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  • Art exhibitions (1)

    Art exhibitions (1)

    Vitae, an exhibition of 30 works of art in different me­dia by Mario Agius from Xagħra opens today at the Gozo Seminary main hall. The ex­hibi­tion runs until next Sunday. Agius de­picts his themes by chipping away different an­gles from cut tree...

  • Softening our energy future

    Softening our energy future

    Ensuring secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for households and businesses is one of the European Commission’s top 10 priorities. Ahead of this year’s United Nations decisive climate pact in December, the European Union is gearing up to...

  • Announcements

    CAMILLERI. On February 20, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Ingrid née Buhagiar and Daniel, God’s precious gift of a first-born son – ADAM GEORGE. Deo gratias et Mariæ. Special thanks to the staff of Obstetrics 1. PSAILA. On March 21, in Luxembourg, to...

  • Millions of Nigerians turn out to vote in presidential election

    Millions of Nigerians turn out to vote in presidential election

    Millions of Nigerians turned out yesterday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. Nearly 60 million people have cards to vote and...

  • Top doctor warns perils of heart disease still real

    Top doctor warns perils of heart disease still real

    Heart disease is projected to remain the number one killer in the world until the year 2050 unless people make drastic lifestyle changes, a top European cardiologist has warned. Professor Fausto Pinto is urging healthcare professionals to provide...

  • Quotes and news

    By the narrowest of margin, four against three, the Supreme Court of Canada decided it is legal for a Catholic school to teach a Catholic version of the province’s mandatory Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) curriculum. The court ruling...

  • Art exhibitions (2)

    Art exhibitions (2)

    Paul Camilleri Cauchi is exhibiting 33 paintings using different media and on diverse subjects at the Banca Giura­tale, Victoria, during office hours up to April 8. Today and next Sunday, visiting hours are from 9am to noon, and on Maunday...

  • The partial solar eclipse

    The partial solar eclipse

    On March 20 at 10.25am, many people paused their daily routines and looked up at the sun to witness a rare celestial event – the sun being partially eclipsed by the moon. Contrary to what happens when there is a total eclipse, Malta was not...

  • Patrick Vella

    Arnold Sciberras, Jeffrey Sciberras and Alan Deidun write: We are still unable to believe our colleague and great friend Patrick Vella has passed away in the prime of his life due to such an unfortunate accident. People like Patrick will never be...

  • Painstaking recovery mission at crash site

    Painstaking recovery mission at crash site

    The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The sombre mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when...

  • Kessler-Busuttil ‘buddy buddy’

    Kessler-Busuttil ‘buddy buddy’

    Former European Commissioner John Dalli yesterday issued a statement to decry what he termed as the “buddy buddy” relationship that exists between Nationalist Leader Simon Busuttil and Olaf director general Giovanni Kessler. Mr Dalli referred to a...

  • Quotes of the week

    “There is no way a conscious crew would inadvertently descend through some 30,000 feet without being aware.” Captain Mark Micallef Eynaud on the Germanwings disaster before it became known the plane was down­ed deliberately by the...

  • Coming up

    • A Way of the Cross from Ta’ Pinu sanctuary to Għammar Hill will be held today at 3.30pm. • Holy Week functions at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary will include the solemn celebration of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday at 6.30pm and the commemoration of the...

  • Pupils learn about the importance of trees

    Pupils learn about the importance of trees

    A total of 185 pupils and teachers from 11 schools took part in an event entitled ‘ENO – Plant a Tree for Peace’ at Xrobb l-Għaġin sustainable development centre to learn about the importance of trees. The event was originally planned to include...

  • Scuba diving clubs support Caritas event to raise €2,000 for paralysed full-time diver

    Maltese scuba diving clubs Calypso, ATLAM, Amphibians and SWDC joined forces with Caritas to organise a fundraising activity for the family of a former full-time diver who found himself paralysed from his waist down due to a bend. During the...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am – noon Regent Pharmacy, 70, Merchants Street, Valletta;Trinity Pharmacy, 32, Marsa Road, Marsa;Fatima Pharmacy, Flint Street, Santa Venera;Marrit Pharmacy, 1st May Street, Fleur-de-Lys;O’Hea Pharmacy, 128, Manoel Street,...

  • Powers, Iran nuclear deal close

    Powers, Iran nuclear deal close

    The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top US and Iranian diplomats yesterday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a...

  • Council drafting new film policy

    A new consultative council has been established with its brief to draft a national film policy that the government wants in force by November. Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis told a press conference yesterday that twelve organisations will be...

  • At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los Angeles

    At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los Angeles

    At least 21 people were hurt, two of them seriously today when a Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that was crossing the tracks and derailed into a street near the University of Southern California campus. A silver Hyundai Sonata was left...

  • Germanwings victim father's call over pilots' welfare

    Germanwings victim father's call over pilots' welfare

    The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps has called for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare. French prosecutors have said they believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed the...