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  • Watch: Malta losing tens of millions from ‘poor’ $1 billion Azerbaijan energy deal

    Watch: Malta losing tens of millions from ‘poor’ $1 billion Azerbaijan energy deal

    Contract details previously concealed from the public indicate that taxpayers are losing tens of millions of euros from the new gas-fired power station deal, analysis of leaked documents shows. A cache of 680,000 leaked files from the Electrogas...

  • French President Macron calls on the US to engage the world, reject nationalism

    French President Macron calls on the US to engage the world, reject nationalism

    French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to reject narrow nationalism and engage the world, telling US lawmakers on Wednesday that modern economic and security challenges must be a shared responsibility. Capping a three-day visit...

  • A lift too far? Mrieħel bridge about to get elevators at last

    A lift too far? Mrieħel bridge about to get elevators at last

    The contractor responsible for the Mrieħel pedestrian bridge is to instal lifts 'as soon as possible' Transport Minister Ian Borg said in parliament on Wednesday. Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina asked what had become of the lifts, which were due to...

  • Judge decides against deflagging fishing vessels amid oil smuggling investigations

    Judge decides against deflagging fishing vessels amid oil smuggling investigations

    A court has upheld a request by a fishing company to block the striking-off of five vessels, part-owned by ex-footballer Darren Debono, from the Maltese shipping register. World Water Fisheries Ltd had filed an application for a warrant of...

  • Minister hails drop in severe material deprivation

    Minister hails drop in severe material deprivation

    Figures which showed a sharp drop in the number of people in severe material deprivation in Malta confirmed how Malta was not only growing its economy, but it was also generating prosperity for its people, Social Policy Minister...

  • Swedish National Press Club honours Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Swedish National Press Club honours Daphne Caruana Galizia

    The Swedish National Press Club has awarded its 2018 Freedom of Speech award in memory of Anna Politkovskaya to Daphne Caruana Galizia “for independent journalism with courage and integrity in times when investigative journalism is under hard...

  • Court to rule on whether gravely ill UK child can go to Vatican hospital

    Court to rule on whether gravely ill UK child can go to Vatican hospital

    A British court will hear an appeal later on Wednesday in the case of a gravely ill, 23-month-old boy whose case has attracted international attention, including from Pope Francis. Alfie Evans has a rare, degenerative disease and has been in a...

  • Watch: News headlines from around the world - April 25, 2018

    Watch: News headlines from around the world - April 25, 2018

    A Danish inventor was jailed for life on Wednesday for the murder and dismemberment of a journalist on board his submarine. In other headlines, tributes were held across the world to recall the bloody Gallipoli campaign of the first world...

  • Toronto van attack suspect left 'cryptic message'

    Toronto van attack suspect left 'cryptic message'

    Suspect Alek Minassian, accused of driving a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, left a 'cryptic message' on social media before his attack which may provide clues to a motive.  Ten people were killed in the attack on...

  • Unjust dessert? Japan demands Koreans wipe map off summit dinner mousse

    Unjust dessert? Japan demands Koreans wipe map off summit dinner mousse

    Japan has demanded that South Korea rethink a mango mousse dessert it plans to serve at a North-South summit dinner on Friday which features a map of the Korean peninsula, including islands disputed with Japan, a recurring irritant for Tokyo. The...

  • Meter tampering lands Enemalta employee with community service

    Meter tampering lands Enemalta employee with community service

    An Enemalta employee, who pleaded guilty to tampering with electricity meters, has been placed under a community service order for 340 hours by a court which observed that he had shown “no qualms about exploiting his position and biting the hand...

  • Life sentence for Danish submarine entrepreneur who dismembered journalist

    Life sentence for Danish submarine entrepreneur who dismembered journalist

    A Danish court sentenced inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist aboard his home-built submarine in Copenhagen harbour in August 2017. Madsen, dressed in black, sat completely still...

  • First phase of Ta’ Kandja shooting range taking shape

    First phase of Ta’ Kandja shooting range taking shape

    The first phase of the new shooing range at Ta’ Kandja, which is set to host the World Cup in two months’ time, is fast taking shape.Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Clifton Grima this morning visited the facility together with Malta Shooting...

  • Pilatus Bank in the UK now closed

    Pilatus Bank in the UK now closed

    Updated at 1.30pm The UK branch of Pilatus has been closed down, the CEO of the Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority, Sam Woods, confirmed. Mr Woods confirmed the closure a letter to Nationalist MEP David Casa on Tuesday, adding that...

  • Iran pours scorn on nuclear talks, dismisses "tradesman" Trump

    Iran pours scorn on nuclear talks, dismisses "tradesman" Trump

    Iran's president poured scorn on Wednesday on US and European discussions over Tehran's nuclear agreement, and dismissed Donald Trump as a "tradesman" who lacked the qualifications to deal with a complex international pact. Hassan Rouhani spoke...

  • Father forgives son in Għargħur shooting incident

    Father forgives son in Għargħur shooting incident

    A father shot in the course of a heated family argument in Għargħur last week has since forgiven his son, a court heard on Tuesday.  Steven Azzopardi, 31, has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted homicide related to the incident. When the...

  • President offers to mediate in debate on IVF

    President offers to mediate in debate on IVF

    Updated 4.05pm - Added Gift of Life statement President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has offered to mediate in the debate on proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act, saying she was concerned by the polarised debates currently under way. In...

  • Early school leavers rate still worst in the EU

    Early school leavers rate still worst in the EU

    The percentage of 'early school leavers' in Malta has improved considerably in the past 11 years, from 32.2 per cent in 2006 to 18.6 per cent in 2017, but remains the worst rate in the European Union. Eurostat reported on Wednesday that compared...

  • Unemployment down to 1.1%

    Unemployment down to 1.1%

    The registered unemployment rate in November 2017 stood at 1.1 per cent of the labour supply, (excluding part-time employment), the National Statistics Office reported on Wednesday. There was not much difference between the rates for men and...

  • Pope marks his name day with free ice cream for poor

    Pope marks his name day with free ice cream for poor

    Pope Francis has offered up 3,000 servings of gelato to Rome's neediest. Francis, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, funded the special dessert for guests at Rome soup kitchens and shelters to celebrate his name day, the Catholic feast day of St...