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  • President ‘must abide’ by minister’s advice

    President ‘must abide’ by minister’s advice

    The President must abide by the advice of the justice minister, her office insisted on Friday when asked why she had decided to sign the warrants of two law students involved in a controversy. Both the former chief justice and the Chamber of...

  • Two motorcyclists crash on Coast Road

    Two motorcyclists crash on Coast Road

    Two motorcyclists from Mqabba crashed while driving on the Coast Road on Saturday afternoon, with one of the drivers ending up grievously injured.  The collision happened at around 4.30pm and involved a 46-year-old man riding a Yamaha YZF R6 and a...

  • Ireland's landslide vote for abortion represents a seismic shift in social attitudes

    Ireland's landslide vote for abortion represents a seismic shift in social attitudes

    A wind of social change sweeping over Ireland in recent years has turned into a gale. With a referendum to relax abortion laws turning into a landslide plebiscite counting more than two 'yes' votes for every 'no', the campaign to liberalise what...

  • Go easy in enforcing new data privacy laws, GRTU urges authorities

    Go easy in enforcing new data privacy laws, GRTU urges authorities

    Authorities should give out warnings rather than impose fines in the first year of implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, the Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises (GRTU) said. The European Union’s General Data Protection...

  • More than 100 new counsellors receive their warrants

    More than 100 new counsellors receive their warrants

    More than 100 new counsellors have received their professional warrant and will now be permitted to offer licensed counselling services to clients. The 113 counsellors were handed their warrants by Family Minister Michael Falzon at a ceremony held...

  • Victoria Lines restoration works are under way

    Victoria Lines restoration works are under way

    Restoration works on parts of the Victoria Lines are under way by the Restoration Directorate, architect Ivana Farrugia said. Works started on the perimeter of Ġnien l-Għarusa tal-Mosta in March and now expected to move to Għargħur. The long-term...

  • Fireworks factory blast in Salini leaves two badly injured

    Fireworks factory blast in Salini leaves two badly injured

    Updated 6.50pm - Medical condition update Explosions rocked a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Naxxar on Saturday afternoon, with the blasts leaving two people seriously injured. Four others escaped with minor injuries and were treated by...

  • Households overcharged up to €600 for electricity, PN study concludes

    Households overcharged up to €600 for electricity, PN study concludes

    Updated 4.40pm - Added PN reply People have been overcharged between €6 and €600 for their utility consumption over one year, according to a study of 100 families carried out by the Nationalist Party.Deputy leader David Agius said at a press...

  • Korean leaders hold surprise meeting in attempt to revive Trump summit

    Korean leaders hold surprise meeting in attempt to revive Trump summit

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to ensure a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump goes off successfully, South Korean officials said. It was the clearest sign...

  • Sunday Circle magazine out with The Sunday Times

    Sunday Circle magazine out with The Sunday Times

    As fashion frenzy hits Malta this week, Sunday Circle magazine turns the spotlight on everything related to style and design, whether related to fashion, food or interiors. Gracing this month’s front cover is model Amy Zahra and one of the muses...

  • Shoppers using carrots to swipe avocados in UK self-service scam

    Shoppers are reportedly stealing expensive avocados by passing them off as carrots at self-service tills. Carrots are one of the cheapest vegetables by weight, which has led to suspicions that supermarket customers are abusing electronic checkouts...

  • Taxpayers footed the bill for three of Michelle Muscat's overseas trips

    Taxpayers footed the bill for three of Michelle Muscat's overseas trips

    The Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat, went on three trips overseas financed  by taxpayers last year, despite not holding any government role. According to figures tabled in Parliament this week by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in reply to a...

  • Accept EU court deal for Brexit, stop the blame game, EU's Barnier urges UK

    Accept EU court deal for Brexit, stop the blame game, EU's Barnier urges UK

    EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain on Saturday that failing to agree a deal on the governance of a withdrawal treaty which preserves the primacy of the EU court would mean no treaty and no transition period. Barnier also described...

  • Watch: '148 youths killed in cold blood... but we had to forgive'

    Watch: '148 youths killed in cold blood... but we had to forgive'

    It was 5.30am on Maundy Thursday in 2015 when the people of Garissa, Kenya, woke up to a gruesome massacre, with the shooting being heard across the area, in-cluding at a compound where two Maltese bishops were based. “Some four Al-Shabaab gunmen...

  • Don't ruin schools' fruit and veg scheme, PN tells government

    Don't ruin schools' fruit and veg scheme, PN tells government

    Schoolchildren should be given fresh fruit and vegetables and not consume products resulting from a rushed service introduced before the end of the scholastic year, the Nationalist Party said on Saturday.  In a statement, the PN said it was...

  • Baby panda makes first media appearance

    Baby panda makes first media appearance

    A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago has made her first media appearance. The female panda, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to...

  • China orders crackdown on religious statues

    China orders crackdown on religious statues

    China's ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to crack down on the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on expression of faith of all kinds. The directive from the United Front Work Department...

  • No more sweets, pastizzi at Mater Dei amid major health drive

    No more sweets, pastizzi at Mater Dei amid major health drive

    Updated 9.50am with CEO's comments There will be no more "non nutritional" and sugary drinks on offer at Mater Dei as the hospital administration embarks on a health drive. All food items will be restricted for patients, workers or visitors, an...

  • Hunters denounce Commission’s proposal for autumn ban

    Hunters denounce Commission’s proposal for autumn ban

    The hunters’ federation has lashed out at the European Commission for allegedly proposing a hunting ban on turtle doves during the entire autumn season. In a statement, the FKNK yesterday claimed that such proposal was floated during an informal...

  • Trump says North Korea summit may happen after all

    Trump says North Korea summit may happen after all

    US President Donald Trump late on Friday said the United States was having "productive talks" about reinstating a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, just a day after he cancelled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open...