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  • Russian overflights: Neutrality does not mean closing an eye – PM

    Russian overflights: Neutrality does not mean closing an eye – PM

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Tuesday defended the government’s decision to reject a Russian request to use Malta’s airspace for military aircraft to fly to Venezuela. Fielding questions during a press conference, Dr Muscat said Malta’s...

  • Four arrested after dramatic heist at Tirana airport

    Four arrested after dramatic heist at Tirana airport

    Four people have been arrested over the Hollywood-style theft of several million euros of cash on the tarmac of Tirana's airport, police said. The suspects, all residents of Albania and aged 25 to 38, have been charged with armed robbery and...

  • €40m in public tenders ‘negotiated’ with unsuccessful bidders

    €40m in public tenders ‘negotiated’ with unsuccessful bidders

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has given the green light to the Department of Contracts to ‘negotiate’ some €40 million worth of public tenders with private companies despite the latter not meeting the requirements specified in the original...

  • Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

    Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

    A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Olympics. Nagasaki University spokesman Yusuke Takakura told AFP they have...

  • Anti-Brexit party launches election campaign as British MPs return from break

    Anti-Brexit party launches election campaign as British MPs return from break

    A new anti-Brexit political party launched its campaign Tuesday for next month's European elections as British lawmakers return from their Easter break as fresh bids to topple Prime Minister Theresa May mount. The government and the main...

  • Turkish journalist Ünker's case discussed between Casa, Turkish ambassador

    Turkish journalist Ünker's case discussed between Casa, Turkish ambassador

    PN head of delegation David Casa met with Turkish Ambassador Kerem Kiratli to discuss the case of investigative journalist Pelin Ünker and the deteriorating state of media freedom in Turkey. Ms Ünker is facing multiple cases against her following...

  • Two brothers were among Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers

    Two brothers were among Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers

    Muslim brothers carried out two of the hotel suicide blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, part of a wave of bombings that killed more than 320 people, police sources told AFP Tuesday. The sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader were among suicide...

  • PN has already lost a third of councils by not fielding enough candidates - Labour

    PN has already lost a third of councils by not fielding enough candidates - Labour

    Updated 4.12pm with PN reaction below - The Nationalist Party has already lost a third of local councils in Malta and Gozo, ahead of next month’s election, after failing to field enough candidates, the Labour Party said on Tuesday. In a press...

  • Mizzi’s rights would be breached by corruption inquiry – lawyer

    Mizzi’s rights would be breached by corruption inquiry – lawyer

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi’s rights would be breached by a corruption inquiry requested by former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil and NGO Repubblika, his lawyer John Bonello told a Constitutional Court on Tuesday. Dr Mizzi has demanded that no...

  • Malta's €250m surplus could have reached €500m - Muscat

    Malta's €250m surplus could have reached €500m - Muscat

    Updated 3.20pm  Malta could have made a surplus of €500 million last year but had instead decided to invest in capital projects, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Tuesday.  Speaking at a press conference, Dr Muscat said that the government...

  • Probe suggests Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch'

    Probe suggests Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch'

    An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people shows it was "retaliation for Christchurch," the country's deputy defence minister said Tuesday. "The preliminary investigations have revealed that...

  • MEP candidates quizzed on their green priorities

    MEP candidates quizzed on their green priorities

    European Parliament election candidates are being quizzed on their green credentials in a questionnaire drafted by conservationists. NGO Birdlife on Tuesday said it had drafted a set of questions concerning five priority issues which it wants...

  • New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

    New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

    Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a deadly earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation. The US Geological Survey put the...

  • Six-year-old boy hurt in fall

    Six-year-old boy hurt in fall

    A six-year-old boy was grievously injured in a fall on Monday. The police said the accident happened in Triq Ħaddara, Żejtun, at 7.35pm. The boy, the police said, most likely fell from the stairs of a residence. He was taken to Mater Dei Hospital...

  • Bus boys: Man City stars pay for 26 coaches to take fans to Wembley

    Bus boys: Man City stars pay for 26 coaches to take fans to Wembley

    Manchester City players will pay for 26 coaches to take fans to Wembley next month for the FA Cup final, the club announced. "The support from our fans throughout the season has been nothing short of incredible. Travelling to so many games in...

  • 'I used to be a dog fighter'

    'I used to be a dog fighter'

    Just before sunrise, in an open field in rural Qormi, around 200 people would gather to bet on which dog could tear the other up, according to a former dog fighter who shed light on the dark world of illegal fight betting. Speaking on condition of...

  • 'Saddest day' as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

    'Saddest day' as Sri Lanka mourns blast victims

    Devastated relatives collapsed into the arms of bystanders at memorial services on Tuesday, as Sri Lankans mourned the worst violence since the end of a civil war a decade ago. "We haven't felt this sad since the war," said 36-year-old Rashmi...

  • Today's front pages - April 23, 2019

    Today's front pages - April 23, 2019

    These are the main stories in Tuesday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says legal experts have voiced fears that gender quota proposals aimed at increasing female participation in Parliament are nothing but a “smokescreen” to introduce political party...

  • 41 candidates contesting Malta's EP elections

    41 candidates contesting Malta's EP elections

    A total of 41 candidates have submitted their nomination for the European Parliament elections in May. The Electoral Commission said on Tuesday two candidates each were submitted by Alleanza Bidla, Alternattiva Demokratika and Moviment Patrijotti...

  • New IRA admits responsibility for killing Northern Ireland journalist: media

    New IRA admits responsibility for killing Northern Ireland journalist: media

    Dissident republican group the New IRA on Tuesday admitted responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKeen during rioting in Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News. The New IRA "offer our full and sincere...

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