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  1. Rare June downpour marks the start of summer... and floods roads

    A heavy downpour was an unexpected way to mark the start of summer, with roads heavily flooded in parts of the island. People in summer shoes found it easier to take them off and walk barefoot, while office workers looked in dismay at the skies...

  2. No more bird trapping in Malta, European court decides

    Updated 1.20pm with reactions Finch trapping in Malta has been declared illegal by the European Court of Justice in a landmark judgment on Thursday. The ECJ declared that, by adopting a derogation regime allowing the live-capturing of seven...

  3. Salvini instructs Malta: "Take migrant ship, arrest crew"

    Updated 2.30pm Malta should open its ports to a rescue ship carrying 239 migrants, and arrest its crew, Italy's far-right deputy prime minister threatened on Friday morning. The Lifeline is now in Maltese waters, Matteo Salvini said, sparking...

  4. Caruana Galizia family, lawyers, have interest to derail murder case , MP says

    Last updated 7.36pm. Government MP Robert Abela said on Wednesday that the Caruana Galizia family and their lawyers, Opposition MPs Jason Azzopardi and Therese Comodini Cachia, had a common interest in derailing the case being brought against the...

  5. Schembri, Mizzi probed in Panama, New Zealand following Panama Papers leak

    The Prime Minister’s top aide, Keith Schembri, and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi were investigated in Panama and New Zealand after the Panama Papers leak, documents show. New e-mails and documents from the Panama Papers reveal how...

  6. Italy now says it will take rescued migrants, but impound German charity ship

    Updated 7.55pm - Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior...

  7. Cardona travels solo ‘not to waste money’

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona defended the frequent solo trips he has been on since assuming office by insisting that taking officials with him would be a “waste of money”. Dr Cardona has been on 20 unaccompanied trips in the past four years,...

  8. Watch: Anger as old Balzan trees are uprooted

    The two old Balzan Valley trees at the centre of controversy were being uprooted on Thursday morning to pave the way for a road upgrade. In recent days, the trees had become almost a symbol of resistance against the wave of trees being sacrificed...

  9. New leaked Mossack Fonseca files shed light on Panama Papers aftermath

    A new data leak sheds light on how the now-defunct Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca and its clients dealt with having their financial secrets revealed in the weeks and months after the Panama Papers were published. The data gives insight into the...

  10. Watch: Car burns up following Rue d'Argens crash

    A Mercedes turned into a ball of fire after crashing into a parked car on Gżira’s Rue d’Argens early on Friday morning. The car went up in flames at around 3am after its driver smashed it into a parked Hyundai i10, police said. No details about...

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