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  • Deficit dips to €85m in first three months

    Public finances registered a significant drop in the deficit in the first three months despite the taxman collecting €12.4 million less in income tax. Figures out yesterday showed that the deficit in March stood at €85 million, a 62 per cent drop...

  • Chicken pox family barred from flight despite ‘fit’ note

    Chicken pox family barred from flight despite ‘fit’ note

    A family with children who had contracted chicken pox was refused a return flight to the UK on board Air Malta even though the children were declared medically fit to travel. Mark and Elizabeth Bartolo travelled to Malta from the UK together with...

  • Announcements

    ATTARD. On April 23, at St Vincent de Paul Residence, ANGELA, of Santa Luċija, aged 92, passed away peacefully comforted by rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Donald and his wife Grace of Canada, Patrick and his wife...

  • Hubble telescope still goingstrong 25 years after launch

    Nasa has marked the silver anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with fireworks of a celestial kind, conveyed by the orbiting observatory itself. To commemorate Hubble’s launch on April 24, 1990, Nasa selected a picture of a stellar nursery...

  • Dutch boy hit by lead pellets from hunter’s gun

    A 16-year-old Dutch boy was slightly injured in the leg yesterday after being hit by lead pellets while birdwatching in Pembroke. The incident happened at 7am and the pellets came from the shotgun of a hunter. Police confirmed the boy was taken to...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Chemimart City Gate Pharmacy, City Gate, Valletta; Cosmed Pharmacy, Soccors, Villambrosa Street, Ħamrun; Pinto Pharmacy, 43, St Sebastian Street, Qormi; St Jude Pharmacy, 213, Valley Road, Birkirkara; Tony’s Pharmacy, 100, Sir Patrick Stuart...

  • Hopes of finding life on planet ‘premature’

    Hopes of finding life on planet ‘premature’

    Hopes of finding a life-sustaining planet in a star system beloved by sci-fi buffs may be premature, experts believe. The Tau Ceti system, popularised in many science fiction stories and featured in the TV series Star Trek, is known to host as...

  • A ‘Nice’ boat in Vittoriosa

    A ‘Nice’ boat in Vittoriosa

    An impressive 2.5-metre handmade wooden model of the Great Carrack Sant’ Anna, built for the Order of St John, has joined the collection of the Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa. The museum’s Keeper of Models, Joseph Abela (left), was...

  • Two men injured in accident

    Two men injured in accident

    Two men were injured in a traffic accident in Triq Michealang Cagiano, St Julians at 7.30pm the police said. Their condition is not yet known. They said a 33-year-old foreigner was driving a Renault Megane which collided with a Volkswagen Polo...

  • Statue of Liberty evacuated

    Statue of Liberty evacuated

    The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated, and New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package. Police harbour units are at the scene, with the National Park Service. Visitors are posting photos online showing...

  • HSBC moots relocating HQ outside UK

    HSBC moots relocating HQ outside UK

    Under-fire banking giant HSBC created a pre-election storm today when it announced that it would consider moving its headquarters out of the UK. Chairman Douglas Flint told the group's annual general meeting that it was responding to "regulatory...

  • Deficit should be reduced in sustainable manner - Mario de Marco

    While welcoming the decrease in the government's deficit in the first quarter this year, the Opposition this afternoon called on the government to ensure that it was being reduced in a sustainable manner. Finance shadow minister Mario de Marco...

  • Man who had been on the run being escorted to Malta

    Man who had been on the run being escorted to Malta

    The police are escorting Jomric Calleja, a 28-year-old escapee from Gzira, to Malta from Sicily after he was arrested in Taormina in February as he was travelling on a train to Messina. Mr Calleja was suspected to have escaped to Sicily towards...

  • SDM wins University Students' Council elections

    SDM, a political student organisation founded in the 1970s, enjoyed a landslide victory in yesterday’s University Student Council elections. The KSU election uses the first past the post system and this year SDM increased its total amount of block...

  • Edward Scicluna says patience with Greece is running out

    Edward Scicluna says patience with Greece is running out

    Eurozone finance ministers are losing patience with Greece as it dilly dallies on reforms after no tangible progress was reported at Friday’s eurogroup meeting, according to Edward Scicluna. He said the European Commission, the European Central...

  • European governments have largely failed to reform - EU document

    European governments have largely failed to reform - EU document

    European governments have failed to implement most of the reforms that could help bring down the EU's chronic unemployment problem and are doing less as the euro zone crisis ebbs, according to an EU document presented to finance ministers. Despite...

  • Knife-wielding robber foiled by shopkeeper: video

    Knife-wielding robber foiled by shopkeeper: video

    Police in the UK have released CCTV video showing a shopkeeper near Manchester fighting off a man with a knife who was trying to rob his shop. The video, which was recorded on April 14, shows a knife-wielding man in a black hooded sweatshirt...

  • Dutch boy hit by shotgun pellets

    Dutch boy hit by shotgun pellets

    A 16-year-old Dutch boy was slightly injured in his leg this morning after being hit by lead pellets fired by a hunter, the police have confirmed. The incident happened in Pembroke at 7am and the boy was taken to Mater Dei Hospital by the people...

  • APS increases operating profit

    The APS Group has increased its operating profit before impairment, reversals and provisions increased from €12.2 million in 2013 to €14 million in 2014, chairman Emanuel P. Delia told the annual general meeting today. Depositors’ funds reached...

  • Prime Minister warns unions on recognition disputes

    Prime Minister warns unions on recognition disputes

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this afternoon expressed concern on rising tensions among trade unions over recognition issues and called for a code of conduct and the setting up of a trade union council “Workers will benefit very little from pyrrhic...