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  • Court acquits accuser in 2012 ‘blackmail’ case

    Court acquits accuser in 2012 ‘blackmail’ case

    Businessman Joseph Borg was cleared by the Court of Appeal of blackmailing the then head of the Prime Minister Office’s internal audit bureau six years ago. Mr Borg, who had leased a restaurant to Rita Schembri and her husband, had sent her an...

  • Medical cannabis conference to include AI, blockchain session

    Medical cannabis conference to include AI, blockchain session

    A two-day conference in Malta later this month on the future of medical cannabis will also feature a session on artificial intelligence and blockchain. The Medical Cannabis World Forum, scheduled for November 20 and 21, has been endorsed by the...

  • Tight US Senate race in Florida hangs on hand recount of ballots

    Tight US Senate race in Florida hangs on hand recount of ballots

    Florida election officials on Friday were slogging through a hand recount of ballots to determine who won a hard-fought US Senate contest, with about a dozen high-profile races across the country remaining unresolved more than a week after...

  • Students absent for long periods struggle to reintegrate with classmates

    Students absent for long periods struggle to reintegrate with classmates

    Students who were absent for long periods were often struggling to reintegrate with their classmates, with educators “bending backwards” to help them keep up, the teachers’ union said. Malta Union of Teachers president Marco Bonnici told Times of...

  • Country needs people with integrity, bishop says

    Country needs people with integrity, bishop says

    Malta needed people of honesty and integrity, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi told new graduates on Thursday. In his homily to students on their graduation – during the first of two Masses for graduates – Mgr Galea-Curmi highlighted integrity,...

  • US judge temporarily restores White House press pass to CNN's Acosta

    US judge temporarily restores White House press pass to CNN's Acosta

    A US judge on Friday temporarily restored White House press credentials to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, which were revoked following a contentious press conference with President Donald Trump, saying there should be a due process in place for...

  • Former Italy PM Berlusconi faces new trial over prostitution case

    Former Italy PM Berlusconi faces new trial over prostitution case

    Silvio Berlusconi was sent to trial on Friday for allegedly bribing a businessman to lie over accusations he had supplied the former Italian prime minister with prostitutes a decade ago. Prosecutors say Berlusconi gave Gianpaolo Tarantini €500,000...

  • Paqpaqli civil lawsuits formally dropped

    Paqpaqli civil lawsuits formally dropped

    Six lawsuits for damages, filed by a number of spectators among the 23 victims injured during the ill-fated Paqpaqli ghall-Istrina charity event three years ago, have been withdrawn. Following recent media reports announcing that 11 of the victims...

  • Man charged with raping partner remanded in custody

    Man charged with raping partner remanded in custody

    An argument over a broken mobile phone led a woman to report the abusive relationship she was in to the police, claiming she had been raped, stalked and threatened by her partner. The accused, a 39-year old foreign national, was arrested and taken...

  • Most of the Ombudsman's recommendations implemented

    Most of the Ombudsman's recommendations implemented

    A total 85% of recommendations made by the Ombudsman have been implemented, principal permanent secretary Mario Cutajar said. Speaking during the launch of a publication with the public administration’s replies to the Ombudsman’s annual report, Mr...

  • Caught with two blocks of cannabis, remanded in custody

    A man caught with two blocks of cannabis resin amounting to just under 200g of the drug has been remanded in custody pleading not guilty upon his arraignment on Friday. Joseph Rizzo, a 56-year old self-employed salesman from Fgura, was arrested...

  • Warehouse roof collapses in Mrieħel

    Warehouse roof collapses in Mrieħel

    Updated November 17 at 6.30am Customers of a carpet shop in Mrieħel and workers at an adjacent construction site escaped unhurt on Friday after part of a two-storey building collapsed. The incident happened shortly before 2pm. It is understood...

  • All bets are off: UK bookmaker suspends wagers on timing of PM May's exit

    All bets are off: UK bookmaker suspends wagers on timing of PM May's exit

    British bookmaker William Hill suspended betting on the year that Prime Minister Theresa May will leave office, it said on Friday, amid speculation that she will face a confidence vote as she defended her draft Brexit deal. "After the press...

  • 'Final opportunity' for man who insulted police on Facebook

    'Final opportunity' for man who insulted police on Facebook

    A Żabbar man who faced a stint in jail for having insulted police and posted other racist remarks on Facebook has been given a “final opportunity” after proving that he was getting his life back on track. Josef Vincenti, a 31-year old maintenance...

  • Caruana Galizia probe ‘at delicate stage’, Police Commissioner tells MEPs

    Caruana Galizia probe ‘at delicate stage’, Police Commissioner tells MEPs

    Attorney General has "too many powers" - Chief Justice  Keith Schembri is Henley and Partner's 'main contact' inside OPM Public interest 'satisfied' with publication of main Egrant conclusions - Attorney General Insufficient information provided...

  • Henley hits back at EP criticism of citizenship schemes

    Henley hits back at EP criticism of citizenship schemes

    A European Parliament report calling for citizenship schemes to be "phased out as soon as possible" did not understand the investment migration industry, Henley and Partners has lamented.  The European Parliament Special Committee on Financial...

  • Judge receiving €23,000 as third pension

    Judge receiving €23,000 as third pension

    Retired Judge Philip Sciberras is receiving three pensions from the public coffers, with the latest one reserved only for former members of the judiciary amounting to almost €23,000 a year, the court was told this week. During ongoing court...

  • Watch: Muscat will resign if he is implicated in 17 Black wrongdoing

    Watch: Muscat will resign if he is implicated in 17 Black wrongdoing

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Friday that he would resign if investigations into 17 Black found any wrongdoing on his part. Fielding questions from the media, Dr Muscat declined to say if he had sought verification from his chief of staff...

  • Malta's annual inflation at 2.1 per cent in October

    Malta's annual inflation at 2.1 per cent in October

    Malta’s annual inflation rate of 2.1 per cent in October mirrored the average rate across the European Union, new figures released by Eurostat and the National Statistics Office show. The EU average annual inflation rate stood at 2.2 per cent that...

  • Senior citizen fined €800 after calling police officer a liar

    Senior citizen fined €800 after calling police officer a liar

    An elderly man who called a police constable he was arguing with a “liar” has been fined €800 and given a conditional discharge. Seventy-year old Rosario Cortis ended up facing criminal prosecution after having words with the police officer on the...

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