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  • Strong winds knock down walls, damage protected tree in Sannat

    Strong winds knock down walls, damage protected tree in Sannat

    Updated 3.30pm Gozo's windswept Sannat bore the brunt of weather damage on Sunday night, as howling winds lashed Malta and Gozo. Malta and Gozo experienced gale force south-easterly winds reaching speeds of up to 61 knots - the equivalent of more...

  • €5m passport scheme donation to Puttinu sparks controversy

    €5m passport scheme donation to Puttinu sparks controversy

    Updated 3pm with PN leader's reaction A €5 million government donation to Puttinu Cares announced on Friday night live TV has split opinions down the middle, with some celebrating the seven-figure sum and others calling it a cynical PR...

  • Malta recalls its ambassador to Russia 'for political consultations'

    Malta recalls its ambassador to Russia 'for political consultations'

    Malta is to recall its ambassador to Russia for political consultations in solidarity with the United Kingdom following the poisoning of a former Russian spy.  "The government of Malta condemns the attack in Salisbury in the strongest possible...

  • An out of control space station is being tracked using Malta-developed technology

    An out of control space station is being tracked using Malta-developed technology

    An abandoned, out of control space station is hurtling towards Earth - and technology developed by a group of Maltese scientists is being used to help track it.  Scientists with the University of Malta's Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy...

  • World's biggest cryptocurrency exchange to set up shop in Malta

    World's biggest cryptocurrency exchange to set up shop in Malta

    Updated 7.25pm: Adds PM statement The world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange is to open a base in Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat confirmed on Friday. Binance has been in talks with Maltese banks and plans to create a "fiat-to-crypto...

  • Why was Pilatus Bank's chairman arrested in the US?

    Why was Pilatus Bank's chairman arrested in the US?

    Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad gained notoriety in Malta as the chairman of Pilatus Bank, but the businessman’s interests stretch far beyond this country’s Mediterranean shores. The 38-year-old is the son of banking tycoon and Iran rich-list mainstay...

  • Watch: 'Leaving was never a choice'

    Watch: 'Leaving was never a choice'

    When Rania Ali Mustafa left home for her big journey, she took her smartphone, laptop and Game of Thrones DVDs with her. After all, what 20-year-old would leave their gadgets behind? But browsing Facebook had taught Rania that many people in...

  • Valletta mayor lashes out at Strait Street floating 'eyesore'

    Valletta mayor lashes out at Strait Street floating 'eyesore'

    A newly-erected floating platform jutting out onto Valletta's Strait Street has pitted the capital city's mayor against the Planning Authority.  The floating platform was approved as a theatre stage to be used for events related to Valletta 2018...

  • Clueless crossword thief gets a National Library pass

    Clueless crossword thief gets a National Library pass

    An elderly crossword fanatic caught trying to smuggle pages of the London Times News Review out of the National Library has been allowed to get back to his puzzles. The man used to visit the National Library every week to copy the crossword and...

  • Stop discriminating against 61+ public sector workers - Ombudsman

    Stop discriminating against 61+ public sector workers - Ombudsman

    Public sector workers are being unfairly excluded from pensions increases which private sector employees receive when working into retirement, the Ombudsman has ruled.  Parliamentary Ombudsman Anthony Mifsud found that while private sector workers...