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  • Litter everywhere in spite of €30m annual spend on waste management

    Litter everywhere in spite of €30m annual spend on waste management

    There is still litter everywhere in spite of an annual spend of €30 million by the private sector and government ¬– which does not include government’s expenditure related to administration, policies and law enforcements. “This immediately leads...

  • Russia hits back over sanctions

    Russia hits back over sanctions

    Russia told the United States today that some of its diplomats had to leave the country in just over a month and said it was seizing some US diplomatic property as retaliation for what it said were proposed illegal US sanctions. Russia's response,...

  • Consolidated fund registers €18.6m improvement

    Consolidated fund registers €18.6m improvement

    The government's consolidated fund registered a positive change of €18.6 million in the first six months of the year, new figures released by the National Statistics Office have shown.  Recurrent revenue rose by more than 10 per cent when compared...

  • 'I'm starting to believe Brexit will not happen,' says Joseph Muscat

    'I'm starting to believe Brexit will not happen,' says Joseph Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has suggested the UK might change its mind about Brexit. In an interview with Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, Dr Muscat said that he sensed doubts about the decision to quit the EU beginning to creep in. “For the first...

  • ODZ sprawl will continue unless laws are changed, says Environment Commissioner

    ODZ sprawl will continue unless laws are changed, says Environment Commissioner

    Building on ODZ land will continue unabated as long as the Environment and Resources Authority is denied a veto in controversial development applications, the Environmental Commissioner has warned. In a statement calling for laws to be updated to...

  • Dozens injured in Barcelona train crash

    Dozens injured in Barcelona train crash

    Updated: 10.40am A commuter train crashed into a railway buffer in Barcelona's Francia station, injuring 39 people, one of them seriously, emergency services said today. There were no deaths reported. At least 18 of the injured need hospital...

  • Pakistan PM Sharif disqualified from office following Panama Papers probe

    Pakistan PM Sharif disqualified from office following Panama Papers probe

    Updated 10.45am Pakistan's top court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after a damning corruption probe into his family wealth, cutting short his third stint in power and ordering a criminal investigation of his family. In a...

  • PN agrees to take part in local council reform talks

    PN agrees to take part in local council reform talks

    The Nationalist Party has agreed to contribute to talks leading to local council reform.  PN MP Robert Cutajar accepted the government's invitation to take part in the consultation process on the Opposition's behalf in a meeting with parliamentary...

  • 'Paranoid schizophrenic': Trump lieutenant Scaramucci's foul-mouthed rant

    'Paranoid schizophrenic': Trump lieutenant Scaramucci's foul-mouthed rant

    Open warfare erupted inside President Donald Trump's inner circle as his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, attacked senior White House colleagues in obscene comments published late yesterday. Scaramucci blasted White House chief of...

  • Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in US Senate

    Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in US Senate

    US Senate Republicans failed to overturn the healthcare law known as Obamacare early today, in a stinging blow to President Donald Trump that effectively ended the Republican Party's seven-year quest to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Three...

  • European hunting federation challenges trapping Opinion

    European hunting federation challenges trapping Opinion

    The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) highlighted three main flaws in the arguments laid out in an Opinion on trapping, which it felt placed the wrong emphasis on various aspects of the wording of the Birds Directive. It was...

  • PA sanctions Easygas Luqa storage tanks

    PA sanctions Easygas Luqa storage tanks

    The Planning Authority has sanctioned three 55-ton LPG storage tanks at the Easygas storage facility in Luqa, amid concerns over the lack of clearance from the Civil Protection Department. Easygas was granted two permits to cover developments...

  • Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

    Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

    Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Researchers...

  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest - Forbes

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest - Forbes

    Amazon.com Inc chief executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company's meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion, Forbes reported. Amazon...

  • Watch: Transplanted kidney 'functioning well', relieved Bartolo says

    Watch: Transplanted kidney 'functioning well', relieved Bartolo says

    Being told that a kidney he donated to a stranger was functioning well was like being told that he had “just had a child”, Nationalist MP Ivan Bartolo told this newspaper yesterday. On Wednesday, the former Mosta mayor donated one of his kidneys...

  • Announcements

    AQUILINA. On July 26, at Mater Dei Hospital, BRIAN, of Valletta, residing at Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, aged 54, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his great loss his mother Josephine, his father...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    Updated 9am The Times of Malta leads with a heart-warming photo of Nationalist MP Ivan Bartolo at Mater Dei after he donated a kidney to a stranger. Its second story reveals that the Smart City hospital is in default. The Malta Independent focuses...

  • Beer festival kicks off

    Beer festival kicks off

    The 37th edition of the Farsons Beer Festival starts today. This annual festival is a celebration of all things related to beer and is a combination of local and foreign beers, world food and live music. Running over 10 days, this outdoor festival...

  • Short film festival

    Short film festival

    The annual Kinemastik International Short Film Festival is being held over two days in an open-air venue overlooking the Valletta harbour this weekend. Kinemastik collaborates with international festivals and filmmakers to bring to Malta a...

  • Changing of the Guard

    Changing of the Guard

    The Changing of the Guard ceremony is held every last Friday of the month at St George’s Square, Valletta. The parade starts with the AFM Band marching down Republic Street onto St George’s Square, where the new guard marches out from the Main...

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