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  • Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill

    Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill

    Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street. "About a tonne of chocolate ran out into the yard and from...

  • Conservative lawmakers trigger no confidence vote in UK PM May's leadership

    Conservative lawmakers trigger no confidence vote in UK PM May's leadership

    Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a confidence vote in her leadership after Britain's planned divorce from the European Union was plunged into chaos. With less than four months left until...

  • Today's front pages - December 12, 2018

    Today's front pages - December 12, 2018

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers on Wednesday. Times of Malta reports how Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Tuesday stood by embattled government official Neville Gafà who Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne had ordered to be...

  • No details on hotel data hack impact

    No details on hotel data hack impact

    The Westin Dragonara, one of the hotels impacted by the massive Marriot International personal data hack, will not say how many guests were affected. Questions sent to the hotel were directed to the company’s communications department for Europe,...

  • Mtaħleb animal park rises from the ashes

    Mtaħleb animal park rises from the ashes

    More than €70,000 were raised to help rebuild an animal park that burned down in 2017. Two leopards, an emu and different species of monkeys were among the animals killed when a major fire broke out at the park in Mtaħleb in October last...

  • Inmate found dead at Corradino prison

    Inmate found dead at Corradino prison

    A 26-year old inmate was found dead at Corradino Correctional Facility on Tuesday, prison authorities have confirmed.  In a statement, authorities said the man had been found unconscious in his cell during routine rounds. He was given first aid...

  • Gunman kills 3 people in Strasbourg Christmas market, flees

    Gunman kills 3 people in Strasbourg Christmas market, flees

    Last Updated 6.15am Wednesday with latest details A gunman on a security watchlist killed three people and wounded a dozen others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before...

  • 'Revolving doors' proposals prompt spirited debate among MPs

    'Revolving doors' proposals prompt spirited debate among MPs

    Proposals which would forbid high-ranking public officials from accepting jobs with private firms in the sectors they dealt with in prior years prompted lively debate in Parliament on Tuesday evening. Opposition MP Karol Aquilina said that the...

  • Trump, top Democrats clash on border wall in rare public Oval Office fight

    Trump, top Democrats clash on border wall in rare public Oval Office fight

    U.S. President Donald Trump openly sparred about government funding with the top two Democratic lawmakers during an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month. In a...

  • May asks for help, Merkel says no more Brexit negotiations

    May asks for help, Merkel says no more Brexit negotiations

    German leader Angela Merkel ruled out further negotiations on Brexit on Tuesday but said efforts were being made to give Britain reassurances after Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote at home because she faced...

  • Grandmother sexually abused her own grandson, appeals court confirms

    Grandmother sexually abused her own grandson, appeals court confirms

    A grandmother who sexually abused her own grandson has had her seven-year jail term confirmed on appeal. The woman had been sentenced by a Magistrates’ Court in November last year after it heard how the child had initially been sexually abused by...

  • Building plans spark fears for fate of former Siġġiewi parish church

    Building plans spark fears for fate of former Siġġiewi parish church

    Plans for new three-storey buildings next to the ruins of the old Siġġiewi parish church have raised concerns over the fate of the protected historic site. The old church, dedicated to St Nicholas of Bari, was built soon after Siġġiewi was...

  • Brothers cleared of Żebbug family street fight

    Brothers cleared of Żebbug family street fight

    Two brothers at the centre of a violent scuffle, sparked off by a family argument that resulted in a clash out on a Żebbug street four years ago, were cleared of criminal liability on Tuesday. Francis Bugeja, 31, together with his brother Tyson,...

  • Neville Gafà denied three times... in parliament

    Neville Gafà denied three times... in parliament

    The elusive Neville Gafà does not work at the Office of the Prime Minister, the Foreign Affairs Ministry or the Health Ministry, according to replies given in parliament. Mr Gafà's escapades sparked a series of parliamentary questions by...

  • Dalli's plan to unlock €500m in migration funds approved by MEPs

    Dalli's plan to unlock €500m in migration funds approved by MEPs

    Plans to recycle more than €500 million in EU funds earmarked for migration relocation have been approved by more than two-thirds of the European Parliament. The proposal, which was piloted by MEP Miriam Dalli, was approved on Tuesday following...

  • Saqqajja boutique hotel may not get off the ground - minister

    Saqqajja boutique hotel may not get off the ground - minister

    Controversial plans for a boutique hotel at the top of Saqqajja Hill, Rabat, may be a non-starter, planning minister Ian Borg told Parliament on Tuesday.The proposal to convert two Victorian townhouses into a four-storey guesthouse, adding two...

  • Singapore charges two Chinese workers over "one-dollar bribes"

    Singapore charges two Chinese workers over "one-dollar bribes"

    Singapore has charged two Chinese migrant workers for demanding bribes as small as S$1 (73 US cents), its anti-graft authority said on Tuesday, stressing that the financial hub known for its clean image will not tolerate corruption no matter how...

  • Out on bail after trying to run man over in Gozo argument

    Out on bail after trying to run man over in Gozo argument

    A heated argument between two Libyan men in Gozo, early on Monday morning, landed one of them in court facing criminal charges, whilst the other ended up with a fractured leg as his scramble to safety failed. Tripoli-born Benamar Nader...

  • Watch: Theresa May locked in car as Angela Merkel looks on

    Watch: Theresa May locked in car as Angela Merkel looks on

    The EU is clearly not the only thing Theresa May is struggling to exit.  The British Prime Minister was briefly trapped in her car ahead of a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on her floundering Brexit deal. An aide struggled...

  • Collective bargaining services should not be free – UĦM

    Collective bargaining services should not be free – UĦM

    Workers should not be forced to enrol in a trade union, but if they benefit from better conditions through collective bargaining they should be obliged to make a financial contribution, UĦM Voice of the Workers is proposing. The idea was floated...

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