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  • Indian police arrest bishop accused of raping nun in Kerala state

    Indian police arrest bishop accused of raping nun in Kerala state

    Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested a Roman Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun, a day after the Vatican accepted the bishop's request to be temporarily relieved of his duties. The nun has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal,...

  • Air Malta suspends pilot for post on social media

    Air Malta suspends pilot for post on social media

    Air Malta has suspended a pilot for a post on Facebook and has appointed a board of inquiry to investigate. The pilot referred to a company aircraft that could not fly due to a technical fault and said it (the aircraft) was obeying a pilots’ union...

  • Pope accepts resignation of two more Chilean bishops following abuse scandal

    Pope accepts resignation of two more Chilean bishops following abuse scandal

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, the Vatican said on Friday, in his latest move to confront a widening worldwide sexual abuse scandal. They brought to seven the number of bishops who have stepped down since...

  • Brexit protection? Farage-themed condoms a hit among UK eurosceptics

    Brexit protection? Farage-themed condoms a hit among UK eurosceptics

    Nigel Farage, the former leader of Britain's UK Independence Party, has long had a knack for generating publicity for his eurosceptic cause, but campaigners say he had nothing to do with the latest stunt: branded condoms bearing his image. Among...

  • 'Bombshell'? EU court to hear case on halting Brexit

    'Bombshell'? EU court to hear case on halting Brexit

    A legal appeal to decide if Britain alone can change its mind about leaving the European Union should be given consideration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Scotland's highest court said on Friday in a boost to anti-Brexit...

  • 'Experimental' Balluta Bay temporarily closed

    'Experimental' Balluta Bay temporarily closed

    Balluta Bay has been temporarily closed, the Malta Tourism Authority and the Ministry for Tourism said. They said in a statement that they have been observing the expected changes happening at the newly nourished bay. They noted that the various...

  • Teachers issued with directives as school is about to start

    Teachers issued with directives as school is about to start

    As school is set to start in the coming days, teachers have already been ordered by a union to follow directives. The Union of Professional Educators asked members and non-members not to send resources for photocopying at the government printing...

  • Malta tops eurozone’s economic growth charts

    Malta tops eurozone’s economic growth charts

    Malta has topped the eurozone’s economic growth charts during the first half of the year, data released by rating agency DBRS shows. With a growth rate of over 5%, Malta ranked first, followed by Latvia and Slovenia. The average growth rate in the...

  • May tells EU: Come up with new proposals to break Brexit impasse

    May tells EU: Come up with new proposals to break Brexit impasse

    British Prime Minister Theresa May told the European Union on Friday that it should come up with an alternative to her Brexit proposals and warned she would never accept a break-up of the United Kingdom. "I will not overturn the result of the...

  • Italian PM Conte convenes ministers to try to break budget impasse

    Italian PM Conte convenes ministers to try to break budget impasse

    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met his top ministers on Friday to try to overcome an impasse over the government's first budget between the ruling parties and the economy minister who is resisting their plans to boost spending. The...

  • Jet-powered shopping trolley and motorised toilet take to the track

    Jet-powered shopping trolley and motorised toilet take to the track

    A toilet, a shopping trolley and a garden shed raced at high speed showcasing the eccentric side of motor sports. The toilet, which a team of young students had rigged out with wheels and an old motorcycle engine, reached just over 70 mph,...

  • EU Commission steps up legal cases against Poland, Britain - source

    EU Commission steps up legal cases against Poland, Britain - source

    The European Commission decided this week to take Poland to the top European Union court over judiciary reforms and to send a second legal warning to Britain to recover €2.7 billion from an import scam, a senior EU official said. The EU executive...

  • Low rentals masking real extent of poverty – economist

    Low rentals masking real extent of poverty – economist

    People paid very low rates for rentals in the past, which could have been masking the true extent of poverty, economist Gordon Cordina has said. Addressing a conference on rents organised by the Malta Institute of Management, he warned that the...

  • Malta denies Aquarius entry… again

    Malta denies Aquarius entry… again

    Malta has denied the disembarkation of 11 "traumatised" people who were rescued by the MV Aquarius for a third time. The previous two rescues led to lengthy standoffs until the ship found a harbour where it could disembark the migrants it had on...

  • Archbishop urges burden-sharing in migration crises

    Archbishop urges burden-sharing in migration crises

    Updated at 1.25pm with Independence Day celebrations European countries should join in sharing the burden of migrants coming to our shores, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said. Addressing the congregation during Mass to commemorate Independence Day,...

  • Europol warns of cryptocurrencies abuse

    Europol warns of cryptocurrencies abuse

    Europol has warned that “money launderers have evolved to use cryptocurrencies in their operations”, urging EU member states to equip investigators with the skills to adequately probe such crimes. The EU’s law enforcement agency presented its...

  • EU, Britain must treat each other like 'loving hedgehogs' - Juncker

    EU, Britain must treat each other like 'loving hedgehogs' - Juncker

    The European Union and Britain should treat one another like two hedgehogs in love who do not want to hurt each other, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told Austrian newspapers. "We have to be careful, like two loving...

  • Watch: 'Most important thing is Daphne will never return' - Tony Zarb

    Watch: 'Most important thing is Daphne will never return' - Tony Zarb

    Updated at 6pm: adds President's reply to Dr Borg Olivier Former General Workers’ Union General secretary Tony Zarb hit out at activists calling out for justice in the wake of Daphne Caruana Galizia, saying "the most important thing is that she...

  • World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

    World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

    Global waste could grow by 70 per cent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank, with South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish. Countries could reap economic and environmental...

  • Traffic system in Mrieħel about to change

    Traffic system in Mrieħel about to change

    Traffic enforcement in Mrieħel is set to start in October following the opening of a parking area planners hope would ease congestion caused by haphazard parking. New traffic signs have already been put up across the industrial area, which hosts...

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