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  • Interview training for Hong Kong toddlers

    Interview training for Hong Kong toddlers

    Hong Kong's parents send their toddlers to interview classes, in a bid to beat fierce competition for a seat in a good kindergarten. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Chris Said's farewell: Good bye secretary general, hello Gozo

    Chris Said's farewell: Good bye secretary general, hello Gozo

    Outgoing secretary general Chris Said urged PN councillors to remember him for the hard decisions he had to take over the past two years and not for the people he may have hurt in the process. "I spent countless sleepless nights to find solutions...

  • Update 2: John Dalli says Mater Dei contract was approved by Cabinet; Government to seek legal advice on Skanska waiver

    Update 2: John Dalli says Mater Dei contract was approved by Cabinet; Government to seek legal advice on Skanska waiver

    The government will be seeking legal advice on a waiver clause included in a 2009 agreement signed with the government which exempted Swedish construction company Skanska from liability on the Mater Dei Hospital structure. It said the previous...

  • Gynaecologist walks into Facebook muddle

    Gynaecologist walks into Facebook muddle

    An Italian gynaecologist may have landed himself in trouble after marketing himself to women on Facebook promising clearance-sale prices. In one message, Carlo Matrisciano encouraged a woman who had just accepted his friend request to take...

  • Varoufakis says Greece has made strides at reaching deal with lenders

    Greece has made "enormous strides" at reaching a deal with its international lenders to avert bankruptcy, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said. "It is now up to the institutions to do their bit. We have met them three quarters of the way,...

  • Reversal of fortune for family in poverty

    Reversal of fortune for family in poverty

    Stacks of boxes packed with foodstuffs and rows of crockery and dinnerware fill the bare room, making it slightly more worthy of being deemed a kitchen. Catherine Belli welcomes me inside and offers a slice of cake. “It’s been lovely – we haven’t...

  • Mario de Marco calls for PN to embrace green conscience

    Mario de Marco calls for PN to embrace green conscience

    Mario de Marco has appealed for past mistakes not to be repeated as the Nationalist Party deputy leader pledged his party's support to a growing movement against a university on virgin land. Dr de Marco told PN councillors this morning too many...

  • Boat owners invited to join President’s Cruise for Solidarity

    Boat owners invited to join President’s Cruise for Solidarity

    Boat owners are being invited to join ‘The President’s Cruise for Solidarity’ on July 12 in aid of the Community Chest Fund. The activity, which is being held for the first time, will see boat owners unite in a cruise of solidarity leaving Grand...

  • Poles vote in presidential run-off

    Poles vote in presidential run-off

    Poles are voting in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komrowski and an even more conservative challenger. In his five years in office, Mr Komrowski, 62, has been popular and...

  • Joe Grima’s public rants are in breach of contract

    Joe Grima’s public rants are in breach of contract

    The Prime Minister’s special envoy Joe Grima’s social media rants against the President and migrants are in breach of his €35,000 contract seen by The Sunday Times of Malta. His contract stipulates “the special envoy may not, at any time, express...

  • Bar-hopping nun spreads the word for Pope Francis

    Bar-hopping nun spreads the word for Pope Francis

    Men sit in groups around wooden tables at a Luqa bar, sipping their Saturday morning tea-in-a-glass, when a soft-spoken nun walks in. “I’ve come back to pray with you,” Sr Mary Spiteri, 72, tells the three men sitting closest to the door of the...

  • Mepa still seeking €65,000 in expenses for Żonqor site

    Mepa still seeking €65,000 in expenses for Żonqor site

    The planning authority is seeking to recoup more than €65,000 for expenses incurred to demolish illegal buildings in 2004 on Marsascala land owned by Michael Axisa, in the same area the government is offering expropriation money to build a new...

  • Thousands flee Nepal landslide

    Thousands of people have fled villages and towns along a mountain river in in north-west Nepal after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods. The landslide created a dam and a lake 1.2 miles long on the Kaligandaki...

  • MCST chairman Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando at office one day each week

    MCST chairman Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando at office one day each week

    Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, who earns almost €60,000 as executive chairman of the government’s science agency, only frequents his office on Wednesdays and is at his dental practice on the other days of the week. When Times of Malta contacted the...

  • Hefty price for inferior concrete at Mater Dei

    Hefty price for inferior concrete at Mater Dei

    The concrete used in some parts of Mater Dei Hospital is estimated to have cost half what Maltese taxpayers were charged for it, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Concrete is made up of a mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water. Tests on...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today The Sunday Times of Malta says the concrete used in some parts of Mater Dei Hospital is estimated to have cost half what Maltese taxpayers were charged for it. In...

  • Russian singer booed at Eurovision

    Russian singer booed at Eurovision

    Russian singer Polina Gagarina's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest - an event described by organisers as beyond politics - has been marred by boos apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay attitude. The race...

  • Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest, Malta placed 11th in second semi-final

    Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest, Malta placed 11th in second semi-final

    Sweden has been crowned the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest for Mans Zelmerlow's performance of Heroes. It is the sixth time in the contest's history that Sweden has come out on top, this time fighting off strong competition from Russia...

  • Wowed by the wonder of wool

    Wowed by the wonder of wool

    Hidden away at the foot of a Portuguese mountain is a sustainable ecological farm with 14 woolly leggy alpacas run by a Maltese woman. Lisa Vella-Gatt, 46, owns the Monte Frio Alpacas farm in Benfeita, Portugal, which she has been running since...

  • Hefty price for inferior concrete at Mater Dei

    The concrete used in some parts of Mater Dei Hospital is estimated to have cost half what Maltese taxpayers were charged for it, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Concrete is made up of a mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water. Tests on...