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  • Quiet hamlet of l-Imbordin earmarked for Gozo tunnel entrance

    Quiet hamlet of l-Imbordin earmarked for Gozo tunnel entrance

    L-Imbordin, a quiet, rural hamlet on the outskirts of St Paul’s Bay, could be set for a radical transformation, as it has been earmarked to be the entrance of the proposed Gozo channel tunnel all the way to Nadur. The proposed 14-kilometre link is...

  • Man arrested following cigarette smuggling operation

    Man arrested following cigarette smuggling operation

    A man was arrested on Thursday morning after a large quantity of cigarettes on which duty had not been paid were seized by the police. The police said in a statement that the Qawra police were informed that a car was loading something from a boat...

  • Watch: Minister fails to condemn police ‘inaction’ over FIAU reports

    Watch: Minister fails to condemn police ‘inaction’ over FIAU reports

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna on Thursday failed to condemn the police’s apparent failure to act on reports sent to it by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU). While the FIAU produces analytical reports about suspected...

  • Technician who took law into his hands fined €5

    Technician who took law into his hands fined €5

    A technician prosecuted for taking the law into his own hands, by making off with two computers and hardware from the local council offices, was fined €5 at the end of a saga sparked off by "unprofessional" handling by the council. Jimmy Paul...

  • European Commission raps Hungary over migration rules

    European Commission raps Hungary over migration rules

    The European Commission on Thursday stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules and denounced as illegal its "Stop Soros" law that criminalises support for asylum seekers. The move will further sour Brussels's relations with...

  • Malta failed to completely transpose anti-money laundering directive into law - Commission

    Malta failed to completely transpose anti-money laundering directive into law - Commission

    Malta on Thursday received a reasoned opinion from the European Commission for failing to transpose the fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into national law. EU member states had until June 26 last year to transpose the directive into national...

  • Government should decide on cut-off dates for importation of petrol, diesel run cars - PD

    Government should decide on cut-off dates for importation of petrol, diesel run cars - PD

    It is high time that the government decided on the cut-off dates for the importation of petrol and diesel run cars, Partit Demokratiku said on Thursday. It said in a statement the government should also offer better incentives in the next budget...

  • Spain declines extradition of former Catalan leader from Germany

    Spain declines extradition of former Catalan leader from Germany

    Spain's Supreme Court said on Thursday it had decided to decline the extradition of former Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont from Germany on the charge of misuse of public funds linked to his organisation of a banned referendum on...

  • Bus passenger capacity must increase, minister says

    Bus passenger capacity must increase, minister says

    Transport Minister Ian Borg insisted that the challenge facing the bus service was one of capacity, remarking that the biggest complaint was that boarding a bus in certain areas was turning out to be an ordeal. “We need to address this issue while...

  • Extradited man back to face drug trafficking proceedings

    Extradited man back to face drug trafficking proceedings

    A Nigerian man who had fled Malta, alongside a fellow countryman, to escape trial for an alleged drug trafficking conspiracy, has been remanded in custody hours after his extradition from Italy. Theophilus Nwadike, 39, had been placed under a bill...

  • EU and UK watchdog tell banks to prepare for hard Brexit

    EU and UK watchdog tell banks to prepare for hard Brexit

    Britain's banks and insurers must plan for a "hard" Brexit in case a transition period is not in place next March, a senior British regulator said on Thursday in a warning echoed by Brussels. "With eight months until we exit the European Union in...

  • Farmers isolated from discussion about food production

    Farmers isolated from discussion about food production

    Farmers feel largely isolated from the national food discussion and believe that the vast proportion of the public view them negatively, according to a new study. “They are not being given the space, time and proper means to be part of the...

  • Widow of Censu Tabone passes away

    Widow of Censu Tabone passes away

    The widow of President Ċensu Tabone, Maria, passed away on Thursday. She died peacefully at home, aged 98. “The loss is a loss for the entire country. She was a woman of dignity who served for a long time with her husband in the highest levels of...

  • Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

    Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

    Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid. The "nation-state" law, backed by the right-wing...

  • American films still dominate Malta's box office

    American films still dominate Malta's box office

    Just under 87 per cent of cinema-goers in 2017 opted for an American film, even there were even fewer shown than EU ones. The National Statistics Office said that of the 409 films shown, 170 films were American, and 181 were from the EU - but...

  • Watch: 'You don't see a single migrant in Malta' - far-right Italian mayor

    Watch: 'You don't see a single migrant in Malta' - far-right Italian mayor

    A mayor from Italy's far-right Lega Nord has posted a video in which she claims there were "no migrants" in Malta.  Filmed through a smartphone outside Auberge de Castille, Susanna Ceccardi said: "Walking around this island's streets, you won't...

  • Crowds at Paola for Hugo Chetcuti's funeral

    Crowds at Paola for Hugo Chetcuti's funeral

    Updated 4.30pm: (Adds video) Solemn crowds gathered at Paola's parish church on Thursday for the funeral of Hugo Chetcuti. Bojan Cmelik, 35, allegedly stabbed Chetcuti, 52, twice in the stomach on July 6, a busy Friday night outside one of his own...

  • Boats left high and dry after lock gates left open by mistake

    Boats left high and dry after lock gates left open by mistake

    Boats along a stretch of the 140km Kennet and Avon Canal were left high and dry after a boater was "rushing and left the paddles up". The Canal and River Trust said that the boater had left the lock gates ear the Barge Inn in Seend, Wiltshire...

  • Harrowing details emerge in Caruana Galizia murder hearing

    Harrowing details emerge in Caruana Galizia murder hearing

    Eight witnesses testified on Thursday in the compilation of evidence against the three men accused of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.They included scene of crime officers and pathologists. This is the 15th hearing, and so far over 100...

  • Watch: Dramatic moment car overturns in Marsa, nobody injured

    Watch: Dramatic moment car overturns in Marsa, nobody injured

    Dashcam footage shows the dramatic moment a car overturned in Marsa on Thursday morning. Nobody was injured in the accident, the police said, with the footage showing the young driver emerging from the car after a dangerous manoeuvre. The...