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  • Alcohol-focused NGO targets missing treatment services

    Alcohol-focused NGO targets missing treatment services

    A new NGO has been formed to fill some gaps in the treatment of alcohol-related problems. Called Amethyst, it will tap diverse experts in the field and pool knowledge and skills to provide some of the services not currently on offer. It will...

  • Jean-Claude Juncker urges Macedonia to resolve name dispute

    Jean-Claude Juncker urges Macedonia to resolve name dispute

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has urged Macedonia to resolve a long-standing naming dispute with neighbouring Greece so the country can open membership talks with the European Union. Mr Juncker arrived in Macedonia to kick off...

  • UN peacekeepers in South Sudan accused of paying for sex

    UN peacekeepers in South Sudan accused of paying for sex

    The United Nations mission in South Sudan says it has recalled a 46-member peacekeeping police unit after some members allegedly paid local women living in a protection camp for sex. A UN statement said the Ghanaian policemen have been recalled...

  • Femicide: the form of murder that persists

    Femicide: the form of murder that persists

    Improved emergency response services have seen a general drop in homicides, although there is one kind of murder that persists. It is usually committed by an intimate partner behind closed doors – and the victim is always a woman. But femicide too...

  • Young skier dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

    Young skier dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

    A 13-year-old boy has died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps while his 10-year-old brother survived, authorities say. The local gendarmerie said overnight searches by about 30 police and mountain rescue officers led to discovering the...

  • Outspoken adjudicator wants to be appointed judge in breach of ethics

    Outspoken adjudicator wants to be appointed judge in breach of ethics

    Anna Mallia, an adjudicator on the Small Claims Tribunal who regularly writes in the local media and takes part in current affairs programmes on TV, is seeking to be appointed a judge of the Superior Courts, The Sunday Times of Malta has...

  • Thousands march in memory of killed Russian Opposition leader

    Thousands march in memory of killed Russian Opposition leader

    Thousands of people have marched in central Moscow to mark the third anniversary of the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Mr Nemtsov was shot and killed on February 27, 2015 while walking on a bridge near the Kremlin. His...

  • 'Concrete vultures are turning to Gozo'

    'Concrete vultures are turning to Gozo'

    The Għarb council is infuriated over the revival of a decades-old application for a home for the elderly on ODZ land near the iconic Ta’ Pinu Basilica. The application, first filed in 2008, had been repeatedly turned down until a legal battle...

  • Lions saved from Middle East wars head to South Africa refuge

    Lions saved from Middle East wars head to South Africa refuge

    Two African lions rescued from war zones in Iraq and Syria are heading to a permanent home in South Africa. The lions first rested in Jordan, where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma. The lions were coaxed with mouthfuls of...

  • Should MCAST educators be paid the same as Junior College lecturers?

    Should MCAST educators be paid the same as Junior College lecturers?

    Junior college teachers have rejected the notion that lecturers at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology should receive the same salary as they do, saying the work is not comparable. MCAST educators, backed by the Malta Union of...

  • Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions

    Opposition erupts as Iceland eyes banning most circumcisions

    Icelandic MPs are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so. Some religious leaders in Iceland and across Europe have called the bill an attack on religious...

  • Five-year plan to make Mount Carmel 'top-notch'

    Five-year plan to make Mount Carmel 'top-notch'

    A 150-year-old building with high ceilings and sprawling Victorian gardens may not sound like a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, but that is the plan for Mount Carmel Hospital – a five-year plan senior management says will transform it into a...

  • Muscat is not telling us the whole Vitals story - Adrian Delia

    Muscat is not telling us the whole Vitals story - Adrian Delia

    Updated 1.50pm - Added Labour reaction Chris Fearne and Joseph Muscat know why Vitals Global Healthcare were brought over and then allowed to leave three years into hospital privatisation deal but cannot speak about it, PN leader Adrian Delia said...

  • Labour movement keeps growing every day - Joseph Muscat

    Labour movement keeps growing every day - Joseph Muscat

    Labour’s political movement was growing on a daily basis, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. Addressing supporters in San Ġwann, Dr Muscat said the movement would continue to grow, as it was the only one that expressed pride and love for...

  • Sign up for language lessons, get an EU visa

    Sign up for language lessons, get an EU visa

    Updated at 7.55pm: adds ELT statement English language schools are being seen as a gateway to the European Union for non-EU students who often get their hands on visas without going on to attend a single class, The Sunday Times of Malta has...

  • China sets the stage for Xi Jinping to stay indefinitely

    China sets the stage for Xi Jinping to stay indefinitely

    China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office. Xi, 64, is currently...

  • Lab for killer bugs needs $400m upgrade

    Lab for killer bugs needs $400m upgrade

    When the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention needed a new laboratory to house deadly diseases at the turn of the century, authorities spared no expense.  The result, a $214 million building designed by HDR Ltd., opened in 2005 and was...

  • Will Wied Għomor be gobbled up by development?

    Will Wied Għomor be gobbled up by development?

    The future of Wied Għomor will be determined this week when a planning tribunal decides whether to reject an application for a proposed old people’s home there or “open the floodgates” to development in what is left of this green and peaceful...

  • Three caught with drugs in Paceville

    Three caught with drugs in Paceville

    Drug squad officers working in Paceville caught three people with illicit substances on Saturday night.  The three - two Maltese and one Bulgarian - are aged between 20 and 29 and were caught with what police believe to be ecstasy, cocaine and...

  • The week at a glance - February 25, 2018

    The week at a glance - February 25, 2018

    Hundreds evacuated in MIA fire A small fire at the airport on Tuesday led to the evacuation of hundreds of travellers and the disruption of 16 flights. Malta International Airport said the fire had broken out at about 1.15pm in a pump room beneath...