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    AZZOPARDI. On January 27, at Mater Dei Hospital, GUŻEPPA, of Rabat, aged 94, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Carmen, Maria, retired Police Superintendent Joseph M. and his...

  • Italian Senate approves Renzi’s electoral reforms

    Italian Senate approves Renzi’s electoral reforms

    Italy’s Senate approved Matteo Renzi’s electoral reforms yesterday, giving the Prime Minister a boost as he faces criticism from the left of his party over his pact with Silvio Berlusconi. The Bill passed by 184 votes to 66 with many opponents of...

  • Malta in first half of Eurovision semi-final

    Malta will perform in the first half of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The semi-finals will be held on May 19 and 21 and Malta will be represented by Amber with her song Warrior, which obtained maximum points from all five...

  • World leaders salute last 300 Auschwitz survivors

    World leaders salute last 300 Auschwitz survivors

    World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp yesterday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in...

  • Talks about Cottonera welcomed

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi welcomed the turnout for the first of a series of cultural talks raising awareness about Cottonera. Maritime Museum curator Liam Gauci spoke about the corsairs, their contribution and their presence in the Three...

  • In search of a better life

    In search of a better life

    At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem, a smartly-dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask if anyone spoke French. Having found a candidate, her first question was: “Where’s the cheese counter?” For Jews coming to ‘the...

  • Malta flag flies high

    Malta has the sixth largest merchant ship register in the world, consolidating its position as the largest in Europe with a record performance in 2014. In 2013, Malta ranked seventh and, at the end of last year, the Maltese Register of Shipping...

  • ‘I’m an idiot’

    ‘I’m an idiot’

    Benedict Cumberbatch apologised after talking about “coloured actors” on US television, saying he had been “an idiot”. The Sherlock star was criticised after using the phrase when he joined the debate on the lack of diversity on British...

  • ‘Immigration policy to be published soon’

    ‘Immigration policy to be published soon’

    Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela yesterday announced the imminent publication of a draft immigration policy for public consultation. Winding up the debate in second reading of the Refugees Amendment Bill, Mr Abela said the concept of detention...

  • Watson lands role in Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast

    Watson lands role in Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast

    Actress Emma Watson will play Belle in a live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast. The 24-year-old, who shot to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter film franchise and is now a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, made the...

  • Minister says Opposition ignoring Bill

    Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia on Monday took Opposition spokesman Robert Cutajar to task for having “ignored the benefits” of a Bill the government described as a “milestone for persons with disability”. Instead, the MP criticised an...

  • Joan Rivers’s daughter sues clinic

    The daughter of chat show host Joan Rivers is suing the New York clinic where her mother had an endoscopy and later died. A lawyer for Melissa Rivers said she is also suing doctors who treated her mother before her death. In a statement, Rivers...

  • PAC probes Privatisation Unit process

    Former Privatisation Unit head Emanuel Ellul told the Public Accounts Committee he sought the services of experienced legal firms to ensure the privatisation process was in line with the correct procedures, EU directives and regulations and so...

  • Injured Faithfull cancels concerts

    Injured Faithfull cancels concerts

    Veteran singer Marianne Faithfull has developed an infection in her hip after undergoing surgery last year, forcing her to postpone a series of live dates. The 68-year-old, who is also an actress, needs to undergo a further operation to restore...

  • Transport Minister lambastes Opposition

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said the Opposition was wrong when it said the Mc­Gill company, which had expressed interest in running public transport, wanted to meet bus drivers but the government tried to keep the meeting under wraps. The...

  • Earth-like planets found in ancient solar system

    Earth-like planets found in ancient solar system

    Five Earth-sized planets have been discovered in a solar system so ancient it was born not long after the dawn of time. The system’s parent star, named Kepler-444, is 117 light years from Earth and 11.2 billion years old. When the sun-like star...

  • Traffic accidents involving horses

    A total of 62 road accidents involving horses were reported to the police between 2004 and last year, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela told Anthony Agius Decelis (PL) in Parliament. They ranged from just one such accident in 2012 to 12 last year.

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A renowned architect who was denied a prestigious design award has finally been honoured – 70 years on. Berlin native Antony Wolffe came top of his class at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in 1944 but the medal he should have won was offered to...

  • Plea to move animals to pig farm

    Sustainable Development Minister Leo Brincat said in Parliament he would pass on a suggestion to allocate one of 39 “inactive” pig farms to a man who has been ordered to reallocate the many dogs and cats he keeps at home. The suggestion was made...

  • Rare chicks hatch

    Rare chicks hatch

    Is-Simar nature reserve in Xemxija celebrated spring early this year when two little grebe chicks hatched last week. Two pairs of the birds, known as Blongun Żgħir in Maltese, incubated their eggs over the new year. The chicks have already been...