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  • Widespread power cut last night

    Widespread power cut last night

    A power cut was reported in several localities in Malta late yesterday, shutting down fans and air conditioners in one of the hottest nights so far this year. Enemalta has not yet explained the cause. Readers reported the power cut in Pieta'...

  • Maltese local councils join the fight against Trump’s climate move

    Maltese local councils join the fight against Trump’s climate move

    Twenty-four Maltese local councils have joined a major international coalition of cities aiming to fight climate change through local initiatives. The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, which met for the first time on Tuesday in...

  • Prank goes horribly wrong as US woman shoots, kills boyfriend

    Prank goes horribly wrong as US woman shoots, kills boyfriend

    A Minnesota woman has been accused in court of fatally shooting her boyfriend in what the authorities said was a prank that had gone horribly wrong. Monalisa Perez, 19 shot at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest. He believed the book would...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the main stories making the front pages today. Times of Malta leads with a warning that a proposed hotel on the Delimara coastline will have a “major negative impact” on the stability of the adjacent cliff and the rural character...

  • Announcements

    PEPLOW. On June 28, at Holy Family Home Residence in Naxxar, CONĊETTA, of Tarxien, widow of Anthony, aged 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones and comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her son...

  • Top papal adviser charged with sexual assault in blow to the Vatican

    Top papal adviser charged with sexual assault in blow to the Vatican

    Australian police have charged a top adviser to Pope Francis with multiple historical sex crimes in a case that poses a dilemma for the pontiff who has vowed no tolerance for such offences. Cardinal George Pell is the Vatican's de facto treasury...

  • Mountains of garbage pile up on Greek streets as strikes continue

    Huge piles of trash are mounting across Greece, sparking concerns over a health hazard as garbage collectors continue a nation-wide strike to demand job security. The country is in the midst of the tourist season, and tourists are side-stepping...

  • Mountains of garbage pile up on Greek streets as strikes continue

    Mountains of garbage pile up on Greek streets as strikes continue

    Huge piles of trash are mounting across Greece, sparking concerns over a health hazard as garbage collectors continue a nation-wide strike to demand job security. The country is in the midst of the tourist season, and tourists are side-stepping...

  • International Arts Festival starts today

    International Arts Festival starts today

    The Malta International Arts Festival starts today under the artistic direction of Michelle Castelletti. Featuring a varied programme of theatre, music, dance and visual arts and offering a broad range of genres and artistic forms, the festival is...

  • Folk with strings attached

    Folk with strings attached

    Għanafest comes to an end today with two events in different locations, Buskett in the morning and Birżebbuġa in the evening. The festival celebrates Maltese folksong and the diversity of Mediterranean and world music. It thus brings together a...

  • Attard-Zerafa performance

    Attard-Zerafa performance

    Philip Attard (saxophone) and Christine Zerafa (pianoforte) will today give a recital at St George’s Basilica, Victoria, as part of the Victoria International Arts Festival. They will perform C. Saint-Saëns’s Sonata for Oboe and Pianoforte, J.

  • Big in Japan... and the world

    Big in Japan... and the world

    The British Museum presents an exclusive preview of its forthcoming exhibition, Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave, in the form of a groundbreaking documentary. This fascinating filmic analysis is based on the life, work and times of the Japanese...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Collis Williams Pharmacy, 15, Republic Street, Valletta (2122 6281);Fra Diego Dispensary, 94, Villambrosa Street, Ħamrun (2122 4898);Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi (2144 3221);The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street,...

  • Feasts today

    ■ The Annunciation, Tarxien■ St Peter and St Paul, Mdina and Nadur

  • Gay marriage split would condemn PN to eternity in Opposition, Busuttil warns

    Gay marriage split would condemn PN to eternity in Opposition, Busuttil warns

    A split on the gay marriage issue would condemn the Nationalist Party for an eternity in Opposition, Simon Busuttil warned this evening warned. Delivering the concluding speech of the party's first general council following the June 3 general...

  • Young man injured in traffic accident

    Young man injured in traffic accident

    A 19-year-old man from Victoria was grievously injured this afternoon after crashing into a wall at Nadur. The police said the accident happened in Triq ir-Rabat corner with Triq Ta’ Xħajma at 5.20pm when the young man lost control of his car. A...

  • Vandal has no memory of smashing Swieqi resident car window

    Vandal has no memory of smashing Swieqi resident car window

    A Swieqi vandal, caught on tape, admitted to damaging a resident’s car but insisted he had “no idea what he had done”. Michelle Sullivan told the Times of Malta she had walked into the new Swieqi police station to tell a police officer that she...

  • Venezuela hits out at EU and US for 'ignoring helicopter terror attack'

    Venezuela hits out at EU and US for 'ignoring helicopter terror attack'

    A Venezuelan minister has denounced the international community for not condemning the actions of a helicopter pilot the government accuses of using gunfire and grenades to attack the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry. Foreign relations minister...

  • Maestro Schembri ‘abandons’ final national orchestra performance

    Maestro Schembri ‘abandons’ final national orchestra performance

    A concert by the National Philharmonic Orchestra last Saturday, which was to close the season in style, ended up in controversy when the conductor Brian Schembri did not turn up for the performance. Although an announcement before the start of the...

  • George Vella made his own chief of staff an Ambassador

    George Vella made his own chief of staff an Ambassador

    Before bowing out of politics, Foreign Minister George Vella ensured his own chief of staff  would become Malta’s Ambassador to Ireland, replacing a lower-ranking chargé d’affaires. Dr Vella’s decision to send Leonard Sacco to Dublin has already...