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  • Defaulting tenant claims landlord tried to force himself on her

    Defaulting tenant claims landlord tried to force himself on her

    A young lady claimed that her landlord had come to her flat and, finding her half-dressed, had tried to force himself on her. The 22-year-old had allegedly not paid her rent, prompting her landlord to disconnect the water and electricity supplies...

  • Activists mourn freedom of speech in front of Justice Ministry

    Activists mourn freedom of speech in front of Justice Ministry

    Updated at 4pm Activists lit candles, placed flowers and handmade "in memoriam notes" in front of the Justice Ministry earlier on Wednesday, declaring "this is where freedom of expression goes to die". "The Minister of Justice whose prime duty, as...

  • Ousted ex-PM Sharif, daughter set to be freed on appeal

    Ousted ex-PM Sharif, daughter set to be freed on appeal

    A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from jail of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending prison sentences a lower court handed down in July over the purchase of upscale apartments in London. Sharif's...

  • Nexia BT’s Brian Tonna and Karl Cini want blog post taken down

    Nexia BT’s Brian Tonna and Karl Cini want blog post taken down

    Brian Tonna and Karl Cini, the Nexia BT officials at the centre of the Panama Papers allegations, have filed a complaint with the Information and Data Protection Commission asking for a blog post by Daphne Caruana Galiza to be taken down. The...

  • Decision on recusal of judge to be taken days before his retirement

    Decision on recusal of judge to be taken days before his retirement

    A final judgment as to whether Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi is to abstain from presiding over the Panama appeals, is expected in October, days before the judge reached retirement age on November 16. This was the outcome of a lengthy morning sitting...

  • May presses her Brexit plan with EU to avoid disorderly UK departure

    May presses her Brexit plan with EU to avoid disorderly UK departure

    Prime Minister Theresa May will press EU leaders on Wednesday to back her proposal for a "fair arrangement" on future ties between Britain and the bloc, call off "unacceptable" demands and show the goodwill needed to avoid a disorderly...

  • Sunday power cut caused by faulty cable

    Sunday power cut caused by faulty cable

    A power outage in Qormi and Santa Venera on Sunday, which also caused power to flicker in surrounding localities, was caused by a faulty cable. Replying to questions sent on Monday morning, Enemalta said that a fault on the electricity...

  • Fr Charles Fenech acquitted of having sexually abused a woman

    Fr Charles Fenech acquitted of having sexually abused a woman

    Fr Charles Fenech, the former director of the Kerygma Movement, has been acquitted of having sexually abused a vulnerable woman after an appeals court found that the relationship between the two was consensual and the woman knew exactly what she...

  • Higher building density among government options for affordable housing

    Higher building density among government options for affordable housing

    The private sector needs incentives to get it involved in the provision of affordable housing, with a public-private partnership being a possible model, Parliamentary Secretary for the Property Market Chris Agius said on Wednesday. One such...

  • Holiday at top Kenya resort... and do some voluntary work

    Holiday at top Kenya resort...  and do some voluntary work

    Maltese people travelling to Kenya tend to fall into two broad categories: tourists, often seeking the thrills of safari rides and the pampering of luxury resorts, and volunteers looking to make a difference. So what happens when you combine the...

  • Adoptions from India to continue

    Adoptions from India to continue

    The government has denied claims that adoptions from India will stop, insisting these are “up and running just like before”. Prospective parents who spoke to Times of Malta on condition of anonymity said that as they were about to start the...

  • Anti-domestic violence, femicide measures lacking

    Anti-domestic violence, femicide measures lacking

    The authorities are not doing enough to protect women from domestic violence and femicide, a group of 36 NGOs said on Wednesday. The statement was issued as a mother-of-six was found dead on Saturday after alleged strangulation. Her former partner...

  • Glitch costs taxpayers an extra €237,000

    Glitch costs taxpayers an extra €237,000

    An IT glitch, which apparently prevented a Contracts Department evaluation committee from accessing a computer file, has cost taxpayers dearly. According to Huawei Technologies Italia Srl, a subsidiary of the Chinese multinational, which was...

  • Caruana Galizia banner deposited in court after it was removed from memorial

    Caruana Galizia banner deposited in court after it was removed from memorial

    Updated 10.30am - A large banner showing Daphne Caruana Galizia was deposited in court on Wednesday after it was removed, for the third time, from the murdered journalist's memorial in Great Siege Square. Government workers replaced the banner...

  • Crayfish: the invader threatening local species

    Crayfish: the invader threatening local species

    An invasion of alien crayfish in Malta's natural freshwater streams is taking over the last haunts of some of the island's beloved species, a new study has found.  Recently published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology, the study has revealed the...

  • Auditor's probe into db project has not started, 18 months on, and PA will not wait

    Auditor's probe into db project has not started, 18 months on, and PA will not wait

    The Planning Authority, which is expected to decide on the mega project at the former ITS site in Pembroke on Thursday, says it cannot stop the process pending the outcome of an investigation by the Auditor General. A spokesman said the law...

  • Trump hails "exciting" agreements by North Korea's Kim

    Trump hails "exciting" agreements by North Korea's Kim

    North Korea agreed on Wednesday to "permanently" abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and said it is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes unspecified "reciprocal action". Speaking...

  • Today's front pages - September 19, 2018

    Today's front pages - September 19, 2018

    Good morning, the following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers.  Times of Malta reports how an IT glitch, which apparently prevented a Contracts Department evaluation committee from accessing a computer file, has cost taxpayers dearly. ...

  • Germany ousts spymaster over far-right violence row

    Germany ousts spymaster over far-right violence row

    Germany's government said on Tuesday it would replace the head of its domestic intelligence agency who has faced accusations of harbouring far-right sympathies, putting an end to a row that exposed divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

  • Activists, residents in final appeal against ITS development

    Activists, residents in final appeal against ITS development

    The country’s democratic principles are at stake in next Thursday’s vote on the proposed ITS development site, activists and Pembroke residents said. Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, Pembroke residents and 12 NGOs launched their...

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