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  • Catalan leader brands Spanish attitude to referendum totalitarian

    Catalan leader brands Spanish attitude to referendum totalitarian

      The leader of Catalonia has said Spain is showing a "totalitarian attitude" with the arrests of Catalan officials and civil servants, and vowed to go ahead with an independence referendum despite legal warnings not to do so. Carles Puigdemont...

  • Swimmer rescued in Golden Bay

    Swimmer rescued in Golden Bay

    A man was rescued by Red Cross personnel this morning after finding himself in difficulties while swimming in Golden Bay. He had opted to go for a swim despite double red warning flags. Rescuers sprang to action after a surfer noticed that he was...

  • Air Malta employees offered 20% pay increase in exchange for more productivity

    Air Malta employees offered 20% pay increase in exchange for more productivity

    A 20% pay increase, staggered over five years, has been offered to all Air Malta workers in exchange for higher productivity, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said today.  He told journalists that the government had opted to go for a growth strategy...

  • New fire-fighting vehicles commissioned

    New fire-fighting vehicles commissioned

    Five fire-fighting vehicles were commissioned by the Civil Protection Department today in a ceremony attended by Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia. The Ranger vehicles, acquired in a €900,000 investment, have been based at  Ħal Far. They have...

  • Accidental fire led to drugs find in Marsa stable

    Accidental fire led to drugs find in Marsa stable

    Two men and a woman arrested yesterday in Marsa after a police drug find were granted bail following their arraignment this morning. The police raid followed an accidental fire in a stable.  First to enter the courtroom was Jason Borg a 39-year...

  • Motor insurance repair scheme found to be discriminatory

    Motor insurance repair scheme found to be discriminatory

    The Competition Authority has imposed interim measures on four motor insurers after finding that their Quality Vehicle Repair Scheme (QVR) is breaching competition rules.  Investigations are continuing. A number of car repair garages had...

  • President calls for focus on maternal health among global goals

    President calls for focus on maternal health among global goals

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is in New York, where she spoke on the importance of tackling maternal health workdwide at Merck for Mothers forum, organised together with Time Magazine. The President spoke on a panel which included...

  • Over 400 witnesses in court for one case

    Over 400 witnesses in court for one case

    Over 400 witnesses have been summoned to Court for a case currently being heard against Tony Ellul, the owner of a company called Salamander, with some 200 employees all asked to turn up at 9am this morning. One witness said that she had been...

  • Suffragette Millicent Fawcett to get London Parliament Square statue

    Suffragette Millicent Fawcett to get London Parliament Square statue

    A century after she successfully campaigned to win women the right to vote, British suffragette Millicent Fawcett will become the first woman honoured with a statue in London's Parliament Square. Plans to erect the bronze monument next to those of...

  • Leaving car window open among most misunderstood contraventions

    Leaving car window open among most misunderstood contraventions

    Someone recently got a fine for leaving their car window open, generating a flurry of social media comments – but it is actually an offence, one of many that are either overlooked or misunderstood by drivers. And in some cases with good reason:...

  • Concern over development near 5,000-year-old Neolithic site in Xagħra

    Concern over development near 5,000-year-old Neolithic site in Xagħra

    Planned development close to an early Neolithic site in Xagħra, whose origins date back at least 5,000 years, has raised concern with the archaeological society, which is calling for urgent preservation. An archaeological investigation in 2002 at...

  • Tax incentives on occupational pensions should be doubled - practitioners

    Tax incentives on occupational pensions should be doubled - practitioners

    The occupational pension scheme introduced recently could lead to a mass take up of savings schemes for retirement and reduce the burden on government spending and taxation for social benefits, the Malta Association of Retirement Scheme...

  • Stella Maris house recommendation shows “double standards” – FAA

    Stella Maris house recommendation shows “double standards” – FAA

    The demolition of a 19th century townhouse on Stella Maris Street in Sliema is set to be approved only weeks after the Planning Authority turned down the demolition of a similar townhouse just a few doors down, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Aħjar said...

  • Measures in the pipeline to keep rent rates affordable

    Measures in the pipeline to keep rent rates affordable

    While insisting there was no “property bubble”, the Finance Minister this morning said that government would be addressing the increase in rent rates by rolling out Budget incentives to increase the supply of property on the market. Edward...

  • Marsa junction plans being revamped, extended

    Marsa junction plans being revamped, extended

    Plans for the new Marsa Addolorata cemetery junction are being revamped and extended in view of the changing requirements of road users. "We’re now looking into extending this investment to anticipate difficulties that are expected in other nearby...

  • Powerful Hurricane Maria lashes St Croix

    Powerful Hurricane Maria lashes St Croix

    Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and was headed to Puerto Rico with catastrophic winds and dangerous storm surges. It killed at least one...

  • Prime Minister has bilateral meetings in New York

    Prime Minister has bilateral meetings in New York

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has started a series of bilateral meetings in New York ahead of his address to the United Nations General Assembly in the coming days. He has had meetings with the prime minister of Macedonia and the presidents of...

  • Karol Aquilina denies he will give up parliamentary seat and become PN general secretary

    Karol Aquilina denies he will give up parliamentary seat and become PN general secretary

    Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina, president of the PN Administrative Council, has hit out at claims that he is ready to give up his seat in parliament in exchange for the post of party general secretary, and substantial cash. Dr Aquilina said in a...

  • Egypt to help in Libyan army reorganisation

    Egypt to help in Libyan army reorganisation

    Egypt said it will host the "reorganisation" of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by General Khalifa Hifter. A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya said Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt...

  • Making Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator look puny.

    Making Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator look puny.

    An artificial muscle that lifts 1,000 times its own weight could pave the way for lifelike robots that make Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator look puny. Scientists used a 3D printing technique to create the rubber-like synthetic muscle that...

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