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  • Boutique hotel planned to replace Rabat townhouses

    Boutique hotel planned to replace Rabat townhouses

    Two picturesque townhouses on Rabat’s Saqqajja Hill are set to become a four-storey boutique hotel if an application for development is approved by the Planning Authority. The application, filed by architect Justin Spiteri on behalf of Keith...

  • Brexit: 'There is no better deal', EU tells Britain

    Brexit: 'There is no better deal', EU tells Britain

    Germany and other European Union states told Britain on Monday their draft Brexit agreement could not be renegoitated. British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling at home to keep the last week's deal alive and push it through the British...

  • St George's Square cleared after suspicious object spotted

    St George's Square cleared after suspicious object spotted

    Bomb disposal experts have descended on St George’s Square after a scare prompted by a suspicious object. Police confirmed that the Valletta square was cleared on Monday morning as the AFM bomb disposal unit investigated the object, believed to be...

  • Home Affairs Minister confirms police close to more arrests in Caruana Galizia case

    Home Affairs Minister confirms police close to more arrests in Caruana Galizia case

    Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia has confirmed that investigators are closing in on the suspected masterminds behind the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. In comments to Italian news channel Rai 3, Dr Farrugia said the investigations were...

  • Today's front pages - November 19, 2018

    Today's front pages - November 19, 2018

    These are the leading stories in local newspapers this Monday. The Times of Malta reports that hundreds of staff members at Mount Carmel Hospital are being procured and paid for without tenders or Finance Ministry approval. The newspaper also...

  • Iran still hopeful that Europe can salvage nuclear deal

    Iran still hopeful that Europe can salvage nuclear deal

    Iran is still hopeful that its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers can be saved despite the withdrawal of the United States, an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. "There are some ambiguities on implementation of the EU's mechanism...

  • Two hurt in late night St Julian's crash

    Two hurt in late night St Julian's crash

    Two people were injured in a road accident in St Julian's late on Sunday night after the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an light pole.Police said the driver, a 38-year old man from Pakistan, was seriously injured in the crash...

  • NSO revision adds 20,000 inhabitants overnight

    NSO revision adds 20,000 inhabitants overnight

    In 2016, Malta’s population increased by 20,000 overnight following a change in the methodology adopted by the National Statistics Office to estimate the number of inhabitants on the island. The upward revision, which is equivalent to addi̱ng a...

  • Procurement rules mess at Mt Carmel Hospital

    Procurement rules mess at Mt Carmel Hospital

    Hundreds of carers, nurses, security and cleaning personnel at Mount Carmel Hospital are being provided by private companies and paid through government funds without any call for tenders and the necessary approval of the Finance Ministry, the...

  • War crimes suspect 'Rambo' handed over to International Criminal Court

    War crimes suspect 'Rambo' handed over to International Criminal Court

    A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic has been handed over to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the tribunal said. CAR officials transferred Alfred Yekatom...

  • Motorbike passenger badly hurt in Żurrieq fall

    Motorbike passenger badly hurt in Żurrieq fall

    A woman riding pillion on a motorcycle in Żurrieq was grievously injured on Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle rider lost control of the vehicle while driving. In a statement, the police said that a 50-year-old Fgura man was riding the...

  • Property owners fighting controversial ‘band club law’

    Property owners fighting controversial ‘band club law’

    The proprietors of the De Paule band club in Paola have filed a constitutional case against a new law enacted earlier this year that effectively reversed a court-ordered eviction they had won after a long legal battle. They insist that the new law...

  • Darts players smell trouble as tournament ends with row over farting

    Darts players smell trouble as tournament ends with row over farting

    Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over who had emitted noxious smells during their match, media reported on Saturday. Twice world champion Scotsman Gary Anderson, 47, won...

  • Our man at the Vatican

    Our man at the Vatican

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s appointment as number three at the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has fuelled speculation about his future. But it has clouded the significance of his role. Keith Micallef reports. Established...

  • Four children among seven hurt in Marsa-Ħamrun bypass crash

    Four children among seven hurt in Marsa-Ħamrun bypass crash

    Updated at 8.30pm Seven people, including four children, were rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon following a head-on collision between two cars on the Marsa-Ħamrun bypass.  The crash happened at around 4pm, police said, when a BMW X6 driven by...

  • Festive fun or racism? Dutch "Black Pete" row gets violent

    Festive fun or racism? Dutch "Black Pete" row gets violent

    An annual pre-Christmas festival in the Netherlands this weekend was marred by scuffles and arrests as rival groups demonstrated their views on a blackface character who traditionally accompanies the arrival of St. Nicholas. Opponents of Zwarte...

  • Fines for waste collection infractions? Only 'as a last measure', says regulator

    Fines for waste collection infractions? Only 'as a last measure', says regulator

    A fine for taking out the wrong rubbish bag will only be considered as a “last measure”, this newspaper has learnt, despite waste remaining uncollected in the streets of some localities under the new collection scheme. The Environment and...

  • Two people show up for Satabank protest, with no organisers in sight

    Two people show up for Satabank protest, with no organisers in sight

    Only two people turned up in Valletta on Sunday afternoon to ‘protest’ the freezing of funds at Satabank - and event organisers were not among them. The protest is one in a series organised by bank and financial services users’ association...

  • All forms of violence against journalists condemnable - IĠM

    All forms of violence against journalists condemnable - IĠM

    All forms of violence against journalists, including threats, are condemnable and should not be glossed over, Malta’s journalist lobby said on Sunday. The Institute of Maltese Journalists was reacting to reports that police had to step in to...

  • Get rid of me and risk delaying Brexit, Theresa May warns party rebels

    Get rid of me and risk delaying Brexit, Theresa May warns party rebels

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations. Since unveiling a draft divorce deal with the...