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  • UK's 'Big Brother' anti-terror strategy is flawed, UN expert says

    UK's 'Big Brother' anti-terror strategy is flawed, UN expert says

    Britain is undergoing a subtle but alarming shift towards criminalising peaceful protest and free expression, said a UN report today that likened it to a "Big Brother" state of surveillance and suspicion. The highly critical report covers many...

  • More than 12,000 voting documents yet to be collected

    More than 12,000 voting documents yet to be collected

    More than 12,000 voting documents remain undelivered and uncollected, the Electoral Commission said in a statement.  Of the 12,339 documents that have yet to be collected, 10,386 belong to voters registered in Malta and 1,953 belong to...

  • Extraordinary election will lead to extraordinary result - Busuttil

    Extraordinary election will lead to extraordinary result - Busuttil

      Next Saturday Malta will choose to start a fresh page in its history as the electorate will be ending four years of rampant corruption and ‘theft’ of Malta’s assets, Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil said tonight. Speaking in Mosta, Dr...

  • Banning harmful 'legal highs' to be made easier following EU agreement

    Banning harmful 'legal highs' to be made easier following EU agreement

    EU-wide processes to identify and ban harmful synthetic drugs will soon be streamlined, following an agreement reached between the Maltese EU Council presidency and European Parliament.  The informal agreement will cut red tape linked to assessing...

  • Konrad Mizzi talks up power station in rare campaign appearance

    Konrad Mizzi talks up power station in rare campaign appearance

      Minister Konrad Mizzi made a rare appearance at a campaign event this evening, insisting his work over the past four years had tangibly improved people’s everyday lives.The embattled minister within the Office of the Prime Minister, who had not...

  • PN, PD and AD unite to oppose Mtarfa ODZ development

    PN, PD and AD unite to oppose Mtarfa ODZ development

    The Nationalist Party, Democratic Party and Alternattiva Demokratika are all united in their opposition to the conversion and extension of the isolation hospital building in Mtarfa into a retirement home on ODZ land. Addressing a conference, PD...

  • 100 bags of blood and counting

    100 bags of blood and counting

    After fulfilling your civic duty of casting the vote on Saturday, consider heading to Pietà to donate blood. Several donors – including journalists – are often kept busy with political activities during the election campaign, putting blood...

  • South Africa's ruling party backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

    South Africa's ruling party backs Zuma after calls for him to quit

    South Africa's ruling African National Congress said today its executive committee stood by President Jacob Zuma after some top officials demanded his resignation, saying the calls for him to resign were meant to dislodge the party from...

  • Two acquitted of 2010 burglary in Qrendi

    Two acquitted of 2010 burglary in Qrendi

    Two men from Mqabba accused of robbing a home in Qrendi seven years ago were today acquitted of the charges.  Saviour Gaffarena, 24, and Christian Parnis, 32, stood accused of having broken into the house in August 2010 and stolen some €15,000...

  • Egyptian jets press home attacks on Libya's Derna - commanders

    Egyptian jets press home attacks on Libya's Derna - commanders

    Egyptian jets carried out air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna today, pressing home attacks against Islamist militants Egypt says were responsible for ambushing and killing Egyptian Christians last week, Libyan commanders said. Egypt's air...

  • Draft FIAU report questioned Mizzi's bank account figures

    Draft FIAU report questioned Mizzi's bank account figures

    Extracts from an alleged FIAU report presented in court today reveal how anti-money laundering investigators flagged Minister Konrad Mizzi's travel patterns, incongruous bank account figures and disproportionate banking costs as suspicious.  The...

  • Sant says he doesn't trust PN on good governance

    Sant says he doesn't trust PN on good governance

    Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said he cannot trust the Nationalist Opposition to be honest and serious in its claims about good governance.   The PN's election campaign has been so negative that it completely drowned out whatever good leads it...

  • Watch: Agreement to cooperate on €320 million gas pipeline

    Watch: Agreement to cooperate on €320 million gas pipeline

    Updated 4.30pm - Added video A gas pipeline to Malta from Sicily will cost €320 million and could be completed in seven years, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said at a signing ceremony with the Sicilian regional authorities for better...

  • Watch: 'Evidence' of kickbacks from Enemalta privatisation handed to magistrate

    Watch: 'Evidence' of kickbacks from Enemalta privatisation handed to magistrate

    The Malta Independent content director Pierre Portelli this afternoon presented evidence in court which he says proves anti-money laundering investigators had suspicions that Minister Konrad Mizzi took kickbacks related to the privatisation of...

  • Macron meets Russia's Putin near Paris, promising tough talks

    Macron meets Russia's Putin near Paris, promising tough talks

    French President Emmanuel Macron met Russia's Vladimir Putin near Paris today, promising some frank talking with the Kremlin leader after an election campaign in which his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere. Macron, who took office...

  • Elderly may skip the queue on polling day

    Elderly may skip the queue on polling day

    Persons over 75 years old and stretcher cases from hospitals and other old people's institutions will be allowed to avoid queuing at all times during polling day on Saturday without the need of a medical certificate. Voters aged between 60 and 75...

  • EU adopts new anti-tax avoidance rules

    EU adopts new anti-tax avoidance rules

    The European Union has formally adopted new rules to prevent tax avoidance via non-EU countries, following an agreement brokered by the Maltese EU Council presidency last February.  Rules preventing so-called hybrid mismatches are intended to stop...

  • National Museum of Archaelogy gets the Google treatment

    National Museum of Archaelogy gets the Google treatment

    Heritage buffs can now experience the cultural artefacts in the National Museum of Archaeology from their own homes thanks to an ambitious partnership with Google Arts and Culture. Launched today, the digital platform has been a year in the making...

  • Granted bail after repeatedly forcing his way into the family home

    Granted bail after repeatedly forcing his way into the family home

    A man who received multiple police warnings to stay away from his long-term partner and her son was today granted bail after being charged with having last Saturday caused another violent scene at the couple's home in Fgura. Paulo De Costa Osorio,...

  • AD boycotts 'Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe' debate

    AD boycotts 'Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe' debate

    Updated 6pm with BA comments Alternattiva Demokratika's representative Ralph Cassar today refused to take part in “the parody of a debate” saying it was being organised by the “Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe". The BA had reached “the pits of...

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