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  • New plant in Gozo will offer 'secure, drastically-improved' water

    New plant in Gozo will offer 'secure, drastically-improved' water

    A new investment will offer Gozo a secure supply and drastically improved quality water, while ensuring the sustainability of the island's water table, the Water Services Corporation has assured. The corporation said it had awarded the tender for...

  • Under US pressure, migrant caravan halted on Mexico-Guatemala border

    Under US pressure, migrant caravan halted on Mexico-Guatemala border

    Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from...

  • Journalist died after 'fight' in consulate, Saudi Arabia claims

    Journalist died after 'fight' in consulate, Saudi Arabia claims

    Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but US lawmakers found hard to...

  • Today's front pages - October 20, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 20, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Saturday's newspapers: Times of Malta reports that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been urgedto guarantee independent media “full, regular access and interviews” by a group of international press freedom...

  • Early school leavers in Malta are highest in the EU

    Early school leavers in Malta are highest in the EU

    The number of early school leavers in Malta is the highest in the European Union – a percentage that has to be halved by 2020 to meet EU targets. Figures released on European Statistics Day, marked on Saturday, show nearly one out of every five...

  • Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

    Konrad Mizzi ‘unavailable’ for rule of law meeting

    Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi will again not meet top European officials in Malta probing the rule of law, telling the Times of Malta he was “unavailable” for a meeting with the Council of Europe rapporteur next week. Dr Mizzi last faced MEPs in...

  • Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

    Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

    Turkish prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for clues in a case straining Riyadh's alliance with Western...

  • Rental White Paper 'balanced and neutral' - Sandro Chetcuti

    Rental White Paper 'balanced and neutral' - Sandro Chetcuti

    The White Paper on rent reform is "balanced and neutral" according to Sandro Chetcuti, head of the Malta Developers Association.  Speaking at a meeting with Parliamentary Secretary for Social Housing Roderick Galdes, held as part of the public...

  • Commuter train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

    Commuter train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

    A commuter train travelling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said. "The people were sitting on and near the tracks on the...

  • Tourists found in possession of 2 kilos of cocaine arrested

    Tourists found in possession of 2 kilos of cocaine arrested

    A man and a woman have been arrested after they were found in possession of cocaine on arrival in Malta from Paris. The police said the two people, who are from the Caribbean but hold a French passport, arrived in Malta on Friday morning. They...

  • Alpine airlift sends in supplies to isolated French villages

    Alpine airlift sends in supplies to isolated French villages

    High in the French Alps, a helicopter airlifts food, logs and a Renault Twingo car for the residents of two tiny hamlets left isolated after a rockslide in April. A heap of rubble and a scar on the hillside are all that remains of the only road to...

  • Risk of female genital mutilation in Malta 'high'

    Risk of female genital mutilation in Malta 'high'

    Half of the girls in Malta who originate from countries where female genital mutilation is practised are at risk of this severe form of violence. The percentage of girls at risk is the highest among countries forming part of research by the Europe...

  • Facebook hires Nick Clegg to lead its global communications team

    Facebook hires Nick Clegg to lead its global communications team

    Facebook Inc has hired former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. The appointment makes...

  • John Dalli's former aide files protest over AG's discretionary powers

    John Dalli's former aide files protest over AG's discretionary powers

    Former John Dalli aide Silvio Zammit on Friday filed a judicial protest against the Attorney General’s discretionary powers. The protest came a day after a Magistrates’ Court declared that there was sufficient grounds for Mr Zammit to be placed...

  • Stop chasing information on Cardona's Monaco trip - ministry

    Stop chasing information on Cardona's Monaco trip - ministry

    Any requests for further information on a trip Economy Minister Chris Cardona  made to Monaco should be withdrawn, the Times of Malta was told. The ministry’s permanent secretary, Nancy Caruana, said the information sought by Times of Malta had...

  • Japanese delegation to visit Malta

    Japanese delegation to visit Malta

    A delegation from Japan shall be visiting Malta to see what the country is doing in the blockchain sector, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. The Prime Minister, who was speaking during the 12th Summit of the Asia Europe Meeting in Brussels, said...

  • Ryanair flight delayed after captain falls sick

    Ryanair flight delayed after captain falls sick

    Passengers flying to Bergamo on Friday had to wait for a few hours after their flight was delayed when the captain fell sick. Irate Ryanair customers contacted Times of Malta saying they were told the flight, which was set to leave at 7 am, had to...

  • Church commission makes third appeal in three years for national study of property market

    Church commission makes third appeal in three years for national study of property market

    The Church’s Environment Commission has reiterated its request to the government to launch a national study on property. It made its appeal - the third one in three years - in a letter to Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, requesting its proposal...

  • Sunglasses thief gets suspended sentence

    Sunglasses thief gets suspended sentence

    A man was given a suspended sentence over the theft of items from two stores at the Tigné shopping mall on Wednesday afternoon. Slovenian-born Stefan Mitrovic, 40, who lives in Qawra, admitted to stealing sunglasses and perfumes from two...

  • Airline passenger data goes real-time as EU directive takes off

    Airline passenger data goes real-time as EU directive takes off

    Airlines will now be required to send an updated list of passenger information right after planes’ doors close, after a European directive was implemented in Malta. Passenger name record data contains a wide range of information, such as dates of...

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