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  • 25 killed, dozens missing after Sri Lanka mudslide

    25 killed, dozens missing after Sri Lanka mudslide

    At least 25 people have died after floods and mudslides hit Sri Lanka, with another 42 people said to be missing. The Disaster Management Centre said more than 7,800 people had been affected by the disaster. Home affairs minister Vajira...

  • 85% of Maltese unlikely to report sexual offenses

    85% of Maltese unlikely to report sexual offenses

    Some 85 per cent of Maltese were unlikely to report sexual offences, a new study has found. Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said research conducted locally in 2015 had highlighted lacuna when it came to reporting of sexual crimes. This,...

  • Prime Minister's comments 'beyond all limts of prudence and responsibility' - advocates

    Prime Minister's comments 'beyond all limts of prudence and responsibility' - advocates

    Comments by the Prime Minister yesterday constituted inappropriate pressure on the inquiring magistrate and went beyond all limits of prudence and responsibility, the Chamber of Advocates said. During the programme Xtra last night, the Prime...

  • Donald Trump believes EU27 more united after Brexit vote, Donald Tusk says

    Donald Trump believes EU27 more united after Brexit vote, Donald Tusk says

    Donald Trump backs the view that Brexit is an "incident not a trend", European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Mr Tusk said he had been "positively surprised" by the US president's take on Britain's decision to leave the European Union...

  • 23 killed in gun attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

    23 killed in gun attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

    Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, killing 23 and injuring 25 of them, eyewitnesses said. The attack took place as they were driving to a monastery south of Cairo, the governor of Egypt's Minya province, Essam...

  • Government surplus grows to €21.2 million

    Government surplus grows to €21.2 million

    By the end of April, the government’s surplus had one again went up, reaching €21.2 million, mostly thanks to higher income from grants and income tax. The deficit at the end of April 2016 stood at €77.5 million. The National Statistics Office...

  • After 11 tonnes of waste removed, L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa back to disastrous state

    After 11 tonnes of waste removed, L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa back to disastrous state

    L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa was once again full of litter today, just days after a massive clean-up. Volunteers from Malta's Żibel group reported to have cleared 10.7 tonnes of waste from l-Aħrax, one of the island's richest Natura 2000 sites, last...

  • Watch: Japanese firms turn to office pets to reduce stress

    Watch: Japanese firms turn to office pets to reduce stress

    Japan is a nation known for its intense work ethic, which inevitably leads to an increase in office hours and stress among employees. However, various companies are seeking to reduce this by introducing furry pets into their offices, according to...

  • Watch: ‘Malta will survive as financial services jurisdiction’

    Watch: ‘Malta will survive as financial services jurisdiction’

    Malta will survive the current onslaughts on its reputation as a financial services jurisdiction, the chief executive officer of Grant Thornton International told the Times of Malta. Ed Nusbaum was in Malta for a meeting of around 40 country and...

  • Muscat's comments 'a clear threat' to independence of the judiciary - Busuttil

    Muscat's comments 'a clear threat' to independence of the judiciary - Busuttil

    Joseph Muscat had clearly threatened the independence of the judiciary when he said the inquiring magistrate would have to shoulder responsibility should he be cleared of the Egrant inquiry after losing the election, Simon Busuttil said...

  • British PM May's lead falls to new low of 5 points

    British PM May's lead falls to new low of 5 points

    Prime Minister Theresa May's lead in the polls has fallen to five percentage points, a new low less than two weeks ahead of a June 8 election, but her personal rating recovered slightly in the days since the Manchester suicide bombing. May called...

  • Air strike in east Syria kills 35 civilians - Observatory

    Air strike in east Syria kills 35 civilians - Observatory

    An air strike on Thursday evening killed at least 35 civilians, including family members of Islamic State fighters, in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. A spokesman for the US-led...

  • PN proposes metro system with four lines - Busuttil

    PN proposes metro system with four lines - Busuttil

    The Nationalist Party this morning unveiled details of its metro concept with party leader Simon Busuttil saying four underground lines were being proposed in a €2.3 billion project. Addressing a news conference in Msida, he said that the first...

  • Police arrest another man after Manchester attack

    Police arrest another man after Manchester attack

    Counter-terror police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have carried out fresh raids, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside. One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester early this morning and detectives searched a...

  • Young man grievously injured in accident

    Young man grievously injured in accident

    A young man was grievously injured last night in a traffic accident in Sta Venera. The police said the accident happened in Triq il-Kbira San Ġużepp at 11.15pm. A BMW320D that was being driven by a 19-year-old from Marsaxlokk was involved in a...

  • Another €210,000 in government jobs awarded to Gozo whistleblower

    Another €210,000 in government jobs awarded to Gozo whistleblower

    A Gozitan building contractor, who after the last election was granted whistle-blower status by the Attorney General to testify in ongoing court proceedings against the husband of former Gozo minister Giovanna Debono, was awarded another €210,000...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the Gozitan building contractor, who after the last election was granted whistleblower status by the Attorney General to testify in ongoing court proceedings...

  • Trump team vows to take travel ban to Supreme Court after latest defeat

    Trump team vows to take travel ban to Supreme Court after latest defeat

    Donald Trump's team has vowed to take the fight over his controversial travel ban to the US Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries. In a 10-3 vote, the 4th US Circuit...

  • Announcements

    ABELA. On May 24, at Mater Dei Hospital, VICTOR, of Sliema, aged 78, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Carmen, née Pulé, his daughter Rosanne and her husband Stephen Calleja, his...

  • Abstract views of the environment

    Abstract views of the environment

    Ġulja Holland (b. 1990) is presenting her latest collection of abstract paintings at Lily Agius Gallery in Sliema. Titled From a Distance, the exhibition is inspired by the many environmental issues the world is facing. The Maltese artist is...

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