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  • Watch: I can help Malta, says world-famous whistleblower

    Watch: I can help Malta, says world-famous whistleblower

    US whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld cost his former employer UBS $780 million when he revealed how the Swiss bank was helping its rich clients evade tax.  For his troubles, he ended up being sentenced to 40 months in jail. But the former banker...

  • Watch: The whistleblower who destroyed banking secrecy on Times Talk

    Watch: The whistleblower who destroyed banking secrecy on Times Talk

    Bradley Birkenfeld has been called the man who destroyed Swiss banking secrecy and one of the most important financial whistleblowers in history.  His revelations about how his former employer UBS helped thousands of wealthy clients evade tax led...

  • Watch: 'Just go ahead, build something illegal,' environmentalist says

    Watch: 'Just go ahead, build something illegal,' environmentalist says

    Alan Deidun has championed the fight against building in outside development zones but he harbours no illusion at what appears to be the relative ease with which permits are being dished out. His answer, when asked for advice on how to build four...

  • 'ODZ rules stretched like a rubber band’

    'ODZ rules stretched like a rubber band’

    Riddled with loopholes and stretched like a rubber band, planning rules for ODZ development are contributing to more buildings in pristine countryside, environmentalist Alan Deidun warns. In a candid interview with Times Talk, Prof. Deidun speaks...

  • Watch: Organised crime 'is becoming more reckless'

    Watch: Organised crime 'is becoming more reckless'

    The spate of car bombings Malta has experienced in the past year are worrying because they suggest crime groups are becoming more "reckless", criminologist Saviour Formosa says in a Times Talk interview.  Prof. Formosa notes that Malta is...

  • Watch: Malta's organised crime concerns on Times Talk

    Watch: Malta's organised crime concerns on Times Talk

    Is organised crime in Malta on the rise? What makes the recent spate of car bombings different from previous incidents of violent crime? What tools do police need to use if they're to bring these criminals to justice?  Criminologist Saviour...

  • Watch: 'I lost my arm and leg, but I kept my head'

    Watch: 'I lost my arm and leg, but I kept my head'

    After quitting the British army, Chris Moon's life reads like a film script. Captured by the brutal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia before being freed, Mr Moon lost his right arm and a leg after he was blown up clearing landmines in Mozambique in...

  • The man who defies all odds on Times Talk

    The man who defies all odds on Times Talk

    Captured by the brutal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and losing an arm and a leg after he was blown up clearing landmines, you'd expect Chris Moon to have a cynical view of life.  On the contrary, Mr Moon has defied the odds and pushed his mind and...

  • Watch: 'I am a fighter' - Claudia Faniello

    Watch: 'I am a fighter' - Claudia Faniello

    Claudia Faniello had a four-year break from the Malta Eurovision Song Contest before she returned in style to clinch the title last week. It was Ms Faniello’s ninth attempt at the festival and in a revealing Times Talk interview she attributes...

  • Claudia Faniello on Times Talk

    Claudia Faniello on Times Talk

    Fresh from victory at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Claudia Faniello speaks about the emotions of finally making it to the top on her ninth attempt.The singer, who will represent Malta at Eurovision in Kiev next May, talks about her...

  • Watch: Xarabank is not neutral - Peppi Azzopardi

    Watch: Xarabank is not neutral - Peppi Azzopardi

    Xarabank is not a neutral programme and will continue with its agenda in favour of minorities, presenter Peppi Azzopardi says, insisting it remains an "uncomfortable" vehicle for those in power. Mr Azzopardi rejects criticism that the programme...

  • Peppi Azzopardi says Xarabank is no vehicle for populists

    Peppi Azzopardi says Xarabank is no vehicle for populists

    Presenter Peppi Azzopardi will field questions in tomorrow's edition of Times Talk amid criticism that his programme Xarabank is giving a voice to populist, misinformed views.  Mr Azzopardi underlines the popular programme's achievements and also...

  • Watch: 'Prime Minister believes me from A to Z,' says Chris Cardona, Busuttil reacts

    Watch: 'Prime Minister believes me from A to Z,' says Chris Cardona, Busuttil reacts

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona has said that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat believes his denial of brothel visit allegations in its entirety.“There’s absolutely no problem, he believed my version [of events] from A to Z,” Dr Cardona said in the...

  • Chris Cardona discusses brothel allegations on Times Talk

    Chris Cardona discusses brothel allegations on Times Talk

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona addresses claims that he visited a brothel in Germany and fends off criticism about his personal life not living up to ministerial standards.  In a one-on-one interview with Times Talk Dr Cardona says that he can...

  • Watch: Living off cornflakes because she can’t afford heating

    Watch: Living off cornflakes because she can’t afford heating

    Rising rents are pushing low-income families to the brink as they are left with little money to buy food, according to food bank administrator Reverend Kim Hurst. Interviewed by senior journalist Kurt Sansone, she says since its inception in 2015...

  • Watch: Revealing interview unmasks hidden poverty

    Watch: Revealing interview unmasks hidden poverty

    Reverend Kim Hurst lifts the veil on the hidden poverty she encounters every week at the food bank she manages at the St Andrew's Scotts church in Valletta. In a revealing interview with Times Talk she says increasing private sector rents have...

  • "Look at my face, is this the face of a potential leader?" – Mario de Marco asks critics

    "Look at my face, is this the face of a potential leader?" – Mario de Marco asks critics

    In a revealing interview, Nationalist deputy leader Mario de Marco speaks about his battle with a facial tumour, and wards off criticism that he has been absent from the political scene. Speaking to Times of Malta online editor Herman Grech about...

  • Mario de Marco opens up on Times Talk

    Mario de Marco opens up on Times Talk

    Nationalist Party deputy leader Mario de Marco speaks about his health and responds to political critics in a candid interview on Times Talk.  Dr de Marco speaks openly about his battle with a rare facial tumour which left half his face paralysed...

  • Watch: 'Statistically... Malta is one of the five most corrupt countries in football'

    Watch: 'Statistically... Malta is one of the five most corrupt countries in football'

    The Malta Football Association is not doing all it can to stop match-fixers in their tracks, Birkirkara FC president Adrian Delia told Times Talk. Dr Delia expressed dismay at the lack of progress in drafting new rules to fight corruption in...

  • Watch: 'I'm no hate blogger' - Glenn Bedingfield

    Watch: 'I'm no hate blogger' - Glenn Bedingfield

    Prime Ministerial aide Glenn Bedingfield has become synonymous with his self-titled blog.  But the former MEP says he and his boss Joseph Muscat rarely discuss what he writes and that he "can't remember" ever being rebuked by the Prime Minister...

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