they had never wavered on EU-imposed budget targets, rejecting media reports they had tried earlier this month to lay the ground for renegotiation but had been slapped down by Brussels. Conservative newspaper Le...

  • After 50-year wait, Sydney getting a second airport

    Australia has approved a $2.4 billion project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city’s air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal...

  • Announcements

    ATTARD. On April 12, at Gozo General Hospital, ĠUŻEPPI of Għajnsielem (ex-Secretary, St Joseph Band Club, Għajnsielem), aged 85, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his brothers and sisters,...

  • US spying stories win Pulitzer

    Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international...

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