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  • Committee needed to set Greco recommendations in motion - Delia

    Committee needed to set Greco recommendations in motion - Delia

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia on Monday demanded the setting up of an ad-hoc parliamentary committee to analyse and implement the recommendations in the Greco and Venice Commission reports. Speaking during the Greco report debate in Parliament,...

  • Watch: Notre-Dame spire collapses as fire devastates Paris Cathedral

    Watch: Notre-Dame spire collapses as fire devastates Paris Cathedral

    Updated at 10.50pm A major fire broke out at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky, and devastating the 13th century landmark. The flames and smoke plumed...

  • Six tonnes of rubbish collected as runners tackle 126km marathon

    Six tonnes of rubbish collected as runners tackle 126km marathon

    More than six tonnes of rubbish were collected in a 24-hour marathon during which two runners covered 126 kilometres to raise awareness on plastic pollution. The initiative, launched by running partners Trudy Kerr and Deborah Gatt, sought to...

  • Bird strike impacts Air Malta flights

    Bird strike impacts Air Malta flights

    An Air Malta plane landed safely after it was hit by a bird strike as it approached Lyon’s airport on Monday afternoon. The aircraft, which was transporting passengers on flight KM454 is being serviced by technical personnel in Lyon in liaison...

  • Sufficient grounds for three migrants to face charges for hijacking vessel

    Sufficient grounds for three migrants to face charges for hijacking vessel

    A Magistrates’ Court has declared that there were sufficient grounds to place three teenage migrants, currently accused of hijacking the merchant vessel El Hiblu 1 which had rescued them at sea, under a bill of indictment. The youths, aged 15, 16...

  • PM points finger at Opposition for critical Greco report

    PM points finger at Opposition for critical Greco report

    Updated 7.20pm with Simon Busuttil speech Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Monday said criticism levelled at the country by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (Greco) was partly a direct result of the “irresponsible way” the...

  • Global measles cases up 300% year-on-year: WHO

    Global measles cases up 300% year-on-year: WHO

    Measles cases rose 300 per cent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be...

  • Il-Mument's story 'untrue, dishonest' - Allied Newspapers

    Il-Mument's story 'untrue, dishonest' - Allied Newspapers

    A story published in the Nationalist Party's Sunday paper is "untrue and dishonest", the managing director of Allied Newspapers Ltd charged on Monday.   Allied Newspapers Limited firmly rebutted a series of allegations made on Sunday by the PN's...

  • Brazil flooding unleashes caimans in Rio neighborhood

    Brazil flooding unleashes caimans in Rio neighborhood

    Residents of a hillside Rio de Janeiro favela risk finding hungry caimans at their front door after the city was hit hard by heavy flooding caused by torrential rain. The cold-blooded creatures - smaller relatives of alligators - belong to a...

  • Yemen parties agree details of pullback plan: UN envoy

    Yemen parties agree details of pullback plan: UN envoy

    Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have accepted a detailed plan for a much-delayed pullback from the flashpoint city of Hodeida, the UN envoy said Monday, but no timetable was announced for the withdrawals. The redeployment of forces was agreed...

  • Councils still responsible for general road maintenance – Minister

    Councils still responsible for general road maintenance – Minister

    Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg on Monday urged local councils not to abdicate their responsibilities when it came to carrying out general road maintenance. He said the €700 million budgeted to repave Malta’s roads did not mean local councils...

  • Climate demonstrators block London roads

    Climate demonstrators block London roads

    Climate change protesters brought a bridge in London to a standstill on Monday and blocked major roads in the capital, kicking off days of planned civil disobedience events in cities around the world. More than a thousand people blocked off...

  • 2 million in need of aid after Iran floods: Red Crescent

    2 million in need of aid after Iran floods: Red Crescent

    The devastating floods that have swamped many parts of Iran since March have left two million people in need of humanitarian aid, the Red Crescent said Monday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods...

  • Husband fights protection order, saying it breaches his rights

    Husband fights protection order, saying it breaches his rights

    A married man who moved out of the matrimonial home after his marriage ended on the rocks, is calling for the revocation of a temporary protection order, claiming it breached his fundamental rights. Abdusalem Moamer Mohammed filed a constitutional...

  • Close to 3,000 drug offenders handed second chance since 2015

    Close to 3,000 drug offenders handed second chance since 2015

    Close to 3,000 drug offenders have appeared before a justice tribunal rather than a court and were given the chance to reform themselves as a result of the drug laws reform enacted four years ago. Under this system, those charged with simple...

  • Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    India's election watchdog on Monday banned two outspoken politicians from campaigning in the country's national vote for making provocative speeches which it said could stir communal unrest. The measures came after the Supreme Court called on the...

  • Degiorgio brothers granted bail in money laundering case, but will remain behind bars

    Degiorgio brothers granted bail in money laundering case, but will remain behind bars

    Two of the alleged murderers of Daphne Caruana Galizia have been granted bail in money laundering proceedings but they will still remain behind bars, having been repeatedly denied bail in the murder case.   Mr Justice Giovanni Grixti observed that...

  • Urgent road works start in Buġibba/Qawra

    Urgent road works start in Buġibba/Qawra

    Infrastructure Malta has started extensive works on several streets in the Buġibba/Qawra area after blaming the council for their extensive deterioration. The agency said works are being carried out at  Triq Isourd, Triq Toni Bajada, Triq Ċensu...

  • Council’s Spinola embellishment project scrapped

    Council’s Spinola embellishment project scrapped

    Infrastructure Malta has scrapped plans by the St Julian’s council to embellish Spinola Square and has begun its own project which it aims to complete by summer. The roads agency said the council’s plans would have created more traffic and...

  • World's largest air purifier choked on debut

    World's largest air purifier choked on debut

    Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating. Hong Kong opened a long-awaited $4.6 billion tunnel under a 3.7 kilometre (2.3 mile)...

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